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Charles S. Robb, a former United States senator and the 64th governor of Virginia, is recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contributions to public service to the people of the state and the country. Photo: Lyndon B. Johnson Library
News / February 1, 2023

Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU announces recipients of 16th Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

Seven recipients will be honored at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. on April 11 at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. A 30-minute television program about this year’s recipients will air on WTVR-CBS6 in Richmond at 7:30 p.m. on April 13.

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Cydney Lowenstein (B.S. ’10, M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ’20), became a member of the Wilder School community when she began her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2006. Three Wilder School degrees later, she's now a research support specialist with the Wilder School Survey and Evaluation Research Lab.
News / January 25, 2023

Wilder School triple graduate Cydney Lowenstein brings data analysis expertise to the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory

Cydney Lowenstein (B.S. ’10, M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ’20), became a member of the Wilder School community when she began her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2006. Three Wilder School degrees later, she quickly advanced to a position as research support specialist where she continues to demonstrate her broad range of expertise today as part of the Wilder School’s Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory.

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News / January 19, 2023

Bob Holsworth explores recent election trends and looks to the future of politics in Virginia and nationally

Holsworth analyzes the 2022 election results and examines implications for the 2023 General Assembly races in Virginia and national contest

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News / January 18, 2023

VCU Wilder School Commonwealth Poll reveals half of Virginians approve of President Biden’s handling of his job

Poll respondents also favor Biden’s student loan forgiveness proposal by a small margin.

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Gov. L. Douglas Wilder celebrates his 92nd birthday on Jan. 17.
News / January 11, 2023

Long live the “Son of Virginia”: 66th Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder turns 92

Gov. L. Douglas Wilder celebrates his 92nd birthday on Jan. 17

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Walking in an urban green space (right) with two-lane roads with pedestrian road crossings, trees, residences with yards and small parks reduced stress more than walking in an urban gray space (left), characterized by a four-lane road with heavy traffic, a flat wide sidewalk next to shops and restaurants and minor pedestrian road crossings, according to a new study. (Courtesy of Jeremy S. Hoffman)
News / January 6, 2023

Walking in urban green spaces is better for us than walking in gray spaces says Wilder School research

Adjunct professor of urban and regional planning Jeremy Hoffman describes how we can get more out of our city walks — and how cities can be designed to reduce stress and improve health.

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News / January 4, 2023

Wilder School Lunch and Learn - Elections: 2022 and Beyond with Bob Holsworth, Ph.D.

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs to kick off 2023 with a virtual Lunch and Learn session that will illuminate future directions in government. Renowned political scientist Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., will analyze the 2022 election results and examine the implications for the 2023 General Assembly races in Virginia and the national contests in 2024.

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News / January 5, 2023

Wilder School Commonwealth Poll reveals Gov. Youngkin’s approval rating, Virginians’ declining perceptions on the value of a college education

53% of those polled support governor’s involvement in issues of education, crime and inflation.

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66th Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder and Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden (center) pose with the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Governance Award honorees.
News / December 19, 2022

VCU Wilder School events: a year of critical discussions and dialogues

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs offers experiential learning opportunities to engage the VCU community through symposia, lectures and the expert-led Wilder Lunch and Learn series. Here are some of the intriguing conversations of 2022:  (click on the links in bold to learn more)

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News / December 19, 2022

VCU Wilder School students: A year in review of these "future-focused" young minds

VCU Wilder School students show compassion for others through advocacy for urban planning and environmental advocacy; finding solutions to the effects of climate change and building relationships within their diverse communities.  Here’s a look at some of our top stories from 2022 which showcase how students are working to make an impact (click on the links in bold to learn more).

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