Pacific in the Press | Sept. 25, 2018
Quote of the Week
"‘The Bay Area has been impressive in its ability to add jobs even in the face of very high home prices and labor force constraints."
- Jeff Michael, SiliconValley.com, Sept. 21, 2018
Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:
"Bay Area becomes 4-million-job economy as hiring boom widens," SiliconValley.com (Bay Area News Group), Sept. 21, 2018: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story about the Bay Area economy and the region reaching more than 4 million jobs for the first time ever. "The numbers that we have been seeing recently in the Bay Area are even stronger than we anticipated," Michael told the Bay Area News Group outlet. "The Bay Area has been impressive in its ability to add jobs even in the face of very high home prices and labor force constraints."
"Restore the Delta, Dr. Jeff Michael respond to controversial CA WaterFix benefit-cost analysis," DailyKos.com, Sept. 22, 2018: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was featured in this post responding to a report that the California WaterFix, or Delta tunnels, project would bring billions of dollars in benefit to those using the water from the project. Michael's research has shown otherwise. A version of the story appeared on espeak.in.
"Longtime nurse and tireless volunteer Occeletta Briggs named 2018 Athena Award winner," The Record, Sept. 19, 2018: Alumna Occeletta Briggs '77 was named the 2018 Athena Award winner. Briggs, who earned a BA in communication and liberal arts from University College, spent decades as a registered nurse and is a long-time volunteer and mentor. Fellow alumna Gwendolyn Primous '13 was also quoted in the story.
"Point of Brew: Natufian craft brewers highlight ancient profession," The (Davis) Enterprise, Sept. 18, 2018: McGeorge's Daniel Croxall was mentioned in this commentary on the California Craft Brewers Association's "Beer Summit" and the general state of beer in the United States. Croxall teaches a course that "deals with the complicated laws, rules, regulations and practices that govern the alcohol-beverage industry in California," a portion of the commentary reads. "The alcohol industry is among the most regulated of any."
"Oslo at 25: A L3egtacy of Broken Promises," AroundWorld24.com, Sept. 24, 2018: McGeorge's Omar Dajani, the co-director of the Global Center for Business and Development and International Certificate of Concentration, is among the speakers at a London conference on the legacy of the Oslo Accords. "The 1995 signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington, D.C., was supposed to pave the way toward a final settlement of the Palestine-Israel conflict," reads a portion of the story. "Now 25 years on the final settlement has not been reached, Palestinians have not achieved their independence and statehood and the Israelis have failed to realise their exclusive and democratic Jewish state, with a Jewish majority."
"Experts talk about business expansion in Lodi," The Lodi News-Sentinel, Sept. 21, 2018: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael comment in this story on how Lodi leaders plan to expand that city's economy after Amazon unveiled another fulfillment center in Stockton. "Amazon, if it isn't already, is on its way to being the largest private employer in San Joaquin County," Michael told The News-Sentinel. "This will be the fourth fulfillment center in the county, plus a large cargo operation at the Stockton Airport, and some of those jobs are available for people in Lodi. ... I feel like Lodi is doing relatively well. There's been a lot of residential growth, a lot of business growth."
"Baseball authors come to bat in Stockton," The Record, Sept. 20, 2018: Authors Andy McCue and Robert Garratt were at an event Friday in the DeRosa University Center to discuss their books. Garratt used the Moscone Papers in the Holt-Atherton Special Collections to research his respective book.
"Former NASA astronaut named as LBJ Distinguished Lecturer," The University Star, Sept. 18, 2018: Alumnus and former Regent José Hernández was named the 2018 LBJ Distinguished Lecturer and will speak on innovation Sept. 25 in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University. A version of the story appeared on the San Marcos Corridor News website.