Recorded Talks

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March 13, 2024: “California & Clean Trucks: Challenges & Solutions to Deployment”

March 6, 2024: "Ethical Policy-Making in an AI-driven World: existential risks, unimaginable wealth, and new roles for human minds"

February 28, 2024: "The Future of AI and California Economy"

February 21, 2024: "Efficiencies and Safeguards for Government Uses of AI"

February 7, 2024: "AI in Healthcare: Towards Explainability, Transparency, and Responsible Governance"

January 31, 2024: "AI for Adaptive Tutoring and Transfer Student Success"

January 17, 2024: "Beyond the Hype: Unraveling the Myths, Realities, & Governance of Artificial Intelligence"

November 29, 2023: “ALERTCalifornia: An Advanced Camera Network for Wildfire Control in California”

November 15, 2023: “Insuring Against Climate-Related Disasters: A Challenge for California and the World”

November 8, 2023: "Mosquito-borne Disease Surveillance and Control in California"

November 1, 2023: “Navigating Extremes - Challenges and Opportunities for California Water Policy and Management”

October 4, 2023: "Planning for Food Justice: Advancing Equity and Food Access in Land Use Planning Through California’s SB 1000"

September 27, 2023: “From Epic Fires to Epic Floods: Safety and Financial Implications for California”

July 12, 2023: “Discriminatory Housing Policies and Practices, Wealth Inequality, and the Long Arm of History”

June 28, 2023: “The Brave New World of AI Search: Policy Implications in California and Beyond” 

May 17, 2023: "Capturing and Exploiting Data for the Public Good"

May 3, 2023: “Policy-Based Research and Research-Based Policy for K-12 School Re-Opening During COVID-19”

May 2, 2023: “Housing Affordability Crisis and Inequities of Land Use Change in Southern California”

April 26, 2023: “Restoring Forest Resilience After Wildfire on Private Land – Reforestation in a Time of Climate Change”

March 15, 2023: UCCS Winter 2023 Cohort Undergraduate Research Showcase

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

March 8, 2023: “UCCS Emerging Scholars Program - Part I: Air Quality Equity in US Climate Policy & Part II: DACA Under the Trump Administration”

February 22, 2023: “California’s Homeless and Incarcerated Mentally Ill in Historical Perspective”

February 15, 2023: Seeking Solutions to Chronic Homelessness: A Panel Discussion

February 8, 2023: "Nowhere to Go: Advancing Structural Solutions to Homelessness"

February 1, 2023: "The Other Revolving Door: From Emergency Department to the Streets and Back Again"

January 18, 2023: "Addressing Mental Health and Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Homelessness"

December 14, 2022: "California's Voting Rights Expansion: Evidence and Impacts"

UCCS Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Session D: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

November 16, 2022: "Drought and California Agriculture"

November 9, 2022: "California’s Housing Crisis: Policies for a More Affordable, Equitable, & Sustainable Housing Future"

October 26, 2022: "Drought, Uncertainty, and the Future of Water for California"

October 19, 2022: "Protecting California Homes From Extreme Heat"

October 12, 2022: "Truth and Trust in Health Professionals"

September 28, 2022: “The Policy Implications of the Fall Elections"

 August 17, 2022: UCCS Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

June 1, 2022: UCCS Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 18, 2022: "The Digital Transformation of Healthcare: Where Do We Stand After COVID-19?"

May 11, 2022: “Using Data Science and AI for Next Generation Fire Science and Its Application to Proactive Wildland Fire Management”

May 4, 2022: “Can Taxes Ever Be Popular?”

April 20, 2022: “How Will COVID-19 Change Labor Markets in the Short and Long Term”

April 13, 2022: "Environmental Justice and the Food System in California: How Urban Agroecology Can Support Healthy, Sustainable Communities"

April 6, 2022: “Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Strategy for Mitigating Drought Impacts on Irrigated Agriculture in California”

March 9, 2022: UCCS Winter 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

February 24, 2022: “Protecting Underserved California Homes from Extreme Heat”

February 23, 2022: “A Data Driven Approach to Mitigate Economic Inequities of the Pandemic”

February 16, 2022:  “Land, Sea and Air: UC Graduate Students Explore California’s Environmental Future”

February 9, 2022: “Unpacking the Housing Crisis: Race, Inequality and Solutions”

February 2, 2022: “Media, Politics, and Public Health: Reflections on the COVID-19 Infodemic”

January 19, 2022:  “Why Elementary Kids Need Recess”

January 12, 2022: “More Than Shelter: The Effects of Rental Eviction Moratoria on Household Well-Being”

December 1, 2021: UCCS Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

November 17, 2021: “Friendships, Identity, and Well-being Among Diverse California Youth and Implications for Life After the COVID -19 Pandemic”

November 4, 2021: “With Deliberate Intentions: COVID-19 & Reopening Schools for Black Students”

October 27, 2021: “Curriculum Reforms and Intergenerational Health”

October 20, 2021: "Creating a Sustainable Battery Framework for a Climate Neutral Future"

October 13, 2021: “Fewer Hospitalizations, More Health: Widening Gaps in Unnecessary Hospitalizations During COVID-19”

October 6, 2021: “Equity & Effectiveness in the California COVID-19 Response”

September 29, 2021: “Combining Rules and Discretion in Economic Development Policy: Evidence on the Impacts of the California Competes Tax Credit”

August 11, 2021: UCCS Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

July 28, 2021: "What Can History Tell Us About the Potential Long-Run Human Fallout from COVID-19?"

