WELCOME FROM OUR DIRECTOR
RICHARD l. KRAVITZ, MD, MSPH
Welcome to the UC Center Sacramento. The UC Center educates California’s future leaders in the craft of politics and policymaking, while making the expertise of faculty of the nation’s leading university available to decision-makers in the legislative and executive branches of government.
UCCS is one of Sacramento’s best-kept secrets. As director, my job is to let the secret out! Whether you are a student, educator, policymaker, or concerned citizen, UCCS has something to offer. I invite you to explore our website and check out our programs.
UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship 2017
Professor Marianne Page, UC Davis
UC Center Sacramento is hosting its third annual UCCS Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Open to faculty and researchers throughout the UC system, the Bacon Lectureship focuses on evidence-based public policy.
The winner is Professor Marianne Page from the Economics Department at UC Davis and Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis.
Dr. Richard Kravitz, Director of UC Center Sacramento, believes that the Bacon Lectureship affords an important opportunity for the University of California to deliver on its promise of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance the public good in California. “Through the generosity of Kevin and Kim Bacon, UC Center Sacramento will bring world-class UC faculty to the state Capitol to address critical policy questions raised by legislative staff and other government officials,” said Dr. Kravitz.
Professor Page’s work focuses on an evidence-based case that large scale public health and nutrition interventions provide far reaching benefits for poor children, and that these programs are crucial levers towards reducing the intergenerational transmission of poverty, even if their benefits are not transparent in current official poverty statistics. The lecture,“The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and the Long Reach of Child Health and Nutrition Programs” includes a policy brief and white paper, available below.
Page’s paper proposal was submitted as part of a UC-wide “call” that asked UC faculty to submit proposals to stimulate evidence synthesis and creative thinking around a pressing public policy problem. In addition to presenting the lecture, Professor Page received research support and met with relevant policy staff in Sacramento. Her entry was selected by a panel of policy experts convened by UC Center Sacramento.
ACADEMIC POSITIONS AT UCCS
Join the UC Center Sacramento Team as a Visiting Assistant Professor or as a Lecturer!
The UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is pleased to announce a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2017-2018 in American Politics and Public Policy. We welcome new or recent Ph.D scholars with an interest in California state politics and policy. Degree must be completed by July 1, 2017.
The UC Center Sacramento invites applications for a temporary teaching position in American Politics for the 2017-2018 academic year. Availability of this position depends upon final administrative approval and the teaching needs of the unit. UCCS seeks applicants with demonstrated research and teaching expertise. A completed Ph.D. is required. This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Unit.
HOUSING, LAND USE & DEVELOPMENT LECTURESHIP
Understanding and Challenging Opposition to Housing Construction in California's Urban Areas
Sacramento, CA - UC Center Sacramento hosted the inaugural Housing, Land Use, and Development Lectureship on December 1, 2016. Open to faculty and researchers from throughout the UC system, the Lectureship facilitates research focusing on evidence-based public policy as it relates to housing in California.
The winner was Paavo Monkkonen, Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Professor Monkonnen's research focused on the role of new housing supply in California. His paper seeks to provide essential background for understanding the economics of housing markets, the motivations of opponents to new housing and higher density in California’s cities and what might be done to overcome this opposition. The lecture, “Understanding and Challenging Opposition to Housing Construction in California's Urban Areas”, included a policy brief and white paper, available above.
This program is made possible by a generous unrestricted gift from the Center for California Real Estate, an institution dedicated to the advancement of real estate knowledge.
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