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Pacific in the Press | Nov. 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

Quote of the week: It’s great for our students, taking what they learned in the classroom setting and directly impacting the community --Raj Patel, Fox 40 , Nov. 11

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

"Grads make more after attending these California colleges, federal data show," The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 9, 2017: Pacific is No. 11 on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard website when using the "salary after attending" filter, meaning Pacific alumni make more money than graduates from such California universities as Golden Gate University, Cal-Poly, UC Berkeley, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Pepperdine, University of San Francisco, University of San Diego, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Davis. The story was also carried by KOVR (CBS, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto) and rebroadcast on its sister station KMAX (CW, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto).

"Why Hitler and Napoleon are partly to blame for your addiction to Nutella," International Business Times (London), Nov. 8, 2017: Comments made by Ken Albala of the Department of History and the Food Studies Program in a SeriousEats.com story were mentioned in this story. "My take on Turin and the whole kingdom of Savoy is that it was entirely under the sway of France in the 18th and 19th centuries," Albala told SeriousEats.com in the original story. "I wouldn't be surprised if you find the combination [of chocolate and hazelnuts] in France before Italy."

"The Clampers: A historical drinking society or a drinking historical society?," The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 2017: Holt-Atherton Special Collection's Nicole Grady commented in this story about E. Clampus Vitus, a men's fraternal organization with chapters throughout Northern California. "The Clampers really like to promote the drunken historian persona ... but when it comes down to history, they are pretty serious, even though they might not pick the most conventional places," Grady told the LA Times. Holt-Atherton includes an extensive Clampers archive.

"'Il Trovatore' in good hands at Academy of Vocal Arts," The Inquirer (Philadelphia), Nov. 8, 2017: Very nice mention of Hannah Ludwig '14 in the Academy of Vocal Arts production of "Il Trovatore": "The most finished and alluring voice belonged to Hannah Ludwig as Azucena, the infamous gypsy, with a rich-toned instrument that did fine with the big tunes assigned to her character but that was even better when revealing the soul of the character in recitatives, which had an ideal balance of lyricism and rhetoric. For her, surface elements of the character were only a doorway to what's underneath, which is exactly what makes the theatrical absurdity of mid-period Verdi operas completely excusable." The DC Metro Theater Arts also took notice: "Hannah Ludwig is sensational as Azucena. The mezzo, in her fourth and final year at AVA, sings the role beautifully, with no screaming or barking yet with powerful, dramatic chest tones. There's smooth transition as Ludwig navigates from thrilling top notes down the scale to deep tones at the bottom."

"Free Screenings from UOP students," Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Nov. 11, 2017: Raj Patel with the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was interviewed in this story about student pharmacists being in Carmichael to provide health screenings and help Medicare beneficiaries save in out-of-pocket expenses. In the past decade, student pharmacists have helped beneficiaries save $5.7 million.

"College workshops," KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Nov. 12, 2017: The 15th annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop at Pacific was featured in several morning stories. Freshman Greg Zavala '21 was interviewed and talked about what he got from the workshop he attended before coming to Pacific as a student. Ines Ruiz-Huston, Pacific's Latino Community Outreach coordinator, was interviewed for another story on the event. Stories were broadcast several times leading up to the event.

"A three-state solution with Stockton as the capital," The Record, Nov. 12, 2017: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael commented in this column on Tim Draper's proposal to split California into three states. "I actually like the fact that he split the San Joaquin Valley at Merced and put it into Northern California," Michael told The Record. "There's no significant economic linkages between the northern San Joaquin Valley and Fresno, Bakersfield and those parts of the Valley. ... The growing linkages are north. That's where the future is."

"Pacific presenting a feast for Beethoven lovers," The Record, Nov. 9, 2017: Nicolas Waldvogel, director of Pacific's Symphony Orchestra, commented on the orchestra's two-part performance Saturday - 4-6:15 p.m. and 8-9:15 p.m. - of several Beethoven pieces. "It's nice once a year to have something out of the ordinary," Waldvogel told The Record. "This is a lot of music and it forces (students) to rise to the challenge. When you've got a project that is not impossible, but is a stretch, you see great improvement in the students. It's fantastic. I'm always on the lookout for things like this, unusual projects that will stretch the students' ability." The Conservatory's Sonia Leong, Frank Wiens and Sabine Klein also performed during the concert.

"Compromise and Gridlock in the Legislative Process," CalNews.com, Nov. 6, 2017: McGeorge adjunct professors Thomas Nussbaum and Chris Micheli wrote a piece on the legislative gridlock and compromise from basic, philosophical and historical perspectives.

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