• UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

    UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

    Professor Martin Kenney’s lecture examines the contributions the various University of California uses have made to California’s rise to become the world’s first knowledge-based economy. He will show how campus relationships with local industries co-evolved in ways that benefited the university researchers, local entrepreneurs and their firms, and ultimately the California economy. Martin Kenney is a [...]

    July 20, 2015
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

    Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

    on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world, and World Games officials were welcomed by Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg. The historic Final Leg will visit and hold [...]

    July 15, 2015
  • Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

    Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

    At a press conference today in Sacramento, state senators called for the state to divest from businesses owned or controlled by Donald Trump, because of his recent comments on immigrants. #DumpTrump #ImmigrantsShapeCalifornia  Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

    July 9, 2015
  • UC Center Speaker Series: The Relationship of U.S. and Mexico

    UC Center Speaker Series: The Relationship of U.S. and Mexico

    Professor Peter H. Smith  specializes in comparative politics, Latin American politics, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Smith has served as president of the Latin American Studies Association and has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and other institutions. At UCSD, Smith served as director of the Center for Iberian and [...]

    June 29, 2015
  • She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

    She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

    She Shares Presents, A Conversation with California State Controller Betty T. Yee. Moderated by Karen Breslau, of the Dewey Square Group, Betty Yee candidly addresses key issues related to her careers, industries and personal experiences.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

    June 23, 2015

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Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

June 17, 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a budget agreement with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, consistent with prudent May Revision revenue estimates, that saves billions of dollars and pays down debt, while directing more resources to schools and low-income Californians. Governor Brown also announced that he is [...]

PPIC: Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges

PPIC: Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges

June 17, 2015

California’s community colleges have taken the lead in online learning in the state, offering thousands of online courses to hundreds of thousands of students. But students are less successful in online courses than they are in traditional ones. PPIC senior and Bren fellow Hans Johnson discussed approaches to making online courses more successful in California’s community [...]

The PPIC Statewide Survey

The PPIC Statewide Survey

June 9, 2015

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has a conversation with John Myers, senior editor of KQED’s California politics and government desk, about the findings of PPIC’s latest survey. The survey shows public concern about the drought at a record high. It also shows that most Californians favor the governor’s [...]

World Food Center: Expanding the Impact of UC Davis to Ensure Global Food & Nutrition Security

World Food Center: Expanding the Impact of UC Davis to Ensure Global Food & Nutrition Security

June 9, 2015

Roger Beachy is Executive Director of the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis. A plant biologist, his research has focused on plant viruses, gene expression, and applications in agricultural biotechnology, leading to more than 260 journal publications. Beachy is committed to strong multi- and transdisciplinary research collaborations to increase the impacts of [...]

California Gaming Conference 2015

California Gaming Conference 2015

June 9, 2015

On May 21, 2015, Capitol Weekly & UC Center hosted California Gaming, a day-long conference looking at the serious business of gaming in California. Gaming – casinos, horse racing, cardrooms – is big business in California; the stars are aligning this session for major changes to this growth industry. This was the 15th conference since 2010 on critical state issues [...]

CPAC Briefing on Access to Care for Low Income Workers

CPAC Briefing on Access to Care for Low Income Workers

June 8, 2015

CPAC provides decision makers with research results relevant to California’s healthcare needs by convening healthcare forums, discussions, and policy briefings. Results of CPAC-sponsored research projects are published as CPAC    Findings and are distributed during CPAC’s Sacramento briefing sessions to legislative staffers, executive branch officials, and key stakeholders. During its fifteen year history, CPAC has sponsored over 50 roundtables, [...]

Stories Untold: Finding Artistic Inspiration Through Historical Research

Stories Untold: Finding Artistic Inspiration Through Historical Research

June 8, 2015

Artist Monica Lundy highlights her work during her presentation entitled “Stories Untold: Finding Artistic Inspiration Through Historical Research.” Guided by an interest in deepening one’s understanding of place, Monica Lundy incorporates historical research into her studio practice. Her curiosity about lesser-known histories is paired with her curiosity about unconventional painting practices. Lundy’s mixed-media paintings traverse [...]

LIVE WEBCAST: Blue Ribbon Commission Public Forum on Youth Education and Prevention

LIVE WEBCAST: Blue Ribbon Commission Public Forum on Youth Education and Prevention

May 19, 2015

Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy 10:30 am Welcome Remarks Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom 10:40 am Forum Overview Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California 10:43 am Panel # 1 – Policy Brief Overview & Limiting Youth Access to Marijuana Dr. Tim Cermak, M.D., Co-Chair Youth Education & Prevention Working GroupBryan Zaragoza, Youth Advocate, [...]