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Stander Symposium 2021: Live, On Demand … and on the Porch

By Katy Kelly

More than 700 University of Dayton students will share over 300 projects as part of the 2021 Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. Students will present their mentored academic work via Zoom, recorded presentation, or even on their front porches. 

Browse the abstracts on eCommons and make your plan for the day of the Stander. The event and student projects will be available at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 22. Start the day at Following the symposium, all project documents and multimedia recordings will remain openly accessible.



The institutional repository eCommons, a service of the University Libraries, is an online, open-access collection of scholarly works, administrative documents, research data, institutional records and archival materials. Since 2013, Stander Symposium projects have been downloaded from eCommons more than 52,000 times from 3,400 institutions in 164 countries.

Each project receives a stable web address, which students can use on resumes, graduate school applications, LinkedIn and social media.


The symposium, founded in 1989 and first held in 1990, honors the late mathematics professor Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., UD’s provost from 1974 to 1989. The symposium stands as an ongoing tribute to him and all who carry on the Marianist tradition of education through community.

This year’s graphic design was completed by Meg Farnan ’20 and April Dvorak ’21. 

— Katy Kelly is coordinator of marketing and engagement at the University Libraries and co-chair of the 2021 Stander Symposium.

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