Pacific in the Press | Sept. 18, 2018

Pacific in the Press | Sept. 18, 2018

Quote of the Week

"‘I define winning in a slightly different way when I talk to our student-athletes. It starts with a winning attitude and a winning effort. And it's about the best people they can be every day." 

- Janet Lucas, The Record, Sept. 14, 2018

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

"Throw out Cosby conviction, legal experts say,", Sept. 11, 2018: McGeorge's Michael Vitiello was quoted in this story about doctored or lost tapes and an apparent conspiracy that has led some legal experts to believe Bill Cosby's sentencing on assault convictions should be postponed or cancelled. "There are a number of ways that the issue might have arisen," Vitiello told the news outlet. "One, if defense counsel really had reason to know that the tape was doctored and failed to act, plausibly it could lead to a claim of ineffective counsel. Two, if the defense team can show prosecutorial misconduct, for example, in withholding exculpatory evidence, that too might lead to an order of a new trial." The story was published by other outlets:
"Experts say, 'Throw out Cosby conviction',", Sept. 12, 2018
"Experts say, 'Throw out Cosby conviction'," New York Amsterdam News, Sept. 12, 2018
"Experts say, 'Throw out Cosby conviction'," The Seattle Medium, Sept. 13, 2018

"Pacific health fairs a big boost to Medicare beneficiaries," The Record, Sept. 16, 2018: Medicare Part D clinics run by Pacific's student-pharmacists were featured in this story about the upcoming dates. "Last year, we helped a woman who was paying $1,600 a year. We were able to find something for her at $400 a year," second-year student-pharmacist Joseph Hashim told The Record. "Every year, we are able to bring it down a little for people, especially people who really need it." The story also appear on

"Lucas settling in as Pacific's AD," The Record, Sept. 14, 2018: Athletics' Janet Lucas was feature in this story about her arrival to Pacific. "We do, in athletics, automatically focus on winning," she told The Record. "But I define winning in a slightly different way when I talk to our student-athletes. It starts with a winning attitude and a winning effort. And it's about the best people they can be every day. We focus on success, but success is very broad. Academics is part of it, being a visible, contributing part of the community is part of it, and of course winning in competition is part of it. But it's not the only thing we do."

"Pacific professor looking at crowdsourcing for upcoming feature film project," The Record, Sept. 12, 2018: Media X's Kevin Pontuti was featured in this story about crowd-sourcing a movie to be filmed in Stockton. "We want the community to be involved. We want to open up to show what it's like to make a feature film," Pontuti told The Record. "We plan on doing things at the university. We'll have an open-set day where people can visit the set. We're working on things like that to include the community in the process."

"Top philosophy and religious studies programs,", Sept. 11, 2018: Pacific was ranked No. 82 among universities that teach religious studies or philosophy. The website ranked 200 colleges and universities from a pool of 1,150. "Choosing a quality school is a monumental decision," reads a portion of the story. "Many of the top ranking universities have 90 percent or more student graduation rates as well as a much higher salary rate than others. For this reason, students should do extensive research on the universities they are attending, making sure that the program that is getting chosen is highly reputable.

"Teaching Craft Beer In Law School," Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak,"Sept. 14, 2018: McGeorge's Daniel Croxall was on this radio program for a wide-ranging discussion of emerging issues in the California craft beer market.

"DUI arrest details emerge as Stanislaus Supervisor Olsen's political future weighed," The Modesto Bee, Sept.14, 2018: Political science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story about Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen's DUI arrest. "It's going to be a hard thing to come back from," Smith told The Modesto Bee. "A lot of it will depend on her personal brand with her constituents and whether or not they will forgive her and be understanding ... One thing I can say is it will be harder for her because she's a woman. Voters hold women to a higher standard on character issues. ... The fact that she was arrested will be an issue from now on." The story was shared by at least one news aggregator website.

"Beyond Our Gates event focuses on efforts in childhood literacy," The Record, Sept. 14, 2018: Beyond Our Gates' annual Literacy Dialogue was highlighted in this story. "We appreciate the strong messages from Ron Fairchild and John Deasy, as well as the impact so many community organizations are making in the area of early childhood literacy," Mike Klocke, Pacific's community relations director, told The Record. "Our audience was a diverse mix of educators, students, business owners, the faith community, nonprofits and many more. There is still much work to be done."

"Panel discusses updates on DACA from both city and state," The State Hornet, Sept. 15, 2018: Kishwer Vikaas, an immigration attorney from McGeorge, was mentioned in this story about the current immigration situation. "We offer free immigration consultations to any of the students or staff who would like to get them," Vikaas told The State Hornet.

"Sinking Teeth Into History: Cajee brothers honor past, future of Manteca dentistry," The Manteca Bulletin, July 9, 2018: Dugoni alumnus and adjunct faculty member Dr. Nabeel Cajee '15 was featured in this story, along with the dental practice he runs with his brother and their dental museum.

"Ask the Experts,", Sept. 14, 2018: McGeorge's Michael P. Malloy was the featured expert. He answered several questions about credit cards features such as cash back, "no-late-fee" among others. (Scroll down below the credit card adds.)