July 21, 2021: "Too Hot to Handle? Climate Change & Conserving California's Coastal Ecosystems."

July 14, 2021: "An Asset Based Approach to Support Multilingual Learners in the Science Classroom." 

July 7, 2021: "Stress and Health Disparities in Adolescents and Young Adults During COVID-19." 

June 30, 2021: "A Conversation with California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro." 

June 23, 2021: "Looking into the Educational Mirror: Ways to Promote Validating Practices and Policies in Education for Latina/o/x Students." 

June 2, 2021: UCCS Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

May 19, 2021: “A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake, MD”

May 12, 2021: "Teens Coping with COVID: Effects of Social Isolation and Social Media on Well-Being During and After the Pandemic"

May 5, 2021: "What (If Anything) Is Wrong With Requiring Diversity Statements at Public Universities?"

April 21, 2021: "Do We Have The Science, Tools and Policies Needed to Predict Wildfire and Its Impacts in California?"

April 14, 2021: "The Impacts of COVID-19 on the California Economy"

April 7, 2021: "COVID-19 Vaccines: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?"

March 10, 2021: UCCS Winter 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00am - 10:00am

Session B: 10:30am - 11:30am

Session C: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Session D: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

March 3, 2021: “The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and the Human Right to Water

February 10, 2021: “Loosely Coupled Inequality in Education: Supporting At-Promise Students Through an Equity and Justice Framework”

January 27, 2021: "Engagement and Attainment: The Long Term Effects of Ethnic Studies"

January 13, 2021: “Workforce Development Policy in California”

December 9, 2020: UCCS Fall 20020 Undergraduate Research Showcase:

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

December 2, 2020: "An Afternoon with Assembly Speaker Emeritus and Chair of the UC Board of Regents, John A. Pérez"

November 18, 2020: "Potential Risk of Exposure to the Coronavirus Among California Workers"

November 12, 2020: "Cannabis and Public Health: New and Persisting Challenges for Policymakers"

November 4, 2020: "Compound and Cascading Hazards: Climate Modeling and Risk Assessment"

October 28, 2020: "Precisely Practicing Medicine from 700 Trillion Points of Data"

October 22, 2020: "How Election Reforms, Participation Trends, and COVID-19 will shape California's 2020 Election"

October 21, 2020: "Deepfakes, Disinformation, & Democracy: Strategies to Support Election Integrity in the Age of AI"

October 20, 2020: "Envisioning a Safe and Functional Cannabis Marketplace"

October 15, 2020: "Can Madison’s Constitution Cope with our Polarized Politics?"

October 14, 2020: "Covid-19 in California: Addressing Health and Economic Impacts in Disadvantaged Communities"

October 7, 2020: "The Future of Publicly Funded Education"

September 30, 2020:  "Why Soda Taxes Can Address Pandemics and Direct Public Dollars to Equity"

September 23, 2020: "The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Role of the Public Research University"

Part I

Part II

August 12, 2020: UCCS Undergraduate Research Showcase Summer 2020:

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Session D: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 29, 2020: "Planning for Sustainable Cities by Estimating Building Occupancy with Mobile Phones"

July 23, 2020: "Housing and Homelessness in California Before, During and After COVID-19"

July 22, 2020: "California Child Care on the Brink in the Face of COVID-19"

July 15, 2020: "The Jobs-Housing Balance in California Cities - Implications for Transit Ridership"

July 8, 2020: "Strategies for Safe Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

July 1, 2020: “California’s Vegetation in an Era of Drought and Deluge”

June 24, 2020: "Structural Racism & U.S. Homelessness: Why Ending Homelessness Requires a Racial Equity Approach"

June 23, 2020: "The 90-Day Evolution of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing: Implications for Public Health and Public Policy in California"

June 3, 2020: UCCS Undergraduate Research Showcase Spring 2020:

Session A: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session B: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session C: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Session D: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May 27, 2020: "Everyday Advantage and Disadvantage in Informal Housing: Policy Lessons from the Geography of Urban Informality in Los Angeles"

May 13, 2020: "Drug and Suicide Deaths in California: Leveraging ‘Big Data’ to Identify Vulnerable Populations and Inform Policy Solutions"

