Concord University’s McNair Scholars And Psychology Programs Co-Hosting Annual Undergraduate Research Day

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 03 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.






 ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Day and Graduate & Professional School Fair will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Jerry L. and Jean Beasley Student Center on Concord’s Athens campus. Concord’s McNair Scholars and Psychology programs are the co-hosts.

This event provides a professional venue for Concord’s McNair Scholars and other undergraduates to share their research with the Concord community and guests. Organizers anticipate 100 or more posters will be presented and approximately 10 paper presentations will be made. The day also offers students an opportunity to investigate potential graduate and professional school options.

The program begins with welcoming remarks at 9:30 a.m. Paper Sessions will be held from 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Poster Session will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

A special Skype presentation by renowned sociologist Dr. Michael Kimmel will be held from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. The title of Kimmel’s presentation is “The Problem with Masculinity.”

Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are “Manhood in America,” “Angry White Men,” “The Politics of Manhood,” “The Gendered Society” and the best seller “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.”

With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013. A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men.

He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public sector organizations on gender equity issues. Kimmel was recently called “the world’s most prominent male feminist” in The Guardian newspaper in London.

Concord’s Undergraduate Research Day and Graduate & Professional School Fair is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Rod Klein at or 304-384-5222.






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