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Noteworthy Newsletter | April-May 2017

Faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly and artistic activities
May 3, 2017

Awards, recognition and service

College of the Pacific

J. Mark VanNess, Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, reports that his former student, Jafra Thomas '13, '15, received the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Graduate Student Writing Award from AKA for his master's thesis, "Physical Fitness and Self-Image: An Evaluation of the Exercise Self-Schema Questionnaire Using Direct Measures of Physical Fitness," which was published in the International Journal of Exercise Science. VanNess was a co-author on the paper.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Nader Nadershahi ADEA citationNader A. Nadershahi, Dean, was awarded a citation the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Board of Directors. The award, given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to ADEA and the dental education community, was presented by Board Chair Cecile A. Feldman during the March 19 opening ceremony of the ADEA Annual Session held in Long Beach, California.  

Allen Wong special olympicsAllen Wong, Professor of Dental Practice and Director of the AEGD and Hospital Dentistry Programs, served as a global clinical advisor to the Healthy Athletes-Special Smiles program at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria in March. ESPN featured how health screenings held during games help improve the lives of athletes. (Note: The segment starts 26 minutes into the video)  Watch video >> 

Herbert Yee Immigrant Heritage AwardHerbert K. Yee '48, former Regent, was honored with a Community Leader award from the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation during a recent gala in San Francisco. Born in Toishan, China, in 1924, he and his mother and younger brother Calvin were processed through Angel Island in 1931. Yee ultimately graduated from Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and enjoyed a distinguished career filled with achievement and community service. Yee has served as president of the Dugoni Alumni Association and served 33 years on the University of the Pacific Board of Regents. Learn more >>  

Dugoni Fiji outreachDugoni volunteers provide care in Fiji
Over spring break, 22 students and six faculty members visited the village of Moala in Fiji to provide care to underserved families in the region. They treated approximately 300 patients and continued their caries risk assessment they have been conducting for the past six years to track how well the nutrition and home care education they provide impacts the caries rate, particularly among the children of the village. They performed an oral exam and health screening on every patient, did restorative procedures and extractions, and provided sealants for children.  

The CARE (HIV) Dental Clinic was named "Best Dentist" in the annual reader poll of the Bay Area Reporter. For the Best of the Bay (Besties) awards, readers voted in categories such as community, services and shopping, weddings and destinations, arts and culture, spaces and food. The article noted that "for many people living with HIV, UOP's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry... is a lifeline to maintaining good oral health." Read more >>

McGeorge School of Law

Adrienne Brungess, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Jay Leach, Emeritus Professor of Law, and Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Professor of Law and Director of the Capital Center for Law and Policy, traveled to Moscow in April as part of a Russia Outreach Program to assist the Russian Foreign Trade Academy Law School to implement experiential teaching methods. This segment of the project involved coaching and commentary techniques for moot court competitions. McGeorge faculty taught Russian instructors how to teach moot court, and observed and commented upon a multi-law school moot court competition.  

John E.B. MyersJohn E.B. Myers, Professor of Law, 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/

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Melanie A. Felmlee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded a Pacific Scholarly/Artistic Activities Grant (SAAG) for her proposal, "Sex Differences in Monocarboxylate Transporter Expression on GHB."  

Bhaskara R. Jasti '95, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, was named the 2016-2017 recipient of a University of the Pacific Holmok Cancer Research Grant for his proposal, "Design of Novel Peptide Ligands for Targeting Tumor Vascular Endothelial CD13 Receptor."  

Sachin A. Shah, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was awarded a SAAG grant for his proposal, "Impact of Monster and Red Bull on the Heart Rhythm."  

Zhu Zhou '14, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded a SAAG grant for her proposal "Smokers, No RutaCleanse, Please."  

Jeannene Ward-LonerganJeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, received the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association District 3 Outstanding Service Award. 

Larry Boles

Larry Boles, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Graduate Director, received the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association District 3 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Student Life

Ines Ruiz-HustonInes M. Ruiz-Huston, Latino Community Outreach Coordinator, received a 2017 Latina Advocate Award from Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) honoring her outstanding leadership and community service. HOPE, in partnership with leading California legislators, annually recognizes a select group of Latinas making significant contributions to their communities. Ruiz-Huston was nominated by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to represent the 13th District. The award was presented at HOPE's 23rd Annual Latina Action Day held in Sacramento on April 25. Among accomplishments cited, Ruiz-Huston was elected president of the Coalition of Mexican American Organizations for San Joaquin County and is the vice president of the Stockton chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens for Council 2060. Her numerous awards include the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women Susan B. Anthony Woman of Achievement, the San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce John Aguilar Spirit Award and the African American Chamber of Commerce Women of Color Award.

