Region Matters


June 3, 2014  Vol. 4 - Issue 26  

Hello CRC Community,

Jonathan London

CRC Director

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of Region Matters.  Please send us your own updates, publications or other items to feature in Region Matters

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In This Issue
CRC Spotlight
Regionally-Relevant Events
Employment/Internship Opportunities
About Us: The UC Davis Center for Regional Change
CRC Spotlight
New Graduate Student Group:
Healthy Youth/Healthy Environments (HY/HE)

Graduate students studying healthy youth environments have a new place to exchange ideas. Formed in February, the HY/HE Graduate Student Group, and students from across departments, have been meeting regularly, getting to know one another and engaging in interdisciplinary discussion.  If you'd like to join the group, please email Ildi Carlisle-Cummins or search SmartSite for "HY/HE Student Group." To learn more about the HY/HE project, click here 

CCEP Outreach

Earlier this month, the CRC's California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) Director Mindy Romero gave invited testimony to the California State Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting.  Romero discussed how the research on youth civic participation can inform the committee's discussion on AB 1817.  Romero also recently gave a talk at Sacramento City College regarding the CCEP's latest Vote-by-Mail research.       


For the latest on the CCEP's research, follow Mindy Romero on Twitter @MindySRomero.  

Regionally-Relevant Events


Environmental Justice Fellows Public Showcase & Graduate Student Awards

Are you a UCD graduate student doing research that contributes to environmental justice or the resolution of environmental inequalities in the Central Valley? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the John Muir Institute of the Environment White Family Fellows Graduate Student Award Program . To learn what current student awardees have accomplished, potential applicants are encouraged to attend a public showcase featuring the work of the 2014 White Family Fellows.

Date: Wednesday - June 4

Time: 4pm-5pm

Place: UCD Conference Center, Large Conference Room

RSVP to Tiffany Beltran- refreshments will be provided.


The Environmental Justice Project of the John Muir Institute of the Environment invites proposals for the 2015-2016 White Family Fellows 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's Central Valley. For more information, click hereDeadline: June 6.


CDGG Symposium and Graduation

The 2012-2014 Community Development Graduate Group masters students

are graduating and invite you to join in their celebration.

Date: Tuesday - June 6

Time: 3pm-6pm
Poster Viewing, Ceremony and Reception

Place: Hunt Hall Courtyard

Graduates: Cinthya Ammerman, Danielle Dolan, Erica van Steenis, Lisa Kresge, Morgan Beryl, Natasha Simpson, Sarah Campbell and Todd Simmons.


 Employment/Internship Opportunities

Paid Charrette Internship with Ubuntu Green

The Charrette Intern will assist a team of individuals in the planning and implementation of a 7-day charrette for the Sacramento Building Healthy Communities Initiative (BHC). The internship is part-time, averaging 20 hours a week until at least August 29. Ubuntu Green is a non-profit committed to promoting sustainable and equitable communities. For more information, click here. Internship will commence in June - please apply ASAP.  *A charrette is a multi-day public planning process designed to get a lot of feedback in a short amount of time.


Joint Graduate Mentorship Award

Please submit your research proposals for the new graduate mentorship award program jointly sponsored by UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) which could potentially provide support for up to four PhD students, jointly guided by a UC Davis faculty mentor and an LLNL technical supervisor at a level of $49,000 per year for up to three years.  Award details may be found on the Research Funding site Inquiries about the program should be directed to Whitney CheungDeadline: June 23.


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.