Region Matters


February 18, 2014  Vol. 4, Issue 12     

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In This Issue
CRC News and Announcements
CRC Co-Sponsored Events
Regionally Relevant News
Upcoming Events
Call for Proposals
Internship Opportunities
Job Opportunities
CRC News and Announcements

Accepting Applications for CRC Program Manager Position


The Center for Regional Change is seeking highly skilled professionals for our new Programs Manager position. This member of the CRC leadership team will develop and implement systems to provide high-level project management for the full range of CRC projects, assist the CRC Director in development, tracking, and reporting on project funding, and build and enhance relationships with the CRC's diverse funding and project partners.


Applications due by February 28, 2014.


Click here to view the complete job listing.


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CCEP Director Mindy Romero Featured in California Forward


Last week, Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project was featured in California Forward. Mindy is quoted within the article "Can California be Optimistic and Pessimistic at the Same Time?"


Click here to read the article.

CRC Co-Sponsored Events

"The University and the Public Good: What Should We Be Doing on Climate Change?"


Presented by Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University


Date: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 3:00-4:30pm

Place: UC Davis Student Community Center


This event is part of Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good Series and is co-sponsored by The Center for Regional Change. It is free and open to the public. Reception to follow at the Student Community Center.


Click here for more information


 Regionally Relevant News

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life Announces "Extensions Reconsidered"


Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life announces a new initiative in partnership with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, and the Art of the Rural organization. The initiative, titled "Extension Reconsidered," is engaging teams from a dozen states in organizing a series of events that invite citizens to imagine and consider new ways for Cooperative Extension to serve as a vital resource for communities in the 21st century. The initiative is timed to mark the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act that established the Cooperative Extension System in May 1914.


Click here for more information.



Upcoming Events

PEPH Webinar: Residents, Responders, and Resilience


Date: February 25, 2014

Time: 1:00-2:30 pm ET


The Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) program established the PEPH Webinar Series to promote interactions among PEPH grantees and to increase awareness of common issues and approaches. This webinar examines how the adverse effects to human health of natural and man-made disasters have been a national concern for many decades and have led to a number of federal, state, and local efforts (primarily response preparedness). Increasingly, however, disaster-related research has focused on building the capacity and resilience of individuals and communities to assist with recovery and prepare for future disasters. This webinar will also discuss various facets of resilience, including the interaction of individual and community resilience, the role of longstanding socioeconomic disparities, and the importance of networking and capacity building.


Click here for more information and to register.



Science, Sexuality and (In)Security


Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Place: Art Annex, UC Davis Campus


This roundtable event will focus on emergent ethical concerns around race/ethnicity, reproductive technologies and the production of national ontological insecurities. This dialogue will center on how "New" racism and sexism and "Old" homophobia manifest in the 21st century to regulate and contain sexual and reproductive freedom and mobility. This event  is part of the Social Justice Initiative Mellon Project.


Click here for more information.




Call for Proposals

Environmental Humanities Project Call for Proposals


The Environmental Humanities Project at Stanford is hosting a symposium on Friday, May 2, 2014, to examine the relationship between environmental studies and animal studies. They invite short proposals (approximately 200 words) from current graduate students for contributions to the roundtable discussion. These proposals should address some of the following (or related) questions: What is the relationship between animal studies and environmental studies in general, and/or in literary studies? Can (or should) animal studies and environmental studies / zoocriticism and ecocritism be seen as separate fields of study? Where do they come into conflict, and to what effect? Where are they in agreement? How do the aesthetics and discourses of environmentalism and animal ethics differ? How do the genealogies of each differ, and how/when do they converge?


Submission deadline is February 28, 2014.


For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Sophie Moore at



Internship Opportunities

Labor Summer Internship Program 2014


The UC Berkeley Labor Center and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change are co-sponsoring the 13th Annual Labor Summer Internship Program, a full-time PAID internship program for UC graduate and undergraduate students. This is an opportunity for you to spend eight weeks in Northern and possibly Central California developing leadership, political analysis, research, and organizing skills while working with unions and community based organizations striving for justice for California's working people. If you are passionate about social and economic justice, apply for the Labor Summer Internship Program and be a part of building a better California!


Program Dates: June 23-August 15, 2014

Application Deadline: March 10, 2014, 8:00 am (PST)


For more information and to apply, click here.


Pacific Institute's Diversity for Sustainability Internship


The Pacific Institute in Oakland, California is accepting applications from undergraduates for its Diversity for Sustainability Internship Program for Summer 2014. This is a paid summer internship in Oakland, California, and the Institute is particularly interested in community and state college undergraduate students. The program is part of the Institute's commitment to furthering diverse perspectives both in their own work and in the critical fields of environmental sustainability and social justice. Interns will develop a deeper understanding of and hands-on experience with fundamental skills for environmental research and outreach and have the opportunity to make connections for their future success.


Application Deadline: March 14, 2014


For more information, please click here.


Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar for UC Santa Cruz Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California


The Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California at the University of Santa Cruz invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar for a Spencer Foundation funded project on ethical issues in community-based research, under the direction of Ronald D. Glass, CCREC PI/Director and Professor of Philosophy of Education. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist in the development of a casebook on the ethical issues in collaborative community-based research, in the preparation of policy briefs in relation to the codes of ethics of professional associations of researchers, in the organization of an invitational conference on the ethical issues in collaborative community-based research, and participate in CCREC seminars, colloquia, and training projects as related to the Spencer Foundation funded work.


Applications are due by March 17, 2014.


To view the entire posting or to apply, please click here.