Region Matters


April 8, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 19  

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director


We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.  Please send us notices of your publications, events, funding sources or employment opportunities to feature in RM.  Your comments and suggestions about RM are also welcome.

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In This Issue
CRC Spotlight
Request for Poposal
CRC Affiliates Calendar of Events
Job Opportunities
UC Davis Center for Regional Change
CRC Spotlight
mrCRC's Mindy Romero in the News

Mindy Romero, Director of the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), was quoted twice in recent media stories on political representation in the wake of the recent suspension of three California senators and its implications on constituent representation.  Please find the Sac Bee article here and the radio interview with NPR affiliate 89.3 KPCC here.


Request for Proposal
John Muir Institute of the Environment:

 White Family Graduate Student Award Program

The UC Davis Environmental Justice Project invites proposals for the White Family Graduate Student Award Program. Successful proposals will involve environmental studies and/or sciences research that clearly contributes to environmental justice, including the resolution of environmental inequalities or the improvement of environmental health, particularly in California. Proposed work may or may not be part of a student's dissertation/thesis. A small number of awards of $3,000-$4,000 will be made.  Applications due May 16.  Click here for more information or contact Beth Rose Middleton at

 CRC Affiliates Calendar of Events

"Making Collaboration Work" Workshop

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

Dates: April 7, 9, 15 and 16

Time & Place: Varies - See Website

(Kerberos pswd req'd)

The workshop is free but requires an RSVP.  For more information and to register, click here.  If you have questions, please contact Regan at or (530) 754-7741.


"Avatar and Activism: Ecological Indians, Disabling Militarism and Climate Justice" by Dr. Nol Sturgeon, Dean/Professor

Date: Wednesday - April 9th

Time: 4pm-6pm

Place: UC Davis Campus, 126 Voorhies Hall 

This is a public lecture - for details click here.  For Dr. Sturgeon's full bio, click here.


World Food Center Seminar:

"Technologies & Priorities for Adaptation to Climate Change: From California to Global Food Security"

Date: Friday - April 11th

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

Place: UC Davis Campus, Memorial Union - King Lounge

free public seminar on climate change and food production.  Please click here for more info.


UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues Presents:

Breaking Barriers, Building Community:

35 Years of Training Social Change Scholars

Date: Friday - May 2nd

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Place: 2537 Haste Street - Alumnae Hall

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact or call (510) 642-0813.  Click here for registration.



 Job Opportunities

California Democracy is Hiring

CA Democracy is seeking both a new Senior Program Manager and a Program Associate to join their team.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 14.  For more information, click here


Internship with Sacramento Area Council of Governments

SACOG is seeking qualified candidates for a paid Planning and Outreach Student intern.  Please go to for more information and to submit an application.


UC Cooperative is Hiring

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking a 4-H Youth Development Advisor. Please click here for more information, a job description and application.  Closing Date: May 18.


 UC Davis Center for Regional Change

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) produces innovative research to create healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable regions in California and beyond.

For media inquiries and other questions, please contact us at (530) 752-3007.

For general questions, please contact us at

Click here to read more about the CRC.