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Pacific in the Press | June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018


Quote of the Week

Making sure the public can experience some aspect of this history is really important – it’s an important part of history.

-- Joshua Salyers, Fox 40, June 15, 2018

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

"Limit drug prices? Trump's health secretary calls the idea 'superficially appealing'" Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2018: Peter Hilsenrath, Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management and Professor of Economics, was quoted in this story about the proposed blueprint to lower prescription drug prices under the Trump administration. On the topic of health insurance, he commented that, "A single-payer system, or all-payer system, that accounted for all or at least most consumption would have even more market power and would be expected to obtain even more favorable price for consumers."

"UOP Students Recreate Little Manila Neighborhood in Virtual Reality" Fox 40, June 15, 2018: Pacific's Digital Curator Joshua Salyers was quoted in this story about seven Pacific students working to virtually recreate Stockton's Little Manila, a lost community that, at one time, had the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines in the world. The team working on the Little Manila Project focused on the intersection of El Dorado and Lafayette streets, where Little Manila once stood.

"Reach for the Stars" KCRA, June 24, 2018: Pacific's Reach for the Stars program was featured in this story. The program provides students with hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and math. The feature was broadcast again twice on June 25. The story also appeared on the Houston Chronicle website and news aggregator websites. 

"Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse" Capital Public Radio, June 21, 2018: Since 2006, the World Health Organization at the United Nations has observed June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the California Assembly is considering a concurrent resolution to declare June as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Month. McGeorge's Melissa Brown leads the McGeorge's Elder and Health Law Clinic. She was on "Insight with Beth Ruyak" to discuss common types of elder abuse, warning signs, and how family members can intervene.

"Initiative to split California draws divided response" Lodi News-Sentinel, June 19, 2018: An initiative to split California into three separate states has made its way to the November ballot, but experts weigh in on the actual likelihood of a California split. McGeorge's Mary-Beth Moylan was quoted stating that, "It's not something people have the power to do throughout the initiative process." Political Science's Keith Smith was also quoted in this article, "It's never going to happen. It's one of those ideas that keeps coming back. It's a bit of a pipe dream is what it is."

"Pacific academy opens world of possibility for homeless kids" The Record, June 20, 2018: Pacific Summer Academy, which is now in its fifth year, is for students from second to sixth-grade who have experienced homelessness. Arianna Yepez, assistant director of Pacific's Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, spoke about the program: "The idea for the academy came out of a need to offer a summer program for students and to encourage children to think of education beyond high school." The program also offers workshops for parents to help deal with various parenting issues.

"How to help immigrant families from Sacramento to the border" ABC 10, June 21, 2018:McGeorge's Immigration Law Clinic, which is staffed by law students who help low-income clients with immigration issues, was featured as one of the local resources to help immigrant families in Sacramento.

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