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University of the Pacific community members continue to support one another and the community during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Have some good news to share? Submit a story idea.

Matthew NormanPsychology professor works with national group studying human impact of COVID-19

Psychology professor Matthew Normand is working with an international group of psychologists, The Behavioral Science Response to COVID-19 Working Group, to study the multi-faceted impacts of human behavior in reaction to the pandemic.

Dugoni TikTok videoDugoni Class of 2023 shows video creativity (with video)

Members of the Dugoni Class of 2023 have started bonding, piecing together an entertaining TikTok video with toothbrushes serving as a “baton” passed from one student to another.

Conservatory loans piano to studentConservatory loans pianos and more to students for summer 

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music loaned out pianos, marimbas and xylophones so students have the ability to practice and create music in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid challenges, Pacific Athletics optimistic for return to action
The potential return of athletics at University of the Pacific remains a moving target, prompting multiple layers of planning amid an abundance of uncertainty. However, optimism reigns as Pacific awaits a potential go-ahead from the NCAA for sports to return to campus. View more>

Eberhardt alumnus earns “40 under 40” recognition
Eberhardt alumnus Robert Barsamian ’07, a marketing graduate, earned “40 under 40” recognition by the professional organization Staffing Industry Analysts. View more >

Pandemic can’t stop mock trial team from winning brief-writing competition
The joy came when the four law students learned they had won the brief-writing portion of the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. View more >

Pacific PA grad on frontlines of pandemic fight
For Tatiana Mudrenko ’19, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought change to her professional life but to her personal life, as well. View more >

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