Pacific in the Press | July 17, 2018

Pacific in the Press | July 17, 2018

Quote of the Week

I just love to get A's, you know. It feels good.

Viktoria Tamas '20, Studio 40 July 12, 2018

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

"Legal expert breaks down SCOTUS nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 9, 2018: McGeorge's Clark Kelso explained in two interviews what the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, a long-time judge and a former clerk for Kennedy, is likely to be more conservative than his predecessor on a range of social issues. One segment was shared by several outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle,, Jacksonville Courier and others.

"Who is Dana Sabraw? 5 things to know about judge who ordered reunification of immigrant families,", July 11, 2018: Dana Sabraw '85, the federal judge who ordered the reunification of children separated from their families along the border with Mexico, is a McGeorge alumnus. The story was published on dozens of news outlet websites.

"Pacific water polo players earn Elite 90 Awards," Fox 40's Studio40, July 12, 2018: Pacific water polo player Viktoria Tamas '20 and coach James Graham were interviewed for this story on Tamas and men's water polo player Andrea De Nardi '20 being honored with the prestigious NCAA Elite 90 awards for academic and athletic excellence. "I just love to get A's, you know," Tamas told Studio 40. "It feels good."

"Be Careful with Energy Drinks,", July 10, 2018: Research by Pharmacy's Sachin Shaw was highlighted in this story. The study by Shaw and his students was conducted at Dave Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. It showed that blood pressure was elevated in test subjects after they consumed an energy drink for longer than caffeinated beverages and for as long as six hours.

"Employees willing to leave jobs for chance at better wages," KFBK (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 11, 2018: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, spoke with the news radio station for a story on the increased number of employees willing to leave their jobs for one that pays better wages.

"Will Sacramento homebuyers get the upper hand on sellers this summer?," The Sacramento Bee, July 16, 2018: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in this story about the slowing of Sacramento's home sales. "While inventories have ticked up, they are still relatively low and prices are up (8) percent year to year, so it is still a good market for sellers," he told The Bee. But, he added, "my take is that the data is starting to show some limits to what buyers are willing and able to pay."

"Influential mentor gets retrospective," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 10, 2018:  Former Pacific professor Larry Walker was featured in this article reflecting on his career and contributions to art-making and teaching. During his 19 years at Pacific, he served as chair of the art department for seven and introduced African-American artists for the first time into the curriculum.

1,000-plus new jobs coming to Stockton, Tracy," The Record, July 13, 2018: A report written by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research in partnership with Valley Vision, a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization, and the city of Stockton was mentioned in this story about two businesses coming to Stockton and Tracy promising to add 1,000 jobs. The business planning to locate to Stockton will develop artificial-intelligence technology for media and financial sectors and will offer entry level jobs to young Stockton residents. Read the 30-page Stockton Workforce Development Action Plan: The Need for Transformation here. Other news outlets also covered the release of the report:
"Stockton Workforce Development Action Plan released," Capital Public Radio, July 12, 2018 and July 13, 2018
"Building Stockton's workforce," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 12, 2018
"A livable wage in Stockton," ABC 10 (KXTV, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 13, 2018

"Water polo tournament underway," Good Day, Sacramento (KMAX, CW, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), July 8, 2018: Pacific's Chris Kjeldsen Pool was the venue for a recent USA Water Polo youth tournament highlighted in this story.