On Thursday, March 28, UALR hosted the 10th Annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Conference in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the main campus. The focus this year was crime and punishment. The conference featured a panel of local experts who addressed several issues related to the Arkansas criminal justice system. Chancellor Joel E. Anderson also announced the launch of a new web site that provides all ten years of Racial Attitudes survey data for use by the general public. A strategy luncheon in the Donaghey Student Center for participants followed.
Priscilla J. McChristian, Interim Director of the Institute on Race and Ethnicity, urged participants to take the information they received at the conference and use it to help promote positive change in the community.