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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.

UCCS Governance Fellows

UCCS Governance Fellows In 2011, the University of California Center Sacramento established a Governance Fellow Program to help inspire students to a career in public service. Fellows are former elected officials who have dedicated a large part of their careers to serving their communities and the state of California. Appointed to one-year terms, Fellows advise and mentor students enrolled in the UC Center program and serve on the Center’s Advisory Council.

 


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"Sea Level Rise Flood mapping: A Tale of Two Modeling Methodologies" Timu Gallien, Postdoctoral Scholar at Scripp's Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Oct 01, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
A Global Surge of Great Earthquakes and What We Are Learning From Them" Thorne Lay, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Stanford University Oct 08, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Oil Spill, Dispersant and Microbail Community Wei-Chun Chin, UC Merced Oct 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
The Labor Market Challenges for Less-Skilled Workers in the 21st Century and What to do About Them" Michael Stoll, Professor of Public Policy, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Nov 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"What Americans Really Think About Climate Change-Attitude Formation and Change in Response" John Krosnick, Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Five Years after the Affordable Health Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges in Promoting Adolescent and Young Adult Health" Kathleen Tebb, Associate Professor, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, UC San Francisco Nov 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
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