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Pacific in the Press | Oct. 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018


Quote of the Week

‘“Every year we have to rejuvenate with about a third of the orchestra being new. I have to find pieces that get them
going and are challenging in a way that (is)
constructive early on. 

- Nicolas Waldvogel, The Record, Sept. 26, 2018

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

"Who do you believe?: Kavanaugh, Ford testimonies resonate in Sacramento," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 27, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs and Clark Kelso were quoted in this story about the testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "In a trial, this wouldn't be appropriate. We'd have a jury that might be sequestered so they wouldn't hear outside evidence," Jacobs told KCRA. "Here, it's appropriate that all the voters hear this evidence and make a judgment about it, so that the senators can take that into account." Jacobs provided context for another story broadcast several times on KFBK.

"Spanos creates Stockton Scholars fund at Pacific," The Record, Sept. 27, 2018: The Stockton Scholars Endowed Fund, made possible by a generous gift from the A.G. Spanos Co., was featured in this story. "We are grateful to the Spanos family for this extraordinary investment in Stockton's youth," Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck told The Record. "We understand that the long-term economic health and vibrancy of our community hinges on a well-educated youth and we are proud to stand with Mayor Michael Tubbs and the Spanos family in affirming that every Stockton student has a right to a college education."

"Controversial SCOTUS Nominations of the Past," Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak," Oct. 1, 2018: McGeorge's John Cary Sims was on the morning news program to discuss how the Brett Kavanaugh nomination for U.S. Supreme Court justice compares to the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, Justice Abe Fortas' resignation in 1968, and the failed nominations of Robert Bork and Douglas Ginsburg. Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the longest serving member of McGeorge's faculty, was confirmed following those failed nominations. The program is broadcast live at 9-10 a.m. and rebroadcast at 7-8 p.m.

"Sacramento native Justice Anthony Kennedy will be in Sacramento for federal courthouse event," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 27, 2018: McGeorge School of Law is noted in this story about retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's visit to Sacramento for an event at the federal courthouse. Kennedy is the longest serving professor at the law school.

"Mansplaining the Kavanaugh hearing," The Record, Sept. 27, 2018: Political science's Keith Smith was quoted in this commentary about the accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Smith provided context on why Americans are arguing about this from such different perspectives. "You see credible accusations," Smith told The Record. "Republicans say it's not about the accusations, you're just trying to block a nomination you don't like. Yet for many people, the accusations are absolutely what matters."

"Incomes in the Central Valley are way up. What's behind the bigger paychecks?," The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 30, 2018: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in this story about the rise in household income in the Central Valley. Bay Area commuters may have something to do with it. "Some of it is driven by commuters because they just earn a lot more in the Bay Area," Michael told the Bee. "They bring that money home and it helps support the growth in incomes." The story was republished in the Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee and Merced Sun Star.

"Law requires women on corporate boards," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Sept. 30, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Jacobs was interviewed for a story on a law that would require corporate boards to include women. The story was broadcast three times on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. She was on KFBK for a similar story.

"Everything you Need to Know about the Dental Admissions Test," Paterson's Publishing blog, Sept. 28, 2018: Pre-dental student Dawn Sul '19 provided advice to other students planning to take the Dental Admissions Test. "I made up a schedule for myself at the beginning of winter break," Sul told Peterson's. "Basically I tried to do little by little of everything each day, not just all chem in a few weeks and all ochem in the next few weeks. I strictly studied the whole day. I would wake up in the morning, then the whole morning from 9-11 would be gen chem, 1-3 would be o chem, 5-7 would be bio, and then PAT (Perceptual Ability Test) at night."

"Oslo conference: Experts cite Israel's desire for 'racial segregation' for Accords failure,", Sept. 30, 2018: McGeorge's Omar Dajani spoke at a conference about the Oslo Accords. "Division or Apartheid, depending on your point of view has occupied people on both sides," he told the conference.