May 6, 2020: "Intervention, and Prosecution of Sex trafficking of Youth: Lessons from Science and the Field in Orange County"

April 29, 2020: "After Census, What? Building a Foundation for Inclusive Regional Planning"

April 22, 2020: "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy"

April 15, 2020: "Adolescent Sleep: From Brain to Social Policy"

March 4, 2020: "Climate Geoengineering: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

February 19, 2020: "Found Space: Design Infill Affordable Housing for New State Policy"

February 5, 2020: "Big Data, Machine Learning, and Data Science for Policy in California: Prospects, Possibilities, Limitations"

January 29, 2020: "Affirmative Action, Percent Plans and the Value of a Research University Education"

January 16, 2020: "A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty: A Report from the National Academy of Sciences"

January 15, 2020: "Employment Earnings Among LA County's Residents Experiencing Homelessness"

November 6, 2019: "Plant Adaptation and California's Changing Environment"

October 30, 2019: "Leveraging Data Science for California Policy: The Role of the University of California"

October 23, 2019: "California's Changing Wildfire and Climate Risks: Research in Support of Resilience"

October 16, 2019: "Aging Among the Homeless Population: Causes, Consequences, an Solutions" 

October 2, 2019: "How Can Better Fire Risk Mapping and Urban Planning Guidance Inform Where and How We Build in California"

July 31, 2019 - "Pensions in the Trenches: Are Rising City Pension Costs Crowding Out Public Services" 

July 24, 2019 - "The Struggle for Water Justice in the San Joaquin Valley"

July 17, 2019 - "Understanding the New Tobacco Epidemic for California: Flavored Tobacco Products"

July 10, 2019 - "How Can California Help Prepare New Teachers to Address Chronic Absenteeism"

June 26, 2019 - "Immigration Enforcement and Absenteeism in a California School District"

May 8, 2019 - "State Level Investments in Early Childhood Education: Evidence of Short and Long-term Impacts"

 May 1, 2019 - "Housing Innovation in California: Translating Policy into Programs Following Historic Legislation"

April 24, 2019 - "Rethinking the California HSR Project: What Can We Learn From Other Contexts"

April 17, 2019 - "Impact of Proposals for Universal Health Insurance Coverage on Access to Health Professionals"

April 10, 2019 - "Pathways to Policy Deviance - Economic Policy Preference, Social Class nd Voting Behavior"

February 27, 2019 - "Medical and Legal Challenges of Cannabis Legalization"

February 13, 2019 - "The Geographic Distribution of Place-based Economic Development Programs and their Effects on Local Housing in California Cities"

February 6, 2019 - "The Long-Run Effects of the EITC on Women's Earnings"

January 23, 2019 - "California's Remaining Health Coverage Gaps: Causes and State Solutions"

January 16, 2019 - "Immigration, California and Federal Government in a Time of Trump"

 October 24, 2018 - "Population and Poverty in California: Trends Since 1980"

October 17, 2018 - "Opposition to New Housing: Origins and Consequences in California"

October 10, 2018 - "Moving Beyond Resistance: The Significance of California's Progressive Federalism"

October 3, 2018 - "The Impact of California's Correctional Reforms on Recidivism" 

August 8, 2018 - "Prepaying Youth for Democracy in the Digital Age: Evidence Based Policies and Practices"

July 25, 2018 - "Immigrant Policing and the Health of Latino/a Communities"

July 18, 2018 - "The Health Information Environment as a Social Determinant of Health: Implications for Health Disparities and Opportunities for Intervention" by Professor Susana Ramirez, UC Merced

July 11, 2018 - "Understanding & Preventing Firearm Violence" by Dr. Garen Wintemute, UC Davis

May 16, 2018 - "Spillovers from Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Water and Energy Use" by Professor Katrina Jessoe, UC Davis

May 9, 2018 - "Dueling Populists and the Political Ecology of 2016" by Distinguished Professor Robert Huckfeldt, UC Davis

May 2, 2018 - "Nursing Shortages, Surpluses, and Skills: Uncertainty in CA and National Nursing Employment" by Professor Joanne Spetz, UC San Francisco

April 25, 2018 - "The California Policy Lab and Opportunities For Understanding the CalFresh Program" by Professor Hilary Hoynes, UC Berkeley

April 18, 2018 - "What Gender is STEM? The Segregation of Science and Engineering and What To Do About it" with Professor Maria Charles, UC Santa Barbara

April 11, 2018 - "Dirt Matters: Healthy Soils for a Productive And Sustainable California" by Professor Timothy Bowles, UC Berkeley

March 7, 2018 - "Effective Preparation: Evaluating Preschool Education Programs" by Professor Greg Duncan, UC Irvine

February 21, 2018 - "Increasing On-Time High School Graduation Rates in L.A.: What Works at What Cost?" by Professor Fred Zimmerman, UC Los Angeles

