L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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VCU President Dr. Michael Rao, who gave welcoming remarks, stands with moderators Dr. Robyn McDougle, director of the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy, and Joel Silverman, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry.
News / September 12, 2018

Wilder School, VCU Department of Psychiatry Host Mental Health Mini-University

Policymakers, researchers and the public recognize a need for policies that provide mental health services efficiently and effectively to those who need them, but the complexities of mental illness and the development of new knowledge from research mean legislators may struggle to stay up to date.

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News / March 29, 2018

2018 Plan-Off! Offers Two Days of Activities

This year’s Plan-Off! competition on Friday, April 27, will kick off two days of activities for Wilder School students, staff, faculty and alumni to gather and learn more about the impact we have on the community.

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News / August 28, 2018

New Doctoral Lecture Series Starts Sept. 18

The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy debuts on Tuesday, September 18, with a talk by Naim Kapucu, Ph.D., of the University of Central Florida.

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News / September 11, 2018

NASPAA to Honor Jin for Service as Pi Alpha Alpha Adviser

Myung Hun Jin, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s Master of Public Administration program, is the recipient of the 2018 Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Advisor Award of Excellence from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

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VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., Interim Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Governor L. Douglas Wilder, and Robert Holsworth, Ph.D., member of VCU's Board of Visitors, formally cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the Raleigh Building.
News / September 7, 2018

Wilder School Formally Dedicates New Raleigh Building

The Wilder School officially dedicated the renovated Raleigh Building on August 30, celebrating our newest property with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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News / July 25, 2018

50th Anniversary of Kerner Commission Report National Conference Is Sept. 5-7

The Wilder School is cosponsoring the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report National Conference on September 5-7 in Minneapolis, a major colloquium on race relations in America featuring urban leaders, highly accomplished scholars, thought leaders and historical eyewitnesses.

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News / September 4, 2018

Forum to Bring Together Policymakers, VCU Experts to Focus on Challenges Facing State Mental Health System

A “Mental Health Mini-University” will bring together policymakers and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers and officials for a discussion on the continued challenges facing the mental health system in Virginia.

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Above, Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., was honored with VCU's 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Below, Wilder School faculty congratulate him after convocation. (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, University Relations.)
News / August 23, 2018

VCU Honors Wooldridge with Distinguished Service Award

Wilder School Professor Blue E. Wooldridge, D.P.A., received the university’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award during the 36th annual faculty convocation program held Wednesday, August 22.

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News / August 23, 2018

Virginians Support Community-based Treatment Programs for Nonviolent Offenders

More than 8 in 10 Virginians favor letting nonviolent offenders with mental illness participate in community-based treatment programs instead of being sentenced to prison or jail, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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News / August 20, 2018

Top Five Events You Shouldn’t Miss During Welcome Week

Whether you’re a freshman interested in homeland security or a transfer student ready to take on the field of criminal justice, Welcome Week — a series of events hosted throughout the university August 18-26 — will help you get the most out of campus and prepare you for a successful year at VCU.

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