Stephanie Julian, a senior Social Work major, will be presenting at the 2016 annual College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium here at Ashland University.
The Symposium, which will include multiple sessions throughout the day starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, features scholarly and creative works from 70 students in departments across the fine and performing arts, humanities, natural science and social science disciplines.
Ms. Julian, whose work was sponsored by Dr. Michael Vimont, Associate Professor of Social Work, focuses on factors that impact the decision of gay and lesbian individuals to disclose their sexual orientation, specifically on older gay and lesbian individuals in Ohio. Julian notes the importance of learning more about this population as "not much is known...it is left out of both gerontological and LGBT studies."
The Department wishes Ms. Julian the best of luck as she presents the findings of her qualitative study at the 2016 URCA Symposium!
For more information about the Symposium, including a list of session times and locations, visit the URCA blog. AU students: remember that all College of Arts and Sciences classes beginning before 4:30 p.m. are cancelled to allow you to attend the Symposium.