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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

Quote of the week:We spend a lot of time lecturing and providing hands-on experience on the business side [of music industry]...there’s a lot more to it than the recording side. --Michelle Manghise, KCRA, Dec. 11, 2017

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

"Port official named Stocktonian of the Year," The Record, Dec. 8, 2017: Benerd alumna and former professor Elizabeth Blanchard was named Stocktonian of the Year. The Port of Stockton Commission chairwoman was surprised with the news Friday. The story noted that she earned a doctorate in psychology from Pacific and is a retired professor of Benerd and the San Joaquin Delta College Department of Psychology.

"Music management program puts out sweet tunes and helps wildfire victims," KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Dec. 11, 2017: Music management and music industry professor Michelle Manghise and students Hunter Reusche and Conner Devlon were interviewed in this story about the program and efforts by Pac Ave Records students to produce a record with proceeds to benefit charities helping wildfire victims.

"Profiles of members of new Kuwaiti Cabinet," The Times of Kuwait, Dec. 11, 2017: Alumnus Hussam Abdullah Al-Roumi '83, who earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at Pacific, is a member of government formed by Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Al-Roumi is the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs.

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Striking Pop-Cultural Legacy," The Atlantic, Dec. 7, 2017: Merrill Schleier, a professor emerita of art and architectural history and film studies at Pacific, was a source in this story about the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright's work on TV and film. The story indicated that scenes over several decades and genres were filmed in or were directly inspired by the Ennis House, a home Wright built in 1924 in Los Angles. Wright had contacts in the film industry and leveraged those into new work.

"Mother Seeking Justice for 2-Year-Old Son Worried After Two San Joaquin County Forensic Pathologists Resign," Fox 40, Dec. 6, 2017: McGeorge's Leslie Jacobs was interviewed in this story about allegations that San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore influenced the handling of evidence in some cases. Jacobs said that could cause additional legal action in current and closed cases.

"Hundreds turn out to speak up about controversial WaterFix project," The Press (Brentwood), Dec. 6, 2017: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael attended a town hall meeting on the California WaterFix, or Delta tunnels, proposed project and refuted claims by the state Department of Water Resources about the timing of necessary analyses. He told the crowd: "I'll point out that there are two different pieces of this analysis - benefit-cost and financial feasibility. As the auditors pointed out, the benefit-cost has nothing to do with how it's paid for. So the explanation for the Department of Water Resources ... is simply incorrect. That analysis normally would be complete at this point and provide insight. On the financial feasibility side, it's also common practice for that to be done in feasibility studies as a draft process." He was quoted in another story about the meeting: "Delta Caucus town hall challenges financial feasibility of Delta Tunnels project," Elk Grove News, Dec. 6, 2017.

"Graham Named GCC Men's Water Polo Coach Of The Year," Chat Sports, Dec. 8, 2017: Men's and women's water polo coach James Graham was named the 2017 Golden Coast Conference Coach of the Year, the latest is a string of honors for Graham and both programs. Graham was the National Coach of the Year in 2013, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2015, and the GCC Coach of the Year earlier this year in coaching the women's program.

"Help Portrait photographers, volunteers brighten holiday spirits," The Record, Dec. 2, 2017: Pacific photographer Jaslyn Gilbert was among the local photographers who volunteered for a recent Help Portrait project sponsored by Record photographer Clifford Oto. The 10th annual Help Portrait event at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is part of a worldwide movement of photographers and others volunteering time, tools and expertise for people in need. Gilbert is shown in an image in an online photo gallery on the event.

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