L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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Pam Spratley is a a travel coordinator and office services specialist at the VCU Wilder School,
Wilder School Spotlight / October 4, 2017

Meet Pam Spratley

No two days are ever the same for Pam Spratley, a travel coordinator and office services specialist at the VCU Wilder School. Spratley manages a travel portfolio that includes more than 100 faculty, staff and doctoral students during any given semester. Though much of that work is behind-the-scenes, it's a critical role that Spratley enjoys.

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The VCU Silent Witness Exhibit, open October 6-12, is designed to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence and encourage action to create change.
News / September 28, 2017

Student-run Exhibit Sheds Light on Domestic Violence

Student volunteers from two classes led by Wilder School assistant professor Amy Cook,Ph.D., will stage an exhibit to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence at the James Branch Cabell Library Oct. 12-16. "Silent Witness" will feature life-size wooden silhouettes of Virginians killed by an intimate partner.

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2017 International Young Scholars Workshop participants: Sombo Chunda, Brittany Keegan and Suparna Dutta.
News / May 11, 2017

Three Wilder Students Selected for Competitive Policy Workshop

Three Wilder School students--Sombo Chunda, Suparna Dutta and Brittany Keegan--have been selected to participate in the competitive International Young Scholars Workshop in Chennai, India this summer.

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News / September 28, 2017

Graduate Information Session on October 20

The Wilder School will host an information session about our graduate programs on Friday, Oct. 20, in the VCU Student Commons.

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Free Egunfemi, director of Untold RVA, leads Wilder School students in a candle lighting ceremony to honor the lives of the enslaved at Richmond's African Ancestral Burial Grounds on Sept. 7. The students are members of HSEP: 391: Human Trafficking, a course led by assistant professor Maureen Moslow-Benway.
News / September 26, 2017

Slavery Then, Slavery Now: Class Connects Slave Trade to Human Trafficking

Students from Maureen Moslow-Benway’s "Human Trafficking" course toured Libby Hill, The Devil’s Half Acre and Richmond’s African Ancestral Burial Grounds earlier this month. In a evocative presentation curated by Untold RVA Director Free Egunfemi, the class examined Richmond's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and drew connections to contemporary human trafficking.

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Greg Wingfield
News / September 25, 2017

2017 Alumni Star: Gregory H. Wingfield

Greg Wingfield, a MURP graduate, is a senior fellow at the VCU Wilder School and a principal of G.H. Wingfield. He is a nationally recognized expert on economic development and expert services.

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News / September 19, 2017

Metro Richmond Exports Initiative Announces the Launch of New Website

The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative has launched its new website, MetroRichmondExports.com

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News / September 14, 2017

Wilder School Presents Fall Get-in-Gear Series

Looking for hands-on professional experience before graduation? Join the Wilder School for Get-in-Gear, four informative sessions featuring job and internship opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors this fall.

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Photo credit: Noah Kalina
News / September 18, 2017

Toni L. Griffin to Deliver Gulak Lecture on Oct. 25

Toni L. Griffin, founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City, will deliver this year’s Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

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News / August 23, 2017

Wilder School Reports Shows Demand for Space by Local Entrepreneurs in Hopewell

A strong demand exists among local entrepreneurs to use a city-owned building in downtown Hopewell as a kitchen incubator, makerspace or co-working space, according to a report by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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