Region Matters


April 16, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 20  

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director


We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.  Our staff and advisory committees will be attending our first CRC retreat next week and therefore, you will not receive a newsletter next Tuesday.  We'll pick back up again on Tuesday the 29th.  

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In This Issue
CRC Spotlight
Youth Engagement Competition
Regionally-Relevant Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About Us: The UC Davis Center for Regional Change
CRC Spotlight

The Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good: 

"Public Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California" Based on the forthcoming book of the same title from Stanford University Press 

Date: Tuesday - April 22

Time: 1pm - 4pm (reception to follow)

Place: UCD Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center 

Website for more information an a list of presenters, authors and speakers.


The Office of the Provost established this speaker series aimed at furthering awareness and dialogue within and beyond the university community, and also at exploring the potential to make UC Davis a center for the study of the role of the public university in contemporary society.  The series is overseen by the Office of the Provost in cooperation with the university's Center for Regional Change.

Youth Engagement Competition
How Can Youth Make a Difference?

Youth Engaged 4 Change wants to hear how youth can make a difference directly from the experts: young change makers like you. Can you think of a time when you were eager to make a difference? How did you turn your passion into action? Share your advice with other youth and young adults who want to make a difference and are figuring out where to start. Submit your photos or a poster that inspires others to take action for a chance to win $500! Deadline: May 4.

 Regionally-Relevant Events

Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship

Date: April 24

Place: UC Berkeley


The symposium will hold a critical conversation about university-community partnerships that take the form of community engaged scholarship, particularly focused on how this work can support movements for social justice.  If you would like to attend the symposium, please register.


Research Justice Track at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit

Date: June 19-22

Place: Detroit, MI

Website: (registration required)

The AMC is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.


Employment/Internship Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Associate, Social Scientist

The Human Dimensions Research Unit in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position. This position includes a 12-month initial appointment with possible extension. Direct applications/inquiries to Richard StedmanDeadline: June 1.


P/T Research Analyst

The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER) is seeking a research analyst for developing content for reports and presentations of research results. This position will have significant responsibilities for data collection, project file management for CSER research projects and participation in the development of CSER's quarterly publications. Direct applications/inquiries to Helen Schaubmayer.


Seeking Summer Interns

The Art of the Rural (AOTR) internship program welcomes current students, recent graduates, and interested individuals who wish to supplement their educational experience by working with a national rural arts organization. AOTR's internships offer experiential education in an exciting, digital environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from gifted individuals who are passionate about cultural equity and contributing to a more diverse, inclusive arts environment. Deadline: May 2.

About Us: The 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 email crcinfo@ucdavis.eduClick here to read more about the CRC.