"Cleveland Browns' Hue Jackson credits Oakland's Jon Gruden for 'teaching me football,' WKYC3, Sept. 28, 2018: University of the Pacific was mentioned prominently in this story about National Football League head coaches Hue Jackson and Jon Gruden. The two were assistant coaches of the Pacific football team together for one season and shared an office. Jackson said he learned much from Gruden in that one season. The story also noted that Jackson was the Tigers' quarterback and had lettered in football and basketball. Similar stories were carried elsewhere, including:
"Gruden and Jackson cross paths again amid history they share with Raiders," EPSN, Sept. 29, 2018
"Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has history with Raiders, Jon Gruden," San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 26, 2018
"Hue Jackson, Jon Gruden used to share an office at tiny Pacific,", Sept. 27, 2018
"Why Hue Jackson Is Excited to Face Old Pal Jon Gruden in Oakland Return," NBC Bay Area, Sept. 27, 2018

"Dupras formally charged with double murder - has family tie with Fresno DA's office," The Fresno Bee, Sept. 26, 2018: McGeorge's John Cary Sims commented in this story about a Kingsburg man being charged in the December shooting deaths of his estranged wife and her mother. The man is related to a senior official in the Fresno County District Attorney's Office and Sims commented on possible conflicts of interest that relationship might have.

"Turlock police officer claims mayor tried to stifle his free speech rights," The Modesto Bee, Sept. 28, 2018: Political sciences' Keith Smith commented in this story about a claim filed by a Turlock police detective that Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth tried to suppress his free speech. He told the Bee that public employees have the right to "engage in political advocacy as long as they are doing it as private citizens and not in any official capacity."

"University Symphony Orchestra takes on evocative program," The Record, Sept. 26, 2018: Conservatory composition major Kevin Swenson and conductor Nicolas Waldvogel were interviewed for this story on the University Symphony Orchestra. "Every year we have to rejuvenate with about a third of the orchestra being new," Waldvogel told The Record. "I have to find pieces that get them going and are challenging in a way that (is) constructive early on. It's good to do works that have stories and easy handles."

"Mirth, wind and fire: Passion for music drives New Hammer Concert Band, performing at Pacific on Sunday," The Record, Sept. 26, 2018: The Conservatory's Eric Hammer and a performance by the New Hammer Concert Band at Faye Spanos Concert Hall were featured in this story. "It's for the players and the community," Hammer told The Record. "This thing is going to keep growing. We're in the process of becoming a nonprofit. I hope we can take our place alongside the Stockton Chorale and the Stockton Symphony, be the wind-band arm. There's a niche for it, a call for it."

"Feeding a hunger for history," The Record, Sept. 26, 2018: Ines Ruiz-Huston, the coordinator for Latinx Outreach and Academic Resource Center, or El Centro, commented on a Latinx Heritage Month event - the "Asserting the Latino Legacy: 6 Easy Things We Can and Must Do" at the Vereschagin Alumni House. The event featured Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, an author and associate professor of journalism at University of Texas at Austin, who is preserving stories of hundreds of Latinos. Rivas-Rodriguez has conducted more than 1,200 interviews of World War II-, Korean War- and Vietnam-era men and women.

"Stockton Art Scene: Signature jazz events kick off rich slate of fall arts happenings," The Record, Sept. 28, 2018: The lineup for the Brubeck Festival was included in this entertainment story, which noted: "This year marks the 60th anniversary of Brubeck's Jazz Diplomacy Tour through Europe and Asia that was sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The tour was part of a cultural ambassador program to promote American arts and culture during the Cold War. The lineup for the Brubeck Festival was selected to reflect messages of unity and peace, in the spirit of the jazz diplomacy tour."

"Best of San Joaquin 2018," San Joaquin Magazine, July 2018: Pacific's Hearing and Balance Center was named one of the "Best Hearing Center" in San Joaquin County based on a reader poll.  

"Breaking down two iconic songs from the Rolling Stones," Disk Makers blog, Sept. 25, 2018: The Conservatory's Keith Hatschek wrote this entry for the blog's series on "Guitar riffs, sonic hooks, and the Rolling Stones' iconic sound." The director of the Music Management and Music Industry programs looked at the iconic rock band's "Under My Thumb" and "Ruby Tuesday."

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