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Pacific in the Press | McGeorge professor discusses same-sex marriage hearings

May 5, 2015


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


Summaries:

KIRO Radio (Seattle, Washington)
Professor Larry Levine discusses SCOTUS gay marriage hearing
April 28, 2015
Lawrence Levine, professor of law at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, was a guest on the Jason Rantz Show on KIRO Radio to talk about the arguments made during the April 28 Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage. An expert on sexual orientation and the law, Professor Levine spoke at length about the arguments and possible outcomes from the ruling in June.
Hear the interview: http://kiroradio.com/listen/9986694/
Professor Levine was also a guest on Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak." Hear the interview: http://www.capradio.org/46350

KMAX (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
UOP Rugby national champions
April 28, 2015
A "Good Day Sacramento" crew returned to the Stockton campus to do a follow-up story on the Pacific Tigers Rugby Football Club, national champions after winning the 2015 National Small College Rugby Organization Challenge Cup. The reporter spoke with coach Kreg Nelson, tournament MVP Mike Jimenez and President Pam Eibeck.
View the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=3429ac2b-a49b-4976-801b-7ae173a6edfe
Sister station KOVR also broadcast a story about the championship. View the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=4788535a-0f79-46ee-be41-7d87428fd1d1

The Christian Science Monitor
Free-range vs. helicopter: What does it mean to be a good parent?
April 25, 2015
John Myers, a law professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law, is quoted in this story on parenting decisions that were once commonplace, but now may provoke a call to 911. The story noted that "perpetual parental oversight" is increasing, while actual risks are lower. Social media and the 24-hour news cycle fuel the perception that they are increasing. "I think judges succeed most of the time," Myers is quoted in the story. "Ultimately, some of those cases have to come into the court system and get resolved there. You hope you have an intelligent judge who can make a call that's appropriate."
Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0425/Free-range-vs.-helicopter-What-does-it-mean-to-be-a-good-parent

The Record
Return on college investment: Brookings ranks Pacific high, Delta low
April 29, 2015
The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program recently released a ranking of two- and four-year colleges that was based largely on "value added" measures, such as how much money a graduate makes. Pacific was ranked in the 93rd percentile. Richard Rojo, Pacific's associate vice president for communications, said the university was pleased to have done well in the ranking, but that there are other important measures that students and parents must consider in deciding on a college such as the learning experience, emotional and personal development, leadership and a sense of community. "We would just want students and parents to evaluate colleges and universities based on what's important to them to get out of their education and to think about more than just economic success," Rojo said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150429/NEWS/150429630/-1/A_BIZ
KOVR (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto) mentioned The Record's story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=f4c07abf-852c-44d8-aadd-bf653402955a

Comstock's magazine
Sales Pitch: Why more universities should offer sales training
April 28, 2015
Peter Johnson, director of Pacific's Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, commented in this story about the demand for universities to provide instruction in sales. Johnson told Comstock's that there are a "fair number" of requests for sales training and "definitely a need out there," but that generic training would not satisfy the specific needs of each industry.
Read more: http://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/sales-pitch

The Record
New direction for tunnels plan: Habitat restoration reduced by 70 percent
May 1, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in a story about Gov. Jerry Brown's revised water plan that drops 50-year guarantees for water users and slashes by 70 percent the amount of new habitat to revive the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Michael said water users should be concerned about the lack of long-term assurances since it essentially eliminates most of the economic benefit of the governor's plan to build water tunnels. "I have no idea how they can now put an economic study back together that could rationalize the tunnels. It really raises questions whether they can fly financially," Michael said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150501/NEWS/150509995/101087/A_NEWS

The Record
Local Roundup: Pacific alumni receive Stagg Award of Honor
April 26, 2015
The top of the Pacific roundup in the sports section told of three recipients of the prestigious Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Honor: Rob DeWitt, Betsy Riemenschneider Sales and Fred Tedeschi. The award is given to Pacific alumni who participated in athletics and whose professional careers were examples of integrity, dedication, idealism and team spirit.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150426/SPORTS/150429714/101100/A_SPORTS

KTXL Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Pacific, Bon Appétit partner to reduce food waste
May 1, 2015
Bon Appétit Chef Marco Alvarado and Kendra Bruno, Pacific's sustainability coordinator, were featured on two segments of KTXL's morning show talking about efforts to reduce food waste. Alvarado talked about Bon Appétit's Imperfectly Delicious Produce program that uses produce that might not be visually pleasing enough for the super market, but still nutritious and tasty enough for use in salads, soups, breads and other dishes. Bruno talked a bit about the food recovery program that sends 50 pounds of food - or about 150 meals each day - to St. Mary's Dining Room six days a week.
View the first segment: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=3260795c-41db-4654-8bef-2b201a48ba08
View the second segment: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=d2219c50-aaae-4e12-a80d-c9825ba509b3

University Herald
Some Believe Schools Should Track The Academic Progress of Homeless Students
April 27, 2015
This story takes notice of Ronald Hallett's research on academic performance and the progress of homeless students. The research was presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago. "Hallett and his colleagues found that schools were better at counting homeless students in order to qualify for state and federal funds than they were at tailoring services to help this vulnerable group succeed academically," according to the story.
Read more: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/18416/20150427/some-believe-schools-should-track-the-academic-progress-of-homeless-students.htm#ixzz3YYp1xJLj

And more ...

KMAX (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Annual Strawberry Breakfast
May 3, 2015
The 84th annual Strawberry Breakfast was featured in a story on "Good Day Sacramento." The oldest continuous fundraiser in the San Joaquin Valley, the breakfast raises money for the Center for Community Involvement programs, such as tutoring services for area schoolchildren.
View the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=89b34594-9d9c-4a5f-a497-eb337190c6c3

The Record
5 Things to do this weekend (May 1-3, 2015)
May 2, 2015
This weekly feature mentioned two events with ties to Pacific. Student Darien Fields, front man for the Darien Fields Band and whose CD was produced by Pac Ave Records, performed over the weekend in Lodi. The other event featured was Center for Community Involvement's annual Strawberry Breakfast.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150430/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150439961/101112/A_ENTERTAIN

The Record
Stand up and shine: Bass player is rare winner in concerto competition
April 24, 2015
This feature story was about Pacific freshman Nicholas Vegas, winner of the 50-year-old Central Valley Youth Symphony's 15th Concerto Competition. And, as winner, he was the featured soloist during Giovanni Bottesini's Concerto No. 2 in B Minor for Double Bass during the April 26 spring concert at Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150424/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150429757/101107/A_ENTERTAIN

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