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Matthew Hussmann. “I come from a development background that thinks about dollar amounts. Urban studies is about change for the betterment of people.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)
News / December 2, 2021

Class of 2021: Matthew Hussmann wants to focus on bringing positive change to communities

The real estate broker has long had a passion for building. Now, as a graduate of VCU’s urban and regional studies and planning program, he is looking at his career in a new way.

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Dr. Jay Albanese, professor in the Wilder School, received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.
Faculty News / November 29, 2021

Albanese Receives Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. Jay Albanese, professor in the Wilder School, received the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago.

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On Nov. 17, 2021, Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a respected political scientist, spoke at a virtual Lunch and Learn Series event hosted by the Wilder School.
News / November 19, 2021

Election analysis 2021 and looking to the future with Bob Holsworth

On Nov. 17, 2021, Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a respected political scientist, spoke at a virtual Lunch and Learn Series event hosted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. His presentation, “2021 Virginia Elections Analysis and What’s Ahead,” explored contributing factors that led to the election of Glenn Youngkin and the failures that loosened Democrats’ hold on the state.

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The Wilder School's Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program has received full renewal of its accreditation, as informed by the Planning and Accreditation Board.
News / November 16, 2021

Wilder School Master of Urban and Regional Planning program receives accreditation renewal

The Wilder School's Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program has received full renewal of its accreditation, as informed by the Planning and Accreditation Board.

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Born and raised in Fairfax, VA, Farjan Billah believed that attending Virginia Commonwealth University was a natural plan for him, but his journey faced numerous challenges with unexpected twists and turns.
Wilder School Spotlight / November 15, 2021

Wilder School Spotlight: Farjan Billah, HSEP undergraduate

Born and raised in Fairfax, VA, Farjan Billah believed that attending Virginia Commonwealth University was a natural plan for him, but his journey faced numerous challenges with unexpected twists and turns.

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A young child receives a vaccine shot.
News / November 10, 2021

Advocating for health equity for children’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: a grassroots case study in Washington D.C.

On Oct. 20, when the Biden administration released guidelines for distributing COVID vaccines to children 5-11, Sarah Raskin, had some immediate concerns, as a healthcare policy expert, as a community volunteer and as a mom.

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Congratulations to our Wilder School graduates who will join the Spring Class of 2022 in May.
Events / November 9, 2021

Wilder School to Host In-person Commencement

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs is pleased to host an in-person ceremony honoring our August and December 2021 graduates. 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates are welcomed to attend and will be honored as well.

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A Mechanicsville-native, Sarah Pritchard found herself not too far from home, yet gaining the real-world experience she longed for at the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Wilder School Spotlight / November 3, 2021

Wilder School Spotlight: Sarah Pritchard, urban and regional studies undergraduate

A Mechanicsville-native, Sarah Pritchard found herself not too far from home, yet gaining the real-world experience she longed for at the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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The dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is now head of the world’s largest accrediting body for public affairs programs.
News / October 29, 2021

Susan Gooden is the new president of NASPAA

The dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University is now head of the world’s largest accrediting body for public affairs programs.

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Join respected political scientist, Robert
Events / October 28, 2021

November Lunch and Learn: 2021 Virginia Elections Analysis and What’s Ahead

Join respected political scientist, Robert "Bob" Holsworth, Ph.D., for a discussion on the results of the 2021 Virginia election and what it means for our citizens at the Wilder School's November virtual Lunch and Learn.

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