Weekly Updates

 

July 6, 2011   Vol. 1. Issue 23    

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Hello Friends,

We are actively updating the website to better reflect the various individuals and organizations that enable us to conduct policy-relevant research in this region and beyond.

We would also like to send out a very special Thank You to all of our: Regional Advisory Committee Members, Faculty Affiliates, and Executive Committee Members. Needless to say, without their time and commitment we would not be able to operate at our current capacity.

The Center for Regional Change

In This Issue
CRC Activities
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers
Jobs & Employment Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Special Reports on Regional Change
Regional Change in the News

CRC Activities

The Center for Regional Change will be presenting the findings from the Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions study on July 14th from 8:30-12:00pm. Come learn about this first-of-its-kind study about youth health and well-being at the regional scale and help launch regional action(s) based on the recommendations of the researchers. Click here for event information.   


Bill Kennedy, of Legal Services of Northern California has created a PowerPoint presentation on message framing as part of the Race Equity Project. We were delighted to be able to see this presentation first-hand at the last Regional Advisory Committee Meeting. Check out this dynamic presentation by clicking here.
Request for Proposals & Call for Papers

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa is offering funding of up to $15,000 for social science faculty to conduct research on peace, security and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. More information can be found here.

 

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is inviting research proposals on the costs of student-centered learning in secondary schools. Project grants of up to $100,000 are available to nonprofits and educational institutions. For details, click here.  

   

The Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America invite applications for youth-led, children's hunger volunteer projects. 25 grants of $500 will be offered to qualifying programs. Read more about this opportunity by clicking here

Jobs & Employment Opportunities 

The National Environmental Education Foundation is seeking a BeWaterWise Project Consultant for a water conservation program in Washington DC. Get more information by clicking  here.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture, is seeking a Soil Conservationist for a full-time position in Modesto, CA.  Click

here

for more information.

 

The City of Providence, Office of the Mayor, is seeking a Sustainability Director to develop and implement a sustainability action plan. Economic development, energy efficiency, and citizen engagement are all parts of this position.  For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

The Environmental Protection Agency is examining ways to better integrate environmental justice

considerations into the permits issued under the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and other federal environmental laws. They will be holding a tribal listening session on July 7th as part of these efforts. 

For additional information, click here.

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The Center for Regional Change will present the findings from the Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions study on July 14th from 8:30-12:00pm. Come learn about this first-of-its-kind study about youth health and well-being at the regional scale and help launch regional action based on the recommendations of the researchers. Click here to find out about this  opportunity. 

 

A Smart Valley Places Kickoff Convention will be held on Thursday, July 21st in order to create a regional strategy for sustainable development in the San Joaquin Valley. Smart growth strategy information as well as opportunities for networking will be offered. Click here for event details.

Special Reports on Regional Change
A new policy brief by the University of California, Los Angeles has determined that distance, isolation, and lack of services may be able to explain the negative health outcomes of rural elders as opposed to their suburban counterparts. Read the brief here.  
Regional Change in the News

Workers in the Central Valley and in other California regions may qualify for forms of Federal aid as compensation for jobs and income lost due to free trade deals with nations like South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. Read more here. 

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The Environmental Protection Agency has reversed a decision made last fall and will now extend the deadline to clean up deadly diesel soot in the San Joaquin Valley. Click here to find out why.

 

The Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific has found that residents of San Joaquin County are paying the highest rents in the Central Valley; even more than in Sacramento. Click

here for the full story. 

Expanding the Circle on Regionalism
Bill Kennedy, Regional Advisory Committee Member and Managing Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California has created a PowerPoint presentation on message framing as part of the Race Equity Project.

We were delighted to be able to see this presentation first-hand at the last Regional Advisory Committee Meeting. Check out this dynamic presentation by clicking here.

 

 See all of this information and more on our website: regionalchange.ucdavis.edu. We invite any input on or contributions to these announcements.  Also, if you are interested in providing a post for our blog, please let us know.  To unsubscribe, click the "unsubscribe" button below. Thanks for your time!

 

Michael Johnson 

UC Davis Center for Regional Change