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Pacific in the Press | May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018


Quote of the Week

Just like you are what you eat, you hear what you listen for.

-- Gabriella Musacchia,, May 17, 2018

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

"In studying brain activity, a neuroscientist begins to crack the Yanny/Laurel mystery,", May 17, 2018: Audiology's Gabriella Musacchia commented in this story about the internet's Laurel vs. Yanny debate. Musacchia sorted her students based on whether they heard Laurel or Yanny and then scanned their brains listening to the audio. "What I saw was that when 'Yanny' was intelligible, her brain response followed the frequencies of the Y sound," Musacchia told "When 'Laurel' was intelligible, her brain followed the frequencies of the L sound." She added, "What happens is that our brain decides within the first 100 milliseconds whether or not you will hear Y or L based on how well your brain responds to the frequencies between Y and L."

"California Supreme Court Approves New Ethics Rules For Lawyers," Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak," May 14, 2018: McGeorge's John Sims was on this radio program to discuss the most important changes to how attorneys practice law in California. This comes a week after the California Supreme Court approved an overhaul of ethics rules for lawyers, bringing them closer to the American Bar Association's Model Rules. The program was broadcast twice that day.

"Recent grad lands internship at major record label," Fox 40's Studio40, May 15, 2018: Recent graduate Cassie Findlay '18 was featured in this Positively Stockton story about landing an internship with The Big Machine record label in Nashville, Tennessee, which represents such stars as Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw and others.

"Future Century Zipangu," TV Tokyo, May 10, 2018: Dugoni's Doug Young was featured in this story on a prime time weekly program on economic forecasting to "evaluate the world and fathom what tomorrow will bring." Young spoke about Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), on which he is an expert, and his section begins at about 1:28. Otherwise, the program is in Japanese.

"McGeorge Professor McCaffrey To Receive Elisabeth Haub Award,", May 16, 2018: McGeorge's Stephen McCaffrey was featured in this story about being awarded winning the 2018 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy for "his life-time of service in the development of international environmental law." The story also mentions that he was the 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

"Creating and Advancing a Service Culture through Information Technology Service Management," CIOReview, May 2018: Pacific Technology's Peggy Kay wrote a piece for this trade magazine about changes in that division.

"Prince Harry's Wedding Will Have a Tiki Bar. Do You Dare Tiki It Up, Too?,", May 16, 2018: Comments made by History's Ken Albala in a National Public Radio story about the resurgence of Tiki bars and their origins were used in this story about reports that the royals were having a Tiki-themed after-party.

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