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News / September 20, 2018

Student Scholarship Deadline is Nov. 12

Applications for Wilder School undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are due Monday, November 12.

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News / October 15, 2018

Cindy Redcross of MDRC to Speak on Oct. 30

Cindy Redcross, deputy director of MDRC’s Health and Barriers to Employment policy area, will be the next speaker in the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on Tuesday, October 30.

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News / October 24, 2018

Doctoral Student Receives Research Grant

Dhara Amin, a Wilder School doctoral candidate, has received a prestigious research grant from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) for her dissertation project, “Students’ Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Victimization on College Campuses.”

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Wilder School 2018 NASPAA Faculty Delegation with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President, Raphael Bostic. Back row, left to right: William Pelfrey, Blue Wooldridge, Raphael Bostic, Susan Gooden, Elsie Harper-Anderson, Myung Jin. Front row, left to right: Sarah Jane-Brubaker, Robyn McDougle, Shajuana Isom-Payne and Wilder alumna Najmah Thomas.
News / October 19, 2018

Wilder School Makes Strong Showing at NASPAA Conference

Some of the brightest minds in public administration education gathered for the 2018 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Conference (NASPAA) in downtown Atlanta last week. It was an impressive display of intellectual superstars that included 13 Wilder School faculty and students participants, 11 presenters and one honoree.

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Sarah Huggins Scarbrough and Franklin Wallace.
News / October 17, 2018

Scarbrough and Wallace to be Honored at Alumni Volunteer Service Awards

VCU Alumni will recognize two Wilder School graduates—Sarah Huggins Scarbrough and Franklin Wallace—during the university’s Biennial Alumni Volunteer Service Awards this week. The awards, which will be presented during a private dinner and ceremony on Oct. 19, celebrate alumni who have worked with particular devotion to serve the VCU community.

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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 / October 10, 2018

Wilder School Spotlight: Alumnus Joseph P. Casey, Ph.D.

Joseph P. Casey, Ph.D., earned his Master of Public Administration from the Wilder School in 1995 and his doctorate in 2013. He is county administrator of Chesterfield County, Virginia’s fourth most populous, and has enjoyed an impressive career in public service. He shares his story.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder listens to U.S. Rep. Robert
News / October 8, 2018

Wilder Symposium: Modern Challenges to Persistent Inequities

The 2018 Wilder Symposium challenged the public and policymakers to confront inequities in education, housing and transportation in urban communities and make redressing long-standing imbalances a priority.

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 Wilder Fellows with Interim Dean Susan Gooden. Left to right: Jeffrey Crawford, Ashley Ferguson, Maya Coleman, J’Niyah Knox-Wilson, Linwood Rogers, Conor Blackwood, Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Lark Washington, Eric Mai, Aleigh Faulk, Gabriella Pino-Moreno, and Javon Johnson
News / September 27, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Wilder Fellows

This year’s cohort of Wilder Fellows includes 13 promising scholars with diverse backgrounds and research interests. They include recent graduates from highly selective universities including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia and the University of Leicester.

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Silent Witness organizer Amy Cook, Ph.D., (right) chair of the Wilder School's Criminal Justice program, and student volunteer Roxanna Dodson stand next to some of the life-sized cutouts that visually represent the victims of intimate partner violence.
News / October 2, 2018

Silent Witnesses Speak Loud Message Against Domestic Violence

VCU’s 2018 Silent Witness Exhibit is part of the university’s annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week, Oct. 1-5, the exhibit is on display on the second floor of the James Branch Cabell Library.

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