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UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

UC Center: Public Universities and Regional Development

July 20, 2015

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 [...]

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2015 Final Leg for Special Olympics

July 15, 2015

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 [...]

Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

Legislators Call for California to Divest from Donald Trump

July 9, 2015

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

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 [...]