2018-19 Social Science Graduate Student Awards

June 25, 2018

2018-19 Social Science Graduate Student Awards
Every year, the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences, in partnership with the CRC, awards several research and travel grants to social science graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  For fiscal year 2018-19, here is a list of the awardees and the projects they are working on.

Samuel Bird

CRC in the News: New Report Finds Solutions for Water Justice Close at Hand

April 06, 2018
New Report Finds Solutions for Water Justice Close at Hand

New research from the University of California, Davis, uncovers data about the most vulnerable communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley and identifies ways to provide access to safe drinking water.
Published in Water Deeply 04/06/18, Written by Tara Lohan (@taralohan)

In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence

May 16, 2018
In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence

A new analysis of state data shows that while chronic absence affects nearly all schools in California, it is also heavily concentrated.  Nearly one out of ten traditional public schools in California, or 822 schools, had high levels of chronic absence that affect 20 percent or more of their students.  At such high levels, all students in the classroom are potentially affected when teachers have to deal with the churn of sporadic attendance.

Students Missing Class is a Red Alert But Researchers Say They Have a New Tool to Address the School Absence Problem

May 01, 2018
Students Missing Class is a Red Alert But Researchers Say They Have a New Tool to Address the School Absence Problem

Educators consider chronic absenteeism a red alert — a blaring sign that a student might be academically at risk.  But schools and parents now have a new tool to investigate the problem, in the form of open-source data collected by UC Davis and research partners Attendance Works and Children Now.  Together, they produced “Seize the Data O

Confronting Environmental Racism Event 2018

May 01, 2018
Confronting Environmental Racism Event 2018

CRC Faculty Director Jonathan London recently presented at the Confronting Environmental Racism event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento and Sacramento Area Congregations Together.  The afternoon explored the causes of environmental inequity, including radicalized historical legacies and structural/institutional racism.  The forum also explored ways to address the conditions created by this ineq