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Pacific in the Press | June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016

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

Summaries:

Central Valley Business Journal
Nadershahi named dean of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
June 16, 2016
Nader Nadershahi '94 was named dean of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. "Nader is a passionate and tireless champion for Pacific, the school and its faculty and staff," said Provost Maria Pallavicini. "He is the right person to ensure that the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry continues to be a premier dental school amid the evolving landscapes in health care and education."
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2016/06/16/nadershahi-named-dean-arthur-dugoni-school-dentistry/
Other coverage: 

The PIE News
Shorelight signs Illinois, California partners
June 14, 2016
This London-based news and business analysis website for Professionals in International Education reported on Pacific's agreement with Shorelight Education. The partnership will "create a more global, diverse community, advance Pacific's mission and elevate the university's reputation worldwide," said President Pamela A. Eibeck.
Read more: https://thepienews.com/news/shorelight-education-signs-illinois-california-partners/

Capital Public Radio News
Hate Speech Or Illegal Incitement: Legal Expert On Sacramento Pastor's Orlando Shooting Comments
June 17, 2016
Leslie Jacobs, professor and director of McGeorge's Capital Center for Law and Policy, discusses comments made by a Sacramento pastor supporting the idea of killing more gay people. Jacobs explains the difference between hate speech and speech that incites violence. "You could make an argument that what he's saying is what they call a true threat. I think that would be difficult given the repeated times that he said, 'I'm not saying go out and do violence.'
Listen to the story: http://www.capradio.org/75949

The Sacramento Bee
Unemployment falls to 9-year lows in California, Sacramento
June 17, 2016
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about the continued economic expansion in California, especially in the Sacramento and Stockton region. With unemployment rates at their lowest level since before the recession, Michael sees continued expansion. "It's an expansion, it's not a boom," he said. "There's still a ways to go in terms of incomes and getting back to where things were. ... You can see room for further expansion." 
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article84378342.html#storylink=cpy

The Sacramento Bee
California economy surges to No. 6 in global rankings
June 14, 2016
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, talks about the state's two-spot jump to become the world's sixth-largest economy. Michael said this reflects the state's comparatively healthy economy when the rest of the world is struggling. "It's a statement of the size and significance of the state's economy to the world, and the United States. It speaks to California doing relatively well in a sluggish global economy."
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article83780667.html#storylink=cpy

The Modesto Bee
UC Merced sets billion-dollar boom in motion
June 14, 2016
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented on the economic impact of the planned $1 billion UC Merced expansion. The project will create 10,800 construction jobs in the region, pump $1.9 billion into the economy and add an estimated 400 additional jobs when completed. And the impact of jobs outside the university could be greater. "It generates more of a knowledge economy, helps facilitate startups," Michael said. "It's not something that happens overnight. It's a long process."
Read more:http://www.modbee.com/news/local/education/article83836482.html#storylink=cpy

Sacramento Business Journal
With Friday's commencement, Drexel University begins its long goodbye to Sacramento
June 17, 2016
Pacific's new Sacramento Campus programs are mentioned in this story about Drexel University's final graduation in Sacramento. It also reports that about 40 Drexel students will continue to attend classes taught by Drexel faculty at Pacific's Sacramento Campus.
Read more: http://assets-origin.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2016/06/17/closing-remarks-drexel-university-finishes-7-year.html
Other coverage: The Sacramento Bee: Drexel holds final Sacramento graduation





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