January 31, 2018 - "Intended and Unintended Effects of the War on Poverty: What Research Tells Us and Implications for Policy" by Professor Marianne Bitler, UC Davis

January 24, 2018 - "Working Around the Law: Navigating Legal Barriers to Good Work with a Criminal Record" by Dallas Augustine, UC Irvine

January 17, 2018 - "U.S. Federal Fire and Forest Policy: Emphasizing Resilience in Dry Forests" by Professor Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley

December 6, 2017 - "The Impossible Imperative: Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection Policy" by Professor Jill Berrick, UC Berkeley

November 15, 2017 - "The Impact of Career and Technical Education on Post-Secondary Credentialing" Jay Plasman, UC Santa Barbara

November 8, 2017 - "Scarcity is the Mother of Invention: Water Policy Implications in an International Setting" by Professor Ariel Dinar, UC Riverside

November 1, 2017 - "A Public Health Framework for Legalized Retail Marijuana: Avoiding a New Tobacco Industry" by Professor Stanton Glantz, UC San Francisco

October 25, 2017 - "Expanding Access to Higher Education for Latino Students in California" by Professor Frances Contreras, UC San Diego and Professor Gloria Rodriguez, UC Davis

October 18, 2017 - "Food Insecurity: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Solutions" by Sasha Abramsky, UC Davis

October 11, 2017 - "Paths to carbon Neutrality: Lessons from California" by Professor Juliann Allison, UC Riverside

October 4, 2017 - "Community Engagement and Planning to Address Depression: An Approach to Health Equity" by Professor Kenneth Wells, UC Los Angeles

August 16, 2017 - "Evaluating and Improving Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs" by Professor Edward Vine, UC Berkeley

August 9, 2017 - "The Hidden Injuries' of Childhood Poverty: The Impact of Class Stigma, Stereotypes, and Bias" by Professor Heather Bullock, UC Santa Cruz

August 2, 2017 - "At the Policy Forefront: Evaluating California's Efforts in Assuring Access to Quality Reproductive Health" by Professor Claire Brindis, UC San Francisco

July 26, 2017 - "The Future of Connected and Self-driving Cars: Assessing the Trade-offs Between Safety, Mobility, and Environmental Innovation" by Professor Matt Barth, UC Riverside

July 12, 2017 - "Is there a STEM worker crisis? Science and Engineering workforce development in the U.S.?" by Professor John Skrentny, UC San Diego

June 28, 2017 - "What's on your plate? Why diet change is critical for successful climate and health policies" by Professor David Cleveland, UC Santa Barbara

June 8, 2017 - "All the President's Tweets: Social Media and the New Political Rhetoric." by Professor Thad Kousser, UC San Diego

June 1, 2017 - "K-8 Programs to Reduce Achievement Gaps: What Works Best?" by Professor George Farkas, UC Irvine

May 25, 2017 - "Social Democratic Capitalism: How to use Government to Make Lives Better in a Capitalist Economy" by Professor Lane Kenworthy

May 18, 2017 - "Incarceration and Family Life in the United States: Implications for Policy" by Professor Kristin Turney, UC Irvine

May 4, 2017 - "Can Compact Rail Transit Corridors Transform the Automobile City? Challenges and Opportunities for More Sustainable Travel in Los Angeles" by Professor Douglas Houston, UC Irvine

April 27, 2017 - "Words Matter: How Federal Reserve Communications Impact Financial Markets" by Raul Tadle, UC Santa Cruz

April 20, 2017 - "An Economic Evaluation of the 2000s Crisis-Period California Foreclosure Prevention Laws" by Professor Stuart Gabriel, UC Los Angeles

April 13, 2017 - "Conservatism in the Crucible of Local Politics: How Residential Segregation Polarizes Politics" by Professor Jessica Trounstine, UC Merced

March 16, 2017 - "California and Mexico: The Need for Joint Policies to Maintain Competiveness." by the Honorable Denise Ducheny, UC San Diego

March 9, 2017 - "California's Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program at Mid-Course." by Professor Kenneth Kizer, UC Davis

March 1, 2017 - "The Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and the Long Reach of Child Health and Nutrition Programs." by Professor Marianne Page, UC Davis 

February 16, 2017 - "How Research on a UC Campus Made Solar Thermal Power Practical and Affordable Worldwide" by Professor Roland Winston, UC Merced

February 2, 2017 - "Assessing the Quality of Teachers and Schools: What We Have Learned and Where We Are Headed" by Professor Cassandra Guarino, UC Riverside

January 31, 2017 - "How did Californians Vote in the 2016 General Election" by Professor Mindy Romero, UC Davis

February 26, 2015 - Formal versus Informal Pre-kindergarten and School Readiness Dr. Michael Gottfried, Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, UC Santa Barbara