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Pacific in the Press

Faculty talk teacher shortage, water, same-sex marriage and more
Aug 4, 2015

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in the past two weeks:


Summaries

The Record
Teacher shortage reaching critical proportions
July 24, 2015
Lynn Beck, professor and past dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, said the looming teacher shortage provides an opportunity for prospective teachers. "I tell students, 'teaching is the best job in the world,'" Beck said. "It's the most wonderful job on Earth; teaching is the most logical place to be if you want to make a difference." The Record also quoted Beck in an editorial about the anticipated shortage.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150724/NEWS/150729788/101167/NEWS
Record editorial: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150730/OPINION/150739966/-1/A_NEWS04


The Sacramento Bee
Cost of Delta tunnels doesn't add up
July 25, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, argued in this Sunday Forum opinion essay that Gov. Brown's plan to build twin tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta makes no economic sense. "It is increasingly clear that there are less divisive alternatives that provide more economic and environmental value than the tunnels," he wrote. "No amount of tweaking can save what is fundamentally a bad idea. It's time to move on."
Read more:http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/the-conversation/article28509157.html#storylink=cpy

CBS Sacramento
California Water Rights System is a Century-Old Knot That Will Be Difficult toUntangle
July 28, 2015
"These water rights are the story of the history of our state," said Jennifer Harder, assistant professor in the Water Law Program at McGeorge.
See story:http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/07/28/california-water-rights-system-is-a-century-old-knot-that-will-be-difficult-to-untangle/

The (Toronto) Globe and Mail (via Associated Press)
California drought regulators propose historic $1.5-million fine
July 21, 2015
This Associated Press story quoted Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, on how Central Valley farmers might react to a proposed $1.5 million fine for allegedly taking water illegally during the drought. The story was also published in the Minnesota Star Tribune.
Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/california-drought-regulators-propose-historic-15-million-fine/article25623553/
Start Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/california-proposes-historic-1-5m-fine-for-taking-water/317596461/

Sacramento Business Journal
Former McGeorge dean to lead State Bar after management shakeup
July 23, 2015
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, former dean of McGeorge, has been named the new executive director and CEO at the State Bar of California. The news also aired on KFBK-AM in Sacramento, among other outlets.
Read more:http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2015/07/23/former-mcgeorge-dean-to-lead-state-bar-after.html

Capital Public Radio Insight
Past, Present and Future of LGBT Rights
July 31, 2015
Capital Public Radio reporter Lesley McClurg sat down with two McGeorge School of Law professors, Lawrence Levine and John Sims, to talk about Sacramento's most important jurist, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and his LGBT civil rights legacy on the Supreme Court.
Hear interview:http://www.capradio.org/53557

Capital Public Radio Insight
Immigration from a lawyer's perspective
July 28, 2015
As part of Capital Public Radio's yearlong initiative examining undocumented immigrants in California, Insight talked with Raquel Aldana, professor of law, and Blake Nordahl, associate professor of law. The McGeorge faculty members provided a foundational understanding of what works and what doesn't work for families immigrating to the United States.
Hear interview:http://www.capradio.org/53337

Aljazeera America
China's 2022 Olympics could bolster confidence among investors
July 31, 2015
Chinese media continue to laud the soft-power and economic benefits of the 2008 Olympics, which earned Beijing $146 million in profits - counter to the conventional wisdom that hosting games always leads to net losses. "(The) Chinese press is conveying the same message about the 2022 Olympics: China can be the best host, and the event will be very successful," said Qingwen Dong, professor of communication.
Read more:http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/31/chinas-2022-olympics-could-bolster-confidence-among-investors.html

Tampa Bay Times
Israeli ambassador uses odd logic to relate Iran's frozen assets to the U.S. treasury
July 17, 2015
Critics of lifting economic sanctions on Iran fear the repercussions of an economic revival in that country. Michael Malloy, professor of law and the author of "The Structure of Economic Sanctions," to be published next spring by Cambridge University Press, commented on these fears.
Read more:http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jul/17/ron-dermer/israeli-ambassador-uses-odd-logic-relate-irans-fro/

