2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants Program Awardees

April 25, 2018
2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants Program Awardees


The UC Davis Center for Regional Change recently awarded the 2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants to an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty engaged in research on topics related to community and regional development issues.  Attention to issues of social equity and inclusion were particularly encouraged.  For 2018, the awardees are as follows:

UC Davis Give Day

April 16, 2018
UC Davis Give Day

UC Davis Give Day is a 29-hour fundraising event that begins at noon on Friday, April 20 and ends at 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 21.  This is over our Picnic Day celebration.  Community Development Graduate Group alumna Kamal (c/o ’93 & ‘12) and Ravi (c/o ’90) Khaira have provided a $2,500 challenge gift to encourage others to support the Center for Regional Change's Ted Bradshaw Engaged Student Scholarship.  The first five gifts to the fund unlocks the first $1,000, the next five gifts unlock the remaining $1,500.  

Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

March 23, 2018
Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

By Sara Jerome @sarmje

California lawmakers are considering a drinking water proposal that water agencies see as a threat of unnecessary fees. Proponents say it will spread access to clean water, which many California residents still lack.

The legislation would establish a fund to help communities facing drinking water contamination pay for improvements.

Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

March 12, 2018
Thousands in the San Joaquin Valley Have Unsafe Drinking Water, But Clean Water Is Close

UC Davis Study Shows Solutions, Some Underway With Water Justice Clinic
March 2018 By Karen Nikos-Rose


Tens of thousands of people living in the San Joaquin Valley’s unincorporated, rural, low-income communities have unsafe drinking water pouring from their taps. That water is delivered from a patchwork of community water systems that often don’t meet state or federal standards for drinking water, or from private wells that are not tested.

Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

December 12, 2017
Environmental Justice Comes Into Focus

The Civil Rights Movement was undoubtedly one of the most important movements of the 20th century. It was, however, more than a reclamation of ethnic identity and social power for minority groups, but also the catalyst of environmental rights awareness. Thus was born a movement to fight environmental racism that today has developed into a concept widely known as environmental justice.

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

December 06, 2017

She has a background in health care, an expertise in public finance and a passion for achieving community improvement through funding strategies, but the metaphor that best illustrates Bernadette Austin's current role comes from a children's fable.