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The University of California Center Sacramento advances the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders, to address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and to carry out the University’s mandate to assist state government.

Academics

UC Center Sacramento is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. Operated by UC Davis, UCCS offers distinctive academic programs in public policy and journalism to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. These two programs provide students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.

Since its founding in 2004, UCCS has enrolled more than 1,000 students, many of whom now are engaged in policy careers with all levels of government or with organizations, associations and firms that work closely with government. To see the Center in action, and to hear from student participants and the program's former director, Dr. Robert Huckfeldt, go here.Testimonials from UCCS alumni may be read here.

Students interested in applying for either program should contact the UCCS representative on their home campus. For more information on how to apply, go here.

Research

UCCS seeks to foster public-policy research in the University of California system. In collaboration with partners in academia, government and philanthropy, UCCS serves as a system-wide resource, focused on issues of importance to the state and nation and based on collaborating networks of scholars drawn from the entire UC system.

Public Service

UCCS seeks to foster communication between UC scholars and state policymakers in all branches of state government, from the governor’s office and the Legislature to various state agencies, departments and commissions. UCCS disseminates the results of policy-relevant research by UC scholars through conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars at its facility in the heart of the Capitol community.
Upcoming Events
"Sustainable for Whom?..... Professor Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley Jan 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Firearm Violence and Its Prevention.... Dr. Garen Wintemute, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention, University of California, Davis Jan 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Using Genetic Ancestry vs Racial/Ethnic Classification....." Professor Burchard, UC San Francisco Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Improving Success among Community College Students" Robert Farilie, Professor and Chair of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz Feb 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Billingual and Bicultural Doctors Xavier Cagigas, Director, Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative, University of California, Los Angeles Feb 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
California's Low Voter Turnout Mindy Romero, Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis Feb 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Formal versus Informal Pre-kindergarden and School Readiness for Children of Immigrant Families: Dr. Michael Gottfried, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara Feb 26, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
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