Pacific in the Press | Dec. 3, 2019

Pacific in the Press | Dec. 3, 2019

Quote of the Week

"Helping people improve their lives through education is what brings us all here and brings us all together."

Art Sprecher, Fox 40, Nov. 28, 2019

Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

After WWII, Mutton Fell Out Of Favor In The U.S. Can It Make A Comeback?,” Nevada Public Radio (NPR, Las Vegas, Nevada), Nov. 26, 2019: History’s Ken Albala was quoted in this story on mutton and its decline as a culinary offering in the United States after World War II. “It is close to impossible to even find mutton in the U.S.,” Albala told NPR. “It costs more to raise sheep for longer periods of time, and the decline in wool production in the U.S. is directly related to the decline in mutton as a culinary delicacy.” The story was shared by several NPR stations.

Transitions: New President Selected at U. of the Pacific, Interim Leader Named for U. of West Georgia,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 26, 2019: President Designate Christopher Callahan was included in The Chronicle’s Transitions section: “Christopher Callahan, founding dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and vice provost of the downtown Phoenix campus at Arizona State University, will become president of University of the Pacific on July 1. He will replace Maria Pallavicini, who has served as interim president since Pamela A. Eibeck retired in July.” A photo of Callahan was used with the online version of the feature.

UOP students away from home enjoy Thanksgiving on campus,” Fox 40, Nov. 28, 2019: Pacific Technologies’ Art Sprecher and students Jason Halim and Angel Mejia were quoted in this story about Pacific’s Thanksgiving meal served to students unable to make it home for the holiday. “Actually, I enjoy being on campus because, yeah, I like the vibes around here,” Halim said. Sprecher said, “Helping people improve their lives through education is what brings us all here and brings us all together.”

Food Fights: How History Shapes What We Eat – And Why,”, Dec. 2, 2019: Ken Albala is mentioned in this story about a new book, “Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates.” One of the editors told North Carolina State News: “Ken Albala and Rachel Laudan each offered passionate perspectives from opposite positions, with Albala calling for cooks and eaters to slow down and enjoy their food, and Laudan noting the injustice of past food preparation and the freedom delivered by fast, modern food. Those careful, reasoned arguments demonstrate two core values of this book: That only in understanding the historical roots of our current food debates can we hope to resolve them, and second, that a fair fight over food must include the strongest possible voices.” The story was shared by Mirage News in Australia.

One year later: Will Stephon Clark’s family get the justice they desire?,”, Nov. 29, 2019: McGeorge’s John Cary Sims was quoted in this story about the federal probe into the death of Stephon Clark. “My impression was that this was a gesture to the community to say we are aware of what’s happened,” Sims said. “This does not seem to be the type of case the federal government will ultimately do anything about.”

Water disputes: how to prevent and solve them?,”, Nov. 29, 2019: McGeorge’s Stephen McCaffery will participate in a water roundtable sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), University of Geneva, Geneva Water Hub and Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement.

Two GCC Teams Earn Berths Into NCAA Championship,”, Nov. 25, 2019: Pacific’s men’s water polo team earned a berth in the NCAA Championship being hosted on the Stockton Campus. “For the first time in its short history, the Golden Coast Conference has earned two berths into the National Collegiate Men’s Water Polo Championship, as announced by the NCAA late Sunday night,” read a portion of the story. “The University of the Pacific earned an at large berth and number two seed into the national championship that they will host beginning December 5. …” Other outlets covered the upcoming tournament:
Pacific, Not UCLA, in as At-Large Team for 2019 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Tournament,”, Nov. 26, 2019

Stockton Boy Rewarded For Turning In $100 Bill Found At College Campus – CBS Sacramento,” ProjectofLoreser blog, Nov. 25, 2019: This blog shared the CBS 13 story about a Reach for the Stars student who found $100 and turned it in to Benerd’s Nancy Elium and Public Safety. The boy recently received the money after no one claimed the money. The story has been broadcast across the country.