“This is the summer that feels like the end of summer as we have known it,” journalist Shawn Hubler wrote in a New York Times article earlier this year about the very real effects of climate change we are experiencing across the country right now.
This Fall, Public Scholarship and Engagement (PSE) will welcome the second cohort of Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows, established to support individuals creating and circulating knowledge for and with publics and communities. This includes, for example, developing research relationships with community partners, identifying ways to integrate scholarship with policy, and applying for extramural funding or awards.
"In Associate Professor Catherine Brinkley’s class, students don’t just learn about policy — they help to change it.
'This is literally going to impact people you see at the grocery store,' said Noah Sullivan, social services branch director of Yolo Health and Human Services, after watching the graduate students’ policy analysis presentation. 'This is going to be a game changer… I’m excited to have you all thinking about it.'
"A new ARE program led by associate professor of teaching Kristin Kiesel and associate professor Steve Boucher aims to enhance and expand pathways to the professoriate for historically underrepresented populations.
UC Davis junior Janaé Bonnell's work is featured in significant draft revisions to a state environmental justice tool that identifies communities disproportionately burdened by pollution — and policymakers, stakeholders and others had their eyes on it during the public comment period that just ended.
Extra stress in the COVID-19 pandemic caused by income loss, and lack of ability to pay for housing and food has exacerbated the often silent epidemic of intimate partner violence, suggests a new University of California, Davis, study.