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Pacific in the Press | Oct. 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Quote of the week: They’re looking at [saving] about $85 per month and when most of these individuals are seniors who have fixed incomes, that’s a significant amount. --Rajul Patel, Capital Public Radio, Oct. 26, 2017

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

"Reading Report Card," KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 23, 2017: Vanessa Sheared, Benerd's dean, was interviewed for this story on the Beyond Our Gates Literacy Report Card for San Joaquin County. The report card, release Oct. 23 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in south Stockton, showed some improvement in reading proficiency over the past year. The story was broadcast twice and other news outlets also covered the report card release:
"San Joaquin kids better readers, but more likely to skip class," The Record, Oct. 24, 2017
"Local students honored for their hard work," KOVR (CBS, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 23, 2017
"The Literacy Report Card for San Joaquin County shows a big improvement," Capital Public Radio (National Public Radio, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 24, 2017

"An $11 million grant gives kids something to smile about," The Orange County Register, Oct. 29, 2017: Dogoni's Paul Glassman and his team will work with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County to set up teledentistry in Orange County after it received a 3 ½-year $11 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services. Glassman developed teledentistry. The program expects to serve nearly 20,000 children at schools, preschools and community sites. The story was shared by at least one news aggregator website.

"2017 World Series Facts - Dodgers vs. Astros," WalletHub.com, Oct. 25, 2017: Peter Schroeder, of the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science, provided insight on Major League Baseball and the World Series in a section of this story called "Ask The Experts: Major League Bucks." And his prediction for a winner: "Your guess is as good as mine, but I hope Houston wins, just for the psychological impact on the Houston community. Having a team win the World Series would be a nice distraction for the city after the flooding from Harvey. It would give the city something positive to rally around."

"UOP School Of Pharmacy To Hold Medicare Health Fair," Capital Public Radio, Oct. 26, 2017: Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Rajul Patel was interviewed about upcoming Medicare Part D clinics throughout the region conducted by nearly 400 pharmacists and student pharmacists. "Just about $1,030 per beneficiary per year. You're looking at about $85 per month and when most of these individuals are seniors who have fixed income and have limited resources, that's a significant amount," Patel told Capital Public Radio of the savings students are able to find for beneficiaries. The story was shared on California Healthline Daily Edition.

"UOP pharmacy students to hold Medicare Health Fairs," Central Valley Business Journal, Oct. 25, 2017: Student pharmacist from Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are holding Medicare health fairs again. The story noted that pharmacy students have saved beneficiaries $5.7 million over the past decade and volunteered nearly 15,500 hours to health fairs.

"Violinist Regina Carter pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Saturday at Brubeck Festival," The Record, Oct. 26, 2017: Patrick Langham, the interim director of the Brubeck Institute, commented in this story about jazz violinist Regina Carder and her performance during the Brubeck Festival. While she never met Dave Brubeck, she says it is an honor to play in the festival. "It's really special for several reasons. One, I'm celebrating Ella's 100th year, and I feel coming to the Brubeck Festival and celebrating Ella is special," Carter told The Record. "And for what (Brubeck) contributed to this music so younger musicians like myself can continue playing this music."

"Violinist Regina Carter Champions Ella's Positive Vibes at Brubeck Jazz Festival," Capital Public Radio News, Oct. 27, 2017: Brubeck Festival performer Regina Carter is featured in this story ahead of her performance at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall.

"A jazz career that was better late than never," The Record, Oct. 26, 2017: Patrick Langham, the interim director of the Brubeck Institute, comments in this story about jazz vocalist Rene Marie's performance with the Pacific Jazz Ensemble during the Brubeck Festival. The story tells of her unlikely transition to being a professional jazz singer and her first recollection of Brubeck music. "I remember (the Dave Brubeck Quartet's) 'Take 5' was one of the first jazz tunes that I knew I was listening to jazz," said Marie, who named her second son, Desmond, after Brubeck's saxophone player Paul Desmond. "I didn't know anything about 5/4 timing. I just remember hearing that song and memorizing the melody, including the horn solo. It was fascinating. It pulled you in. When I started singing jazz I realized there's a connection here."

"Finding the Right Lobbying Job: Some Advice for Prospective Lobbyists," CalNews.com, Oct. 23, 2017: McGeorge adjunct professors Chris Micheli and Rex Frazier co-authored a commentary on finding the right lobbying job. Both are involved with McGeorge's Capital Lawyering Program and McGeorge is highly ranked for government law.

"Speaker to address childhood 'word gap' at Pacific," Lodi News-Sentinel, Oct. 25, 2017: The Beyond Our Gates Dialogue event featuring Kevin Slattery of Providence Talks was featured in this advance.

"Safe Trick or Treat at UOP," The Record, Oct. 25, 2017: This blog entry by Record photographer Clifford Oto includes several photos from Pacific's annual Safe Trick or Treat event.

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