Publications, Presentations and artistic endeavor

College of the Pacific

Peg Ciccolella, Professor and Chair of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Chris Ludwig, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences and Director of the Athletic Training Program, J. Mark Van Ness, Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, and Chris Pond, Director of Athletic Training, had their article, "Concussion policy and law: Primacy or subservience for the athletic trainer?," accepted for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.  

readings in communication coverQingwen Dong, Professor and Chair of Communication, has his book, Readings in Communication Research Methods, translated and published in Chinese by China's Nanking University Press.  

Jessica Grady, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was the faculty advisor and co-author for the research poster, "Preschool teachers' role in the emotion coaching of children," by lead author Jillian Yelinek '17, which was presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting. Grady also presented a poster "Emotion socialization of shy boys and girls" co-authored with Malina Her '15 at SRCD.   

Marcos Gridi-Papp, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, and Pacific Vo'15 co-authored the paper, "Low temperature tolerance, cold hardening and acclimation in tadpoles of the neotropical túngara frog Engystomops pustulosus," published in the Journal of Thermal Biology. The study was partly funded by the Pacific SURF program.   

Jennifer Helgren, Associate Professor of History, presented the paper, "'Meet the People': U.S. Girls' Organizations Meet State-Sponsored Internationalism" at the Organization of American Historians' annual meeting in New Orleans on April 8. The paper examines youth organization collaboration with President Eisenhower's People-to-People Program in the 1950s.  

Courtney Jensen, Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, published "Implications of Thoracic Epidural Analgesia on Hospital Charges in Rib Fracture Patients" in the journal Pain Medicine.  

Journal of Bacteriology CoverDoug Risser, Assistant Professor of Biology, had the manuscript, "A Putative O-Linked β-N-Acetylglucosamine Transferase Is Essential for Hormogonium Development and Motility in the Filamentous Cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme," which describes a research project conducted by a master's student and several undergraduates working in his lab, published in the Journal of Bacteriology. An image taken using the departmental confocal fluorescence microscope was selected to appear on the cover of the issue (at left).   

Vyacheslav Samoshin, Professor of Chemistry, Yu Zheng'13 and Xin Liu '13 had their article, "trans-2-Aminocyclohexanol derivatives as pH-triggered conformational switches," published in Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry. Samoshin coauthored, in collaboration with colleagues from Russia, the article "Convenient synthesis of trans-3-amino-1-benzylpiperidin-4-ols using regiospecific cleavage of 1-benzyl-3,4-epoxypiperidine with diisobutylaluminum amides (DIBAL-NR1R2)," which was published in the journal Tetrahedron Letters.  

Paul Turpin, Associate Professor of Communication, presented the conference paper "Educating Interdependence: The Liberal Arts' Contribution to Environmentalism as a Civic Concern," at the conference, Gaede Institute 2017: Liberal arts and the fragile environment, held at the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, March 24.  

Lydia Fox, Director of Undergraduate Research accompanied 24 Pacific students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at University of Memphis, April 6-8. 24 where they presented their research:

