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Pacific in the Press | 3.3.2015

Mar 3, 2015

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

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Summaries

The Sacramento Bee
Don't forget about private colleges in higher education debate
Feb. 24, 2015
In an op-ed essay, President Pamela Eibeck argues that independent nonprofit colleges and universities have an important role to play in ensuring access to a higher education for every deserving California student. The piece ran on the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities Lobby Day in Sacramento. Eibeck is current chair of the AICCU.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article11032874.html
More coverage of the AICCU lobby day:
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article11042807.html

Huffington Post
More of California's Kids Have Dental Coverage, But Will They Have Care?
Feb. 23, 2015

This editorial cites the Virtual Dental Home project directed by the Pacific Center for Special Care at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. In this innovative project, carefully trained dental hygienists examine and collect dental information from patients in community settings, including schools and Head Start sites. They then send that information electronically to a supervising dentist, who uses the information to create a dental treatment plan for the hygienist to carry out.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-lazarus/more-of-californias-kids-have-dental-coverage-but-will-they-have-care_b_6700232.html

Forbes
Recharging Bridge Sensors With Drones
Feb. 27, 2015
Elizabeth Basha, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, wants to use drones to recharge batteries on wireless sensor networks, particularly sensors that track potential structural damage on bridges. Her work is reported in Forbes' Tech Blog.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2015/02/27/recharging-bridge-sensors-with-drones/

The Record
A new chapter for Stockton: post-bankruptcy
Feb. 24, 2015
Nearly 1,000 days after formally declaring itself fiscally insolvent, Stockton is expected to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy when a $2 billion financial restructuring takes effect. Jeff Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center, said removal of the bankruptcy label will provide a symbolic economic boost for Stockton. "Time and visible, tangible improvements in the city are what will cause the stigma to go away, and it will go away," Michael said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150224/NEWS/150229797

CBS Sacramento
Call Kurtis Investigation: Can Websites Fight Traffic Tickets?
Feb. 24, 2015
McGeorge School of Law Professor John Sims said websites that serve as legal document services, such as Ticketbust, cannot actually give any legal advice or recommend a defense - unless they are practicing attorneys.
Read more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/02/24/call-kurtis-investigation-can-websites-fight-traffic-tickets/

The Record
Caution urged over talk of CSU Stockton campus
Feb. 24, 2015
Stockton and San Joaquin County must develop more college-ready students and provide them with additional higher-education options. The question is whether Stockton would be better served by its own CSU campus or through CSU Stanislaus. Article noted that Stockton already has San Joaquin Delta College, along with two private institutions, University of the Pacific and Humphreys College.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150224/NEWS/150229838/101087/A_NEWS

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Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific looks to meet need for data crunchers
Feb. 24, 2015
University of the Pacific is launching a new analytics degree program at its San Francisco campus.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/02/24/university-of-the-pacific-looks-to-meet-need-for-data-crunchers/?utm_source=Central+Valley+Business+Journal+Subscribers&utm_campaign=b42fba0a54-

The Record
Upswing in stores and online
Feb. 21, 2015
Retail business is on the rebound in San Joaquin County. For example, Amazon opened a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Tracy in 2013 and employs 1,500 people. "San Joaquin County is becoming a hub of those kinds of jobs," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150221/News/150229953

The Record
Lawmaker's goal: a state college in Stockton
Feb. 21, 2015
Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, proposed Assembly Bill 38 to fund a study to consider the feasibility of putting a state college in Stockton. "A strong public four-year institution in San Joaquin County would give many more people in our region an opportunity to pursue a higher education," Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck said. "Everyone would benefit." Rich Rojo, associate vice president for communications, said: "Our incoming classes have been very steady in recent years despite the ups and downs of the economy."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150221/SPECIAL/150229955/-1/A_BIZ

The Record
Banking is strong because of agriculture
Feb. 21, 2015
You can't talk about San Joaquin County's home-grown financial institutions without making reference to the county's continually evolving $3 billion agriculture industry. "Ag lending has been a great business for them as long as the outlook remains strong," said economist Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150221/NEWS/150229961/101122/BUSINESS

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