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News / July 31, 2018

Cleary Receives National Honor

Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, is this year’s recipient of the Louise Kidder Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).

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News / July 13, 2018

New Wilder Initiative Tracks Richmond's Eviction Epidemic & Effects

A new initiative by two Wilder School Urban and Regional Studies and Planning professors aims to collect data and analyze the chronic eviction problem in Richmond and Virginia.

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News / July 3, 2018

Center for Public Policy to House Land Use Education Program

The Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy is now home to the acclaimed Land Use Education Program, the nation’s first structured training program for people who serve on local planning commissions.

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Wilder School Interim Dean Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., delivered a lecture titled,
News / July 2, 2018

Susan Gooden Makes History at International Conference

Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., became the first person from the United States and the fourth woman to deliver the Braibant Lecture at the 2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), held June 25-29 in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Chernoh Wurie, a criminal justice instructor at the VCU Wilder School, with his class.
News / June 29, 2018

Wurie Wins University Award for Faculty Mentorship

Chernoh Wurie, Ph.D., a criminal justice instructor at the VCU Wilder School, has received the university’s highest award for faculty mentorship.

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News / June 25, 2018

CURA Report Tracks Richmond Region’s Income Growth Pattern

The city of Richmond and the region’s outer counties led the area in the growth of median household income between 2000 and 2016, according to a new report by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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The Wilder School group and colleagues from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Academic Engagement gather during the conference. From left are Associate Professor James Keck; Kaitlin Signor of the DHS; students Garrett Stefaniak, Nathan Moorhead, Abigail Hobbs, Kevin Chevitanon; and Trent Frazier of the DHS.
News / June 20, 2018

HSEP Students Help During Regional DHS Exercise

Four students in the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program recently provided support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2018 Charlottesville Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX).

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(Top) Fabrizio Fasulo, Ph.D., director of the Wilder School's Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, shared information at  the Communities and Public Safety Stakeholders’ Roundtable: An Analysis of Root Causes of Crime in the City of Richmond. (Below) Sarin Adhikari, Ph.D., research economist at CURA, makes a presentation.
News / June 19, 2018

CURA and SERL Assist with “Project Safe Neighborhood”

Two units of the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy—the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory—are supporting the Office of the Virginia Attorney General’s “Project Safe Neighborhood,” an effort to help reduce gun and gang violence among local youth.

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Portraits of Sarah Jane Brubaker and Benjamin Teresa
News / June 14, 2018

Two Wilder School Faculty Receive PeRQ Awards

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s doctoral program, and Benjamin Teresa, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, have received VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) Awards.

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Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Wilder School Interim Dean and Professor, is the co-author of “Why Research Methods Matter,” a refreshingly accessible new textbook that hits the sweet-spot between sound, scientific-driven inquiry and the political and economic considerations of real-world evaluation and policymaking. The book, available from Melvin and Leigh Publishing, hits shelves later this month.
News / June 7, 2018

Gooden Publishes New Research Methods Text

Susan Gooden, Wilder School Interim Dean and Professor, has co-authored “Why Research Methods Matter,” a refreshingly accessible new textbook that hits the sweet-spot between sound, scientific-driven inquiry and the political and economic considerations of real-world evaluation and policymaking. The book, available from Melvin and Leigh Publishing, hits shelves later this month.

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