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Nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 1, 2021.
News / September 9, 2021

2022 EVGA Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards are open now through November 1, 2021.

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How can machine learning help stop the opioid epidemic? A multidisciplinary VCU research team will gather data to develop predictive treatment policies to help improve community health in Richmond and beyond.
News / September 8, 2021

NSF Grant to Use Data-Driven Machine Learning to Combat Opioid Crisis

How can machine learning help stop the opioid epidemic? A multidisciplinary VCU research team will gather data to develop predictive treatment policies to help improve community health in Richmond and beyond.

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Join us for the 2021 Wilder Symposium: “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy,” presented virtually on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST.
News / September 1, 2021

2021 Wilder Symposium presents “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy”

Join us for the 2021 Wilder Symposium: “The Triple Pandemic: Implications for Racial Equity and Public Policy,” presented virtually on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST.

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Meghan Gough
News / September 1, 2021

Meghan Gough named VCU East End Cemetery Collaboratory Fellow

Congratulations to Meghan Gough, associate professor of urban and regional planning at the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. She has been named one of six VCU East End Cemetery Collaboratory Fellows.

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News / August 30, 2021

Experts convene to explore public policy solutions to address health disparities

Speakers, including Virginia’s chief diversity officer, collaborated with policymakers and health care professionals to make plans and improve conditions around health equity for all Virginians.

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A majority of Virginians indicated that they would be willing to pay more in taxes to support public education. (Getty Images)
News / August 27, 2021

Virginians divided on tax increases to support public services

A majority of Virginians indicated that they would be willing to pay more in taxes to support several public services, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School.

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Events / August 26, 2021

Eviction Across the Commonwealth – What You Need to Know

Kathryn Howell, Ph.D., associate professor in the urban and regional studies and planning program and co-director of the RVA Eviction Lab, is the featured speaker for the September virtual Lunch and Learn.

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News / August 23, 2021

A Message from the Dean: Ready for the Challenge!

Wilder School Dean, Susan T. Gooden welcome students, faculty and staff back for the 2021 fall semester.

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Taliban legitimacy will post challenges for social media companies. Credit: Associated Press
News / August 23, 2021

Professor William Pelfrey to Forbes: Taliban presents new challenges for social media companies

The VCU Wilder School’s own William Pelfrey, professor of homeland security and criminal justice, is featured in a Forbes article exploring the impact on social media companies with the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

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In the race to become the next governor of Virginia, 40% of likely voters would vote for Terry McAuliffe while 37% would vote for Glenn Youngkin, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.
News / August 20, 2021

McAuliffe and Youngkin in a virtual tie in race for governor

In the race to become the next governor of Virginia, 40% of likely voters would vote for Terry McAuliffe while 37% would vote for Glenn Youngkin, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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