Spring Quarter 2017
9 am – noon Monday
5 Wellman Hall
Shonkoff (2000) summarizes the issues succinctly: “Science is focused on what we do not know. Social policy and the delivery of health and human services are focused on what we should do.” (p. 182). Our challenge then is to examine what is being done in light of what we think we know, and how policy and science inform each other.
The CMB Summit Series is an annual workshop designed to bring top scholars to UC Davis to discuss an important, emerging aspect of minds and brains. The upcoming summit is organized by the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence with a focus on Adolescence as a Second Period of Transformation. The workshop features keynote talks by Linda Spear (SUNY Binghamton) and Emma Adam (Northwestern University) as well as talks by several scholars of adolescence from across the UC-system.
The University of California Center at Sacramento (UCCS) 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. Located one block from the State Capitol Building, UCCS offers events and seminars, as well as distinctive academic programs in public policy and public-affairs journalism to students from throughout the university’s 10-campus system. These programs provide students with an opportunity to study through seminars and internships in and around the state Capitol.
The Institute of Governmental Affairs (IGA) supports social science research, graduate student training, public affairs programming, and outreach activities at UC Davis. IGA houses a number of formal research programs and enjoys the participation of faculty from a number of departments across the campus. IGA also serves as a campus home for scholars visiting from around the world.