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Pacific in the Press: Larry Levine, Leslie Jacobs, Ken Albala, Rick Hutley — and John Muir

Jul 7, 2015

Quote of the Week

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

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The Sacramento Bee
Once unimaginable, marriage equality is now established law
July 4, 2015
“The notion of people of the same sex marrying was beyond our imagination in those early years of the gay rights movement,” writes Lawrence Levine, professor of law, in this op-ed essay. “The court, thanks to Kennedy, took us from criminals and pariahs to persons worthy of meaningful constitutional protection.”
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article26411962.html#storylink=cpy

San Francisco Chronicle
Kennedy key to Supreme Court’s leftward lean this term
June 30, 2015
Lawrence Levine, professor of law, notes that at his Senate confirmation hearing, Kennedy commented that the Constitution should be read to prohibit the government from arbitrarily depriving individuals of “human dignity,” considering such factors as “the harm to the person, the anguish to the person, the inability of the person to manifest his or her personality, the inability of the person to obtain his or her self-fulfillment.”
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/article/Kennedy-tilted-the-U-S-Supreme-Court-slightly-6359272.php

KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Justice Kennedy, of Sacramento, wrote the majority opinion for ruling
June 26, 2015
Lawrence Levine, professor of law, notes that Justice Kennedy has always talked about dignity and liberty. “Today he put an exclamation point there,” Levine said. News story includes video of Pacific’s Sacramento Campus launch event with campus beauty shots.
Watch story: http://www.kcra.com/news/justice-kennedy-of-sacramento-wrote-the-majority-opinion-for-ruling/33803750 

Capital Public Radio – Insight with Beth Ruyak
U.S. Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage
June 29, 2015
Leslie Jacobs, professor of constitutional law and director of the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy, has been tracking the case and will break down the court’s decision in plain English.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/51301

The Record
Dentistry of the Future
June 29, 2015
This Page One story focuses on the Virtual Dental Home concept developed by Paul Glassman, professor of dentistry, and his colleagues at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry: “In Paul Glassman’s dream, the dental office of the future could be a school, a community center or a nursing home. And in Glassman’s dream, the dental cavity of the future could be filled without a needle or a drill.” Said Glassman: “A decade from now this is going to be really widespread.”
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150629/NEWS/150629682/0/SEARCH

Sunset
The West’s first Master of Arts in Food Studies
June 25, 2015
This blog post reads: “In honor of UOP’s new Master of Arts in Food Studies in San Francisco, the West’s first such program, a group of us recently attended a meal cooked by professor Ken Albala that he based on a 16th-century wedding banquet. As we nibbled our way through 20 dishes (no actual peacocks died for our meal), Albala and team told us about the new program—which, despite the invite, is designed very much for the modern student.”
Read more: http://westphoria.sunset.com/2015/06/25/the-wests-first-master-of-arts-in-food-studies/#sthash.QGXwniJH.dpuf

San Francisco Examiner
How data will drive cities of the future and why San Francisco needs to pay attention
June 26, 2015
Rick Hutley, clinical professor of analytics, wrote this op-ed essay with the president and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The piece concludes: “We foresee cities with well-managed public transportation, top schools, and accessible health care. And with the power of big data and analytics, we have the ability to create this future.”
Read more: http://www.sfexaminer.com/how-data-will-drive-cities-of-the-future-and-why-san-francisco-needs-to-pay-attention/

Los Angeles Times
Alexander von Humboldt: The man who made nature modern
July 5, 2015
In this op-ed, author Andrea Wulf cites University of the Pacific’s Muir Collection as a source of insights for her forthcoming biography of Alexander von Humboldt, “The Invention of Nature.” Muir heavily annotated his volumes of Humboldt’s books. “Humboldt was a founding father of environmentalism, a visionary who predicted man-made climate change as early as 1800,” Wulf writes.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-wulf-rediscovering-alexander-von-humboldt-20150705-story.html#page=1

