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Pacific in the Press | Nov. 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

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

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The Record
Fitz's Stockton: Pacific takes a wonderful "Fall"
Nov. 13, 2016
Nine of John Muir's descendants attended University of the Pacific. Now one has donated a masterful oil painting that hung in John Muir's home. Ross and Gladys Hanna (Pacific classes of '49 and '47) loaned the original to Pacific years ago. On Friday Gladys Hanna made the loan permanent on behalf of herself and her late husband. "I would hope that, through the eyes of the painter, those who view the painting will feel the power of the rushing water, smell the scent of the air and trees, but also feel the peace of nature and want to experience it on their own," she said. Michael Wurtz, head of special collections, said: "People often talk about, where is Muir? His grave is there in Martinez, though it's obscure. Or they can go to Dunbar, Scotland, and stand where he was born. And you can go to Yosemite. But the real Muir - his thoughts and ideas - are right here at University of the Pacific. Muir is here."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161113/fitzs-stockton-pacific-takes-wonderful-fall   

CBS Sacramento
Pacific adds to its John Muir collection
Nov. 14, 2016
This story captures a brief ceremony in the Wendell Phillips Center courtyard, where John Muir's granddaughter-in-law, Gladys Hanna '47, made a permanent gift of a William Keith landscape to Pacific. She praises Pacific for doing a "wonderful job" preserving Muir's legacy.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=4f631ca2-4dfd-4200-af2f-06b525390e6d

FOX 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Peaceful anti-Trump protest at UOP
Nov. 11, 2016
Vice President for Student Life Patrick Day and Pacific students were interviewed about a peaceful anti-Trump demonstration on campus. Day told Fox 40 that the university supports the students' demonstration. "We have to listen to our students right now," he said. "Our students are telling us something very important." He added that the university has been speaking with some students one-on-one about the outcome of the presidential election.
Watch clip: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=a8dd6a01-7ce1-4fb2-90b2-d3bbd96a7d8b  

CBS Sacramento
Donald Trump Election Means Change for the Supreme Court
Nov. 9, 2016 John Sims, professor of law, commented on the debate over federal gay marriage protections at the Supreme Court. "The prospect that it would be possible to unscramble that or undo it seems very unlikely to me," he said.
Read more: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/11/09/donald-trump-election-means-change-for-the-supreme-court/   

CBS Sacramento
Nov. 9, 2016
A New President-elect Leads to a New Era of Legal Possibilities
John Cary Sims, professor of law, comments on the possibility of Supreme Court decisions being overturned by a Trump appointee.
Clip with no ads: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=8150bc52-8b32-4073-a20c-b22daf6b900e
Full story: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/11/09/donald-trump-election-means-change-for-the-supreme-court/   

Associated Press
Court: California sentencing measure applies to plea deals
Nov. 10, 2016
A voter-approved ballot measure that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes applies to prisoners convicted under please deals, the California Supreme Court said Thursday. "It seems like a straightforward reading of the language of the initiative," said Michael Vitiello, professor of law. The story was picked up by NBC San Diego and the Merced Sun-Star, among other outlets.
Read more: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/Court-California-Sentencing-Measure-Applies-to-Plea-Deals-400759121.html

Nigeria Today
Nov. 9, 2016
US Election: Uncertainty on whether Trump, Clinton will concede defeat
Jeff Becker, associate professor of political science, said concession is a tradition and has nothing to do with the constitution of the United States. "Formally, a concession doesn't matter, but perception matters tremendously in politics, and creating the common ground for people to work together towards legislation is increasingly shrinking. That's been my concern. It's not so much a formal process that's at stake, it's people's willingness to abide by the process," Becker said. This was adapted from a story that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor.
Read more: http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/11/us-election-uncertainty-in-on-whether-trump-clinton-will-concede-defeat/   

Sacramento Business Journal
Nov. 9, 2016 ​
Here's how many jobs Sacramento adds every day
"The recent trends are much stronger...The private sector is not as dynamic as it could be, but it is definitely positive," said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2016/11/09/here-s-how-many-jobs-sacramento-adds-every-day.html  

The Record
Nov. 7, 2016 Cheers and Jeers: Lofty voter registration numbers
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, recited an "impressive" statistic last week at an evening work session for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. He noted that since 2007 job growth has increased by 5.9 percent. "There are a lot of opportunities for growth," Michael said. "Finally we have something to look forward to."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/opinion/20161107/cheers-and-jeers-lofty-voter-registration-numbers  

The Record
Nov. 9 2016
Fitzgerald: A return to normal, only better
Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, commented on the local election results. "The feeling is that the city is turning things around," Smith said. "Rather than focusing on all the negatives, there's a sense of celebrating the positives that are here."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20161109/fitzgerald-return-to-normal-only-better  

The Record
Nov. 3, 2016 Sauro: Concert utilizes senses beyond sound
"It's experiencing things with different senses," said Jim Hetrick, professor of physics, assistant director of analytics, and avocational musician. "What you usually hear with your ears, this allows you to see the music with your eyes." Hetrick's "spectral analysis" of Waldvogel's 60 musicians playing Bedrich Smetana's "Die Moldau" is one of three interdisciplinary projects Waldvogel has developed with faculty members from other academic disciplines.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20161103/sauro-concert-utilizes-senses-beyond-sound  

Dentistry Today
Nov. 9, 2016
Dugoni Offering Free Dental Care to Veterans This Week
This is the fifth year in a row that Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has provided these free checkups in San Francisco. This year, its affiliated dental clinic in Union City in the East Bay also will open up to veterans so more of them will have an opportunity to participate. According to Sigmund H. Abelson, DDS, associate dean for clinical affairs at the school, the care is needed since many veterans don't have dental insurance
Read more: http://dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/1379-dugoni-offering-free-dental-care-to-veterans-this-week   

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