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Pacific in the Press | March 29, 2016

Mar 28, 2016

Quote of the week "We want to be in the fast lane of American tennis"

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

Summaries:

The Record
Tigers’ new tennis home is a hit
March 23, 2016
Under blue skies and mild temperatures in the 70s, the Tigers men’s and women’s teams showed off their new home, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center, to their many donors, alumni and the Stockton tennis community. “This will be the finest tennis facility in the Central Valley,” said Athletic Director Ted Leland. “Not only do we want to be in the fast lane of American tennis, but we want to compete for the WCC championship and possibly a national championship. We also see this as a facility for youth tennis, not just Stockton, but Northern California and nationally.” Construction on a clubhouse — complete with a full-service restaurant/social facility and locker rooms — a patio, and an electronic scoreboard are to begin later this year.

Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160323/SPORTS/160329865

The Record
Cheers: Taking over at Pacific
March 21, 2016
University of the Pacific Athletic Director Ted Leland stunned students, alumni and the community with the hiring of Damon Stoudamire as head men’s basketball coach. “The move is a distinct departure from the types of hires Pacific has made for key coaching positions in the past,” according to this Record editorial. The editorial quotes Athletic Director Ted Leland: “We want our basketball program to be relevant, and we want it to be in the fast lane. And (Stoudamire) is relevant and he’s in the fast lane.”

Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160321/OPINION/160329963/0/SEARCH

KCRA 3
March Madness is coming to Stockton
March 23, 2016
University of the Pacific and Visit Stockton are cohosting one of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball regionals next spring. Organizers expect the March Madness event to generate $1 million for Stockton..
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=d39be4db-f4ac-4ac6-ac63-870a537217bc

The New York Times
The Queen of Entrees, Restored
March 24, 2016
Ken Albala, professor of history, was cited in this story about a late 18th-century dish called the chartreuse, which hid a layer of meat inside a “sculpture” of vegetables. The story also ran in the “Eat” section of the Sunday New York Times Magazine. “As Ken Albala, director of food studies at University of the Pacific, wrote me, for most of Christian history, vegetarianism was dangerously close to heresy.”
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/27/magazine/the-queen-of-entrees-restored.html

Capital Public Radio
Who is Chief Judge Merrick Garland?
March 21, 2016
John Sims, professor of law, spoke on Capital Public Radio’s Insight program about Chief Judge Garland’s path to the highest court in the land and past nominees who faced an uphill partisan battle for confirmation.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/03/21/insight-032116b/

Sacramento Business Journal
Despite efforts, minorities lag in representation in Sacramento leadership positions
March 18, 2016
Studies show that productivity can actually drop when workplaces become more diverse, said Rod Githens, assistant dean at the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education at the Sacramento Campus of University of the Pacific. But if managers take steps to promote inclusivity, they can be rewarded with greater innovation because of a diverse set of perspectives. “If you are trying to bring in creative ideas, and everyone has the same experience, you won’t be able to do that,” Githens said.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2016/03/18/minorities-lag-in-representation-sacramento-leader.html

Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific receives ECO Award
March 24, 2016
Commute Connection recognized the University of the Pacific with its first ECO Award for demonstrating excellence in commuter options. Efforts included installing 25 carpool/vanpool/EV preferred parking signs, taking part in the Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge, and registering over 200 employees on MyCommuteConnection.com. The university also houses a sustainability committee, implemented numerous telecommuting policies and launched a smoothie bike to engage employees and students during Bike to Work Month. “Pacific is not just a major community asset when it comes modeling best practices, but many in the community look to the University as an educational leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Andrew Chesley, executive director of the San Joaquin Council of Governments.  
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2016/03/24/university-pacific-receives-eco-award/