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Pacific in the Press | May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

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

Summaries:   

San Francisco Chronicle
Unmet mental health needs can mar college experience
May 18, 2016
In this op-ed, Rhonda Bryant, associate vice president of student life and dean of students, calls on parents and other adults to help ensure students with emotional issues get support as early as possible. "University of the Pacific and other universities across the country offer confidential counseling services for students who are experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment problems or emotional distress," she writes. "But early help is vital, and it is important that the adults in the lives of these students with unmet mental health needs talk with them and help them connect with campus and community resources."
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Unmet-mental-health-needs-can-mar-college-7674340.php  

Good Day Sacramento
Commencement ceremonies for Sac State, University of the Pacific
May 22, 2016
This morning TV news show highlighted commencement ceremonies at Sac State and University of the Pacific, noting that Pacific will graduate 2,000 students this year, including attorneys, pharmacists and dentists. Pacific's newest graduates range in age from 19 to 69, and 35 are veterans.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=d478a353-2db7-4130-8693-bc366beb8c2f   

San Francisco Chronicle
Suddenly, Democrats look to be in disarray
May 18, 2016
The writer, a reporter in the Chronicle's Washington bureau, quotes Keith Smith, professor of political science, along with political scientists from Stanford and UC Berkeley. "For all the conventional wisdom that we claim we know (Trump) seems to have proven things otherwise," Smith said. The story also appeared in the San Antonio Express News.
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Suddenly-Democrats-look-to-be-in-disarray-7688197.php
Express news: http://www.expressnews.com/news/us-world/article/With-GOP-uniting-Dems-could-now-be-party-in-7693201.php  

San Francisco Chronicle
Senate candidate Sanchez defends vote on suits against gun makers
May 16, 2016
Jeffrey Becker, associate professor of political science, noted that gun sales in California have soared since the December 2015 massacre in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and wounded 22. "People buy guns when they're scared," Becker said. "They don't trust security guarantees by police forces and the government." Also quoted was a professor from UCLA.
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Senate-candidate-Sanchez-defends-vote-on-suits-7513739.php   

San Francisco Chronicle
Loretta Sanchez doesn't back down
May 17, 2016
Running to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is not backing down from comments she made in December about the percentage of Muslims in the world who support a holy war. When the issue came up at the San Francisco Chronicle-KCRA debate at University of the Pacific last month, a Sacramento Bee fact check concluded: "Sanchez is correct when she says nobody has refuted her numbers with authoritative research. Much of the concern over the comment came from those who believe it is impossible to estimate a worldwide number."
Read more: https://www.creators.com/read/debra-saunders/05/16/loretta-sanchez-doesnt-back-down   

American Dental Association News
Meth: The loss of America's smile
May 16, 2016
In this op-ed, Lola Giusti, associate professor of dental practice, sounds an alarm about the nation's methamphetamine problem and provides resources for dentists to learn more about how to help these patients. "I hate methamphetamine and what it is doing to our patients," she writes.
Read more: http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/viewpoint/my-view/2016/may/meth-the-loss-of-americas-smile   

PolitiFact
Dairy exporters say WHO casts milk as 'an obstacle' to toddler health
May 20, 2016
The milk industry claims the World Health Organization is pushing a set of marketing guidelines that put their products in a bad light. Emily Parento, associate professor of law, said the guidelines do not demonize milk. "I can't see the WHO not wanting little kids eating string cheese or having a cup of plain milk," she said. "That's just not there."
Read more: http://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2016/may/20/us-dairy-export-council/dairy-exporters-say-who-casts-milk-obstacle-toddle/   

The Record
SJ infrastructure a boon and a worry
May 22, 2016
A major portion of San Joaquin County's workforce, nearly 15 percent, helps design, build and operate key infrastructure assets, such as highways, state water projects and distribution centers, a new report says. Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, said the report brings attention to a vital issue for society. "It touches everything," he said. "A quality functioning infrastructure, there isn't a job or industry in the economy to which this isn't important in some way."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20160522/sj-infrastructure-boon-and-worry  

The Record
SJ County sees strong employment gains
May 20, 2016
San Joaquin County posted positive job gains in April, with the unemployment rate dropping sharply from March and payroll estimates showing an additional 9,600 nonfarm workers since April 2015. "This is a strong month," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research. "It's definitely, positively rapid growth."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160520/NEWS/160529981   

The Record
Getting a jump on success
May 16, 2016
Nightingale Charter beat out 60 other schools in San Joaquin County to win Beyond Our Gates' Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge. The school had the highest perfect attendance rate, at 86 percent, said Jennifer Torres Siders, community relations director for Beyond Our Gates, an initiative through University of the Pacific. Beyond Our Gates has organized the challenge for the past three years.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20160516/NEWS/160519745  

The Record
Attending to expectations
May 19, 2016
This editorial states: "Stockton Unified School District's Nightingale Elementary School in south Stockton deserves another heaping amount of praise. Nightingale bested 60 other schools in San Joaquin County to win the Every Day Counts Attendance Challenge put on by University of the Pacific's Beyond Our Gates program.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20160519/our-view-attending-to-expectations  

EducationDIVE
Physician assistant program celebrates new facilities
May 19, 2016
University of the Pacific celebrated completion of newly remodeled facilities for its planned Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in Sacramento. The program, aimed at helping to meet the nation's urgent need for primary health care providers, has already received more than 2,000 applications for 45 seats. The program expects to welcome its first students in January 2017. Mark Christiansen, clinical associate professor and program director, is quoted.
Read more: http://www.educationdive.com/press-release/20160519-physician-assistant-program-celebrates-new-facilities/   

Capital Public Radio
Public policy programs
May 20, 2016
Sonya Sorich, a staff writer at the Sacramento Business Journal, talks with Capital Public Radio each week about the Sacramento area's top business stories. In this segment, she mentions Sacramento State's new public policy building and references University of the Pacific's new policy programs. "Our universities are rushing into the public policy space because they see an untapped market there," she said.
Hear clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=af45a537-ff35-443f-8fbe-e38cceb7c22f  

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento State pays $5.4 million for downtown building
May 17, 2016
Sacramento State on Tuesday said it had paid $5.4 million for a building near the state Capitol to fulfill its long-held plan to open a new School of Public Affairs downtown. Last year, University of the Pacific expanded its graduate programs in the capital at its Sacramento Campus. The private university will offer a master of business administration, doctor of education, master of public policy, master of physician assistant studies and a master of public administration.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article78115487.html#storylink=cpy  

ABC10
Former NBA star, Pacific Tigers coach Damon Stoudamire visits ABC10
May 15, 2016
"It's going great," Damon Stoudamire, men's basketball coach, told sportscasters during a visit to the ABC10 studios in Sacramento.
Watch clip: http://www.abc10.com/sports/former-nba-star-pacific-tigers-coach-damon-stoudamire-visits-abc10/195395740  

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