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Pacific in the Press | Nov. 16, 2015

Nov 16, 2015

quote of the week

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

Summaries:

ABC10-TV (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Scholarship helps former foster child attend dream college
Nov. 12, 2015
Xavier Mountain, 23, who grew up in foster care, was able to transfer to Pacific from Delta College thanks to a scholarship from the Mary Graham Children's Foundation.  "Every time I'm on campus it literally feels like a movie," Mountain said. Steve Jacobson, senior associate vice president for student life, was also interviewed: "He's one of the best of our best," Jacobson said of Mountain. 
Read more: http://www.abc10.com/story/news/local/2015/11/13/san-joaquin-county-student-emancipated-from-foster-care-system-attends-dream-school/75689654/

The Record
New student housing plan moves forward
Nov. 13, 2015
The Stockton Planning Commission approved a use permit for a new residence hall at Pershing Avenue and Brookside Road. "We have to, with our student housing, create a competitive advantage," said Patrick Day, vice president for student life. "The second highest reason a student chooses not to come to an institution after the academic major is the condition of the residence halls." Ken Mullen, vice president for business and finance, also was quoted: "Our campus is beautiful," Mullen said. "We have great facilities. We also have facilities that are outdated. A number of those are in our housing facilities."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151113/NEWS/151119863

WalletHub.com
2015's Rates of Uninsured by State Before & After Obamacare
November 2015
Peter Hilsenrath, the Joseph M. Long Chair of Health Care Management and a professor of economics, said that the Affordable Care Act has succeeded in substantially reducing numbers of uninsured adults under the age of 65, yet health care costs are again rising at unsustainable levels. "We still have no systematic approach for efficient allocation of health services above deductible levels," he said.
Read more: https://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/#peter-hilsenrath

Chicago Tribune
Independent political maps won't 'turn around' Illinois
Nov. 5, 2015
In this column about Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to amend the state constitution to change how political maps are drawn, the writer cites research by Keith Smith, associate professor of political science. "There is very little evidence that gerrymandering contributes at all to the problems people think it does," Smith in a 2014 paper. "For example ... the U.S. Senate became just as polarized as the House (and at roughly the same time), even though its districts are not subject to redistricting like House districts are."
Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-independent-maps-madigan-rauner-cullerton-perspec-zorn-1106-jm-20151105-column.html

The Economic Times (Times of India)
A dal-driven drama
Nov. 7, 2015
"When we can afford meat, beans are the first food excised from the diet," writes Ken Albala, professor of history, in his book "Beans: A History."
Read more: http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/onmyplate/a-dal-driven-drama/

The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown's tunnels meet flurry of criticism, but will it matter?
Nov. 8, 2015
"I think it's got quite a lot of hurdles ahead of it, in my view," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "It's the commitment of the governor that's propping the project up at this time."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article43691418.html#storylink=cpy

Central Valley Business Journal
Eight steps to building great teams
Nov. 11, 2015
Peter Johnson, director of the Westgate Center for Leadership and the Institute for Family Business at the Eberhardt School of Business, quoted an African proverb in this column on team-building: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." Johnson writes a monthly column for the CVBJ.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/11/11/eight-steps-to-building-great-teams/

Pepperdine University Graphic
Study Claims Seaver Students Make too Much Money
Nov. 12, 2015
Derek Stoutland, a member of the financial planning staff at Pepperdine, analyzed The Economist's recent college rankings. "We are actually ranked third in [overperformance] amongst our key competitors, behind University of the Pacific and Georgetown," Stoutland concluded.
Read more: http://pepperdine-graphic.com/study-claims-seaver-students-make-too-much-money/

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Examiner.com
Jazz musician Javi Santiago's coast-less fusion of music & love
Nov. 10, 2015
This interview with contemporary jazz musician and hip-hop producer Javi Santiago notes that he had "the amazing opportunity" to attend the Brubeck Institute.
Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-jazz-musician-javi-santiago-s-coast-less-fusion-of-music-love

Central Valley Business Journal
Delta tunnels project brings deluge of opposition comments
Nov. 5, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, found that the project would cost $2.50 for every $1 in benefits.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/11/05/delta-tunnels-project-brings-deluge-of-opposition-comments/

DrBicuspid.com
Telehealth moves ahead to play major role in future
Nov. 6, 2015
The world is changing in fundamental ways, and it is important for dentists to put aside old notions about previous, costly telehealth efforts, according to Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice. In a presentation on the opening day of the American Dental Association's 2015 annual meeting, he discussed using telehealth to reach underserved populations. "We think telehealth will have a major role in the way oral healthcare is delivered in the future," he said.
Read more: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=318773

Sacramento Business Journal
Jobs are nearly back, but full recovery awaits the Sacramento region
Nov. 13, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, predicted that the new downtown arena will spur significant business activity while Sleep Train Arena will become a redevelopment site with considerable potential. El Niño may also do the region a favor: "Hopefully we'll have lots of snow, and a big ski season."
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2015/11/13/jobs-are-nearly-back-full-recovery-awaits-sacramen.html

The Record
Many questions about Kaiser-St. Joe's merger
Nov. 13, 2015
"My worry is this is just another consolidation that provides an umbrella for inefficiency," said Peter Hilsenrath, professor of economics and the Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management.  "I worry that it doesn't serve the community's interest and the national interest of lower costs and more efficient (delivery of) health care."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151113/NEWS/151119866

Capital Public Radio
Sacramento State plans downtown center
Nov. 6, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal editor Jack Robinson comments on Sacramento State's plans for a new downtown center.  "Like UC Davis and University of the Pacific, Sacramento State wants to increase its profile where all the action is, Robinson said.
Listen to clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=55f3707e-d522-4b67-b7f5-514bc590a4f3