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Pacific in the Press | Aug. 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018


Quote of the Week

"Almond milk shows up in pretty much every medieval cookbook."

- Ken Albala,, Aug. 15, 2018

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

"Nut Milks Are Milk, Says Almost Every Culture Across the Globe,", Aug. 15, 2018: History's Ken Albala commented in this story on the controversy over whether the term "milk" can be used in the names of beverages made from nuts, such as almonds, which was spurred by FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb's comment that "An almond doesn't lactate." But Albala provided historical context that almond milk "shows up in pretty much every medieval cookbook," because European Christians adhered to an edict from an early Christian treatise that forbade consuming animal products on certain days of the week. It became a nutritious stand-in. About the controversy, Albala said, "I'm putting my money on nut milks." Albala's comments also appeared in a story by another outlet:
"Vegan milk has been part of the human diet way longer than dairy,", Aug. 20, 2018

"The virtual worlds coming to the Nevada City Film Festival," The Union (Grass Valley), Aug. 15, 2018: Media X's Kevin Pontuti, Pacific's VR film "A Yosemite Welcome," the 2018 Digital Delta Summer Fellowship's "Little Manila Recreated" and other projects were mentioned in this story about the upcoming Nevada City Film Festival. Pontuti, faculty and students will be on hand to talk about the projects.

"Seeking home: Homeless youth struggle to find stability," Holland Sentinel (Holland, Michigan), Aug. 16, 2018: A 2016 study by Benerd's Justin A. Low, Ronald E. Hallett and Elaine Mo was cited in this story on student homelessness in Michigan. Of the study the story reads: "While doubled-up students might have a roof over their head, they still struggle with academic performance issues like homeless students in other situations. A recent study from the University of the Pacific showed that doubled-up homeless students earned significantly lower grade point averages and were less likely to graduate on time than students in permanent housing, and were also more likely to have truancy problems."

"Stockton's Christy and Alan Lenzi tour Jerusalem," Valley Travel: Little Places I Know blog, The Record, Aug. 19, 2018: Religious Studies' Alan Lenzi and Residential Life and Housing's Christy Lenzi were featured in this travel blog entry. The husband and wife traveled to Jerusalem for 10 days on a grant as Alan Lenzi prepared a course on Jerusalem. The blog entry touches on some of the essentials: "The Lenzis booked an apartment on AirBNB for the trip (nine nights, about $120 per night) up several flights of stairs, offering a pleasant terrace and nighttime views of city lights. With grocery stores located just outside the walls of the Old City, the Lenzis often bought food for a midday picnic. Other meals, enjoyable, were procured at local restaurants in walkable neighborhoods."

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