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Pacific in the Press | April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018

Quote of the Week


The protesters are exercising their constitutional rights: Speaking out about what they want to speak out about. But that doesn't entitle them to break other laws having to do with how they behave.

-- Leslie Jacobs, KCRA3, April 1, 2018


"Local composer awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship," The Columbia Missourian, April 6-7, 2018: Conservatory alumnus Yoshiaki Onishi '04 was featured in this front-page story after being named one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists to win the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Onishi told the Missourian that former Conservatory professor François Rose helped him get the most out of his music composition degree, but Onishi was also a hardworking student. "I always felt the need to catch up in my musical training. I made the music library my home and familiarized myself with musical language," he said. The story was picked up by news aggregator websites.

"Impacts of California wines," CBS13 (KOVR, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 3, 2018: Eberhardt School of Business professor Lewis Gale commented on the emerging trade war between the United States and China. Retaliatory tariffs could affect the area's wine producers and other agribusiness down the road. Gale provided context for the latest move by China in reacting to the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese exports of steel and aluminum exports to this country. "Consumers will see higher prices for a variety of different products. Most likely you will see these effects a little bit later down the road, but there's already some concern of seeing higher prices now," Gale told CBS13.

"Protestor hit by Sheriff's vehicle," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 1, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Jacobs commented in this story on the reaction to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department vehicle hitting a protester during a vigil for Stephon Clark, who was killed in a police-involved shooting. She said she would be speaking with her students about the rights of protesters and how a court might look at this situation. "The protesters are exercising their constitutional rights: Speaking out about what they want to speak out about," Jacobs told KCRA. "But that doesn't entitle them to break other laws having to do with how they behave."

"Deputy likely didn't know his car hit Stephon Clark activist during protest, sheriff says," The Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2018: McGeorge's John Cary Sims commented in this story about a protester being struck by a Sacramento Sheriff's Department vehicle. Sims said he was unaware of any legal justification for an officer not stopping to check on an injured person, but that the incident did not appear to be malicious on the deputy's part. "Sometimes (under stress) our reactions aren't necessarily as controlled as we want them to be," Sims told the Bee. The officer "may not perceive that pedestrian. Still, you have an obligation to stop." The story was picked up by The Modesto Bee and several other news agencies.

"DA gets $13,000 from police unions - and more protests - days after Stephon Clark's death," The Sacramento Bee, March 6, 2018: McGeorge's Mary-Beth Moylan and Brian K. Landsberg were each quoted in this story about $13,000 in campaign donations to Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert from two law enforcement unions just days after Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police. While Schubert and the unions called the timing an unfortunate coincidence, activists blasted the donations. Moylan said "most unions and political committees are not making spur-of-the-moment decisions regarding donations of those amounts." Landsberg added: "It's legal as long as there's no deal for quid pro quo. Police (groups) can say they have a general interest in law enforcement and that they want a district attorney who is strong on law enforcement." The story was picked up by numerous other publications and websites around the country. Moylan was also quoted in a KSTE Online story: "I can see that the Schubert for District Attorney Campaign has disclosed the contributions by a couple of law enforcement groups over the last few weeks. That makes donation concerns political rather than legal and citizens can use the ballot box to express their opinion about police donations to the D.A.'s office." That story was also on KFBK Online.

"Stocktonians recall the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination," The Record, April 4, 2018: Shani Richards, assistant director for Learning and Development at Pacific, was quoted in this story marking the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. "I don't know what (King) would think (if he was alive today)," Richards told The Record. "I know what I would hear from him is what (are you) doing? It's always a call to do something. I feel like I've been too comfortable. I just know I haven't done enough because we haven't gotten far enough."

"25th Annual Senior Smiles and Wellness Health Fair," NBC Bay Area (KNTV, San Jose-San Francisco), April 3, 2018: Dugoni's outreach to seniors, Senior Smiles and Wellness Health Fair, was featured in this short story. Seniors were invited to the campus for hearing, dental and oral cancer screenings, and blood glucose, pressure, balance and bone density testing.

