L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / December 8, 2017

Two Wilder Advisors to Receive National Citation

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Garcia and Sarah ‘Brianne’ Morrison, advising administrators at the VCU Wilder School, will receive citations from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) at the association’s mid-Atlantic conference held in Dover, Delaware March 21-23.This is the first time in recent history that two VCU advisors were nominated for a NACADA citation of merit from the same school or academic unit.

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News / November 30, 2017

City Appoints Pitt to “Richmond 300” Advisory Council

A Wilder School faculty member has been appointed to the advisory council for the city’s new master plan process, Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth.

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News / November 27, 2017

Albanese Recognized for Lifetime Contributions to Criminal Justice

Jay Albanese, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program, has been honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) for lifetime contributions to the field.

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Sheila E. Battle opened the conference, sharing her life-changing experiences with GEHLI's programs.
News / November 17, 2017

HIGHER Ground, Higher Purpose

Three hundred people attended the 11th Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, a division of the Wilder School.

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Kate Howell, Ph.D., and Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., are the recipients of the Wilder School's 2017-2018 Faculty Small Grant Awards.
Faculty News / November 17, 2017

Wilder School Awards Small Grants for Community-Based Research

Kate Howell, Ph.D., and Sarah Raskin, Ph.D. have been named the recipients of the Wilder School's 2017-2018 Faculty Small Grant Awards. Both were selected for projects that examine critical issues affecting underserved populations in Richmond and the state of Virginia.

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A map of the Richmond metropolitan region shows household income in 2015.
News / November 15, 2017

CURA Releases Maps on Income Growth and Socioeconomic Data

Project is Part of an Analysis of the Region’s Residential Real Estate Markets

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The Wilder School contingent included, from left, Myles Robinson, Maribell Street, Ryan Bentley, Assistant Professor Jim Keck, Brian Pierce, Safoorah Mughal and Nicolay Petrov.
News / March 31, 2017

HSEP Students, Alumni Involved in Symposium

The Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program played an active role at the recent 2017 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium.

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View of the historic Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. The city is home to the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology which will be held November 15-18.
News / November 14, 2017

Wilder Faculty to Showcase 10 Papers at Global Crime Conference

For the second year in a row, scholars at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs will make a significant showing at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.

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Left to right: John Accordino, Robert Holsworth, L. Douglas Wilder, Rachel Bitecofer, J. Lee Vogler, Kristine Artello, and Cordel Faulk
News / November 6, 2017

Watch “The People’s Debate “ on Video

”The People’s Debate: Tackling State and National Issues with Your Questions” prompted questions and generated robust discussion about a wide range of issues on the eve of Virginia’s statewide elections.

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Tom Jacobson of the Wilder School's Center for Urban and Regional Analysis gives an overview of the Affordable Housing study at the MetroView Forum.
News / November 6, 2017

MetroView Offers Insights to Richmond Region

Planners and policymakers received an overview about MetroView at a recent forum about the Wilder School’s metro-wide information system.

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