2018-19 Social Science Graduate Student Awards

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

2018 Regional Change Research Faculty Grants Program Awardees

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

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.  

Powered by Women—Bernadette Austin

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.

Putting Youth On the Map Supports Sacramento Kids First Coalition with Data Training

Putting Youth On the Map has been working with East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) and other members of the Sacramento Kids First Coalition (SKFC) to support their youth teams' use of data and maps to build youth opportunity in Sacramento. This news story comes from coverage of a youth training facilitated by the CRC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandon Louie, at Sol Collective in Sacramento.

Conference Focuses on SJV Challenges

California Senator Kamala Harris was among the speakers on Thursday, October 12, at an all-day conference in downtown Stockton, an event that aims to bring together San Joaquin Valley cities from Stockton south to Bakersfield to address the region’s challenges.  According to a media release, San Joaquin Valley cities often are overlooked by state policymakers and the purpose of Thursday’s conference was to bring regional leaders together to begin to create a unified policy platform addressing health issues, the economy, education and public safety.  Data from two research reports by the Uni

Imagining America: Consortium Works to Connect Higher Education with Civic Purpose

The goals of Imagining America are lofty, to put it mildly.  “Imagining America is an organization whose mission is to really help students, scholars and community groups to work together on the most pressing issues of our time,” explained Erica Kohl-Arenas, associate professor of American studies at UC Davis and faculty director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.  The civic-engagement consortium of more than 100 academic institutions and cultural organizations moved its national headquarters to UCD this past summer, and Kohl-Arenas moved to be with it.  As to why Im

2017 Research and Travel Award Recipients

The research and travel awards program is an annual funding opportunity for UC Davis students in social science-oriented departments and graduate groups within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  Students will use this funding for summer travel and/or research, as well as a master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation improvement grant.

Center for Regional Change Annual Report

It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since the launch of the Center for Regional Change. This decade has certainly been a time of tremendous change within the CRC, the campus, and the world as a whole. There is much to celebrate, and there are many social, political, economic, and environmental challenges that make our work all the more crucial.