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The recent 2016 Commonwealth Poll: Public Safety shows that 78 percent of respondents felt that people in their local community receive fair treatment from law enforcement

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Public supports reforms in juvenile justice, parole, sex offender registry and firearm possession

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The Wilder School and the Global Education Office, in conjunction with the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, are pleased to offer students the opportunity to study in Denmark.

Make your mark: Become a Wilder Fellow

Join us for a special Wilder Fellows Q&A session on March 16. The program provides professional experience and a generous stipend to top-notch graduate students.

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Faculty News

Kate Howell Publishes Article in Community Development Journal >
Kate Howell, Ph.D., assistant professor of Urban and Regional Studies, recently had an article published in Community Development Journal, “Building empowerment in market-based redevelopment: changing paradigms for affordable housing and community development in Washington, D.C.”

Xueming Chen Paper Presented at Transportation Research Board Meeting >
A paper by Xueming “Jimmy” Chen, Ph.D., an associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning, and co-authored with April Ni’Mary entitled “Examining the Transit Accessibility and Poverty Issues from New Perspectives in Richmond, Virginia,” Get Adobe Reader was presented as a poster session at the Transportation Research Board’s 95th annual meeting, held Jan. 10-14 in Washington.

“Doing Research in Different Settings” >
An essay by Henry H. Brownstein, Ph.D. — “Doing Research in Different Settings” — was published in the November/December 2015 issue of The Criminologist, the newsletter of the American Society of Criminology, on pages 40-41. Brownstein is the Wilder School’s associate dean for research, professor and director of the Center for Public Policy.

Book Co-authored by Henry Brownstein Released in Paperback >
“The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs,” a book co-authored by Henry H. Brownstein, Ph.D., associate dean for research, professor and director of the Center for Public Policy, has been released in paperback. The original hardcover edition was published by Rutgers University Press in 2014.

Wilder School Spotlight: Shajuana Isom-Payne

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Shajuana Isom-Payne

Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success at the VCU Wilder School, has a message for students: It’s a new brand world.

“In order to prosper in the new world of work, students must become the architect of their own brands. We’re not talking about simple marketing — we’re talking about engineering a set of experiences that will better position students to be compensated by their passion. It’s not enough to have a stellar academic record or to be attractive on paper: Our graduates have to be able to tell their story with confidence and conviction,” Isom-Payne said.

The good news — and it is good news, she believes — is that everyone has a chance to stand out.

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