Region Matters


December 2, 2013  Vol. 4, Issue 5      

Dear CRC friends,
We hope you find this week's newsletter informative, as well as inspiring.   We always appreciate hearing from our readers about your news and accomplishments, as well as funding and job opportunities, that we can share with our growing community.
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In This Issue
CRC News and Announcements
Regional Change in the News
Funding Opportunities
Job Opportunities
CRC News and Announcements
CRC director Jonathan London to present findings at San Joaquin Valley funders' tour

On December 5, Jonathan London, CRC director, and Sarah Sharpe, director of the Fresno Metro Ministries Environmental Health Program, will present results from the CRC San Joaquin Valley Cumulative Health Impact project and answer questions around "how do environmental and social risks converge to impact Valley residents' health?" The panel moderator is Daniela Simunovic, Environmental Health & Justice Program, Liberty Hill Foundation.

To view the report Cumulative Environmental Vulnerabilities in California's San Joaquin Valley, click here.


CRC faculty affiliate Glenda Drew featured in Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine 

UC Davis associate professor of Design Glenda Drew is featured in the current issue of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine which will hit the newsstands later this week. The issue is called "Food" and the article is "Feast Your Eyes-Nine artists inspired by food. Bitch Media is a nonprofit feminist media organization best known for publishing this magazineBitch Media's mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.


The article is not available yet on line, but you can link to the magazine website here


 Regional Change in the News

Focus on water issues in the disadvantaged communities of the East Coachella Valley


The Desert Sun newspaper reports that the La Quinta-based nonprofit organization Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation, is using state grant money in a joint effort with local water districts, to gradually installing reverse-osmosis water filters in mobile home parks to remove arsenic - a carcinogen that can cause birth defects, nervous system damage and other serious health problems

To read the news story, click here.

 Funding Opportunities

UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies to provide $70,000 in grants

 The UC Davis Blum Center recently announced this coming year's grant program for undergraduate/graduate students and faculty wanting to work to reduce poverty and/or inequity in developing economies. Grant deadlines are February 15 through March 15, 2014.


A grant workshop info session will be held on Thursday, Dec 5th, 6:30 pm in Plant and Environmental Sciences Room 3001.


Click here for more details on grants and grant workshop.


Job Opportunities

UC ANR Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor-Placer/Nevada County


The University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources is seeking an Area Youth, Families and Communities Advisor serving Placer and Nevada Counties.


The advisor will promote healthy families and communities by designing, delivering and evaluating strategies for sustained behavior changes in youth and their families. The advisor will have the opportunity to work with 4-H members and their families in all communities of Placer and Nevada counties.


Application closing date is January 6, 2014.


To view the job description and application details, click here.