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If you've earned a degree from the VCU Wilder School, please join us for an alumni networking reception on October 30.
News / October 14, 2019

Wilder School Alumni Networking Reception: Professionals in Public Service

If you've earned a degree from the VCU Wilder School, please join us for an alumni networking reception later this month. Grab your business cards and join us at this event to expand your network and meet professionals in the area, share your pathway to success and learn from others and learn about what’s happening at the Wilder School.

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(From left to right) Makola Abdullah, Ph.D., Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Alvin Schexnider, Ph.D., Michael Rao, Ph.D., Paula Pando, Ed.D., Ronald Crutcher, D.M.A.
News / October 7, 2019

Symposium challenges Va. college presidents to reflect on race in academia

In a year marked by one of the most meaningful and sustained inquiries into the history of African peoples in America in recent cultural history, the 2019 Wilder Symposium provided a personal and unflinching look at race and inclusion in higher education as told from the perspective of four Virginia college presidents.

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The next installment of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place on Monday, October 28. The event will feature Callie Rennison, Ph.D., a noted professor and criminologist at the University of Colorado Denver.
News / October 7, 2019

October doctoral lecture series talk to feature noted criminologist, Callie Rennison

The next installment of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place on Monday, October 29. The event will feature Callie Rennison, Ph.D., a noted professor and criminologist at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs.

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Panelists Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Jackie Storey, director of Six Points Innovation Center, discuss the role of law and policy in preventing evictions within the region on September 26.
News / October 7, 2019

Community panel explores impact of eviction

What’s the community impact of Richmond’s staggering eviction rates? The Wilder School recently convened a thoughtful panel of scholars, lawyers, youth and community activists to find out.The panel, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” was held in conjunction with the 2019 VCU Common Book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts on September 26.

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Nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 15, 2019.
News / October 7, 2019

2020 EVGA nominations now open

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 15, 2019.

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The Summer 2019 Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp graduates at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia
News / September 19, 2019

The First Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp Created a Safe and Interactive Learning Experience

Being a supervisor can be challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and amazing all in one day. Supervision of others requires constant hat-switching from coach to manager to cheerleader and more. The Performance Management Group (PMG) within the Center for Public Policy at VCU’s Wilder School created the Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp (SMB) to help supervisors, managers, and project managers tackle their days armed with relevant knowledge and practical ideas.

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The Wilder School is hiring four faculty who will contribute to its scholarly and pedagogical focus in a variety of areas.
News / October 8, 2019

Four faculty openings!

The Wilder School is hiring four faculty who will contribute to its scholarly and pedagogical focus in a variety of areas. Priority review will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until each position is filled.

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Students reading in VCU's Park Plaza.
News / August 25, 2019

SERL to study post-college outcomes for SCHEV

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has awarded $750,000 to the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory (SERL) for a one-year research study. The study will describe post-college outcomes for recent baccalaureate and associate degree earners at state-supported institutions of higher education in Virginia.

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The 2019 Wilder Symposium will explore
News / September 9, 2019

2019 Wilder Symposium to explore “Race in Academia” September 24

The 2019 Wilder Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University will explore “race and academia” and will feature the presidents of Virginia State University, the University of Richmond, Reynolds Community College and VCU.

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The Wilder School will present the feature documentary  “Seats at the Table,
News / August 27, 2019

Wilder School to screen "Seats at the Table," a unique documentary film that explores an inmate literature program

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Wilder School will present a screening of the feature documentary “Seats at the Table.” Directed by Chris Farina, the film depicts a college class which brings together university students with residents of a maximum-security juvenile correctional center through the study of Russian literature.

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