• 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
  • Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

    Governor Brown Reaches Budget Agreement with Legislative Leaders

    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 [...]

    June 17, 2015
  • PPIC: Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges

    PPIC: Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges

    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 [...]

    June 17, 2015
  • The PPIC Statewide Survey

    The PPIC Statewide Survey

    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 [...]

    June 9, 2015

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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, [...]

Multitasking in the Digital Age: A New Perspective on Information Overload

Multitasking in the Digital Age: A New Perspective on Information Overload

May 18, 2015

UC Center Sacramento Speaker Series Presents Gloria Mark Professor in Department of Informatics University of California, Irvine Professor Mark’s goal is to understand digital technology use in real world contexts and how it affects human mood, stress and behavior. She will present empirical data collected over ten years that describe the nature of multitasking, interruptions, and attention focus [...]

What Does Research Tell Us About Minimum Wage?

What Does Research Tell Us About Minimum Wage?

May 7, 2015

UC Center Sacramento Speaker Series Presents David Neumark Professor of Economics Director, Center for Economics & Public Policy University of California, Irvine Professor David Neumark will discuss the research evidence on the minimum wage: How does it affect employment? Do minimum wages help poor families? He will also discuss alternative policies to increase income from work, [...]

PPIC Briefing: Alternatives to Incarceration in California

PPIC Briefing: Alternatives to Incarceration in California

May 7, 2015

As part of an ongoing effort to lower its prison and jail populations, California is expanding the use of alternatives to custody-based punishment. PPIC researcher Brandon Martin will outline a new PPIC report about the potential impact of this expansion, and a panel of experts will provide state and local perspectives Welcome  Ryken Grattet, research fellow, PPIC [...]