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News / May 15, 2019

Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute student workers shine at the Doing REAL poster session

At the Wilder School and across VCU, students are “Making it Real” by applying lessons learned in the classroom to real-world experiences and work opportunities. On April 5, seven undergraduate student workers from the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI) came together to showcase the learning experiences they have had in their roles at GEHLI during the REAL program’s first ever Doing REAL poster session.

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The Spring 2019 Virginia Government Leadership Summit graduates in Roanoke, Virginia
News / May 15, 2019

The Inaugural Virginia Government Leadership Summit stood as a Development Program Unlike Any Other

In light of today's complex leadership environment, the Performance Management Group (PMG) within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs provided an opportunity for deep conversation, candid dialogue, external activities, and a sophisticated examination of self.

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News / May 9, 2019

Class of 2019: Richmond’s resurgence changed this grad student’s trajectory

A passion for Richmond and a fascination with its development led Jennifer Tillett to VCU's urban planning program.

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News / May 7, 2019

Wilder School Spring 2019 Graduation Ceremony

The Wilder School graduation is on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 pm.

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News / April 23, 2019

2019 MURP Plan-Off!

This year’s Plan-Off! competition on Friday, May 3, will kick-off a fun-filled evening for Wilder School students, faculty and alumni to gather and learn more about the impact of our Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program on the local and regional community.

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Wilder School Associate Professor Sarah Jane Brubaker, has published a new book, “Theorizing Gender Violence.”
News / April 26, 2019

Brubaker Pens New Book, "Theorizing Gender Violence"

Wilder School Associate Professor Sarah Jane Brubaker, has published a new book, “Theorizing Gender Violence," which provides an introduction to critical sociological theories used to understand and respond to gender violence.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., and Brittany Keegan, Ph.D.,have developed a new policy framework that aims to prevent sexual harassment in academia. Early adopters of the policy framework include the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
News / May 1, 2019

Wilder School faculty and staff work to improve sexual harassment policies in academia

Wilder School faculty members Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan have developed a new framework that aims to prevent sexual harassment in academia. Early adopters of the policy include the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

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Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D. (center). VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. and EVGA Committee Chair and VCU Board of Visitors member Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., with 2019 EVGA honorees. Back row, left to right: Joseph Walters; Deputy Director of Administration, VA Department of Corrections, Manuel Alvarez; Chairman, Goochland County Board of Supervisors, Gloria Turner; Chairman, Goochl
News / April 12, 2019

2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Honorees Celebrated

More than 250 elected officials, state and local government leaders, business executives and non-profits gathered at the Richmond Marriott to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards on April 11. The event, which highlighted the achievements of 10 organizations, non-profits, public-private partnerships and individuals who have made significant contributions to Commonwealth communities, was hosted by the VCU Wilder School.

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The 2019 Virginia's Fair Housing Summit is Monday, April 15.
News / March 25, 2019

Wilder School, HOME Sponsoring Housing Equality Conference

On Monday, April 15, the Wilder School and Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Virginia will host the second annual Virginia’s Fair Housing Summit, a daylong conference designed to disrupt the legacy of historic and systemic housing discrimination in our communities.

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News / March 12, 2019

Wilder School Soars to No. 39 in Latest U.S. News & World Report

The Wilder School ranks among the top 40 of the nation's best graduate public affairs programs—moving up five places to No. 39 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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