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Pacific in the Press | July 26, 2016

Jul 25, 2016

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific's strategic priorities were highlighted in the media in recent days:
 
Quote of the week
Improving student success:

Building our academic reputation by showcasing faculty expertise:

Developing our three-city university:

Summaries:

Improving student success
 
The Record
College Track students learn about Pacific
07/22/2016
Dozens of Sacramento Charter High School students spent a day exploring, learning and seeing themselves as Tigers. The students were part of a College Track program that recruits students from underserved communities and works with them from the summer before ninth grade through college graduation. Stacy McAfee, associate vice president for external relations, organized the visit and commented on its purpose. Astronaut, alum and Regent Jose Hernandez talked with the group at lunch. "I'm here to tell you, NASA rejected me not once, not twice, but 11 times," he said. "It wasn't until the 12th time. So don't give up on yourselves. Keep trying. You learn from your failures."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20160722/college-track-students-learn-about-pacific
Photo gallery: http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=SR&Date=20160722&Category=PHOTOGALLERY&ArtNo=722009999&Ref=PH
Video: http://videos.recordnet.com/recordnet/umodjx

Building our academic reputation by showcasing faculty expertise:

MeriTalk
Data analytics could dissect red and blue states
07/21/2016
On the All Analytics radio broadcast titled "Analytics and the Making of a President," Rick Hutley, director of analytics, introduced the possibility of narrowing a red or blue state to a red or blue city, group, or individual: "A state's a pretty big place. So when you say a state is one color or another, how much of that state is that particular color?" Hutley also commented on Trump's messaging: "One thing Trump does very effectively is speak with a very small vocabulary," Hutley said. "Most candidates speak at the fifth- or sixth-grade level; he speaks at the third-grade level."
Read more: https://www.meritalk.com/articles/data-analytics-could-dissect-red-and-blue-states/

Politico
MalaniaGate: Expert's Take
07/20/2016
One of the bullets in this daily politics blog (about two-thirds of the way through the post) quotes Steven Kalani Farias, director of Pacific's speech and debate team, on plagiarism charges leveled at Melania Trump's convention speech: "I can say that if a student did the same things in a class, we would have an ethics discussion with them and they would lose points for the assignment," Farias said. "Melania engaged in what we would call 'incremental' or even 'patchwork' plagiarism as she used parts of one speech, and potentially multiple speeches, without giving credit to the source. In this sense, she certainly violated the ethics of public speaking." The Pacific team is ranked No. 7 in the nation.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/california-playbook/2016/07/norovirus-hits-californians-at-rnc-sanchez-slams-obama-coronation-mystery-powerball-winners-emerge-215431

Wired.com
SoCal's massive water agency grabs up land on NorCal's wettest river
07/21/2016
"The better the fish are doing, the more reliable your water supply is," says Jennifer Harder, professor of law and a water law expert. Harder is quoted extensively in this story.
Read more: http://www.wired.com/2016/07/socals-massive-water-agency-grabs-land-norcals-wettest-river/

DrBicuspid.com
Report projects dental care costs to grow 60% by 2025
07/25/2016
"The crown that used to cost $300 now costs $3,000," said Paul Glassman, director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. "It's not that people are getting more crowns, dental care is a lot more expensive than it used to be. The price of dental care has been going up at twice the rate of inflation for many decades."
Read more: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=sup⊂=pmt&pag=dis&ItemID=320098

San Jose Mercury News
Job gains banish fears of hiring slowdown in Bay Area and Santa Clara County
07/23/2016
"Despite the recent uptick, I expect slower but still healthy growth in the second half of the year and into 2017," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. The story also appeared in the East Bay Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel and SiliconValley.com.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_30157861/job-gains-banish-fears-hiring-slowdownsanta-clara

The Record
Final assignment: Family, Friends and colleagues help complete late Pacific professor's book
07/23/2016
Facing her imminent death, Caroline Cox, professor of history, made certain she'd give life to a long-buried aspect of America's birth. "It's a really remarkable book and effort," said Robert Middlekauff, 87, a retired UC Berkeley history professor who tutored Cox and wrote the "Boy Soldiers" foreword. "Even though she was sick, she stayed with it until the last possible moment. She wasn't someone who stopped working when she was ill." Cox's 214-page book - in its second printing of 1,000 copies after being published April 18 by the University of North Carolina Press - illuminates a dark aspect of America's Revolutionary War (1775-83). Boys as young as 16 - some even younger -were deployed against the British army, conveying messages or standing in for Continental Army troops. Fathers sent their sons to avoid injury or death themselves. Victor Ninov, Cox's husband, and Edie Sparks, associate professor of history, are quoted.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160723/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/160729879

Developing our three-city university:

Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific names new director of food studies
07/20/2016
University of the Pacific appointed culinary anthropologist Polly Adema as director of its Master of Arts degree program in food studies.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2016/07/19/university-of-the-pacific-names-new-director-of-food-studies/

 

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