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Pacific in the Press | June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016

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


U.S. News & World Report
Decoding Wall Street's Wall of Jargon
May 26, 2016
"While there are definitely unscrupulous financial professionals looking to take advantage of naive investors, any thought of a wide-spread conspiracy to keep investors in the dark is unwarranted," says Ben Carlston, assistant professor of finance. "Looking up definitions is always a great place to start, but more often than not you'll find video explanations on sites such as YouTube that can provide greater clarity."
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The Record
Pacific scholars develop system for nutrient-rich food 
June 4, 2016
Powell Scholars, part of an academic merit program focused on leadership, scholarship and service, invented Verdevis, a device that grows microgreens year round within a week, an innovation that is already benefiting food banks in San Andreas and Calaveras counties. The students also wrote a book, "Cultivating Solutions: The Intensive Microgreen System," which can be downloaded at "It's rewarding knowing that I can do something besides helping myself," said Courtney Banh, a 19-year-old computer science major. "I can also help other people while I'm at UOP for the short time I'm here."
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Los Angeles Times
Murder conviction reversed in 23-year-old case that turned on a bite mark
May 27, 2016 The California Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man sentenced to prison 23 years ago for killing his wife. The California Innocence Project and the Legislative and Public Policy Clinic at McGeorge School of Law helped persuade lawmakers to create legislation that gave the man grounds for a new trial based on discredited forensic evidence.

KCBS Radio (San Francisco)
Pharmacists play key role in curbing opioid epidemic
May 31, 2016
Adam Kaye, professor of pharmacy, talks about his recent paper on the role pharmacists should play in educating physicians, surgeons, other health care providers and patients about opioid abuse prevention and treatment. The interview aired throughout the day on this Bay Area news radio station. Kaye's findings were also reported by the American Pharmacist Association's "Pharmacy Today" publication, and by MedicalXpress.
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Sinclair Broadcasting (Eugene, OR; Green Bay, WI; Salt Lake City, UT)
In California primary, Clinton seeks to deliver fatal blow to Sanders' candidacy
May 31, 2016
Sinclair-owned TV stations in Oregon, Wisconsin and Utah ran this online story quoting Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, on the significance of Gov. Jerry Brown's endorsement of Hillary Clinton. "He is very popular in the state," Smith said, adding that his "reasonable management of the state fits with the image [Clinton is] trying to project." An academic from USC is also quoted.
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Science Daily
Speech-language pathologists can help kids who struggle to read

May 25, 2016
University of the Pacific experts pinpoint strategies to help students comprehend expository writing in a recent journal publication. Jeannene Ward-Lonergan and Jill Duthie, professors of speech-language pathology, are quoted.
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The Sacramento Bee
State moves to drop $1.5 million fine in water rights case
May 27, 2016
In a case that highlights how difficult it is to enforce agricultural water reductions in California, a state panel has moved to dismiss a $1.55 million fine it levied last year against a Delta-area agency accused of ignoring an order to stop diverting water in the drought. Jennifer Harder, professor of law, said the board members were smart to describe in their ruling how they'd like to see enforcers explain their methodology in future cases. "I don't think it will preclude future enforcement," Harder said. "I think it will make future enforcement more fair. They've essentially laid out a recipe for how to do that."
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Valley Public Radio
Will high speed rail turn the Central Valley into a Bay Area bedroom community?
May 24, 2016
Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, is highly skeptical that thousands will be making the commute every day from one valley to the other and back. "Unless there was a huge revolution in their plans for financing it. I don't see the ability to subsidize it enough to make it cost effective for daily commuting," Michael says.
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A name you should know: Marie-Antoine Careme
June 3, 2016
In this blog celebrating people who created the culinary world we know today, Ken Albala, professor of history, comments on the Frenchman Marie-Antoine Carême. According to Albala, Carême was most certainly the first celebrity chef. "In many ways Carême was born at just the right time," Albala said. "Very few chefs before him are well-known."
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The Record
Logistics, e-commerce spark SJ County comeback
May 27, 2016
A new report from the Center for Business and Policy Research found that Stockton is in the process of posting its fourth consecutive year of job growth above 3 percent, led by a booming logistics sector that has added more than 6,000 warehousing and trucking jobs in the last year. "Overall, it's a positive outlook," said Jeffrey Michael, the center's director.
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NEWS-Line for Healthcare Providers
Physician Assistant Program Celebrates New Facilities
May 23, 2016
University of The Pacific celebrated completion of newly remodeled facilities for its planned Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in Sacramento. The program, aimed at helping to meet the nation's urgent need for primary health care providers, has already received more than 2,000 applications for 45 seats. Mark Christiansen, founding director of the program, is quoted.
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FOX News
Colleges cool to feds' campaign to purge criminal history questions from applications
June 2, 2016 reached out to numerous private and public higher education schools across the country, including University of Washington, University of Florida and the UC system about their response to the Department of Education's "Beyond the Box" campaign to stop admissions officers from forcing applicants to disclose criminal and disciplinary histories. The administration believes such probing is a barrier to minorities, but critics say schools have a right to know if incoming students have rap sheets. "Officials at University of the Pacific, in Stockton, Calif., said they intend to involve students in the discussion of whether or not to drop the questions."

The Record
Nothing but cheers today
May 23, 2016
In an editorial, The Record wrote: "Stockton is on the political map this year. Regardless of your political persuasion, this is positive for a city often ignored in statewide and national campaigns ... Combine the visit of [former President Bill Clinton] with the campaign rally stop by Bernie Sanders and the recent U.S. Senate debate at University of the Pacific, and Stockton was a destination this campaign season." 
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