L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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News / November 11, 2016

GEHLI to host minority impact analysis talks

On November 18, members of the 2016 Class of the Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) will offer a series of presentations on legislation affecting minority communities in Virginia.

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Grant Rissler
Wilder School Spotlight / November 11, 2016

Meet Grant Rissler

With more than 17 years of service working with and on behalf of vulnerable communities, Grant Rissler, a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at the Wilder School, is giving back through a life of consequence.

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News / November 3, 2016

Faculty, doctoral students receive NECoPA best paper award

Youth development programs provide a support system on which underserved adolescents can rely on and facilitate successful transition to adulthood, but what works? An award-winning study authored by four researchers at the Wilder School offers one strategy.

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News / November 2, 2016

Wilder School Announces 2016 EVGA Honorees

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University will honor individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government and the betterment of the state on Wed., Nov. 30.

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News / October 11, 2016

2016 Metro Poll Looks at Race Relations and Police in Richmond Area

The Wilder School's Center for Public Policy has released the results of a poll conducted in the spring that found that a majority of Richmond-area residents saw race relations in the U.S. as a major problem and that race relations have grown worse over the past five years.

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The VCU Silent Witness Exhibit, open October 10-14, is a joint initiative to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence and encourage action to create change.
News / October 7, 2016

Domestic Violence Exhibit Visits VCU Oct. 10-14

To help educate students and community members about the scourge of domestic violence—a crime that accounted for at least a third of domestic female homicides in 2014—Amy Cook,Ph.D., an assistant professor at the VCU Wilder School is organizing an exhibit to make it real.

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Lucky Turner poses with fellow 2016 LGBT Burnside Watstein Award recipients. From left: Lucky Turner, Brenda Kriegel, Walter Foery, Frances Stewart, Attalah Shabazz, Sharon Talarico and Jane Firer. Turner was the only student to receive the award this year.
News / October 5, 2016

Student Honored with VCU’s 2016 LGBT Burnside Watstein Award

Tolliver 'Lucky' Turner, a senior majoring in criminal justice, was recently honored with the 2016 Burnside Watstein Award for his contributions to VCU’s LGBTQIA community.

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Members of the Class of 2016 VCU Leadership Development Program gather for a team-building exercise.
News / October 4, 2016

Faculty and staff to offer campus solutions

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 6 as GEHLI presents the VCU Leadership Development Class of 2016. Experience five thought-provoking presentations and countless engaging ideas - all in one day!

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News / September 28, 2016

Wilder Symposium to be held Monday, October 17

This fall’s Wilder Symposium on Race and American Society will examine the legacies of the landmark Kerner Commission report to then-President Lyndon B. Johnson following the riots in 1967, and what they mean for race and ethnic relations in the United States today in an open, frank and full discussion.

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Wilder Graduate Scholars’ Fellows gather with Governor L. Douglas Wilder (seated, left) and Interim Dean, John Accordino, Ph.D., (seated,right) at Office of the Provost on Sept. 8. Fellows (standing, from left to right): Lara Mclellan, Ibrahim Keita, Joseph Costello, Lashelle Johnson, Alexandra Stewart, Nathan Manning and Theresa Varnier.
News / September 21, 2016

Wilder School Announces 11th Class of Wilder Graduate Scholars’ Fellowship

The Wilder School is pleased to announce the selection of seven Wilder Graduate Scholars' Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year.

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