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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019


Quote of the Week

"It’s a dream come true to have my son and grandson all working in the same profession, in the same practice."

Dugoni alumnus Al Swimmer, The Lamorinda Weekly, Jan. 9, 2019

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

"Corey Fonville on 'The Power, The Love, The Struggle, The Beauty',", Jan. 7, 2019: Former Brubeck Fellow Corey Fonville was featured in this story about his career. "(Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer and writer Nicholas Payton) studied with us for a week, he coached us in ensemble and was just dropping gems," Fonville said of his time at the Brubeck Institute in 2009-10. "We played a show with him the last day, and I stayed in contact. When I finished school that year, his team reached out to me; that was my first real show, playing with a professional artist."

"Why and How We Wrote a Culinary History of Taipei," Taiwan Business Topics, Jan. 14, 2019: History's Ken Albala was mentioned in this story about the development of "A Culinary History of Taipei: Beyond Pork and Ponlai." "(Cookbook author Marlena Spieler) soon introduced me to Ken Albala, a history professor at the University of the Pacific, whose specialty is food studies," wrote Katy Hui-wen Hung. "Ken, who has written or edited two dozen books of his own, is in charge of Rowman & Littlefield's Big City Food Biographies series. He was immediately receptive to the possibility of a volume about Taipei, briefing me that it should be semi-academic in character because food researchers are a primary market for books in this series. That's why the book has a 21-page bibliography and 534 endnotes."

"Three generations of dentists serve Lamorinda for 55 years," The Lamorinda Weekly, Jan. 9, 2019: Three generations of Dugoni alumni - Al, Mark and Blake Swimmer - were featured in this story. "It's a dream come true to have my son and grandson all working in the same profession, in the same practice," Al Swimmer, now retired, told The Lamorinda Weekly. The story was also published on

"Bulletin of Dental Education: UNC SOD Hosts First Teledentistry Summit," American Dental Education Association, Jan. 9, 2019: Dugoni's Paul Glassman was featured in this story. "Dr. Glassman's six-year study (2010-2016) of the virtual dental homes determined that two-thirds of children and half of seniors and those with disabilities in long-term care facilities could have their oral health needs met by dental hygienists in the community, without the need to see a dentist in person," reads a portion of the story. "The system also delivered more prevention and early intervention at less cost per patient than the current state dental care services system."

"Pacific finds success with spring mock interview event," National Association of Colleges and Employers, Jan. 9, 2019: The Career Resource Center's Chris Haruta was featured in this story about the center's "Meet Your Future Mock Interview Week." "This is a very important event for both our employers and our students," Haruta told NACE. "The mock interview week offers employers an opportunity to brand their organizations, connect with students, and strengthen their ties to Pacific at no charge. For students, it's a great way to practice and get interviewing experience without anything to lose. They learn what they need to improve and can do so with our assistance. After all, we don't want their first real interview experience to come when there is a job or internship at stake."

"Local talent remains focus of Zion shows," The Record, Jan. 9, 2019: Conservatory alumni Lisa van der Ploeg and Paul Kimball are featured in this story about the Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival. "She was a professor at San Jose State and last year was the director of the (San Joaquin County) honor choir," Kimball told The Record of van der Ploeg. "She hadn't moved yet, and we saw each other and were staring at each other saying, 'What are you doing here?' We'd often say, 'When are we going to do something together again.' "

"SJ's top students musicians perform at Saturday's Honors Concert," The Record, Jan. 9, 2019: Conservatory alumnus Vu Nguyen, now an assistant professor of music at University of Connecticut, was mentioned in this story on the San Joaquin County High School Honors Concert. He conducted the concert.

"Budget allocates money for CSU in Stockton," ABC 10, Jan. 13, 2019: A report by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research was cited in this story about a possible state university being located in Stockton.

"Albion native married innovative coach who was influential in football's popularity,", Jan. 12, 2019: Amos Alonzo Stagg and University of the Pacific were mentioned throughout this story.

"Economic forecast details slowing growth, hastening downturn: Jobs in ecommerce continue to pull talent from Calaveras County, surrounding areas," Calaveras Enterprise, Jan. 10, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story about the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Business Forecast Conference hosted on campus.

"TV Documentary Review: 'The History Channel Presents: The Revolution'," Fardreamsblog, Jan. 14, 2019: Former Pacific history professor Caroline Cox was mentioned in this review. "The 13-episode series also features many respected historians who have written extensively about the Revolution and its immediate aftermath, including naval historian Evan Thomas, West Point history professor (and Army officer) John W. Hall, Caroline Cox, a history professor at the University of the Pacific, and author Bruce Chadwick ('George Washington's War')," writes the reviewer. "They add their views and perspectives about the war, the events that led to its beginning as well as the consequences of the Revolution and make 'The History Channel Presents: The Revolution' worth watching."

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