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Laura Howell accepts congratulations from Meghan Gough, Ph.D., chair of the Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program, in front of her project poster.
News / April 29, 2016

MURP Students Offer Real Solutions to Real Challenges

Laura Howell, a student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, won this year’s Plan-Off! competition for her proposal about promoting heritage tourism in Henrico County.

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Axana Soltan
Wilder School Spotlight / April 30, 2016

Meet Axana Soltan

Axana Soltan, a Criminal Justice major, wants to be a lawyer and give a voice to the voiceless. The Honors College student, a native of Afghanistan, has a 3.9 GPA. She is truly a global citizen—besides English, she’s fluent in Dari-Persian and Russian and has a basic command of Spanish.

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Faculty News / April 15, 2016

Susan Gooden Selected to Serve on Panel

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy, has been selected to serve on a National Academy of Public Administration panel for the academy’s study for the Indian Health Service to develop a strategic plan for the Urban Indian Health Program.

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News / April 23, 2015

Cybersecurity symposium

The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy (CPP) will host “A CPP Symposium on Cyber-threats and Security” on Thursday, April 23. The event will be held at the Academic Learning Commons located at 1000 Floyd Avenue at 8:00 a.m.

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News / May 6, 2015

Plan off! 2015

Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School will host the fourth annual “VCU Plan-Off!!,” a unique twist on May Madness on Wednesday, May 6.

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Participants in the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows program gather for a photo on the steps of the Virginia Executive Mansion on June 30.
News / July 6, 2015

The Wilder School is cohosting 25 Mandela Washington Fellows who represent a cross-section of Africa

VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, in partnership with the Global Education Office, is hosting 25 civic leaders this summer who are here through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

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News / July 8, 2015

CURA@VCU Partners with Urban Land Institute

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is partnering with the Urban Land Institute’s local chapter to provide a comprehensive look at development in the region.

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News / July 28, 2015

Alumna hones skills in local jails

Last summer, Ayad joined the ranks of more than 100 emerging law enforcement professionals who have participated in the Student Basic Jailer Academy, a unique program designed to provide students with a meaningful experiential opportunity within Henrico County’s Department of Corrections.

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News / August 14, 2015

Eleventh Annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University has extended the nominations deadline for the 11th annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards (EVGA) to Fri., Aug. 14.

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News / August 31, 2015

MURP Student Honored as “Big Picture Thinker”

A second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program, Busching wants to find a solution to keeping rural areas economically vibrant and viable.

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