  • Kristina Davis '17, Graphic Design, gave an oral presentation on "Switching to Sustainable Palm Oil Production." Adviser: Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Graphic Design.
  • Stephen Do '17, Biochemistry, gave the poster presentation "New Karplus Equations for Conformational Analysis of Monosaccharides and Acetylated Derivatives." Adviser: Andreas H. Franz, Professor and Co-Chair of Chemistry.
  • Kirsten Doting '17, Graphic Design, gave an oral presentation on "Stop the Shortage on Education." Adviser: Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Graphic Design
  • Kathryn Harlan-Gran '17, English and Humanities Scholars Program, gave an oral presentation on "From Page to Stage: Gender Dynamics in Shakespearean Theater." Adviser: Courtney Lehmann, Professor of English and Tully Knoles Professor of the Humanities
  • Jennifer Khin '17, English, gave an oral presentation on "Traces of the Past: Neo-colonialism in Jessica Hagedorn's Dream Jungle." Adviser: Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English
  • Jenny Liu '17, Pre-dentistry, Sierra Kanetake '17, Pre-pharmacy, made the poster presentation, "Antiprotozoal Effects of the Tomato Tetrasaccharide Glycoalkaloid Tomatine and the Aglycone Tomatidine on Mucosal Trichomonads." Adviser: Kirkwood Land, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Kellie Macauley '17, Graphic Design, gave an oral presentation on "Genetically Modified Organisms." Adviser: Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Graphic Design
  • Zishan Ming '18, Music, made the poster presentation "A Balanced Eastern & Western Music Is the Key to Modern Music Development." Adviser: Qingwen Dong, Professor and Chair of Communication
  • Synclaire Moffatt '17, Graphic Design, gave an oral presentation on "Are E-cigarettes Just as Bad as Regular Cigarettes?" Adviser: Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Graphic Design
  • Kaila Munson '17, Graphic Design, gave the oral presentation "The Reality of Animal Agriculture." Adviser: Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Graphic Design
  • Sabrina Noritake '17, Pre-pharmacy, and Jenny Liu '17, Predentistry, made the poster presentation "Inactivation of Disease-Causing Nonresistant and Antibiotic-resistant Trichomonas Vaginalis Strains by Food-Compatible Plant Extracts." Adviser: Kirkwood Land, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Angela Nuccio, Angela D'Souza, Samantha Jamosmos and Cynthia Villalobos, all Class of 2017, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, made the poster presentation, "Kinesio Tape: Effect on Force Output." Adviser: Courtney Jensen, Assistant professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • Nura Othman '17, Biochemistry, made the poster presentation "Biochemical Expression and Characterization of CRISP3, a Novel Protein Found in Spider Dragline Silk Fibers." Adviser: Craig Vierra Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences
  • Ashley Pham '19, English, made the poster presentation "When The Emperor Was Divine and The Gangster We Are All Looking For: The Struggle for Identity as an Asian American Adviser." Adviser: Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English
  • Dallas Phillips '19, Economics, gave an oral presentation on "Russia's Oil Production Policies: A Game Theoretical Approach to Russian Responses to Global Oil Price Changes." Adviser: Sharmila King, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Natasha Popowich '17, English, gave an oral presentation on "Making America 'Great' Again: Confronting the Truth About the Narrative of Minorities." Adviser; Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English
  • Jessica Rinehart '17, Music Management, made the poster presentation "Why Copyright Is Copy-wrong for the Music Industry." Keith Hatschek, Program Director for Music Management and Music Industry Studies
  • Victoria Rodriguez '19, Film Studies and Humanities Program, gave an oral presentation on "Assimilation: A Debunked Notion" Adviser: Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English
  • Dylan Taam '17, Economics, made the poster presentation "Catastrophic Spending in Tanzania." Adviser: Michelle Amaral, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Noelle Tutunjian '17, Music History, gave an oral presentation on "How Beyoncé Became the New Wagner." Adviser: Keith Hatschek, Program Director for Music Management and Music Industry Studies    

Chemistry faculty and students presented research at the 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, California, April 2-6. ACS is the world's largest scientific society with nearly 157,000 members, and the meeting was attended by more than 14,000 chemists from U.S. and abroad.

  • Michael B. Pastor '18 and Qinliang Zhao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, coauthored the oral report on "Synthesis and reactivity of weakly interacting dicopper systems"  
  • Sven Hackbusch '17, Amelia Watson '19, Stephen Do '18 and Andreas H. Franz, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, co-authored the poster presentation "Application of newly developed Karplus equations for C(sp2)-O-C-H dihedral angles to the conformational analysis of ester linked carbohydrate derivatives"  
  • Mulinde Ronnie Ruyonga '19 and Vyacheslav V. Samoshin, Professor of Chemistry, co-authored the poster presentation "Exploration of trans-2-(1,2,3-triazolyl)-cyclohexanols as potential conformational switches"  
  • Chao Feng '19, Michael B. Pastor '18 and Qinliang Zhao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, co-authored the poster presentation "Theoretical computations of tunable bimetallic systems"  
  • Amelia Watson '19, Stephen Do '18 and Andreas H. Franz, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, co-authored the poster presentation "New Karplus equations for alpha-1,6-linked glycans"  
  • Melina Huey '17, Bianca Nguyen '19, Mulinde Ronnie Ruyonga '19, Nataliya M. Samoshina, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, and Vyacheslav V. Samoshin, Professor of Chemistry, co-authored the poster presentation "Exploration of trans-2-(1,2,3-triazolyl)-cyclohexanols as potential inhibitors for fungal glycosidases"

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Anders Nattestad, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, co-authored the article, "Improving the Medical Curriculum in Predoctoral Dental Education: Recommendations From the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Committee on Predoctoral Education and Training," published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (75:2)   

David Ojcius, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, co-authored the article "Nucleoside-Diphosphate-Kinase of P. gingivalis is Secreted from Epithelial Cells In the Absence of a Leader Sequence Through a Pannexin-1 Interactome" published in Nature Scientific Reports (6:37643).  

