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Oct 13, 2015

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

Summaries  

The Record
Cardboard ahoy
Oct. 9, 2015
About 160 first-year engineering and computer science students participated in University of the Pacific's 2015 Cardboard Regatta. Students are tasked with building a boat using only single-ply cardboard and duct tape. "Points are heavily weighted to any team that finishes," said Gary Litton, a civil engineering professor. "If you sink, you only get about a third of the points, so that is to be avoided at all costs."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151009/NEWS/151009662/101008

Capital Public Radio: Insight
Major Cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court
Oct. 8, 2015
Leslie Jacobs, professor of law, previewed major cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear for the 2015 to 2016 term.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/10/08/insight-100815a/

Capital Public Radio: Insight
Brubeck Festival Explores Jazz and Civil Rights
Oct. 8, 2015
Simon Rowe, director of the Brubeck Institute, talked about the role of jazz musicians in addressing issues of race or equality, as well as the upcoming Brubeck Festival.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/10/08/insight-100815c/

Capital Public Radio: Insight
"Brundibar," A Children's Opera
Oct. 8, 2015
Insight guest host Rick Kushman interviewed Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger and James Haffner, professor of opera. Weissberger played The Cat in the children's opera Brundibár at the Nazi camp Terezin before many of the child performers were transported to Auschwitz. Haffner brought the opera to Stockton, and invited Weissberger to sing and teach.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/10/08/insight-100815b/  

The Record
Musical helped children in concentration camp
Oct. 7, 2105
"It's proof that music and art could be therapeutic for kids and adults," said James Haffner, professor of opera, who first produced "Brundibar" at Pacific in 2008 after taking students to the Czech Republic. "Dealing with the Holocaust on a daily basis, I'm anxious to see how they react and take it on. The music is accessible, and the good guys win in the end," he said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151007/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151009755/-1/A_OPINION  

The Modesto Bee
Three honored as literacy heroes
Oct. 10, 2015
Jennifer Torres, director of community relations, was recognized for her efforts to promote literacy in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/article38696829.html 

The Modesto Bee
Justice delayed: Prosecutors and judges point fingers at each other
Oct. 10, 2015
Stanislaus County may have the worst backlog of murder cases in California. Michael Vitiello, professor of law, discussed one approach to increase efficiency. "Our criminal justice system works by plea bargaining," Vitiello said. "Because the majority is resolved by pleas, the sooner you have the involvement of the DA and PD, the more likely you'll have a smooth-running system."
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/article38716209.html

Audiology Online
San Francisco's First Doctor of Audiology Students Don White Coats
Oct. 10, 2015
The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted its inaugural Doctor of Audiology White Coat Ceremony where 23 students were cloaked with a white coat symbolizing the beginning of their professional audiology education. Rupa Balachandran, audiology program director, was quoted.
Read more: http://www.audiologyonline.com/releases/san-francisco-226-128-153-15533

Healthcare Informatics
Virtual Dental Home Comes to California Senior Community
Sept. 17, 2015
The California-based University of Pacific is working on a teledentistry initiative that aims to bring preventative dental care to underserved Californians in senior housing communities. Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice, is quoted.
Read more: http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/news-item/virtual-dental-homes-comes-california-senior-community

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