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Pacific in the Press | April 4, 2017

Apr 4, 2017

quote of the week: All you have to lose is the danger of over-reliance. --Macelle Mahala, The Record, March 29, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

The Sacramento News and Review
Pleading guilty before teenagers: Organizers of Sacramento's high school DUI court say the goal is to educate, not humiliate
March 30, 2017
Stephen Cody, an assistant professor at McGeorge, commented on a story about the DUI Court in Schools Program through which legally binding sentencing hearings for drunken driving cases take place at Sacramento area schools. The idea behind the program, which started six years ago and is funded by the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is to educate students about the consequences of drunken driving. Cody said the difference between coercion - stiffer penalties for not participating - and legal incentive - the promise of leniency - isn't always clear. "I would certainly have some concern if the ultimate goal was public shaming," Cody told the News and Review. "That said, most criminal proceedings are public. In theory, sentences are almost always open to the public if they want to attend."
Read more: https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/pleading-guilty-before-teenagers/content?oid=23995585

The Record
Forum focused on 'knowing rights'
April 1, 2017
Pacific's Muslim Students Association hosted a "Know Your Rights" event that included attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Commission on American-Islamic Relations, as well as representatives from Rep. Jerry McNerney's office and Pacific's Department of Public Safety. The event provided information to people with concerns over the Trump administration's policies on immigration and related issues. About 60 people attended the event at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170331/forum-focused-on-knowing-rights

The Davis Enterprise
Empower Yolo: Free legal services can make all the difference
April 2, 2017
John E.B. Myers, a professor of law at McGeorge, was among those honored with "Agent of Change" awards from Empower Yolo, the resulting agency after the merger of the Yolo County Sexual Assault Center and the Yolo Family Resource Center. Those recognized have helped Empower Yolo's Family Law Legal Clinic. "He works tirelessly representing clients in custody, divorce, guardianship, child support and restraining order cases," Jaime Garfield-Imus, Empower Yolo's director of legal services, said of Myers. "His passion and dedication representing Empower Yolo's clients is incredible."
Read more: https://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/news-columns/empower-yolo-free-legal-services-can-make-all-the-difference/

The Record
Following a passion for chamber music
March 29, 2017
Patricia Shands, a professor in the Conservatory of Music, was featured in this story about her transition from an athlete as a teen to an "all-star clarinetist." The story advanced a recent performance by her Team Trois Bois, a Northern California wind trio, at Stockton's Unitarian Universalist Church. "From an early age, I found listening to classical music was one of the most captivating things in the world," said Shands, who played in the Stockton Symphony for 18 years. "As a kid, I trained as a swimmer. Then I was in a car accident and had an illness. At that age ... I said, 'I don't care. I wanna play music.' They handed me a clarinet and I went off and played the greatest things in music. I had developed disciplines."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170329/following-passion-for-chamber-music

The Record
Pacific vocalists bring depth and power to tragic tale
March 29, 2017
James Haffner, an associate professor of opera, and several students were interviewed for this story about Pacific Opera Theatre's production of "Dido and Aeneas" at Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Haffner is directing "Dido and Aeneas" for a sixth time. The performance involves a 22-student cast supported by a 16-musician orchestra conducted by Nicolas Waldvogel, director of the University Symphony Orchestra, and a 30-member University Choir.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170329/pacific-vocalists-bring-depth-and-power-to-tragic-tale

Lodi News-Sentinel
Choir! Choir! Choir! will visit McGeorge School of Law
April 1, 2017
The appearance of Choir! Choir! Choir! on the Sacramento Campus was advanced in a brief story in the News-Sentinel. The group, which receive social media attention with performances in 2016 of David Bowie and Prince songs, will be on the campus to teach more than 200 people how to sing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " in separate parts and harmonies.
Read more: http://www.lodinews.com/lodi_living/arts_and_entertainment/article_a7dbd012-1668-11e7-b5e6-0fc29220e22d.html

The Record
Sci-Fi satire hits close to home
March 29, 2017
Macelle Mahala, an associate professor of theatre arts, and several Pacific students were interviewed for the upcoming performances in The Long Theatre of "GoodLife Pharmacomm Merger Celebration and Product Launch!!!," a futuristic satire in which the last two corporations in the world merge to create and promote a "mind-link." "You blink to send an email," Mahala told The Record. "Tilt your head to send a tweet. Making a circular motion is how you browse 10 million apps. You become a conduit for information and communication. It's a way of increasing reliance on technology. It's great. You don't need anything. All you have to lose is the danger of over-reliance. That and environmental protection."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170329/sci-fi-satire-hits-close-to-home

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