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Pacific in the Press | May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018


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My research and music playing have a very symbiotic relationship. I'm grateful to find this sweet spot in my career, and I want to see how they play into each other.

-- Suzanne Galal, KQED, May 2, 2018

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

"Colleges' 'Good Neighbor' Policies Reveal Great Opportunities For Local Students," Forbes, May 3, 2018: Pacific's Community Involvement Program, which turns 50 next year, was featured in this commentary on what colleges and university do to connect with the communities where they are located. The story gives a brief description of the program and links to both the university's main website and the CIP webpage.

"Meet Suzanimal, the Musician-Scientist Making Pop for Both Sides of the Brain," KQED, May 2, 2018: Pharmacy's Suzanne Galal was featured in this piece about her new EP, "Body," and the activity in the left and right sides of the brain in musicians playing music. "They looked at the brain when someone was playing an instrument, and it has more neuronal firings and connections than any other activity," she told KQED. "There was a lot of firing on the right side of the brain and on the left side of the brain, and they were able to connect the two."

"Guidance into college," Fox 40's Studio40, (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 30, 2018: Pacific's Upward Bound Program at Edison High School in south Stockton was featured in this story on Fox 40's morning show. Patrick Day, vice president for Student Life, and Rosa Montes, director of the program, were interviewed for the segment.

"Innovation Contest," Fox 40's Studio40, (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 1, 2018: Eberhardt's Dan Wadhwani and several Pacific students were interviewed in this story about the Pacific Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit.

"Building a Sexual Assault Case," CBS13 (KOVR, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 4, 2018: McGeorge's John Myers commented in a story about Joseph DeAngelo, the alleged East Area Rapist, and the statute of limitations. "It comes as a surprise to many in the public, you know, when you catch the bad guy and you can't prosecute him for crimes that may have occurred because they happened a long time ago," Myers told KOVR.

"Law Professor: East Area Rapist Suspect Will Likely Never Be Prosecuted for Many of His Crimes," KSBW (NBC, Monterey), May 3, 2018: McGeorge's John Myers commented in this story on the East Area Rapist suspect, Joseph DeAngelo. Myers said DeAngelo may never be tried for all of his alleged crimes. A version of the story was originally broadcast on KCRA (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto).

"Natomas Teacher Gets 30 Days In Child Porn Case," CBS13 (KOVR, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 30, 2018: McGeorge's John Myers was quoted in this story about the sentence handed down for a former teacher who used his cellphone to take inappropriate photos of students. While several people interviewed were upset that the sentence was not longer, Myers provided context: "Spending 30 days in jail is not inconsequential. It's not 30 years, which if I was a parent I might think was appropriate, but the judge made a judgment call. His career is over, he's registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, he'll never teach again and he has to go to jail for 30 days." The story was broadcast several times.

"This mother is demanding a test for DNA, even if it proves her son is guilty of rape," The Sacramento Bee, May 5, 2018: McGeorge's John Myers commented in this story about a mother's push for DNA evidence that could prove her son's guilt or innocence of murder, attempted rape and assault of an 86-year-old woman to be released by the district attorney. The defense attorney has not processed the evidence. "It's bizarre to me that they wouldn't have run it already," he told the Bee. "They certainly have the obligation to turn it over. There must be some facts that we're not privy to. I would be curious to know why it hasn't." The story was carried by several other McClatchy newspapers.

"Following Dave Brubeck's footsteps," The Record, May 2, 2018: Patrick Langham, director of Pacific's Jazz Studies Program and interim director of the Brubeck Institute, and Mike Wurtz, head of the Holt-Atherton Special Collections, were quoted in this story about a screening on PBS of "Jazz Ambassadors," a documentary recounting the 1958 State Department-sponsored trip by the Dave Brubeck Quartet to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, central Asia and India during the height of the Cold War. "I think the thing that speaks most to me is Dave being shown as one of the exports for the United States, in the sense of showing what he represented, what he stood for and he was what the United States wanted to put out as a cultural ambassador," Langham told The Record. "He was someone they wanted to go out and spread this democratic American view. It says a lot about who he is."

"The case of the possibly purloined clubhouse," The Record, May 4, 2018: McGeorge's John Sprankling provided context in this story about the Boys and Girls Club in Stockton and the transfer of ownership that may be fraudulent.

"The Ukiah Symphony Orchestra to present 'Romantic Masters' at Mendocino College," The Ukiah Daily Journal, May 5, 2018: The Conservatory's Frank Wiens was quoted in this story about an upcoming concert in Ukiah.

"Tracy High math club wins tournament at UOP," Tracy Press, May 2, 2018: The ninth annual Avinash Raina High School Math Competition hosted on the Stockton Campus was featured in this story on the success of students from Tracy. The story included this background: "The tournament is made possible through a gift from the parents of Avinash Raina, a Stagg High School graduate who excelled in math and died of cancer at the age of 20. The host of the event each year is University of the Pacific in Stockton."

"21 Graduation Caps for Your Big Day,", April 30, 2018: McGeorge alumna Jasmine Sandhu '17 was quoted in this story on how to personalize mortarboards for graduation day. "The day I walked across the stage to receive my Juris Doctor Diploma was one of the most bittersweet days of my life," Sandhu told "I was excited to begin my career as an attorney but also saddened that this chapter of schooling was closing. Nonetheless, I was anxious to finally put my legal skills to valuable use."

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