L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / December 14, 2017

Wilder Doctoral Student Selected for National Fellowship

Nathan Teklemariam (M.U.R.P.,'13), a doctoral student whose research examines international economic development and fair housing, has been named a 2018 American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellow.

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Mona Elrayah is a second-year Wilder School M.P.A. student who recently shared her experiences as an immigrant at a TEDxYouth@RVA talk.
News / December 13, 2017

An Immigrant’s Story of Safety and Opportunity

Mona Elrayah, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Public Administration program, works with 35 immigrant and refugee students at the STAR after-school program (Strengthening Teens Academically and Recreationally), run by the Tuckahoe YMCA in Henrico County. The program partners with Quioccasin Middle School.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder
News / November 28, 2017

Governor Wilder to Speak at Wilder School Graduation

L. Douglas Wilder, 66th governor of Virginia and distinguished professor at the school that bears his name, will deliver the Wilder School’s graduation address on Saturday, December 9.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., and Meghan Gough, Ph.D., associate professors at the VCU Wilder School have been selected to participate in the 2018 Summer Faculty Research Program.
News / December 7, 2017

National Program Offers Pathways for Wilder Faculty

Wilder School faculty members Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., and Meghan Gough, Ph.D., have been tapped to participate in the 2018 Faculty Research Program, a best-in-class boot camp designed to provide holistic support to researchers in academia.The program is helping both scholars to carve out a unique arc in their professional development while reaching new heights in research productivity.

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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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