Region Matters


  September 23, 2013  Vol. 3. Issue 47                   

CRC friends and colleagues: We hope you can join us for several upcoming CRC sponsored events in October.

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CRC Events in October
Regional Change in the News
Upcoming Events
Employment Opportunities
CRC Events in October
Please join us for these upcoming CRC sponsored events:

CRC lunch seminar with David Cooper, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 "The University in Development: Case Studies of Use-Oriented Research "

Tuesday, October 1st, Noon to 1pm, UC Davis 142 Hunt Hall

David Cooper, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa will give a seminar presentation of the core ideas of his latest book. Co-sponsors for this event: UCD Humanities Institute, UCD Department of Sociology, Community Development Graduate Group (CDGG) and UCD Department of Human Ecology.

Brown-bag lunch, light refreshments will be served.


CRC book launch event with author and journalist Sasha Abramsky

"The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives

Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 p.m., UC Davis Memorial Union's Griffin Lounge

Sasha Abramsky, author, journalist and UC Davis' writing program lecturer will discuss and sign copies of his latest book.

Light refreshments will be served.


UC Community Engaged Research Survey Presentation

October 9, from 10am-12pm, UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center

The UC Office of the President funded researchers at UC Merced to conduct a system-wide survey of community engaged research. The discussion will include findings across the system and for UC Davis. Your recommendations for how to support community engaged research will be shared as part of a system-wide report to enhance support for community engaged research.

To rsvp, please click here.

For more information on any of these CRC sponsored events in October, please contact Beth Bourne at 530-752-3007 or  

Regional Change in the News
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BOOM: The Journal of California


An interview by Laurie Glover with jesikah maria ross in the latest edition of BOOM: The Journal of California is titled "Community development and resources extraction at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve."

To preview the article, click here.

Upcoming Events

The Global Market of Unskilled Labor, A Research Conference

October 25-26, UC Davis Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center

Keynote Speaker: Alejandro Portes, Ph.D., Princeton University

This conference explores the formation, dynamics, and consequences of the participation of migrants in the emerging global informal economy; as well as the economic, political, and social implications that such participation presents for migrant receiving and sending societies. A diverse group of international scholars will address a variety of issues including: global trends in migration and the informal economy, socioeconomic integration, and sectoral panels focused on migrants engaged in informal employment in the construction, agriculture, and service industries.

Conference sponsors include: UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Community and Regional Development, a division of Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts Program, "Managing Temporary Migrations: California, the U.S., and the World" Cluster, Gifford Center for Population Studies, UC Davis Cooperative Extension, Center for Poverty Studies, and Center for Regional Change.

Click here to view the conference website. Registration is free and required to attend   

Employment Opportunities 

UC ANR seeking inaugural director for the new Nutrition Policy Institute

The University of California Division Agriculture and Natural Resources is launching a new Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI). ANR has begun recruitment for an inaugural director to provide leadership and operational management of NPI. They seek a visionary leader who can bring together a variety of diverse partners and stakeholders to successfully compete for extramural funding at state and national levels. The director will serve as a key ANR spokesperson on nutrition and health-related issues and a collaborator who can promote interdisciplinary efforts in nutrition research with other UC campus-based researchers, USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and other federal and state nutrition programs, Cooperative Extension community-based nutrition education programs and the ANR Strategic Initiative leaders.

Applications must be received by October 7, 2013. For a full position description and application, click here.

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Metropolitan Agriculture and Food Systems

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley seeks an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist (Fiscal Year) in Metropolitan Agriculture and Food Systems. The expected start date is January 1, 2014. The Metropolitan Agriculture and Food Systems Specialist will help create a collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted research and outreach program with UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists; community partners; government/institutional groups; and nascent urban food farms, urban agriculture initiatives and businesses across California.

The closing date for applications is October 21, 2013.

Additional information on this position can be found here.