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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
The Future of Interprofessional Education and Practice: Improving the Health of our Population Heather Young, Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing; Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis School of Medicine Apr 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Health Care Reform in California: How Did We Do in Year One? Gerald Kominski, Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Apr 22, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Turning the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from an Offense- to Risk-Based System Susan Turner, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine Apr 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Policy Challenges for Sustainable Transportation Daniel Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies; Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis May 01, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Miriam Pawel, Author May 07, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Ensuring High Schools Develop 21st Century Skills in all California Students Russ Rumberger, Professor, Gevirtz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara May 08, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Weed Land: Inside America's Marijuana Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit Peter Hecht, Author May 15, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
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