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Sacramento Business Journal
Law school where Anthony Kennedy once taught reflects on his landmark ruling
June 26, 2015
"He is my hero, and the hero of many at the law school" and beyond, said Larry Levine, a McGeorge law professor since 1985. Students and faculty "are just so, so proud that we can claim him as a colleague and a key part of Pacific McGeorge," Levine said. Also quoted are Francis J. Mootz III, dean of the law school, and President Pamela Eibeck.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2015/06/26/sacramento-law-school-where-anthony-kennedy-once.html

McClatchy Washington Bureau
Gay Marriage case secures Justice Kennedy’s legacy
June 26, 2015
The McClatchy Washington Bureau serves the country’s second-largest newspaper chain, which includes the three California Bee newspapers, the Miami Herald and the Raleigh News & Observer, among many others. The story identifies Justice Kennedy as a longtime adjunct professor at McGeorge and notes that he continues to teach a summer class for McGeorge’s program in Austria.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article25605313.html#storylink=cpy

Capital Public Radio
Sacramento Area Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
June 26, 2015
Leslie Jacobs, professor of constitutional law and director of the McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy, weighed in on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on California. "As far as a legal addition, there's not much that same-sex couples don't have here in California, but I think if you talk to same-sex couples or gay people, they would say that this is a huge symbolic affirmation of their position as citizens of the United States," Jacobs said.
Read more: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/06/26/sacramentans-react-supreme-court-ruling-on-same-sex-marriage/

The Record
A more perfect union for gays
June 26, 2015
“The rainbow rained joy,” columnist Mike Fitzgerald wrote. He notes that Justice Anthony Kennedy taught for more than 20 years at McGeorge and still teaches a summer session. Megan Wingo, a second-year law student, said: “I feel very lucky to be at McGeorge where Justice Kennedy taught.”
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150626/NEWS/150629766

NetworksAsia
The programmer’s guide to breaking into management
July 1, 2015
Rick Hutley, clinical professor of analytics, advises checking how thick your skin is before you plan to manage others. "Ask yourself how well you tolerate risk and criticism," says Hutley, a former CIO at British Telecom and former vice president of innovation at Cisco Systems. "The higher up you go the more certain it is you will fail -- in someone's eyes."
Read more: http://www.networksasia.net/article/programmers-guide-breaking-management.1435715834

The Record
Push for state flood funds
July 4, 2015
With the clock ticking toward a higher flood-protection mandate, south San Joaquin County communities are stating their case for $111 million in state funding to enhance one of the region’s most important levees. Working with the business-oriented San Joaquin Partnership and other groups, the cities of Lathrop and Manteca commissioned a study by Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research exploring the potential benefits if the state made such an investment.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150704/NEWS/150709863

MN MarketWatch
How El Nino can be California’s drought buster
June 26, 2015
"We estimate the drought shaved about 0.1% of the state’s growth last year,” said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-el-nino-can-be-californias-drought-buster-2015-06-26?page=2

San Jose Mercury News
Buzzworthy pianist Caili O’Doherty comes to Bay Area with new album in tow
June 29, 2015
New York pianist Caili O'Doherty’s debut album "Padme" features her tight-knit quartet with bassist Zach Brown, drummer Cory Cox and Santa Cruz-raised tenor saxophonist Ben Flocks, who first bonded during fellowships at the Brubeck Institute.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_28401849/buzzworthy-pianist-caili-odoherty-comes-bay-area-new

The Record
Connecting through cosplay
June 27, 2015
DeltaFusion, which blends music, dance, puppetry and art to tell the tale of the San Joaquin Delta region, its cultural diversity and its many waterways, is sponsored by the  Theater Arts Department in partnership with The Haggin Museum and College of the Pacific.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150627/NEWS/150629727/101008

The Record
Academy helps students figure out the answers
June 27, 2015
CATCH Academy, a five-week intensive math program at University of the Pacific, engages students in Stockton Unified with math concepts through hands-on learning and technology. CATCH targets mainly incoming ninth-graders whose academic performance in math is no more than two grade levels behind.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150627/NEWS/150629734/-1/A_BIZ

Central Valley Business Times
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak in Stockton
July 3, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Oct. 23 Advancing Women’s Leadership forum at University of the Pacific.
Read more: http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=28617

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