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Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, will intern this summer at Esri.
News / March 30, 2017

M.U.R.P. Student Lands Prestigious Internship

Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is the recipient of a competitive summer internship at a leading international producer of mapping and spatial analytic software.

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Grant Rissler receives his award from Peter Wallenstein, professor of history at Virginia Tech.
News / March 28, 2017

Rissler Receives Award for Paper

The Virginia Social Science Association has honored Grant Rissler, a doctoral candidate in Public Policy and Administration program at the Wilder School

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The panel consisted of, from left, Alexandra Reckendorf; Meghan Gough; Jack Trammell; Governor L. Douglas Wilder; Dean John Accordino; and Robert Holsworth.
News / March 24, 2017

Watch the Town Hall Video Online

The Wilder School’s Town Hall—"Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?"—drew a full crowd to Grace Street Theater on March 22 and generated two hours of robust, insightful discussion between the panelists and audience.

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Wilder School Dean John Accordino with Stephen Guyton Jr. (left) and Sombo Chunda.
News / March 23, 2017

Board of Visitors Meets Outstanding Wilder School Students

Two outstanding Wilder School students were introduced to the VCU Board of Visitors at a special reception this week.

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The Wilder School boasted a delegation of more than 20 faculty,students and alumni at the 2017 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA) in Atlanta, Ga. March 16-21.
News / March 23, 2017

Faculty, Students Well Represented at National Conference

The Wilder School boasted an impressive contingent at the 2017 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA), with Professor Susan Gooden, Ph.D. presiding as the association's 75th president and 16 faculty, student and alumni presentations.

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ASPA President and Professor of Public Administration Susan Gooden, Ph.D.
News / March 13, 2017

Wilder School Takes Center Stage at ASPA Conference

Nearly 1,300 scholars and practitioners from across the nation will gather in Atlanta for the 2017 American Society of Public Administration Conference this week, and the Wilder School will have a towering presence at the country’s preeminent conference for public management.

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Susan Gooden
News / March 7, 2017

Gooden Receives Research Award

Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy at the Wilder School, has received a $50,000 presidential research award from the Russell Sage Foundation

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Wilder School students and VCU women’s basketball players Isis Thorpe (left) and Ashley Pegram volunteered in state Sen. Ryan McDougle's office during the recent General Assembly session.
News / March 3, 2017

Wilder School Students Learn Legislative Lessons

During the recent General Assembly, Wilder School students and VCU women’s basketball players Ashley Pegram and Isis Thorpe learned first-hand the similarities between hoops and politics.

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John Accordio, Ph.D., Wilder School dean and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
News / February 28, 2017

John Accordino Named Dean of the Wilder School

After a rigorous national search, Virginia Commonwealth University has named John Accordino, Ph.D., as dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, effective March 1.

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News / February 22, 2017

Wilder School to Host Town Hall on March 22, "Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?"

Join the Wilder School at a town hall on Wednesday, March 22, at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., from 7–9 p.m. The town hall--Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?-- will offer a community conversation about today’s political climate, leadership, the nation’s changing electorate and how citizens can get involved.

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