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Pacific in the Press - May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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


Summaries

Daily Journal
Law school experience in clinics translates to jobs even more than expected
May 19, 2015
Clinics develop "soft skills" such as negotiating, teamwork, leadership, counseling and dealing with clients and opposing counsel, this article reports. "Those skills involve a lot of interpersonal relations," explained Melissa C. Brown, professor of law. "We're not just suits. We work with other professionals, we work collaboratively." The article also quotes professors and students at Whittier Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Ohio State University, Indiana University, and UC Irvine School of Law.
Read more: The article is available only by subscription, and the journal prohibits electronic sharing.

Western North Carolina Public Radio
Monumental Disagreements: A Memorial Day special from BackStory
May 19, 2015
Scheduled to air this weekend is a panel discussion on the meaning of national monuments convened by this North Carolina NPR station. Teresa Bergman, professor of communications and film studies, will be one of three participants. Bergman will focus on the evolving film presentations that the National Park Service has used to welcome tourists at Mount Rushmore.
Hear discussion on Saturday, 12 p.m. or Sunday, 3 p.m. : http://wcqs.org/post/monumental-disagreements-memorial-day-special-backstory

VIBE
When it comes to education, VH1 wants to turn STEM into STEAM
May 19, 2015
The VH1 network wants to add an "a" for art to the STEM education curriculum. The network's Save the Music Foundation hosted a town hall assembly in Manhattan on the benefits of STEAM that featured Gabriella Musacchia, assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, along with a Grammy-nominated R&B star and a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor and producer. Musacchia said playing trumpet in a funk and disco band sparked her scientific interest in the neuronal mechanisms of hearing speech and music.
Read more: http://www.vibe.com/2015/05/vh1-save-the-music-stem-steam-education/

The Sacramento Bee
California farms added workers in 2014, even amid drought
May 19, 2015
"There's no doubt in the data that the impact of the drought ... has been smaller than we expected, surprisingly so," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article21450660.html#storylink=cpy

The Record
Optimism reigns among Stockton leaders
May 20, 2015
Stockton finally is ready to sprint toward a brighter future after recent years staggering behind the pack amid collective gloom, pain and the crippling effects of fiscal destitution. "Compared to the mood three years ago, which I would describe as the rock bottom for the city, it's really improved quite a bit," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "There are a lot of reasons to feel good about the progress that has been made."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150520/NEWS/150529948/-1/A_BIZ

The Record
Cheers: Remembering alma mater
May 19, 2015
The Record's editorial board wrote, in part: "Pete Carroll certainly didn't need to 'come home.' He's coached in the past two Super Bowls, winning one of them and losing the other in a last-minute heartbreaker. The Seattle Seahawks coach, however, obviously still cares about his alma mater - a school that helped him get where he is today."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150518/OPINION/150519637/101127/A_OPINION

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The Record
Councilman: No good options on salary issue
May 18, 2015
The City Council is facing a vote to cut Mayor Silva's salary from $104,970 to $72,384 starting July 1. Robert Benedetti, professor emeritus of political science, said Stockton's salary-setting charter provision "is very awkward and needs to be reconsidered...Most of the people who have looked at this feel this is something that should be changed," he said. "The challenge is to find a way for the council not to act until the charter can be amended."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150518/NEWS/150519634

The Modesto Bee
Souliotes' 'legal odyssey' resumes in federal court
May 18, 2015
George Souliotes, 72, walked out of the Stanislaus County jail when a federal judge overturned his conviction on murder and arson charges from a fire that killed three of his tenants. Acting as his own attorney, Souliotes is now suing the Modesto police and fire departments in federal court.  Julie Davies, professor of law, commented that this "could indicate no (attorney) is willing to take (the case). If you could win this, the damage - 13 years in prison - wouldn't be insignificant."
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/jeff-jardine/article21338511.html#storylink=cpy

Moody's Investors Service
Moody's assigns A2 to University of the Pacific
May 20, 2015
"The stable outlook incorporates our expectations that the university will retain its strong liquidity and solid operating performance as the university invests reserves in its longer term strategic goals," Moody's reports.
Read more: https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-assigns-A2-to-University-of-the-Pacific-CAs-65M--PR_325945

 

 

 

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