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Sep 21, 2015

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

Summaries

Capital Public Radio
State may finally get medical marijuana regulations
Sept. 21, 2015
New legislation would establish the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation and put in place licensing and cultivation rules. Michael Vitiello, professor of law, says the bills take a good overall approach. "If we're going to do medical marijuana it's sensible not to try to micromanage it at the legislative level," he says."
Read more: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/21/state-may-finally-get-medical-marijuana-regulations/ 

Politifact
Huckabee: U.S. is giving Iran the equivalent of $5 trillion
Sept. 16, 2015
Citing analysis by Michael Malloy, professor of law, this Pulitzer Prize-winning website gave Mike Huckabee a "Half True" grade for comments on the Iran nuclear deal during the Republican presidential debate. Malloy is an expert on economic sanctions.
Read more: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/sep/16/mike-huckabee/huckabee-us-giving-iran-equivalent-5-trillion/

The Sacramento Bee
Valley, Butte fire regions face long road to economic recovery
Sept. 16, 2015
The Valley and Butte fires struck areas of the state that could least afford a natural disaster. "Both Calaveras and Lake, they have not been performing well economically," said Jeff Michael, an economist at the University of the Pacific. "This is a setback they can ill afford."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article35508918.html#storylink=cpy

Long-term living online
Is teledentistry coming to a senior living community near you?
Sept. 17, 2015
You've heard of telemedicine, but have you ever heard of teledentistry?  University of the Pacific is working on an initiative that aims to bring preventive dental care to underserved Californians in senior housing communities. "This expansion of the virtual dental home system represents a historic milestone in improving the oral health of the population," said Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care . "It has the potential to prevent oral disease and relieve suffering for tens of thousands of Californians who currently have no access to a dentist."
Read more: http://www.ltlmagazine.com/news-item/teledentistry-coming-senior-living-community-near-you
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene also reported the story: http://www.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/ddhright.aspx?id=%2021834

KSLA-TV (Lincoln, NE)
Melissa C. Brown named to board of International Association for Indigenous Aging
Melissa C. Brown, a member of the Shawnee Nation and supervising attorney at McGeorge's Elder Law and Health Clinic, has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Association for Indigenous Aging. The group conducts research and undertakes policy-oriented work aimed at bettering the condition and prospects of aging Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, as well as indigenous elders worldwide.
Read more: http://www.ksla.com/story/30045445/melissa-c-brown-named-to-board-of-international-association-for-indigenous-aging

El Sol del Centro (Mexico)
En la mira de universidades del extranjero por su calidad académica certificada la UAA
Sept. 21, 2015
El rector de la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mario Andrade Cervantes, y la vicerrectora académica de la University of the Pacific, Maria Pallavicini, firmaron una carta de intención para el intercambio académico de profesores y estudiantes, así como de diferentes recursos, por ejemplo: conferencias, investigación o eventos en conjunto, presenciales y a distancia.
Read more: http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldelcentro/notas/n3955402.htm (e-translator provided)

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento area's income rises faster than state's, nation's
Sept. 16, 2105
The new figures represent "a healthy step forward," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "It's a great measure of household welfare. These households are feeling better about their economic prospects. They have a little more money to spend."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article35520441.html

Education Week
How Does an Equity Audit Work?
Sept. 17, 2015
If structural discrimination doesn't require conscious racists or sexists, how can school leaders recognize it and work to counter it? Equity audits may be one route. In one Education Administration Quarterly analysis, researchers led by Linda Skrla, professor of education, identified 12 basic indicators for equity audits in three areas: teacher quality equity, programmatic equity and achievement equity.
Read more: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2015/09/how_does_an_equity_audit_work.html

San Jose Mercury News
Pace of job gains slows sharply in Bay Area, California
Sept. 18, 2015
The pace of job growth slowed dramatically in the Bay Area and California in August. "The Bay area will continue to expand and add jobs," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center. "The region's economy continues to create tremendous value, high incomes and high growth companies, such as tech companies." The Contra Costa Times also carried the story.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_28836931/pace-job-gains-slows-sharply-bay-area-california
Contra Costa Times: http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28836932/pace-job-gains-slows-sharply-bay-area-california

Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific alumni among top earners
Sept. 18, 2015
Graduates of the University of the Pacific earn a median annual salary of $66,400 a decade after starting class, according to newest White House College Scorecard. That earns the school a ranking of eighth among public and private nonprofit universities in terms of alumni salaries. On average, Pacific graduates earn more than their peers from USC, UC Berkeley or UCLA.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/09/18/university-of-the-pacific-alumni-among-top-earners/

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Central Valley Business Journal
New Scholarship to honor William K. Chase
Sept. 16, 2015
A new endowment at University of the Pacific will honor the memory of William K Chase and establish a new scholarship to support the academic pursuits of students in its Community Involvement Program. The family auto dealership's gift of $250,000 was matched by the school's Powell Fund, bringing the total endowment to $500,000.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2015/09/16/new-scholarship-to-honor-william-k-chase/

The Record
Family Day at the Park: Literacy, community focus of annual event
Sept. 18, 2015
Jennifer Torres Siders, community relations director, will be a participant when the 18th edition of The Record's literacy and book fair hits University Park. She'll read "Finding the Music," her debut children's book published this spring, in King Author's Court. "I'm so thrilled to be able to be a part of this event that I think is so special and important for our community," she said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20150918/NEWS/150919648/-1/A_BIZ

The Fresno Bee
Fresno County unemployment rate dips under 9 percent
Sept. 18, 2015
Fresno County's unemployment rate dipped to under 9 percent in August, marking the first time in almost eight years that the jobless mark has been that low. "It's important improvement that Fresno and the Valley have been able to get unemployment down," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/article35733354.html#storylink=cpy

Manteca Bulletin
Magazine ranks UOP No. 6 among state's colleges
Sept. 14, 2015
University of the Pacific tied with University of San Francisco for the No. 6 spot among California private institutions on U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges ratings of national universities. "University of the Pacific is deeply committed to our wonderfully diverse and engaged student body, and proud of the superb education we offer them," said University President Pamela A. Eibeck. "Today's rankings reflect our commitment and our students' success."
Read more: http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/140/article/127964/

 

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