San Jose Mercury News
Cal's rigid academic standards pose tough challenge for athletics
July 28, 2015
Most Cal athletes now will be required to have a 3.0 high school GPA -- substantially lower than the general student body at Cal, but higher than any Pac-12 school except Stanford. Athletics director Ted Leland applauded the changes. He was A.D. at Stanford from 1991-2005 when that school's athletic department began to view its prestigious academic reputation as an advantage, not an obstacle. "Cal can do the same thing because a California degree means a lot in the world," Leland said. "I think they can turn this into a huge positive."
Read more:http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_28545960/cals-rigid-academic-standards-pose-tough-challenge-athletics

The Record
Pacific hires head baseball coach
July 20, 2015
Pacific announced that Mike Neu has been hired as the 17th head baseball coach in program history, replacing Ed Sprague Jr., who resigned June 30 after 12 seasons. Since playing in the California League for the 2001 Mudville Nine at Billy Hebert Field, Neu has spent time as a pitcher and associate scout in Major League Baseball, a community college head coach, and most recently, Cal's pitching coach.
Read more:http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150720/NEWS/150729975

WNPR Connecticut Public Radio
Dan Brubeck Celebrates the Music and Lyrics of His Parents, Dave and Iola Brubeck
July 29, 2015
With heartfelt devotion, drummer/composer Dan Brubeck pays tribute to his parents, the pianist/composer Dave Brubeck and the lyricist/librettist Iola Brubeck, with his new, consummately crafted, unpretentious release, "Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck." Story references Dave and Iola's student days at College of the Pacific.
Read more:http://wnpr.org/post/dan-brubeck-celebrates-music-and-lyrics-his-parents-dave-and-iola-brubeck#stream/0

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Capital Public Radio Insight
SCOTUS on Gay Marriage
June 29, 2015
McGeorge Law Professor Lawrence Levine analyzes the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Hear interview:http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/06/29/insight-062915/

The San Diego Union-Tribune
New plan erodes tunnels' economics
July 27, 2015
"(T)he already flimsy economic case for the tunnels completely falls apart without the regulatory assurance," argued Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
Read more:http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/jul/27/revised-delta-plan-project-economics-water/

The Record
San Jose teachers to join statewide Common Core summit
July 27, 2015
Thousands of teachers across California came together virtually last week to learn strategies to teach what is known as Common Core. "This is a great opportunity for Pacific to take a leadership role in helping teachers in the area better understand how to infuse principles from the Common Core into their curricula," said Linda Webster, interim dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. Story also ran in the Manteca Bulletin.
Read more:http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150727/NEWS/150729720

KCRA
Martin Martinez arrest warrant: Child's head hit tile floor
July 22, 2015
Martin Martinez, who is suspected in the killings of five people in a Modesto home, gave different accounts of what happened. John Myers, professor of law, said the discrepancies could become key evidence. "That's very common in these cases because if you are lying, it's hard to keep the story straight," Myers said. "So changing the story is very common in these scenarios."
See story:http://www.kcra.com/news/martin-martinez-arrest-warrant-childs-head-hit-tile-floor/34285676

CBS Sacramento
Food pantry
July 21, 2015
University of the Pacific has a food pantry that serves three to 10 students a week. Food pantries at Sacramento State and UC Davis are also mentioned.
See story:http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=760101c9-ea94-4ee9-a8b7-d45fa8cf5dc1

KCRA
Students get laptops
July 18, 2015
A foundation has given 15 high school students free laptops in recognition of their hard work. The students are going to UC Davis, Sacramento State, UCLA and University of the Pacific.
See story:http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=b66c6223-da78-4ff9-a24f-425f12de8d6a

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento mayor launches study of higher minimum wage
July 28, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, warned of a potential pitfall. If the city minimum wage is much higher than that of the surrounding area, "it would be an advantage to those businesses outside the city boundaries. It would create an incentive to locate outside the city boundaries."
Read more:http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article29106892.html#storylink=cpy

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