L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

Academy recruit Taylor Lisco demonstrates how to correctly apply pressure to a wrist on a fellow recruit in order to takedown an offender during a defensive tactics course on July 13 at the Henrico County Training Center.
News / August 4, 2016

Training for a Purpose: Student Basic Jailor Academy

Unique university-community collaboration allows Wilder School students to earn college credit and work part-time as certified correctional deputies in Henrico County jails.

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Former Virginia Capital Semester student Julia Carney with Del. Vivian E. Watts.
News / September 15, 2016

OSS to host two info sessions for legislative internship

The Office of Student Success will host two information sessions for the Virginia Capital Semester program Sept. 22-23. Join us!

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Chernoh Wurie, Ph.D.
Wilder School Spotlight / August 25, 2016

Meet Chernoh Wurie

Chernoh Wurie, Ph.D., was 16 when rebel bandits entered his home in Sierra Leone and held his family at gunpoint. That incident fueled a career in policing that would eventually lead to the classroom.

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(Top) VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., discusses the report. (Middle) John Accordino, Ph.D., (right) greets Todd Haymore, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. (Bottom) Barry Matherly, Todd Haymore, Renee Chapline, Michael Rao, Ph.D, Nick Klym, John Accordino, Ph.D., and Greg Wingfield at the event.
News / September 9, 2016

Wilder School's CURA Leads Exports Effort

After nearly two years of work, the long-awaited Metro Richmond Exports Initiative has been released.

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Sara Zewde is a designer at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol.
News / September 7, 2016

Sara Zewde to Deliver Gulak Lecture on Oct. 26

Sara Zewde, a leading expert in landscape architecture and design, will deliver this year’s Morton B. Gulak Lecture in Urban and Regional Planning on Wed., Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the University Student Commons.

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Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs news and events
News / August 25, 2016

Wilder School’s M.P.A. Program Receives Award

The Wilder School’s Master of Public Administration program will receive the Social Equity Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration at its annual conference in October.

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Wilder School students helped create plans for revitalizing the waterfront in Messina, Italy.
News / August 24, 2016

From Richmond to Italy: Planning Across Cultures

Wilder School students took their studies about urban revitalization from the James River region to the Straits of Messina during a study-abroad program this summer.

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Students stroll along the VCU Compass.
News / August 19, 2016

Wilder School to Host Welcome Week Events

The Wilder School will host two events for current and incoming students on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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Skyline view of the City of Richmond.
News / August 15, 2016

Metro Richmond Export Initiative to be Unveiled Sept. 8

The Metropolitan Richmond Export Initiative will be unveiled on Thurs., Sept. 8, in Chesterfield County.

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Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor, criminal justice graduate coordinator
News / August 3, 2016

Mancini to Moderate Webinar on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor of Criminal Justice, will moderate a free webinar that will analyze the problem of sexual assault on college and university campuses on Thurs., Aug. 25, at 2 p.m.

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