L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / September 28, 2017

Graduate Information Session on October 20

The Wilder School will host an information session about our graduate programs on Friday, Oct. 20, in the VCU Student Commons.

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Free Egunfemi, director of Untold RVA, leads Wilder School students in a candle lighting ceremony to honor the lives of the enslaved at Richmond's African Ancestral Burial Grounds on Sept. 7. The students are members of HSEP: 391: Human Trafficking, a course led by assistant professor Maureen Moslow-Benway.
News / September 26, 2017

Slavery Then, Slavery Now: Class Connects Slave Trade to Human Trafficking

Students from Maureen Moslow-Benway’s "Human Trafficking" course toured Libby Hill, The Devil’s Half Acre and Richmond’s African Ancestral Burial Grounds earlier this month. In a evocative presentation curated by Untold RVA Director Free Egunfemi, the class examined Richmond's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and drew connections to contemporary human trafficking.

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Greg Wingfield
News / September 25, 2017

2017 Alumni Star: Gregory H. Wingfield

Greg Wingfield, a MURP graduate, is a senior fellow at the VCU Wilder School and a principal of G.H. Wingfield. He is a nationally recognized expert on economic development and expert services.

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News / September 19, 2017

Metro Richmond Exports Initiative Announces the Launch of New Website

The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative has launched its new website, MetroRichmondExports.com

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News / September 14, 2017

Wilder School Presents Fall Get-in-Gear Series

Looking for hands-on professional experience before graduation? Join the Wilder School for Get-in-Gear, four informative sessions featuring job and internship opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors this fall.

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Photo credit: Noah Kalina
News / September 18, 2017

Toni L. Griffin to Deliver Gulak Lecture on Oct. 25

Toni L. Griffin, founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City, will deliver this year’s Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

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News / August 23, 2017

Wilder School Reports Shows Demand for Space by Local Entrepreneurs in Hopewell

A strong demand exists among local entrepreneurs to use a city-owned building in downtown Hopewell as a kitchen incubator, makerspace or co-working space, according to a report by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Virginia Capitol Semester Alumna Julia Carney looks over legislative email between meetings. Next to her is Deborah L. Sherman, legislative aide to Del. Vivian E. Watts.
News / September 14, 2017

Virginia Capitol Semester Seeking 2018 Interns

Applications are now open for the state's flagship legislative internship program, Virginia Capitol Semester. Deadline is Oct. 2.

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From left to right: Ava Wagner, Nate Manning, Jada Smith, Jesse Harris, Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Dean John Accordino, Ph.D., Lara McLellan, Libba Goggans McKinsey, Rebecca Doody and J'Niyah Knox-Wilson.
News / September 12, 2017

2017 Class of Wilder Fellows Announced

The Wilder School has announced its 2017 Class of Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows. This year, eight students will join five host agencies and embark on a journey to apply their talents to issues and organizations that advance the public good.

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Four new hires have joined the Wilder School for the 2017-18 academic year. From left to right: Ashlee Barnes, Ph.D., Denia Lee-Hing, Ed.D., Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., and Christopher Whyte, Ph.D.
News / August 30, 2017

Wilder School Celebrates Fresh Faces, Promotions

Four new hires have joined the Wilder School for the 2017-18 academic year and a few others were recently promoted. The new appointments will strengthen the school in a number of its specialty areas, including criminal justice, community engagement and homeland security.

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