"Trevor Hoffman makes it to Cooperstown for visit, but of course trip isn't easy," The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 4, 2018: Pacific student-athlete Wyatt Hoffman and Pacific were mentioned in this story about his father's induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Trevor Hoffman wore a Pacific pullover in honor of his son during an orientation tour of the Hall of Fame, according to the story.

"Should you pursue a Masters of Law degree or a J.D.?," The National Jurist, April 4, 2018: McGeorge's Clark Kelso was quoted in this story. "The people who benefit most from an MSL degree are not so much entry level, but someone who has already been out of college for a bit and is three to five to seven years into a career path in a particular type of position where having greater understanding of legal reasoning [is beneficial]," Kelso told The National Jurist. "It will put them on a quicker path to promotion."

"Patti: Questionable language, Trump-like response," The Record, April 6, 2018: Political Science's Keith Smith was quoted in a commentary about San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti calling a Record story "fake news" a full day before it was published. Patti had been upset to have been questioned about an email invitation he sent out to a fundraiser for Carlos Villapudua, a former county supervisor, which was considered homophobic by some. Smith said: "I can see both sides of it. If you are used to hearing those terms in that way, then you will absolutely read it as that's being said in the email. I also think for someone that doesn't pay attention to their language that much, and doesn't give a lot of thought how they're phrasing things, it may just be inartfully stated." He added, "When you participate in the public sphere, when you're running for office, advocating for a candidate, you have to be aware that your language has consequences."

"Brubeck at Oberlin," Jazz Profiles blog, April 3, 2018: Dave '42 and Iola Brubeck '45, the Conservatory's Keith Hatschek and the Library's Holt-Atherton Special Collections were mentioned in this lengthy blog item on The Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Jazz at Oberlin." The blog entry includes piece by Thomas Cunniffe on JazzHistoryOnline.com: "I was attending high school, playing alto sax in the concert and stage bands, and just starting to learn about jazz. A friend lent me a 2-record set on Atlantic called 'The Art of Dave Brubeck-The Fantasy Years.' ... I slapped on a pair of enormous Koss headphones, loaded a blank cassette into my tape deck and placed the first record on the turntable. Sitting there in the dark, I felt my jaw drop as the Brubeck Quartet launched into a blisteringly fast version of 'The Way You Look Tonight' and Paul Desmond played a solo with more fire than I had ever heard from his alto."

"Emissions rollback," KSBW (NBC, Monterey), April 3, 2018: McGeorge School of Law was mentioned as a source in this story about the possible rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards and a possible legal fight between California, which has stricter emission rules than national standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

"Noodle soup made 1,000 different ways - it's an obsession," The Jewish News of Northern California, April 4, 2018: History and Food Studies' Ken Albala and his latest book, "Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession," were featured. The story leads off: "As a historian, Ken Albala is used to doing meticulous research to write a book. But even fellow scholars might consider his methodology - making a different kind of noodle soup from scratch daily, for about 1,000 days running - a bit excessive. 'The only time I missed a day was when I was away,' said Albala, a professor of history and food studies at University of the Pacific. 'Sometimes I would have them for breakfast and dinner.'"

"Local practitioner's PTSD work earns national recognition," Auburn Journal, April 4, 2018: Pharmacy's Sachin Shah and PharmD students Kathy Quach and Michael McClain were mentioned in this guest column about researching being down to ease the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans using empathetic touching. The story was picked up by the Lincoln News-Messenger and the Loomis News.

"Pacific Hosts John Muir Symposium," The Pacifican, April 5, 2018: History's Bill Swagerty and Mike Wurtz, head of the Holt-Atherton Special Collections, were mentioned in this story about the two-day "The Practical John Muir" symposium that included a tour of the Yosemite Valley where John Muir lived, worked and explored. 

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