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

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

June 29, 2015

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 [...]

She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

She Shares Speaker Series: Betty Yee

June 23, 2015

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

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, [...]