Region Matters


March 4, 2014  Vol. 4, Issue 14   

CRC Community,

Welcome to this week's edition of Region Matters! We hope that everyone is having a great week so far. Many exciting things are happening at the CRC and we are delighted to share the latest with you!

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CRC News and Announcements
Upcoming Events
Regionally Relevant News
Research Funding
CRC News and Announcements

Sustainable Communities - Implementation Challenges and Opportunities: Improving the Models  JKL


Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM (PST)

Place: University of California Center Sacramento, 1130 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814


The CRC's director, Jonathan London, will be serving as a panelist in a forum through the UC Davis Policy Institute: 'Sustainable Communities - Implementation Challenges and Opportunities: Improving the Models.'

This forum series consists of four sessions that will bring together researchers, policy-makers, and stakeholders to discuss and explore the latest research and real-world experience with implementation of SB 375 and related policies. Third in the forum series, this upcoming forum will address the current state of the models being used to guide SB 375 implementation including their ability to represent policies and strategies. It will discuss the way model results are communicated to stakeholders and the opportunities for further model development. 


Please click here for more information and to register.


mindy romero CRC's Mindy Romero Presents at Future of California Elections 2014 Conference


Yesterday, CCEP Director, Mindy Romero, presented findings from the CCEP's new study, in partnership with the Future of California Elections: Examining California's Vote-By-Mail Ballots.


Click here for more information. 




Environmental Justice "Teach-In" at U.S EPA Region 9


CRC Director Jonathan London and Collaboration Center Director Tara Zagofsky will be participating as environmental justice leaders in an Environmental Justice Teach-In on March 6 at U.S. EPA REGION 9 in San Francisco. The teach-in will create space for participants to discuss compelling environmental justice challenges and opportunities in the context of U.S. EPA Region 9's planning for the next two years. Representatives of twenty four environmental justice organizations will serve as small group discussion leaders around three key themes: green zones and sustainable development; EJ and the law; and the role citizen-driven task forces and crowd-sourced tools can play in improving environmental conditions in overburdened communities.


Click here for more information on the event. 


 Upcoming Events

PhD Unlimited: Expanding the Horizon of Non-Academic Careers


Date: Monday, April 28

Time: 12:00 PM-4:30 PM

Place: UC Davis Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room


What's a PhD worth? What types of skills and attributes come with a degree? Come find out at this workshop aimed at getting both early and advanced graduate students to think more concretely about translating skills into career paths. Participants will complete a free Myers-Briggs assessment before the event, and learn how to take charge of their career.


The UC Davis Humanities Institute, in partnership with the Internship and Career Center and the Office of Graduate Studies, has put together this workshop and forum to help explore the opportunities for non-academic careers for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


Lunch will be provided.


Please RSVP by April 15 to Becky Wilson,


 Regionally Relevant News
President Obama Announces My Brother's Keeper


Last Thursday, President Obama launched My Brother's Keeper, an initiative to build opportunity for boys and young men of color. President Obama will sign a Presidential Memorandum establishing the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, an interagency effort, that will help determine what public and private efforts are working and how to expand upon them, how the Federal Government's own policies and programs can better support these efforts, and how to better involve State and local officials, the private sector, and the philanthropic community in these efforts. To bolster the federal effort, leading philanthropies and corporations have pledged to invest at least $350 million to find and spread best practices from around the country. This joint effort is focused on unlocking the full potential of boys and young men of color - something that will not only benefit them, but all Americans.


Please click here for more information.


Research Funding

ASPIRE 2014 Call for Nominations


The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education ("ASPIRE") is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.


 For its host year of 2014, China selected "Intelligent Transportation" as the ASPIRE nominating theme, promoting smart, clean and low-carbon urbanization to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of APEC's regional connectivity. Any citizen of an APEC member economy is eligible to be nominated for the ASPIRE Prize. He/she must be living at the time of his/her nomination and be under the age of 40 as of 31 December of that year (i.e., all 2014 nominees must be under the age of 40 as of 31 December 2014).


Click here for more information on the nomination process.