Andrew Young, Assistant Professor of Dental Practice, co-authored "Cracked tooth syndrome mimicking trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia: A report of four cases, published in Quintessence International (48:4).  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Rupa Balachandran, Associate Professor and director of Audiology, was invited to present at the Now Hear This workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission on April 18, in Washington, D.C. Balachandran was on a panel discussing service delivery of over the counter hearing aids. Read More   

Robert Halliwell, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, published a new review entitled "Electrophysiological properties of neurons derived from human stem cells and iNeurons in vitro" in a special issue of Neurochemistry International.  

Zhu Zhou '14, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, co-presented "Detailed evaluation of PK-based drug-drug interaction data contained in new drug and biologic license applications of drugs approved by the U.S. food and drug administration in 2015" at the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics meeting in March in Washington, D.C.  

Speech-language pathology and audiology faculty and students presented research at the 2017 California Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention and Exhibition (CSHA 2017), held March 16-19, in Pasadena, California.

  • Rupa Balachandran, Associate Professor and Director of Audiology,  presented "Computer-Based Therapy for Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Audiologists and Parents in an Inter-Disciplinary Team."  
  • Larry Boles, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Graduate Director, co-authored the presentation "CSDCAS Best Practices."
  • Kristofer Brock '07, '08, presented "Aided Language Modeling for an AAC User: A Push-In Speech Camp Model." Brock also co-presented "Do Animations Facilitate Understanding of Graphic Symbols in Children with Autism?"   
  • Kathleen Fitzmaurice Catterall '75, '76, co-presented "A Year in the Life of an RPE Supervisor." Catterall also presented "Communication and Aging--An Overview." Catterall, Robert E. Hanyak '79, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, and co-authors presented "Let's Collaborate - CSHA's Interprofessional Relationships with Our National and State Related Organizations!"   
  • My "Mimi" Tran '04, '05, presented "Welcome Home to Home Health!"  
  • Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, co-presented "How to Screen, Identify, and Plan Interventions for Students with SLI, Dyslexia, and Related Disorders."

McGeorge School of Law

Three McGeorge professors participated in a symposium honoring the work of Professor Chris Blakesley at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law on April 7. Blakelsey taught at McGeorge School from 1982 to 1987, and he will retire from UNLV Boyd School of Law at the end of the current academic year. The symposium Reconsidering the International Legal Order in Changing Times explored emerging trends and challenges in international law and human rights law. Linda Carter, Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, moderated the panel "Roundtable discussion on trends in international criminal law," and Raquel Aldana, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Scholarship, was a panelist. She also interviewed Blakesley about comparative criminal law and criminal procedure. Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law, was a panelist in a discussion of recent developments in international law. 

Mariam El-menshawi '11, Director the Victims of Crime Resource Center in the Institute for Administrative Justice, was invited to present on the "Third Wave of Victims' Rights" at the Los Angeles County National Crime Victims Week Conference April 2-8. The conference was organized by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Bureau of Victim Services to celebrate 40 years of helping victims along with its Annual Victims' Rights Symposium and Awards Ceremony. The participants included be prosecutors, civil attorneys, law enforcement, victim advocates, victim service agencies and victims.  

Jennifer Harder, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, moderated a panel on the public trust doctrine at the American Bar Association's annual Water Law Conference on March 29 in Los Angeles. Harder presented her research regarding water neutral development and demand offset policies at the Water Education Foundation's 34th Annual Executive Briefing conference on March 23, to city and county elected officials at the Local Government Commission's annual conference in Yosemite on March 18 and at the Water Education Foundation's standing-room-only conference, Water 101, on Feb. 2 in West Sacramento. This popular workshop is designed to educate water suppliers, engineers, financial advisors, legislative advocates, and other water professionals about fundamentals and current issues in water law.  

