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Oct 6, 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
Our Diversity: Pacific ahead of most universities
Oct. 3, 2015
Patrick Day, vice president for student life, said Pacific has been successful at nurturing diversity because the university never settles or feels like it is done with its mission. Anita Bautista and Allison Dumas also were quoted.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151003/NEWS/151009898

The Sacramento Bee
Medicare sticker shock: Soaring drug prices could trip up seniors
Oct. 1, 2015
Clinics offered by the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences save seniors an average of $896 a year. "It could be their co-pay was $25 for a medication, but that same drug now costs $300 because it's no longer covered," said Rajul Patel, associate professor of pharmacy. "You could be paying hundreds and hundreds for that same drug."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article37278759.html#storylink=cpy

The Record
Ready for liftoff
Sept. 28, 2015
Pacific engineering students will send a stuffed tiger via weather balloon to perhaps 100,000 feet in elevation, 80 times the height of the Empire State Building, into what's known as "near space" on the edge of the atmosphere. The experiment should help the students prepare for their ultimate goal: To launch a tiny satellite that could orbit the Earth for up to nine months sometime in the future. Retired NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez helped to facilitate a partnership between Pacific and a university in Mexico to build a "cube satellite."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150928/NEWS/150929708 

Sacramento Business Journal
McGeorge taps well-known grad to lead capital jobs initiative
Sept. 30, 2015
McGeorge School of Law has hired Sacramento City Councilman and alum Steve Hansen to boost employment opportunities at the state Capitol for students in public policy and government-related fields. "When I walked on campus, I got goose bumps because I knew so many people. It's like coming home," Hansen said.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2015/09/30/mcgeorge-taps-well-known-grad-to-lead-capital-jobs.html 

Capital Public Radio
Drought tests California's water rights system
Sept. 28, 2015
Jennifer Harder, associate professor of law, says that overall the system is working as it was intended. "What we really need to do is to improve the data that the state water board has to make those decisions," she says. Harder says the state should also pay more attention to ensuring all communities have access to clean, reliable drinking water.
Hear clip: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/28/drought-test-californias-water-rights-system/ 

KFBK
Delta tunnels criticized
Sept. 30, 2015
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, argues the tunnels will cost too much, damage the environment and deliver water unreliably.
Hear clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=9675702e-8fd2-47cb-bed9-b7b5a93dfdfa 

Chicago Tribune
New book explores food history of Chicago
Oct. 1, 2015
"Chicago: A Food Biography" is the latest in Rowman & Littlefield's Big City Food Biography Series, which so far has detailed the food histories of New Orleans, San Francisco, New York City and Portland. "The goal of the series is to tell the history of a city through the lens of food, which gives you a different perspective of the city," said Ken Albala, professor of history and general editor of the series.
Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-chicago-food-biography-20151001-story.html 

Dentistry Today
Virtual Dental Homes Improve Care and Cut Costs
Oct. 1, 2015
Residents of Kingsley Manor in Hollywood, Calif, no longer have to find a way to get to the dentist's office. The office has come to them. The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry will use a $275,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation to operate a virtual dental home at the retirement community. Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice, is quoted.
Read more: http://dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/423-virtual-dental-homes-improve-care-and-cut-costs#sthash.PEEBkfBn.dpuf

The Record
Locke diaries reveal family's travails
Sept. 26, 2015
The Delia Locke Diaries, part of the Holt-Atherton Special Collection, are now available online. "It's easy to get myopic," said Michael Wurtz, head of special collections. "If you're writing about women in the Central Valley, you have to look at this, but if you're writing about the 1906 earthquake, or medicine or any other subject, it makes perfect sense to look at these."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150926/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150929789/-1/A_BIZ 

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The Fresno Bee
UOP forecast predicts continued growth for Fresno County economy
Oct. 1, 2015
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, reports in the center's fall California & Metro Forecast that unemployment in the Fresno metropolitan area is expected to average 10 percent for 2015 and "could even fall into the single digits this year... There are definitely some reasons to feel good."
Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/article37286406.html#storylink=cpy

Capital Public Radio
California's economy is growing jobs faster than anticipated
Oct. 1, 2015
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about the center's latest California & Metro Forecast.
Hear clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=ef6fdf90-7439-4fba-a4c7-3edea063a765

Central Valley Business Journal
How Central Valley colleges stack up
Oct. 5, 2015
University of the Pacific ranked eighth overall when compared to 119 other California public and private four-year institutions, based on alumni average salaries. According to the Scorecard, Pacific graduates earn an average of $66,400 per year 10 years after starting classes.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/10/05/how-central-valley-colleges-stack-up/

Sacramento Business Journal
5 things to know today: Steve Hansen goes back to school
Oct. 1, 2015
Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen is going back to school-- again. This time, the newly minted Harvard Kennedy School of Government graduate is going to lead an alumni initiative at McGeorge School of Law, his other alma mater. Hansen's chief mission? Find jobs for the school's  students after they graduate.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2015/10/01/5-things-to-know-today-and-sacramento-is-three.html

Central Valley Business Journal
Gifts to help University of the Pacific expand gardens
Sept. 24, 2015
Whole Foods Co. CEO Walter Robb has given the University of the Pacific a $400,000 gift to increase the on-campus garden he established in 2012. The new gift will triple the footprint of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, named after his sons, and create the Abigail Robb Plaza in honor of his daughter. A separate gift from the Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 650 cafés in 33 states, including at University of the Pacific will help create an accompanying native garden.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/09/24/gifts-to-help-university-of-the-pacific-expand-gardens/

The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis chancellor lays out growth vision under '21st century' plan
Sept. 22, 2015
UC Davis plans to build graduate programs in downtown Sacramento, joining "two other major academic institutions in proposing satellite campuses in downtown Sacramento." University of the Pacific and Sacramento State in the last year have also announced plans to open public policy schools near the state Capitol.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article36196776.html#storylink=cpy

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