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News / August 14, 2018

Virginians See Schools as Safe, Look Increasingly to Mental Health Approaches to School Safety

Six months after a shooting rampage left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that Virginians increasingly see mental health approaches as important for school safety.

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News / August 10, 2018

Wilder School Poll: Police Should Have Ability to Restrict Weapons at Protests, Other Public Demonstrations

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginians favor giving law enforcement the ability to restrict weapons at public protests and other assemblies, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 8, 2018

Kaine Leads U.S. Senate Race by 23 Points, Wilder School Poll Shows

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine holds a commanding 23-point lead — 49 percent to 26 percent — over Republican challenger Corey Stewart among likely voters in Virginia’s Senate race, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Twenty percent of likely voters and 57 percent of independents remain undecided.

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News / July 25, 2018

50th Anniversary of Kerner Commission Report National Conference Is Sept. 5-7

The Wilder School is cosponsoring the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report National Conference on September 5-7 in Minneapolis, a major colloquium on race relations in America featuring urban leaders, highly accomplished scholars, thought leaders and historical eyewitnesses.

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News / August 7, 2018

Keegan Helps to Organize Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit

Brittany Keegan, a Ph.D. candidate in the Wilder School and the research coordinator and Land Use Education Program director in the Center for Public Policy, chaired the organizing committee for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Service’s Fifth Annual Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit.

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News / August 2, 2018

Teresa Wins Award After Being Nominated by Students

Benjamin Teresa, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, is this year’s Virginia Commonwealth University’s faculty winner of the American Planning Association-Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.

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News / August 1, 2018

CURA Maps Indicators of Distress for Richmond’s Northside Neighborhoods

The Wilder School’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis within the Center for Public Policy recently conducted a study to map indicators of distress for Richmond’s Northside neighborhoods.

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News / July 31, 2018

Cleary Receives National Honor

Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Louise Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).

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Majora Carter will deliver this year's Gulak Lecture on Oct. 17.
News / July 25, 2018

Majora Carter to Deliver 2018 Gulak Lecture on Oct. 17

Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, will deliver the Wilder School’s 2018 Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons.

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News / July 13, 2018

New Wilder Initiative Tracks Richmond's Eviction Epidemic & Effects

A new initiative by two Wilder School Urban and Regional Studies and Planning professors aims to collect data and analyze the chronic eviction problem in Richmond and Virginia.

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