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Faculty News / April 15, 2016

Susan Gooden Selected to Serve on Panel

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy, has been selected to serve on a National Academy of Public Administration panel for the academy’s study for the Indian Health Service to develop a strategic plan for the Urban Indian Health Program.

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Laura Howell accepts congratulations from Meghan Gough, Ph.D., chair of the Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program, in front of her project poster.
News / April 29, 2016

MURP Students Offer Real Solutions to Real Challenges

Laura Howell, a student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, won this year’s Plan-Off! competition for her proposal about promoting heritage tourism in Henrico County.

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Alex Kuttesch
News / May 9, 2016

MURP Student Receives NOAA Fellowship

Alex Kuttesch, a graduating student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, has been named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellow.

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News / May 12, 2016

Pelfrey to be a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute

William V. Pelfrey Jr., Ph.D., chair of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program and associate professor, has been named a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

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Axana Soltan
Wilder School Spotlight / April 30, 2016

Meet Axana Soltan

Axana Soltan, a Criminal Justice major, wants to be a lawyer and give a voice to the voiceless. The Honors College student, a native of Afghanistan, has a 3.9 GPA. She is truly a global citizen—besides English, she’s fluent in Dari-Persian and Russian and has a basic command of Spanish.

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Four Wilder School Faculty Members Receive Promotions
News / May 26, 2016

Four Wilder School Faculty Members Receive Promotions

The Board of Visitors has approved the promotion or tenure for four Wilder School faculty members:

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Sun Melissa Jun
Wilder School Spotlight / May 23, 2016

Meet Sun Melissa Jun

Sun Melissa Jun lives by the words she spoke at the Wilder School’s spring graduation: “Passion and enthusiasm really can bring a person far in life.”

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Headshot of Amy Cook, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 12, 2016

Amy Cook Offers Expertise on Gangs

Amy Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, was interviewed by WTVR-TV on May 11 for a story about three alleged gang members who were arrested in Chesterfield County for allegedly recruiting children. Cook, who used to work in the juvenile justice system, said gang participation often leads to criminal behavior.

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Luanda Fiscella
Wilder School Spotlight / May 31, 2016

Meet Luanda Fiscella

Luanda Fiscella, 30, took more than a gap year before college; she took a decade.

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Susan ‘Su’ Williams
Wilder School Spotlight / April 13, 2016

Susan ‘Su’ Williams

If you don’t know Su Williams, then you haven’t met the maestro. For nearly a decade, Williams has served as the senior fiscal manager at the Wilder School where her work touches nearly every aspect of the school’s academic ensemble.

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