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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018

Quote of the week: It’s a strong jobs report for California. It’s really impressive — gains across the state. --Jeff Michael, Capital Public Radio, Jan. 19, 2018

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

"Taking A 3D Virtual Tour Of A Colorful Ancient Egyptian Monastery," Forbes, Jan. 20, 2018: Religious Studies' Caroline T. Schroeder and her work on a database of coptic texts was mentioned in this story about the use of digital technology and 3D scanning to allow people to see the vibrant colors of ancient wall paintings in Egypt's Red Monastery. A portion of the story read: "Digital projects like the database of coptic texts within the Coptic Scriptorium project, created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University) and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities and Division of Preservation and Access, have proven how and why we should be investing in digital preservation of endangered sites and texts."

"California Jobless Rate Hits Record Low 4.3 Percent," Capital Public Radio, Jan. 19, 2018: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in this story about the state's unemployment rate, which hit a record low 4.3 percent in December. "It's a strong jobs report for California. It's really impressive - gains across the state," Michael told CPR. He later added, "In a lot of places in the Central Valley, double digit unemployment rates have been the average or the norm and single digits are the good years. So, when we see rates 6, 7, 8 percent in the Central Valley, that's higher than the U.S. average. But for their historic norms, it's remarkably low and shows real improvement."

"Jazz, magic on tap for church concert series," The Reporter, Jan. 18, 2018: Dave Brubeck '42, the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, and Ross '49 and Gladys Hanna '49 were all mentioned in this story about the opening performance of Dixon United Methodist Church's Ross and Gladys Hanna Community Concert Series. The BIJQ will perform Feb. 11 in the series that honors the Hannas who for more than 50 years brought music to Dixon. Ross Hanna, John Muir's grandson, was the leader of the Dixon band Phirehouse Philharmonic, which played at many community events and toured internationally, and directed the church's children and adult church choirs. Gladys, who in November 2016 donated William Keith's Vernal Fall painting to Pacific, was an important part of the music ventures.

"UOP facility becoming renowned in tennis community," Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Jan. 17, 2018: Ryan Redondo, Pacific's director of tennis and the men's tennis head coach, and student-athlete Tadiwa Chinamo '20 were interviewed for this story about the "beacon of light" Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center has become for the city of Stockton. Not only has it brought $1 million into Stockton's economy, it offers tennis fans a chance to see superior tennis matches by collegiate and professional players, and memberships allow local tennis a chance to play on the new courts.

"MLS SuperDraft 2018 Live Tracker: Rounds 3 & 4," NBCSports.com, Jan. 21, 2018: Recent graduate Tristan Blackmon '17 was selected No. 3 in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Stories mentioning Blackmon appeared elsewhere:
"Gorman product, former UNLV player picked in MLS draft," Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan. 19, 2018
"LAFC pick Tristan Blackmon No. 3 overall in the 2018 MLS Draft," Angelsonparade.com, Jan. 19, 2018
"Las Vegas adds two more names to list of local athletes in pros," KVVU (Fox, Las Vegas), Jan. 19, 2018
"Drafting Las Vegans," KLAS (CBS, Las Vegas), Jan.
"Ten prospects to keep an eye on ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft," ESPN.com, Jan. 17, 2018
"MLS mock draft 2018: Tomas Hilliard-Arce goes as top pick," SBNation.com, Jan. 17, 2018
"Q&A: Get to know MLS prospect Tristan Blackmon," ProSoccerUSA.com, Jan. 17, 2018
"5 Players The Revs Could Take in The SuperDraft," Trifectanetwork.com, Jan. 17, 2018

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