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Pacific in the Press | Oct. 9, 2018

Oct 9, 2018


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‘“Our whole purpose is to share. We really want to get [the Moscone papers] into people's hands and allow them to see history first hand. 

- Mike Wurtz, The Bay Area Reporter, Oct. 3, 2018

Pacific in the Press | Oct. 9, 2018 Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"LGBT History Month: Archive documents late SF mayor Moscone's close LGBT ties," The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco), Oct. 3, 2018: Mike Wurtz, head of special collections, and Joseph Olson, project archivist, were quoted in this story about the papers of Pacific alumnus George Moscone '53. "Our whole purpose is to share. We really want to get these into people's hands and allow them to see history first hand," Wurtz told The Bay Area Reporter. Of Moscone, Olson said: "He was a real progressive and made no apologies about it. He was just a man of the people; a San Franciscan born and raised. I think the values he had were really shaped by San Francisco itself." It was published by several LGBTQ publications across the country, including: "Archive documents late SF mayor Moscone's close LGBT ties," (Chicago, Illinois), Oct. 2, 2018
"Archive Documents Late San Francisco Mayor Moscone's Close LGBTQ Ties," (Livonia, Michigan), Oct. 3, 2018
"Archive documents late San Francisco mayor Moscone's close LGBTQ ties," (Charlotte, North Carolina), Oct. 5, 2018
"Assassinated San Francisco mayor's papers give fascinating glimpse of early gay rights politics," LGBTQ Nation (San Francisco), Oct. 6, 2018

"Arthur Sulzberger visits Oct. 26 in Stockton,", Oct. 2, 2018: An event being hosted by President Pamela Eibeck was mentioned on the website of the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Co., will talk about "The Impact of Media and Truth on Democracy" during a presentation at noon Oct. 26 on the Stockton Campus. "The current chair of the board of The New York Times Co., Sulzberger served as publisher for 25 years," reads a portion of the story. "During that time, he transformed The Times into an international, digital-first news organization with a global audience of more than 130 million people and 3.5 million paid subscriptions. Early in his tenure, he led the push to take the paper national and, in 1996, launched Under his leadership, The Times won 61 Pulitzer Prizes, doubling the paper's total Pulitzer count."

"Changing murder convictions," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Oct. 2, 2018: McGeorge's Mike Vitiello commented in this story on a change in the state felony murder sentencing law that could cause hundreds of cases to be reopened. "If you're the killer you still qualify. Then if you're someone who really aided and abetted - encouraged the killing - you still qualify," Vitiello told KCRA3. "It's the person who merely had some passive role who doesn't qualify. ... Felony murder is one of the most controversial doctrines in the criminal law. Almost no one in the scholarly field, almost no law professor, supports felony murder as a matter of principle because, very often, you end up getting someone convicted of murder, second-degree murder, even first-degree murder, when the underlying culpability is not the same as murder."

"No telling who'll win Harder-Denham race, polls and experts say," The Modesto Bee, Oct. 5, 2018: Political Science's Keith Smith was quoted in this story on the Jeff Denham-Josh Harder race for the 10th District. He said the two are essentially tied. "Polls are one piece of information people use to understand the world," Smith told the Bee. "The more the press fixates on polls, the more they matter in people's understanding. ... My expectation is Denham wins because he's weathered a couple of other elections where people thought he would lose and he still won by a healthy margin. People like him. He's got a good personal brand within the district, and those are hard things for challengers to overcome."

"DentiCal doesn't have enough dentist to meet demands," Capital Public Radio News, Oct. 2, 2018 and Oct. 3, 2018: Dugoni's Paul Glassman commented in this story about the Little Hoover Commission report that DentiCal lacks the necessary number of dentists. "Unfortunately, the basic structure of the program still remains the same, and makes it unattractive for providers who have a choice, who don't need to be a part of it," Glassman told Capital Public Radio News. He said there is more promise in rethinking the way dental care is delivered and reducing oral disease statewide by increasing prevention efforts. The story was broadcast several times over two days and rebroadcast elsewhere, including by Jefferson Public Radio, KCRW-FM (Los Angeles) and KPCC-FM (Los Angeles).

"2018's Best Coffee Cities in America,", Sept. 25, 2018: Eberhardt's R. Daniel Wadhwani, the Fletcher Jones Chair in Entrepreneurship, was one of the experts used in this piece. "I would not bet against an entrepreneur purveying a unique coffee in an interesting setting," he told "It's too easy to say that the market is saturated just because there are a ton of coffee shops out there. But human desire is a strange thing and creative entrepreneurs are sometimes masters at producing tastes and experiences we never realized we wanted and needed."

"$50,000 Grant to Support Oral Healthcare for Special Needs Patients," Dentistry Today, Oct. 5, 2018: Dugoni's  Special Care Clinic and Hospital Dentistry Program received a $50,000 Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Access to Care Grant. "It is important that we train the next generation of health care providers to be comfortable caring for people from all walks of life and in serving the needs of those with complex medical conditions," Dean Nader A. Nadershahi told Dentistry Today. "We are very appreciative of this generous support from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to help us achieve these goals."

"57 overdose deaths from opioids in SJ County during 2017: UOP offering free clinics for review of Medicare Part D," Manteca Bulletin, Oct. 5, 2018: Pharmacy's Raj Patel commented in this story about the high rate of opioid overdoses in San Joaquin County, which is two and a half times the rate of neighboring Sacramento County. Data shows many of those suffering opioid addiction and overdose are senior citizens and pregnant women. "The United States has 5 percent of the world's population, but we have 99 percent of the world's prescriptions of opioids," Patel told the Bulletin. He also commented on the upcoming Medicare Part D clinics throughout Northern California.

"'Winner in so many ways': College football's winningest coach dies at 91," WISN (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Oct. 7, 2018: Amos Alonzo Stagg was mentioned in this story about the death of the winningest college football coach, John Gagliardi. A portion of the story reads, "Gagliardi, however, was fiercely proud of his longevity, openly speaking about outlasting Amos Alonzo Stagg, who was 84 in his last season as the head coach at the College of the Pacific in 1946. Stagg's career lasted 57 years." The story was picked by more than a dozen other news outlets in the region.

"Share - Meat, deconstructed - In the future, how will we define meat?," Nguyen Phi Long blog
, Oct. 3, 2018: History's Ken Albala was quoted in this blog entry on the increasing presence of protein-rich replacements for such products as meat, dairy foods and eggs. "There's always been this idea that we should eat insects" which are considered a more eco-friendly source of protein. "But we can't get over it," he said of our squeamishness.

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