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The Wilder School group and colleagues from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Academic Engagement gather during the conference. From left are Associate Professor James Keck; Kaitlin Signor of the DHS; students Garrett Stefaniak, Nathan Moorhead, Abigail Hobbs, Kevin Chevitanon; and Trent Frazier of the DHS.
News / June 20, 2018

HSEP Students Help During Regional DHS Exercise

Four students in the Wilder School’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program recently provided support to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2018 Charlottesville Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX).

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(Top) Fabrizio Fasulo, Ph.D., director of the Wilder School's Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, shared information at  the Communities and Public Safety Stakeholders’ Roundtable: An Analysis of Root Causes of Crime in the City of Richmond. (Below) Sarin Adhikari, Ph.D., research economist at CURA, makes a presentation.
News / June 19, 2018

CURA and SERL Assist with “Project Safe Neighborhood”

Two units of the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy—the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory—are supporting the Office of the Virginia Attorney General’s “Project Safe Neighborhood,” an effort to help reduce gun and gang violence among local youth.

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Portraits of Sarah Jane Brubaker and Benjamin Teresa
News / June 14, 2018

Two Wilder School Faculty Receive PeRQ Awards

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., chair of the Wilder School’s doctoral program, and Benjamin Teresa, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, have received VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ) Awards.

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Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Wilder School Interim Dean and Professor, is the co-author of “Why Research Methods Matter,” a refreshingly accessible new textbook that hits the sweet-spot between sound, scientific-driven inquiry and the political and economic considerations of real-world evaluation and policymaking. The book, available from Melvin and Leigh Publishing, hits shelves later this month.
News / June 7, 2018

Gooden Publishes New Research Methods Text

Susan Gooden, Wilder School Interim Dean and Professor, has co-authored “Why Research Methods Matter,” a refreshingly accessible new textbook that hits the sweet-spot between sound, scientific-driven inquiry and the political and economic considerations of real-world evaluation and policymaking. The book, available from Melvin and Leigh Publishing, hits shelves later this month.

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Wilder School Spotlight / May 24, 2018

Wilder School Spotlight: Meet Peter Jenkins

Peter Jenkins, a first-year doctoral student and activist, believes that capturing Transgender-inclusive data will help to ensure equal access to public services for all Americans.

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News / May 17, 2018

“The Color of Law”: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Wilder School and Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia are co-sponsoring a lecture by Richard Rothstein, author of the critically acclaimed book, "The Color of Law," on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m., in VCU's T. Edward Temple Building, 901

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News / June 8, 2017

The Latest News from the Wilder School Faculty

Stay up to date on the latest news from the Wilder School faculty.

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(Top) German exchange students, accompanied by their Wilder School hosts, tour Richmond's Fulton neighborhood. (Middle) German students presented to the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission on their system of planning and land use. (Below) Eights students are visiting from the University of Kaiserslautern, accompanied by two professors.
News / May 23, 2018

Wilder School, German University Exchanging Ideas About Land-Use Challenges

The Wilder School is hosting this week eight students and two professors from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany as part of the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Development Seminar.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee members Shajuana Isom-Payne and Chernoh Wurie, Ph.D., pose for a photo at the Wilder School's graduation ceremony on May 12, 2018.
News / May 17, 2018

Diversity Committee’s New Name and New Members Focus on Inclusion

Earlier this month, Wilder School faculty and staff voted to expand the name of an advisory body focused on diversity to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. For the first time in its history, the committee will include students.

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News / May 8, 2018

Wilder School Expert: Virginia Should Expand Distributed Solar Energy Usage

Distributed solar energy can provide at least 5 to 10 percent of the nation’s electricity demand, without causing negative impacts to the electrical grid or significant rate increases for consumers, according to new research by a Wilder School expert in alternative energy.

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