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Celebrating Pacific's Accomplishments

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Music Therapy Program Highlighted on PBS
PBS NewsHour, a national television news program, broadcast a segment in February that featured the music therapy program at the Conservatory of Music. Pacific's musical therapy program is one of the pioneering programs in the field... [ more ]

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Student Investment Fund Outpaces Standard & Poor's 500
Students at University of the Pacific earn real-world experience that better prepares them for life after college, but students in the Eberhardt School of Business are earning more... [ more ]

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Dental Professor Launches New Community Outreach Program
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, leads the Pacific Center for Special Care at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Glassman has developed and launched a groundbreaking project... [ more ]



During Tedx San Joaquin, hosted by Pacific in October 2011, student Hamza Siddiqui '12 stood out among the many extraordinary presenters.  Hamza recited several original poems he had written addressing the Muslim-American experience and the different forms of racism and prejudice that Muslims face. The video of his presentation has logged more than 13,000 views on YouTube and sparked worldwide discussions. [ more ]

Alexis Duclos '13, traveled to Sacramento with a group of students to protest Governor Brown's proposal to reduce Cal Grants.  In addition to addressing the large crowd who descended on the capital, Duclos was published in The Sacramento Bee.  Reducing the grant amount will impact nearly one-third of Pacific students with a total loss of up to $5.7 million in financial aid.  Many of those students will be unable to afford the cost of college without a full Cal Grant. [ more ]

A record number of students received Fulbright scholarships, a prestigious program of the US State Department.  Nicholas Freeman '12, Julia Sasha Custer '12 and Karelli Cabral '12 were named Fulbright Scholars. [ more ]

Cynthia Ostberg, PhD, was honored with the College of the Pacific's Faye and Alex G. Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award.  Dr. Ostberg has authored numerous books and articles and directs the Pacific Legal Scholars Program. [ more ]

Chris Sablynski, PhD, received this year's Pacific Alumni Association Faculty Mentor Award.  Nominations for the award are submitted by all members of the University community including students, alumni, faculty and administrators.  Dr. Sabylnski has been at the Eberhardt School of Business since 2009 and teaches courses in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. [ more ]








Additional Stories

Advancing an Inclusive Community
Pacific hosted a number of events rich in education, diversity and culture. Noted speakers included 1968 Olympian John Carlos, Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk, and India.Arie, a Grammy Award-winning artist.

Afghani Law Professors Train at Pacific McGeorge
Five Afghani law professors participated in a six-week training program in the American justice system at Pacific McGeorge School of Law in the American justice system through a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. [ more ]

Tedx San Joaquin launched
Pacific's Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship launched TEDx SanJoaquin, Pacific's first independently organized TEDx event on October 12, 2011, themed "Revolutionary Ideas." [ more ]

The John Muir Papers Expands Its Collection
To honor John Muir's 174th birthday, the University Library's Special Collections, which holds 70 percent of the world's known materials written by famed environmentalist John Muir, announced its acquisition of a new collection of Muir's private correspondence. [ more ]

University Library Receives Grammy Foundation Grant to Digitize Historic Brubeck recordings
The GRAMMY Foundation® selected Pacific's Brubeck Collection as one of 18 recipients to receive preservation grant funding. [ more ]

McGeorge Students Gain Experience in DA's Office
McGeorge School of Law student Nicole Volotzky has been helping San Joaquin County clear its backlog of misdemeanor cases for two years through McGeorge's externship program. [ watch video ]

Pacific MESA Group National Champions
A team of four Stagg High School students from the Pacific Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program emerged as national champions at the MESA National Engineering Design Competition in June with their design for a wind energy device. [ more ]

Staff Uncovers Historical Stained Glass Window
Support Services employees made a startling discovery while removing an old chalk board from a classroom in Baun Hall. [ more ]

School of International Studies Celebrates 25 years
Nearly 150 alumni, faculty, friends and current students gathered in April to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the School of International Studies.  [ more ]

University Accreditation is Reaffirmed
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) reaffirmed University of the Pacific's accreditation until their next campus visit in 2019. [ more ]

Vereschagin Alumni House Receives Award
The Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House was awarded LEED Gold, the second-highest green building standard in the nation, an honor granted only to the most sustainable, cost-efficient and innovative architectural design projects. [ more