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Pacific in the Press | June 27, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Quote of the Week: "There can be consequences in engaging in that type of behavior." Gary Winuk

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

Summaries

U.S. News & World Report
Prosecutors: Ex-California senator to plead guilty to bribe
06/18/2016
The last of three state senators whose indictments roiled California state government agreed to plead guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for supporting legislation. Gary Winuk, former chief of enforcement at the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, called charges against the three senators "a bit of a sad chapter in California history." "I think it really shows that there can be consequences in engaging in that type of behavior," he said. Winuk now practices law and teaches campaign and government ethics at McGeorge School of Law.
Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-06-13/prosecutors-ex-california-senator-to-plead-guilty-to-bribe

Sacramento Bee
Reports of elder financial abuse surge in Sacramento County
06/26/2016
Reports of elder financial abuse jumped by 72 percent last year in Sacramento County. Some cases are forwarded to one of the legal clinics at the McGeorge School of Law. Law Professor Melissa Brown, director of the clinics, said law students have filed several cases in Superior Court on behalf of elderly clients who were defrauded of money, including one woman who lost everything – more than $100,000. Such cases prove devastating for the victims. “Income security determines physical health. It’s hard to survive with no money,” she said.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/the-public-eye/article85974787.html

Capital Public Radio “Insight”
The Constitutional freedoms and boundaries of free speech
06/22/2016
In light of a Sacramento pastor's remarks suggesting Christians shouldn't mourn the Orlando shooting, Capital Public Radio discussed the freedoms and boundaries of free speech with John Sims, professor of constitutional law.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/06/22/insight-062216/

Capital Public Radio “Insight”
Talking with children about tragedy
06/22/2016
After the anxiety and fear resulting from the events in Orlando, Scott Jensen, from University of the Pacific’s Department of Psychology, joins us to focus on the communication between parent and child following a tragedy.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2016/06/22/insight-062216/

Sacramento Bee
A muted celebration of marriage equality
06/24/2016
Lawrence Levine, professor of law, commented on the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality in an op-ed: “A year ago Sunday, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that same-sex couples had the same constitutional right as other-sex couples to wed the person they love,” he wrote, “I expected the first anniversary of that monumental decision would be a time of celebration and joy.
But how can it be in light of the Orlando massacre?”
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article85845677.html 

Los Angeles Times
Why state bar should be split
06/19/2016
LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik quotes Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, the former dean of McGeorge School of Law who took over as executive director of the California State Bar last September.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-calbar-20160619-snap-story.html

FOX40 (FOX Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Bay Area sex scandal expands to San Joaquin County
June 20, 2016
John Myers, professor of law, comments on allegations of a sexual relationship between a teenage sex worker and a law enforcement officer. "If you have police officers engaged in sex with a person that age, I would consider that to be sexual exploitation," Myers said. Myers works with underage victims of sexual abuse. "The fact that this person has the label 'sex worker' doesn’t mean that she’s not a victim," he said, adding, "While on the job, or not, engaged in essentially prostitution or exploitation, that’s the end of the their career and it may mean jail time."
Watch story: http://fox40.com/2016/06/20/bay-area-sex-scandal-expands-to-san-joaquin-county/

KOVR-TV (CBS Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
CPS Reports Detail Warning Signs Before Orangevale Boy's Murder
06/24/2016
“The fact that this child died does not necessarily mean these social workers did anything wrong,” said John Myers, professor of law. “Which is hard for the public to understand.” He says the documents show CPS followed their duty to investigate abuse and neglect reports. “The scores that were done in this case indicated moderate risk. But moderate risk does not mean that the child has to be removed,” he said.
Read more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/06/24/cps-reports-detail-warning-signs-before-orangevale-boys-murder/

ADA (American Dental Association) News
University of the Pacific names new dental school dean
06/23/2016
University of the Pacific named Nader Nadershahi as dean of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Nadershahi, a 1994 graduate of the dental school and faculty member since 1995, has served as interim dean since July 2015.
Read more: http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/june/university-of-the-pacific-names-new-dental-school-dean?nav=news

Dentistry Today
Dr. Nader Nadershahi Named Dean of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
06/23/2016
Nader Nadershahi is the new dean of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Read more: http://dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1048-dr-nader-nadershahi-named-dean-of-arthur-a-dugoni-school-of-dentistry

San Diego Union-Tribune
Giving back oversees means more smiles
06/24/2016
San Diego-area dentist Tina Fariba has stayed active with her alma mater, the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, by participating in their annual mission trips to Moala Village, Fiji. Dugoni selected Moala Village because it was found to have the highest rates of dental problems in Fiji. After more than 10 years of dedicated work from the team of dental students and faculty, they are seeing improvements and a decrease in dental disease in the village. 
Read more: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sponsored/2016/jun/23/first-impressions-dental-mission-trip/

San Jose Mercury News
Travel Top 10: Films shot in Stockton
06/20/2016
Lights, camera, Stockton! Think you haven't seen Stockton? Oh, but you have! In Hollywood cinematic circles, this California Delta city -- and its University of the Pacific -- is a popular filming spot, not only for TV series, such as "The A-Team" and "Happy Days," but blockbuster movies, too. Indiana Jones' college? According to IMDb, that was UOP standing in for Indy's fictitious "Marshall College."
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_30053408/travel-top-10-films-shot-stockton

San Jose Mercury News
Stockton hotels: The affordable University Waterfront Plaza
06/23/2016
With an enviable location on the Stockton waterfront, just a short stroll from the Stockton Arena and the Ports ballpark, the city's University Waterfront Plaza Hotel makes a pleasant change from the usual chain hotels. Today, the L-shaped building is divided into hotel rooms and University Lofts, condos rented primarily to University of the Pacific students (whose parties may explain the fire alarm being pulled at 1 a.m. the night we were there). 
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_30028197/stockton-hotels-affordable-university-waterfront-plaza

San Jose Mercury News
Hidden gem alert: Stockton's Haggin Museum
06/22/2016
This story argues that the Haggin Museum rivals other Stockton destinations for visitors, including the asparagus festival, Delta outings and concerts at University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-living/ci_30032162/hidden-gem-alert-stocktons-haggin-museum

SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle)
Center of the West receives rare Texas Model Colt Paterson Revolver
06/25/2016
Noted collector Denny A. LeVett has donated one of his rare Texas Model Colt Paterson revolvers to the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. A real estate magnate, financier, and part time actor, LeVett grew up in Iowa Falls; he left Iowa to attend the College of the Pacific, now the University of the Pacific. At age 21, he began to buy real estate in what would eventually be dubbed Silicon Valley. He ultimately formed Strutz LeVett to expand his real estate holdings, including his crown jewel, Cypress Inn at Carmel-by-the-Sea, which he owns with Doris Day.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/press-releases/article/Center-of-the-West-receives-rare-Texas-Model-Colt-8323238.php

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