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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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News / February 19, 2019

HSEP’s Online Master’s Program Ranked No. 9 in the Nation

The Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program has been ranked the 9th best online master’s in emergency management program in the nation by Online Master’s.

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Keith Parker (B.A.'90/H&S; M.U.R.P.'93/GPA), president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at the Wilder School graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 11.
News / March 24, 2019

Goodwill CEO and Alumnus to Speak at Wilder Graduation

Keith Parker (B.A.'90/H&S; M.U.R.P.'93/GPA), president and CEO of Goodwill of North Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at the Wilder School graduation ceremony Saturday, May 11.

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 Jesiaah Hoskins, Feven Negussie and Jacob Parcell spent the winter at the Capitol writing speeches, researching bills and meeting with constituents.
News / March 1, 2019

Virginia Capitol Semester: Life-long Connections and Legislative Experience

In 46 days three Virginia Commonwealth University Seniors have gained experience that will last them a lifetime.

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Elias Frantz’s interests in Latin American studies and urban planning have taken him to Argentina, where he is working to help develop a local neighborhood.
News / February 28, 2019

In Buenos Aires, a VCU Gilman Scholar is Learning How to Build Better Cities

Elias Frantz’s interests in Latin American studies and urban planning have taken him to Argentina, where he is working to help develop a local neighborhood.

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Francis Gary Powers Jr., is the author of “Spy Pilot,” a new book that examines the life and experiences of his father, a famous Cold War pilot who was shot down by the Soviets and subsequently interrogated, tried and imprisoned.
News / March 1, 2019

Son of Cold War U-2 Pilot to Speak at Wilder School

The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union, will address students during a live talk at the VCU Wilder School at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

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Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a talk at the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series on Monday, March 18 at the Raleigh Building from 1-2:30 p.m.
News / March 15, 2019

Leading Economic Development Guru to Speak at Doctoral Lecture Series

The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will conclude its debut season on Monday, March 18, with a talk by Teresa Córdova, Ph.D., director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University Of Illinois at Chicago.

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, Ph.D., has been selected as Virginia Commonwealth University’s 2019 Common Book.
News / March 1, 2019

‘Evicted,’ which revealed impact of national eviction crisis, selected as VCU’s Common Book

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond has been selected as the 2019 Common Book for Virginia Commonwealth University. The book, which revolves around eight families—each teetering on the brink of homelessness--dovetails closely with the work of the Wilder School’s RVA Eviction Lab, a key partner in this year's Common Book program.

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