- In 2009-10 the University hosted a series of events about autism spectrum disorder, which culminated in a visit to campus by Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-famous author, speaker and expert on autism. Approximately 1,800 people attended the lecture. In addition to the main lecture, Dr. Grandin made presentations and interacted with students and faculty in classrooms across the University. The Common Reading Program, whose goal is to help students to recognize and appreciate diverse perspectives, selected The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to enhance a sense of community on campus. In addition, the Honors College hosted a disabilities and public policy community forum in the spring, co-sponsored with the United Way of Lancaster County, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, and ARC of Pennsylvania.
- Millersville University’s Holocaust and Genocide Conference marked its 30th year, making it the longest, annual academic conference held at the same venue in the world.
- The first CyberSafe Partnership Conference was held in May 2010 for local school district administrators, parents and other concerned community members.
- More than 200 middle and high school students attended the spring 2010 Women in Mathematics and Science Conference. Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and Dean of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, was the keynote speaker. Attendees also participated in a number of presentations by women scientists and mathematicians.
- Millersville University’s library collaborated on a project with Dickinson College that resulted in the creation of the website Slavery and Abolition in the U.S. It was awarded additional grant funding of $34,000 to continue digitizing relevant materials and adding them to the website.
- The School of Education increased its contribution to Diversity (‘D’) course offerings that support the University’s general education curriculum. Three newly developed ‘D’ courses were approved.
- As part of its ongoing goal to promote diversity, the University increased its enrollment of students of color by eight percent in fall 2009.
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