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 Jesiaah Hoskins, Feven Negussie and Jacob Parcell spent the winter at the Capitol writing speeches, researching bills and meeting with constituents.
News / March 1, 2019

Virginia Capitol Semester: Life-long Connections and Legislative Experience

In 46 days three Virginia Commonwealth University Seniors have gained experience that will last them a lifetime.

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Elias Frantz’s interests in Latin American studies and urban planning have taken him to Argentina, where he is working to help develop a local neighborhood.
News / February 28, 2019

In Buenos Aires, a VCU Gilman Scholar is Learning How to Build Better Cities

Elias Frantz’s interests in Latin American studies and urban planning have taken him to Argentina, where he is working to help develop a local neighborhood.

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Francis Gary Powers Jr., is the author of “Spy Pilot,” a new book that examines the life and experiences of his father, a famous Cold War pilot who was shot down by the Soviets and subsequently interrogated, tried and imprisoned.
News / March 1, 2019

Son of Cold War U-2 Pilot to Speak at Wilder School

The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union, will address students during a live talk at the VCU Wilder School at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

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Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a talk at the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series on Monday, March 18 at the Raleigh Building from 1-2:30 p.m.
News / March 15, 2019

Leading Economic Development Guru to Speak at Doctoral Lecture Series

The Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will conclude its debut season on Monday, March 18, with a talk by Teresa Córdova, Ph.D., director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University Of Illinois at Chicago.

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“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, Ph.D., has been selected as Virginia Commonwealth University’s 2019 Common Book.
News / March 1, 2019

‘Evicted,’ which revealed impact of national eviction crisis, selected as VCU’s Common Book

“Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond has been selected as the 2019 Common Book for Virginia Commonwealth University. The book, which revolves around eight families—each teetering on the brink of homelessness--dovetails closely with the work of the Wilder School’s RVA Eviction Lab, a key partner in this year's Common Book program.

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News / February 25, 2019

Professor Quoted in USA Today Story about Sex Trafficking Victims

Wilder School professor Jay Albanese was quoted in a USA Today article about the victims of human trafficking and prostitution in the U.S. In the article, Albanese, a leading expert on transnational and organized crime and corruption, describes human trafficking “one of the most serious of all crimes.”

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News / February 18, 2019

What’s Driving Evictions in Richmond?

The RVA Eviction Lab at VCU’s Wilder School has received a Ford Foundation grant to understand the causes — and the impact — of Richmond’s eviction rate, the second highest in the country.

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University of Virginia President James Ryan, Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden and Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni.
News / February 25, 2019

Gooden to Join Ryan and Qarni for School Equity Discussion

On March 4, Wilder School Interim Dean Susan Gooden will join UVA President James Ryan and Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni to discuss the history of the educational divide between Richmond’s urban and suburban schools.

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2019 ASPA Honorees (left to right): Susan Gooden, interim dean and professor; Blue Wooldridge, professor; Sombo Chunda, doctoral student; Suparna Dutta, doctoral student; and Myung Jin, associate professor and chair.
News / February 19, 2019

Faculty and Students Earn Top Honors at ASPA

Five Wilder School faculty and students will receive top honors and distinctions at the Annual American Society for Public Administration Conference. The honors, which recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and career contributions to public service, will be presented ­­­­during a series of ceremonies held in Washington, D.C., March 8-12.

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News / February 18, 2019

Wilder School Announces 2019 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 Thursday, April 11.

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