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Pacific in the Press | July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016

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

BUILDING OUR REPUTATION THROUGH ACADEMICS

·      That Gut Feeling | BBC | Ken Albala
·      Crossing East: Our Stories, Our History, Our America | NPR | Bruce LaBrack
·      Analytics and the making of a president | All Analytics | Rick Hutley
·      New University of the Pacific dean appointed | The Record | Vanessa Sheared
·      What effect does oral Aloe Vera have on diabetes? | Scienmag | Sachin Shah
·      Elevated lead levels found in water in Stockton home | ABC 10 | Mary Kay Camarillo
·      $1 million to support Stockton-to-L.A. flights | The Record | Jeff Michael

SHOWCASING STUDENT SUCCESS

·      Pacific's Obert named to US water polo team | The Record | Alex Obert
·      Downbeat actually quite upbeat on Brubeck artists | The Record | Simon Rowe

Summaries:

BUILDING OUR REPUTATION THROUGH ACADEMICS
BBC 4 Radio
That Gut Feeling
June 27, 2016
Ken Albala, professor of history, talked to British public radio about the microbiome. Albala said that human arrogance led us to believe we could easily manipulate the food system to improve human health. We forgot that "bacteria in the soil is the same that's in our food and in our guts," Albala said, adding "nature actually figured it out a long time ago."
Hear Ken's comments: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=c5af01d4-a98e-4980-b33d-6beb2dcf6ed2
Hear full program: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h60lv

National Public Radio
Crossing East: Our Stories, Our History, Our America
06/28/2016
Bruce LaBrack, professor emeritus of international studies, was interviewed for this first-ever public radio series on Asian American history, hosted by actor George Takei and actress-comedienne Margaret Cho. LaBrack talked about U.S. Supreme Court decisions upholding the Asian Exclusion Act. "In the 1920s there was a fairly negative feeling in general about immigration in the United States from Asia," said La Brack, a cultural anthropologist and South Asian specialist. The series has aired on NPR stations throughout the United States.
Hear Bruce's comments: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=50d08346-d596-48be-abbc-99082a91eeff
Explore full series: http://www.crossingeast.org/index.htm

All Analytics
Analytics and the making of a president
July 21, 2016
Rick Hutley, director of analytics, put his master's degree candidates to work researching how analytics are changing the way politicians campaign. "A campaign is no different than any other business when it comes to analytics these days," he said. Hutley will appear on All Analytics Radio on Thursday, July 21, at 2 pm EDT to discuss what he has learned about the use of analytics in campaigns.
Read more: http://www.allanalytics.com/radio.asp?doc_id=280829&gateway_return=true

The Record
New University of the Pacific dean appointed
July 3, 2016
University of the Pacific announced it has appointed Vanessa Sheared as dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. The Lodi-News Sentinel and Central Valley Business Journal also carried the news.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160703/NEWS/160709941/0/SEARCH
Lodi News-Sentinel: http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_f0933662-401f-11e6-8cb1-373ad2a7c29d.html
Central Valley Business Journal: http://cvbj.biz/2016/07/01/pacific-names-new-dean-education-school/

Scienmag
What effect does oral Aloe Vera have on diabetes?
06/28/2016
A new study by Sachin Shah, associate professor of pharmacy, suggests that oral aloe vera may be beneficial for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. The study, a meta-analysis of previous research on the topic, appears in the July issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine online.
Read more: http://scienmag.com/what-effect-does-oral-aloe-vera-have-on-diabetes/

ABC 10
Elevated lead levels found in water in Stockton home
June 28, 2016
Mary Kay Camarillo, associate professor of engineering and computer science, provided context for this story about a Stockton home that was found to have elevated lead levels in its tap water. "It's a very small amount, but lead can have effects at low concentrations," Camarillo said. According to the city, the lead is not coming from the municipal water supply. Camarillo also talked with The Record about the issue.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=3b5d0a63-6ba0-40ee-b01c-dbae1ca39176
The Record: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20160627/excessive-lead-found-in-stockton-homes-tap-water

The Record
$1 million to support Stockton-to-L.A. flights
07/01/2016
Stockton Metropolitan Airport will receive a $650,000 federal grant to help it attract and support new daily airline service between Stockton and Los Angeles. That's a major win for businesses and San Joaquin County, said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "In addition to direct jobs associated with the route, enhanced connectivity will drive productivity growth and make the region more attractive for business investment."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160701/NEWS/160709971/0/SEARCH

SHOWCASING STUDENT SUCCESS
The Record
Pacific's Obert named to US water polo team
July 7, 2016
All-American Alex Obert became the second University of the Pacific water polo player to be named to a 2016 Olympic team. Obert's teammate, Balázs Erdélyi, was named to the Hungarian team.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160707/SPORTS/160709789/0/SEARCH

The Record
Downbeat actually quite upbeat on Brubeck artists
June 30, 2016
The 2014-15 Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet - named Fantasy V - was chosen as an "undergraduate" winner in the "small jazz combo" category. "We're seeing now that the rigorous academic work and challenging performance schedule Brubeck fellows undergo is working," said Simon Rowe, the institute's outgoing director.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160630/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160639979

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