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Pacific in the Press | 11/3/15

Nov 3, 2015

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


The Economist
Where's Best?
Oct. 31, 2015
New federal data reveal which colleges do most for their graduates' pay. University of the Pacific ranks No. 12 in the nation, No. 3 in California.
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Big Charities Keep Raising More as the Donor-Advised Fund Boom Continues
Oct. 29, 2015
University of the Pacific this year began a $330 million campaign and has already netted around $115 million. "We're hitting every end of the spectrum of philanthropic interest," said Burnie Atterbury, vice president for development. At the end of the campaign, he expects Pacific's endowment will top $600 million.
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San Francisco Chronicle
Saving your bacon
Oct. 28, 2015
Ken Albala, professor of history and founding director of Pacific's Food Studies Program, wrote this op-ed commenting on the recent World Health Organization warning about processed meat and cancer. He notes that the word botulism comes from the Latin word for sausage, "botulus," and asks the existential question: "Is a life without bacon worth living?"
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The Getty Iris
Reconstructing Medieval Bread
Oct. 29, 2015
An illuminated manuscript now on view at the Getty Museum features an illustration of bread baking from the 13th century. In this op-ed essay, Ken Albala, professor of history, discusses medieval bread and ovens. "To make something close to medieval bread requires completely rethinking the way bread would be made, from beginning to end," he wrote.
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The Natomas Buzz
NP3 Marks 10th Anniversary with Homecoming
Oct. 15, 2015
Natomas Pacific Pathways charter school marks its 10th anniversary. NP3 offers a law-themed curriculum and has been recognized for its efforts in civic education. The school was named a California Distinguished School and received the Civic Learning Award from the California Judicial Branch and California Department of Education two years in a row. The idea for NP3 was the result of a partnership with McGeorge School of Law. The goal: to develop diverse leaders with a legal background.
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Capital Public Radio
Clinics Help Medicare Recipients Choose Right Prescription Plan
Oct. 26, 2015
If people covered by Medicare choose the wrong prescription drug plan under Part D, they can end up spending thousands of dollars more than they need to. University of the Pacific pharmacy students are helping seniors choose the right plan at free clinics in eight cities throughout the Bay Area, Sacramento, Stockton, Tracy, and Lodi from now through November. "Nine out of ten seniors and others with Medicare are actually paying more for their prescription drugs than they have to and on average we find that's $900 annually," said Rajul Patel, associate professor of pharmacy.Hear story:

Safe Trick or Treat
Oct. 29, 2015
University of the Pacific distributed some 250,000 pieces of candy to thousands of trick-or-treaters.
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