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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

quote of the week: The savings on the fourth year can often be a game-changer - Courtney Lehmann, U.S. News & World Report, Nov 29, 2016

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

Summaries

U.S. News & World Report
Reap Benefits of Earning an Accelerated Degree Overseas
Nov. 29, 2016
Courtney Lehmann, professor and director of the Pacific Humanities Scholars Program, was interviewed for this story on accelerated bachelor's degree programs for international students. Earning a bachelor's degree in three years instead of four can have significant cost savings beyond getting out into the workforce faster and earning a check. Students can save substantially by cutting room, board and tuition for a fourth year. "So, the savings on the fourth year can often be a game-changer," said Lehmann. She noted that accelerated programs can also be more selective than traditional four-year degrees.
Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/articles/2016-11-29/reap-benefits-of-earning-an-accelerated-degree-overseas

Comstock's
The Right Chord: Sacramento's Artery Recordings shows music labels still have a voice
Nov. 29, 2016
Keith Hatschek, director of the Music Management and Music Industry Studies programs in the Conservatory, was interviewed for this story on the changing face of the music industry. The story focuses on a Sacramento music label, Artery Recordings, and taps into Hatschek's expertise in the music industry. "A local artist would be foolish not to have their music on as many platforms and streaming services as possible, because the name of the game is get more listeners," Hatschek told Comstock's.
Read more: http://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/right-chord

CALmatters
To save SF Bay and its dying Delta, state aims to re-plumb California
Nov. 23, 2016
Jeff Michael, director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was interviewed by this Sacramento-based nonprofit journalism venture for a story on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the environmental and economic impacts of the proposed WaterFix, or Delta tunnels, project. "These projects could turn the Delta into a massive construction zone for decades," Michael told CALmatters. "That's an investment deterrent."
Read more: https://calmatters.org/articles/to-save-sf-bay-and-its-dying-delta-state-aims-to-re-plumb-california/

The story was picked up by some of CALmatters influential media partners:

Daily Kos (political blogging forum)
Coalition asks Obama to terminate Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels plan
Nov. 30, 2016
The Benefit-Cost Analysis of the California WaterFix, a report written by Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was referenced by a coalition of California conservation, fishing and public interest organizations in a letter that urged the Obama Administration to terminate Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels plan, the California WaterFix, before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.
Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/30/1605652/-Coalition-asks-Obama-to-terminate-Jerry-Brown-s-Delta-Tunnels-plan

California Political Review
How Does Policy Analysis Work in the California Legislature?
Nov. 28, 2016
Thomas Nussbaum and Chris Micheli, adjunct professors of law, outline how the California Legislature goes about analyzing thousands of proposals that are introduced as bills. They provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of California's legislative process.
Read more: http://www.capoliticalreview.com/blog/how-does-policy-analysis-work-in-the-california-legislature/

Capitol Weekly
Media and the state Capitol: A lawyer's view
Dec. 2, 2016
Chris Micheli, adjunct professor of law, describes the relationship between the media and the state legislative process. Micheli says, "the media in many ways are commonly viewed as a fourth branch of government. They don't approve or reject legislation, but their coverage affects those who do and they often influence the fate of bills."
Read more: http://capitolweekly.net/media-state-capitol-lawyers-view/

The Record
Panel to discuss impartiality in courts
Nov. 28, 2016
Mike Vitiello, distinguished professor of law, comments on how the recall of Judge Aaron Persky may affect sentencing and the judicial system. Vitiello participated in the "Know Impartiality, Know Justice: Ensuring the Importance of an Impartial Judiciary in California" panel on Nov. 30, where judges and law professors delved into the importance of judges maintaining neutrality.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161128/panel-to-discuss-impartiality-in-courts

The Record
University of the Pacific: Campus offers food pantry
Dec. 2, 2016
Liz Thompson, director of PacWell, university registered dietitian Andrea Chapin, and Julie Moresco, administrative assistant for Pacific Health Services, were interviewed for this story on food insecurity among college students. Launched five years ago, the Pacific Food Pantry helps Pacific students fight off food insecurity.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161201/university-of-pacific-campus-offers-food-pantry

Central Valley Business Journal
Stockton hopes to score with NCAA event
Dec. 1, 2016
Pacific and Visit Stockton are hosting the NCAA's Division I women's basketball tournament to be played at the Stockton Arena in March. Pacific Athletic Director Ted Leland said the tournament will help bring national visibility to the university and women's basketball program. ESPN and 75 other reporters from throughout the country will be in Stockton for the games.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2016/12/01/stockton-hopes-score-ncaa-event/

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