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Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences

The Raymond A. Roesch, S.M. Social Sciences Symposium

Each fall term, the social sciences and the Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences present the Annual Raymond A. Roesch, SM Social Sciences Student Symposium, featuring the scholarly work of undergraduate and graduate students. It is an evening of stimulating ideas and research across the fields of anthropology, communication, criminal justice studies, economics, human rights studies, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

The symposium is an exceptional opportunity for both students and faculty:

  • Students gain experience presenting their work to the public and exchanging ideas
  • Students and faculty engage in interdisciplinary discussions on contemporary issues
  • Students and faculty learn outside the classroom about UD students’ interests and work

Presentations may be based on research projects that are:

  • required of a capstone course or any other class
  • done in independent study or faculty research programs
  • done as part of a thesis (e.g., Honors Thesis)

Students who wish to present their research are invited to submit a proposal for either:

  • a poster (given by one or more students)
  • a talk (given by one or more students; multiple talks may be submitted as groups)


Leslie H. Picca, Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469