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Join Wilder School Assistant Professor Christopher White for this discussion on international cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.
News / April 25, 2022

Wilder School Lunch and Learn May 2022: Why No Cyber "Shock and Awe"? The Digital Dimensions and Implications of Russia's War on Ukraine

Join Wilder School Assistant Professor Christopher Whyte for this discussion on international cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.

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As an M.P.A. graduate student at the VCU Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Brown transforms her passion for social equity into action.
News / April 21, 2022

Class of 2022: Whitney Brown excels with dedication to public service and her community

As an M.P.A. graduate student at the VCU Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Brown transforms her passion for social equity into action.

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Jenifer Nunez has been analyzing survey responses and interview transcripts to identify what barriers Latinx patients face when they need dental care. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)
News / April 20, 2022

How a homeland security major ended up contributing to oral health research

Undergraduate Jenifer Nunez broke out of her comfort zone to advocate for Latinx patients.

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ASPA 2022 Recipients Susan Gooden, Blue Wooldridge and Bill Leighty.
News / March 30, 2022

Wilder School stands out with recognition at the American Society for Public Administration conference

Three Wilder School faculty members achieved important senior career distinctions by earning prestigious awards at the annual American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference held in Jacksonville, Fla. March 18-22. The honorees include: Wilder School Dean Susan T. Gooden, recipient of the Gwendolyn Bullock-Smith Public Service Award; Blue Wooldridge, recipient of the Gloria Hobson Nordin Social Equity Award; and Bill Leighty, recipient of the National Public Service Award.

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The 2023 US News & World Report Rankings reflect the growing national reputation at the Wilder School.
News / March 29, 2022

Wilder School advances in 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings

The 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings show the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University rose to No. 35 in the nation among public affairs graduate schools (up from No. 38 in 2022). The Wilder School’s public management and leadership program also climbed to No. 29 (rising from No. 34 in 2022) in the report’s specialty program rankings.

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Jay Albanese traveled to Ukraine in the early 2000's to research post-Soviet Union organized crime.
News / March 28, 2022

Reflections on progress in Ukraine with Jay Albanese

Jay Albanese, a leading researcher in international crime, looks back on his experiences visiting Ukraine

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News / March 24, 2022

Preparing Virginia for cannabis regulation with Greg Felix

What does it take to compete in the recently legalized cannabis industry in Virginia? What are the best ways to effectively navigate policy concerns and regulations across this uncharted landscape? Understanding the business side of marijuana is no small task. Greg Felix joined the Wilder School Lunch and Learn series to share his expertise in the processes, challenges and legal implications required to successfully launch a new industry in the commonwealth.

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Congratulations to our Wilder School graduates who will join the Spring Class of 2022 in May.
News / March 21, 2022

Spring 2022 Commencement Information

The Wilder School will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Richmond Convention Center.

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Goodson sees significant, systematic progression in police response to victims of intimate partner violence. Getty Images
News / March 14, 2022

Responding effectively to intimate partner violence

Wilder School researcher Amanda Goodson uses a trauma-informed approach to inform law enforcement response strategies to aid victims.

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News / March 9, 2022

Social media provides ‘an instant window into the ravages of war’ in Ukraine

VCU professor Will Pelfrey shares his perspective on social media’s role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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