Leslie Gielow Jacobs, Professor of Law and Director of the Capital Center for Law and Policy, had her article, "Regulating Marijuana Advertising and Marketing to Promote Public Health," accepted for publication in the Lewis & Clark Law Review. Jacobs gave a panel presentation, "Marijuana Advertising: Locating the Line Between Public Health Regulations and Free Speech Protections," on March 3 at the McGeorge Law Review Symposium: Regulating Marijuana At Home and Abroad.  

Courtney Lee, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of Academic Support, had her article, "Never Enough: Animal Hoarding Law," accepted for publication in fall 2017 by the University of Baltimore Law Review.   

Michael Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had the second of four 2017 supplements to his three-volume treatise, Banking Law and Regulation, released by law publisher Wolters Kluwer. In the supplement, Malloy offers up-to-date coverage of current developments in the regulation of depository institutions.  

Francis J. Mootz III, Dean, will be a featured speaker at the Cozen O'Connor Global Property & Casualty Think Tank Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, May 17-18. Mootz will be addressing insurance risks related to the marijuana industry.  

Mary-Beth Moylan, Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the Global Lawyering Skills Program, spoke on Global Lawyering Skills at the UC Davis School of Law California International Law Center Lecture on April 26.   

Emily Whelan Parento, Associate Professor and Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar, will give a presentation on the Future of Medicaid at the The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, on June 8-10 at the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.  

John Sprankling, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his article, "Property Law for the Anthropocene Era," accepted for publication in the Arizona Law Review. Sprankling addressed the UC Davis King Hall International Law Association on "The UN's Successes and Failures in International Property Law" on March 30.  

Jarrod Wong, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Global Center for Business and Development, spoke on "Replacing Secret Arbitrators with Judges in Free Trade Agreement Investment Disputes" at the UC Davis School of Law California International Law Center Lecture on April 5. Wong participated in the Mid-Year Meeting and Work in Progress Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) on Jan. 28, serving as a commentator for a work-in-progress as well as participating in planning meeting as a Co-Chair of the upcoming ITA Dallas Workshop in June. Wong also co-lectured on the EU's concept of an international investment court in the International Business Law class at the Singapore Management University School of Law on March 22.

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Scott Larwood, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, presented "Headwinds-a story about wind energy" to the Delta-Sierra Group of the Sierra Club on March 27.

Eberhardt School of Business

Peter Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics, and Thomas Pogue, Associate Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, co-authored "Distributed Dynamic Capabilities in South Africa's Mineral Resource-Finance Network" published in Technology in Society. Hilsenrath presented "Path Dependency, Capabilities and the Evolution of the South Africa's Natural Resource-Based Economy" at the 2017 Meeting of the Business History Conference in Denver.  

University Libraries

Jack Schroeder, Academic Support Librarian, co-authored the article "Legal Education and the Legal Profession in China: An Interview with Professor Su Xinjian," which was published in Across the Bar, the official publication of the San Joaquin County Bar Association.        

Conferences sponsored or organized by Pacific

Tchobanoglous Water Lecture 
Mary Kay Camarillo, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering & Computer Science, and Jennifer Harder, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills in the McGeorge School of Law, hosted the third installment of the Tchobanoglous Water Lecture Series on the Sacramento campus On April 3. The lecture series is sponsored by Pacific alumni George '58 and Rosemary (Ash) '57 Tchobanoglous, and is organized as an ongoing collaboration between the McGeorge School of Law and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The purpose of the series is to promote a cross-campus interdisciplinary discussion about issues related to water. The theme of this lecture was "Recycled Water as Drinking Water: Exploring Direct Potable Reuse." The speakers were Tchobanoglous, a pioneer in wastewater treatment, Jennifer West, Managing Director of WateReuse California, and McGeorge alumnus Keith Solar '85, a partner with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. The panel was moderated by Professor Jennifer Harder. Attendees represented a substantial cross-disciplinary group of students from engineering and law, as well as Pacific faculty, staff and members of the water law and engineering communities.  

McGeorge Water Law Symposium
Over 200 water academics, attorneys, engineers, and students attended the 2017 Water Law Symposium held at McGeorge School of Law on Saturday, March 11. The symposium marked the 50th anniversary of the California State Water Resources Control Board by assessing implementation of the Board's 1967 mandate to integrate water quality and allocation. Distinguished McGeorge alumnus Justice Ronald Robie '67 and Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, were keynote speakers, and the event featured the photography of University of the Pacific alumnus Geoffrey Fricker '69 from his book, Sacrament: Homage to a RiverJennifer Harder, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills, planned and emceed the symposium.