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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.

 


Upcoming Events
The California Latino and Asian American Vote: Dramatic Underrepresentation in 2014 and Expected Impact in 2016 Mindy Romero, Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change Jul 08, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Cancer Screening: Evidence, the USPSTF Guidelines Process, and Health Policy" Joy Melnikow,M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Director, Center for Health Policy and Research, UC Davis Jul 09, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Public Universities and Regional Development Martin Kenney, Professor, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis Jul 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
"Effects of Agricultural Policies on Nutrition and Obesity" Julian Alston, Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis Jul 30, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
Senate Bill 128 Debates: Problems with Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Program in Medical Ethics, UC Irvine School of Medicine Aug 04, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
When and How Should Cities Implement Inclusionary Housing Policies? Ann Hollingshead, Policy Consultant, Cornerstone Partnership, Master of Public Policy Candidate, UC Berkeley Aug 06, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
UCCS Emerging Scholars Award Winner - Cameron Sublett - Online Learning in Higher Education Cameron Sublett, Ph.D student, Department of Education, UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School Aug 13, 2015 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM — 1130 K Street, Room LL3
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