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Pacific in the Press | June 5, 2018

Jun 5, 2018


Quote of the Week

It is essential, in the era of climate change and the associated uncertainties concerning the sharing by countries of freshwater resources, that there be a stable and universally accepted legal framework governing the relations between riparian States.

-- Stephen McCaffrey,, June 2, 2018

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

"What is the California 'jungle primary' and how did it change state elections?," The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 31, 2018: An Op-Ed piece written by political science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story about the state's primary election and the "jungle primary" election process that leaves two top vote-getters, regardless of political party. "Why try to persuade people to put their time, energy and money into what is almost certainly a brief, losing effort? When most people identify and vote either Republican or Democratic, the odds of a Libertarian or Green Party candidate getting one of the top two spots is incredibly small," Smith originally wrote in a 2012 Op-Ed piece for the Los Angeles Times.

"Stephen McCaffrey Receives the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy,", June 2, 2018: McGeorge's Stephen McCaffrey received the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy during a May 24 ceremony at the Century Association in New York City at a dinner hosted by WCEL and the International Council of Enviromental Law. "With this award, Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law, in collaboration with ICEL and WCEL, recognizes Professor McCaffrey's life-time service in the development of international environmental law, and in particular for his work as special rapporteur for the ILC on the topic that became the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses," read a portion of the story.

"The Bay Institute Announces 26th Annual Environmental Awards," San Francisco Bay Crossings, June 2018: Eberhardt's Jeff Michael will receive the Carla Bard Education award given by the Bay Institute. "Dr. Michael has illuminated complex economic issues of California water use, and has separated myth from reality in looking at topics such as the agricultural economy and implementation of environmental laws," according to the Bay Crossings story.

"Nuclear option: Why politicians are warily watching the recall election of Sen. Josh Newman," McGeorge's Mary-Beth Moylan was quoted in this story about the effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman, because he voted for a transportation bill last year that raised the state gas tax and other fees. "Section 13 of Article II says 'Recall is the power of the electors to remove an elective officer.' That is all," Moylan told "It does not say 'for abuse of power' or 'for really bad acts.'"

"Pete Carroll calls for a 'New Empathy' amid reaction to NFL's anthem policy," Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2018: Alumnus Pete Carroll '73, '78 was featured in this story about a commentary posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts calling for a "New Empathy," possibly in response to the NFL's reaction to professional football players not standing during the national anthem performed before games. "This New Empathy could serve as the baseline of thinking that would produce a willingness to see and listen with a fresh sensitivity and awareness — one that would facilitate the engagement necessary for real learning and understanding to take place," Carroll wrote in the Facebook post. "And this new understanding would open the passageways to true cultural transformation."

"Dugoni and Stanford Collaborate on Interprofessional Education," Dentistry Today, May 31, 2018: Dugoni's Dean Nader A. Nadershahi was quoted in this story about a new collaboration between Pacific's school of dentistry and Stanford University School of Medicine. "These exciting collaborations will help bridge the fields of medicine and dentistry and fit in well with several of the themes that are part of our strategic plan implementation," Nader said. "Through this growing partnership, our students will experience even more opportunities for interprofessional education and cross-professional development that will add to their skillset. Our hope is that we are preparing our students for the future of oral healthcare, which we see as more collaborative and integrated." Stanford's Dyani Gaudilliere and Gary Roberts, adjunct faculty at Dugoni, were also mentioned in the story.

"Catching up with Stockton's Chris Isaak," The Record, May 30, 2018: Alumnus Chris Isaak '80 was featured in part of this commentary on the popularity of his song "Wicked Games," and his love of touring with his band Silverstone.

"New conductor takes up baton for Valley Concert Band," The Record, May 30, 2018: Alumnus Michael Hernandez '81 was featured and the Conservatory's Eric Hammer '73 was mentioned in this story in this story about Hernandez being named the conductor of the Valley Concert Band, only the third in its 20-year history. One of his high school band directors was Hammer, then a recent Pacific graduate.

"Opposing Persky recall," The Stanford Daily, May 25, 2018: McGeorge's Michael Vitiello wrote an opinion piece on the efforts to recall Judge Aaron Persky because of the sentence he handed down in the Brock Turner case. Vitiello outlines why he believes the judge's sentence was lawful and that recalling the judge is not the path to criminal justice reform.

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