Region Matters


   January 25th, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 15                            

Dear Community,

Welcome back to Region Matters! We are delighted to share some of the latest impact we are seeing from the CRC's research. 

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In This Issue
CRC Research Innovations
CRC Impact
Upcoming Events
Grant Opportunities
CRC Research Innovations

On Thursday, Jan 24th, Mindy Romero, project director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project and Jonathan Fox, PhD, UC Santa Cruz, presented their latest research at the UC Sacramento Center: Unpacking California Voter Registration and Turnout Trends: The Youth Impact on California's Electorate.


California's November 2012 turnout as a share of eligible voters was 55.5%, down 3.7 percent from 59.2% in 2008. This presentation analyzed the voter registration and turnout trends for the state of California and its counties. Disparities were identified in representation across the state, with a focus on young adult voting patterns. Institutional factors affecting voter participation were also examined, including recent online registration and the possible role of high schools. While their share of the state's electorate increased over the last decade, young adult citizens remain significantly under-represented in the California political landscape. These trends suggests the need for new conceptual tools and change strategies to bring us closer to a system of "one person, one vote." 

CRC Impact


CRC Director, Jonathan London, was recently interviewed on Valley Public Radio about the Land of Risk report, Land of Opportunity Report. The spot also included a feature by Rebecca Plevin (formerly of Vida del Valle, now a free lance health journalist). Clink here to hear the interview. 


Jonathan and the report were also cited extensively in a recent Fresno Bee article.

Upcoming Events

Drawings on Migrations Exhibition Opening

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 * 6:30-7:45 pm

Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Mondavi Center



Drawings on Migrations is an exhibition of large scale works on paper and small objects on display January 30 - February 28, 2013. Artist works by Chau Huynh, Lisa Rybovich Crallé, Alan Hopkins, and Meredith Tromble, curated by Robin Hill, Professor of Studio Art, UC Davis. To R.S.V.P. contact, Phil Daley via or (530) 752-7896


Following the exhibition opening will be: 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 * 8:00 pm

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Chan Park, Korean p'ansori


For a complete list of public events regarding the Art of Migration Festival please visit this link on the Mondavi Center's website.

Grant Opportunities 

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) is offering a Provost Fellowship in interdisciplinary humanities to a post-doctoral candidate from beyond UWM and the UW System. The fellowship is awarded to support interdisciplinary research projects in the humanities, which include, but are not limited to, philosophy, history, literature, religious studies, and art history. Proposals employing humanistic approaches from the social and natural sciences and the arts are also welcome. Applicants should be working on research topics related to the 2013-14 theme, "Changing Climates." A detailed description of the theme is available on the C21 website:

For more information about the fellowship, please go to the C21 website, or see the attached .pdf file of the call. Email with questions.