Region Matters


May 13, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 23  

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director


We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.  Please send us your news items, reports, events, job opportunities and other regionally-relevant items to share.

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In This Issue
CRC News
CCEP in the Media
Colleagues in Print
Recent Reports of Interest
Regionally-Relevant Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About Us: The UC Davis Center for Regional Change
CRC News

Staff Updates

Goodbye, Teri! 

It is with bittersweet emotions that we congratulate Teri Greenfield, the CRC's Director of Mapping and Informatics, on her transition to a new position on campus.  Teri has built the CRC's informatics program from the ground up and leaves us with a very strong foundation in place.  Thank you, Teri for your wonderful contributions to the CRC!


Hello, Jeff!

Please welcome Jeff Marquez to the CRC Staff.  Jeff is a graduate of UCD in Community and Regional Development.  He has done extensive work in social science research and has experience in facilitating and supervising qualitative research projects throughout the Sacramento region.  Jeff will be working with Jonathan London on the Soil Lead and Urban Gardens project, under a grant from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.  This project is directed by CRC Executive Committee member and Associate Professor, Mary Cadenasso, and involves collaboration with Ubuntu Green.


CRC in the Media
Latino Vote Research Cited on WBUR    

Boston's NPR news station, 90.9 WBUR, cited the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) in its article entitled, "California's Latino Plurality Brings a Sense of Déjà Vu."  To read the full article, click here


The CCEP in the Sacramento Bee

On Sunday May 11, CCEP Director Mindy Romero was quoted on the front page of the Sacramento Bee in the article "Millions of Californians Missing from the Registration Rolls."  CCEP data was also used for this article which centers on the disparities in voter registration.  To read the full article click here.

Colleagues in Print
UC Press Book for Sale - 
Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Amber Manfree, PhD candidate in the Geography Graduate Group at UCD; Professor Peter Moyle, the renowned fisheries biologist; and Peggy Fielder, Director of the UC Natural Reserve System, co-edited this new volume on sale now.  The book outlines how closely linked the fate of the Suisun Marsh, the Delta and the greater San Francisco estuary really are. 

Recent Reports of Interest

OEHHA Report on Environmental Justice

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has recently released the report titled Analysis of Draft CalEnviroScreen 2.0 Scores and Race/Ethnicity.  The CalEnviroScreen 2.0 scores represent a combined measure of pollution and the potential vulnerability of a population to the effects of pollution.  To read the full report, click here.

Regionally-Relevant Events

Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

A Documentary Film Presented by the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Date: Wednesday - May 14

Time: 5:30pm Reception, 6:15pm Screening & Dialogue

Place: The California Museum - 1020 O Street, Sacramento

Thirsty for Justice shares powerful stories of those who are suffering from lack of access to safe, affordable water in California, as well as the inspiring story of the movement that made the human right to water the law of the land in our state.  Please view the trailer and reserve your free ticket through the website


Movie Screening: Inequality For All with Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton

Date: Monday - May 19

Time: 5:30pm

Place: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Free to UCD Students w/ ID, $5 General Public.  Live Q&A with Robert Reich after the movie screening.  Sponsored by the Blum Center.



Ryan Holifield Asst. Professor

The Geography Graduate Group Spring 2014 Speaker Series:

A Historical Trajectory of Milwaukee's 'Forgotten River' as a Matter of  Concern

Date: Tuesday - May 20

Time: 4:40pm - 5:30pm

Place: Wickson Hall, Room 2124

Prof. Holifield comes to UCD from the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  A no-host reception to immediately follow talk at Café Bernardo.  For more information click here



 Employment/Internship Opportunities

Faculty Position Available in Environmental Health

The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California invites applications for a faculty position of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. The department has a leading research group in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics, with an active and well-funded program in environmental health effects research, cancer epidemiology, and gene-environment interactions.  Contact Frank Gilliland, MD, PhD for application instructions.  Click here and go to "Outreach" for more information on Community Outreach and Engagement.


Imagining America Tuition Award

Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something, Inc.Imagining America invites publicly engaged undergraduate and graduate students of photography or digital media from our member institutions to apply for a tuition award of $2000, join a national working group of students, and commit to engaging in a yearlong learning exchange that will result in a collaborative media project.  Please click here for more information. Deadline: May 16


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.