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VCU faculty from the Wilder School and School of Social Work are studying way to better understand and prevent adverse childhood experiences and trauma through the health care, education and juvenile justice systems.
News / November 20, 2020

Research grants focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences, trauma

VCU faculty from the Wilder School and School of Social Work are studying way to better understand and prevent adverse childhood experiences and trauma through the health care, education and juvenile justice systems.

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Although we will not be able to honor all of our graduates at an in-person commencement next month, your graduation remains an important moment for all of us to recognize. Therefore, the Wilder School is planning a virtual commencement celebration and invite you and your fellow classmates to participate.
Events / November 10, 2020

Wilder school to host virtual commencement

The Wilder School will celebrate its graduating class with a virtual send off at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 11.

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SAGE Publishing and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology recently published an article by Wilder School faculty member Christina Mancini and the Center of Public Policy’s Robyn McDougle and Brittany Keegan.
News / November 10, 2020

A first step, a second chance: public support for restoring rights of individuals with prior convictions

SAGE Publishing and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology recently published an article by Wilder School faculty member Christina Mancini and the Center of Public Policy’s Robyn McDougle and Brittany Keegan.

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While Democrat Joe Biden remains ahead by double digits in Virginia, his voters are more likely to see the choice as a vote against President Donald Trump than a vote for Biden, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / October 29, 2020

Biden voters more likely to be voting against Trump than for Biden

While Democrat Joe Biden remains ahead by double digits in Virginia, his voters are more likely to see the choice as a vote against President Donald Trump than a vote for Biden, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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To help us better understand and unpack the racial implications of the amendment, the Wilder School’s Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute  and the Minority Political Leadership Institute hosted a lively virtual discussion featuring state policymakers and thought leaders on the subject.
News / October 27, 2020

Unpacking the racial implications of Virginia's Amendment 1

To help us better understand and unpack the racial implications of Virginia's Amendment 1, the Wilder School’s Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute and the Minority Political Leadership Institute hosted a lively virtual discussion featuring state policymakers and thought leaders on the subject.

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News / October 27, 2020

Protecting the Integrity of the Vote

Our most recent Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy featured Christopher E. “Chris” Piper, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections on October 21. Piper addressed the ongoing and most recent concerns behind the security and protection of the election and voters, as well as the importance of know how and where you can vote especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Events / October 27, 2020

Holsworth to talk Election 2020 and Beyond: What Happened and What's Next

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation featuring Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a political scientist and founding director of the Center for Public Policy and the Wilder School on November 18.

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Congratulations to VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Dean, Susan Gooden, who was elected Vice President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) at its 2020 annual conference.
News / October 16, 2020

Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden elected vice president of global accreditation body

Congratulations to VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs Dean, Susan Gooden, who was elected Vice President of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) at its 2020 annual conference.

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Left to right (first row): Whitney Hubbard Brown, Rebekah Cazares, Sarah Delaney, Chelsey DeLeon (second row) Daniel Motta, Amelie Rives, Hillary Small, Alex Valorose, Matthew Whibley
News / October 13, 2020

Announcing the Class of 2020 Wilder Fellows

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the 2020 cohort of Wilder Graduate Scholars’ Fellowship Program which includes a talented and dynamic class of nine students from diverse backgrounds and programs.

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Please join the Crime & Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) for its fourth annual “Ask a Criminologist” congressional briefing hosted by the VCU Wilder School on  Wednesday, October 21.
News / October 13, 2020

Wilder School to host ACJS Congressional “Ask a Criminologist” briefing

Please join the Crime & Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) for its fourth annual “Ask a Criminologist” congressional briefing hosted by the VCU Wilder School on Wednesday, October 21.

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