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Pacific in the Press | March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

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

Summaries

The Sacramento Bee
Elverta soprano among five winners in prestigious Met Opera auditions
March 13, 2016
Yelena Dyachek, a 24-year-old Elverta soprano, sang her way into the winners' circle Sunday afternoon at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a closely watched event that has launched the careers of up-and-coming opera singers. Just getting the chance to sing at the Met had been a dream for Dyachek since she was an undergraduate music student at University of the Pacific, she said.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article65849852.html

The Sacramento Bee
Elverta woman among nine finalists at Met opera competition
March 7, 2016
Singing at the Met had long been a dream of soprano Yelena Dyachek '13 when she was an undergraduate music student at the University of the Pacific. "I told myself I would make it to the Met by the time I turned 23 years old," Dyachek said.
She missed her goal by just one year.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article64585792.html#storylink=cpy

San Francisco Chronicle
The big statewide showdown: the race to succeed Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer
March 12, 2016
In the second item in his editorial-page column, Editor John Diaz writes that California will have an open U.S. Senate seat for the first time since Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein were victorious in 1992, often referred to as "The Year of the Woman" in American politics. The four contenders to succeed her have agreed to an April 25 debate to be conducted by journalists from the San Francisco Chronicle and KCRA-TV at University of the Pacific. The 90-minute debate is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/diaz/article/California-primary-may-yet-count-6885845.php

KCRA 3
Senate debate
KCRA is teaming up with the San Francisco Chronicle and University of the Pacific.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=2be94714-d5fd-4942-aea4-b78a2165f488

San Francisco Daily Journal
There's no reason not to have hearing on a nominee
March 7, 2016
Brian K. Landsberg, professor emeritus of law, argues that precedent calls for the Senate Judiciary Committee to carry out its responsibility under the Constitution to "advise and consent" when President Barack Obama sends his nomination to the Senate. Failure to at least hold hearings would be an abdication of the committee's constitutional duties.
Read more: The Daily Journal is available to subscribers only

Good Day Sacramento Weekend
Día de Ciencias
March 12, 2016
Ines Ruiz-Huston, Latino Community Outreach director, talks live from the Alex G. Spanos Center about Día de Ciencias, a program designed to inspire secondary school students to pursue STEM careers.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=2be629f8-b2c5-4037-995e-2a1915d4a7e2

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento new-home sales rising, but affordability concerns linger
March 8, 2016
"Affordability is a growing concern" long-term for the regional economy, said economist Jeffrey Michael. "It's very difficult for builders to produce new homes for under $300,000," given land costs and development impact fees, he said.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article64880817.html

The Record
SJ County posts strong gains in jobs, wages
March 11, 2016
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, said San Joaquin County was among the top 20 percent of all counties in the nation for both job and wage growth. "It's definitely another piece of good data for the county," he said.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20160311/sj-county-posts-strong-gains-in-jobs-wages

Capital Public Radio
NPR's Maria Hinojosa shares stories from cab rides
March 8, 2016
Maria Hinojosa, host of Latino USA on NPR and other programs, spoke at University of the Pacific on immigration from a woman's perspective.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/03/08/insight-030816c/

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