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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 29, 2019

Jan 29, 2019


Quote of the Week

"'New music' really is a loose term. … We don’t define it as a single genre."

Andrew Lu ’19, The Record, Jan. 23, 2019

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

"Oberlin, University of Chicago and Other Elite Colleges Extend Application Deadlines: Schools pump up application volume but rejection rates are still high," The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 29, 2019: Admission's Chris Krzak was quoted in this story on the trend in higher education of extending admissions deadlines. Krzak told The Wall Street Journal that Pacific's application count is on target, but "we do what we do with application deadlines to extend opportunities for as many students as possible." (Pop-up ad likely. Click on "X" to read story.)

"San Joaquin Literacy Report Card," Fox 40, Jan. 28, 2019: External relation's Mike Klocke was interviewed for this story on the latest Beyond Our Gates' San Joaquin Literacy Report Card. Fox 40 also broadcast stories during the 5 and 6 p.m. broadcasts. President Pam Eibeck was quoted in The Record's version of the story: "SJ students make small gains in literacy," The Record, Jan. 28, 2019.

"Sauro: Flirting with boundaries at Pacific's 28/78 New Music Festival," The Record, Jan. 23, 2019: Conservatory student Andrew Lu was quoted in this story about the 28/78 New Music Festival he and other students organized, which will culminate with the performance of a piece written and conducted by alumnus Yoshiaki Onishi '04. "'New music' really is a loose term," Lu '19 told The Record. "It covers so much contemporary music. It's breaking boundaries. It's just about experimenting with electronics and music. ... We don't define it as a single genre. It's music on its own, without being labeled."

'"I've been in pain all my life and I will die in pain': Holocaust survivor captivates UOP audience," ABC 10, Jan. 24, 2019: The visit to University of the Pacific by Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann organized by the Hillel Jewish Student Club of Pacific was covered in this story. He spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the DeRosa University Center Ballroom on Jan. 24. The Record also covered his visit to the area: "Holocaust survivor tells students: Stand up for what is right," The Record, Jan. 23, 2019.

"Expect a 'grand' time at Stockton Symphony's Saturday show," The Record, Jan. 23, 2019: Conservatory students Katie Elson, Ethan Albala and Jorge Torrez narrated the Stockton Symphony's production of "Romeo and Juliet." The Conservatory's Jim Haffner was mentioned in the story. "I found she's a young girl who really wants to escape," Elson told The Record of Juliet. "She wants a better life for her family than the one she's in with feuding and fighting. That fuels her existence, and through Romeo, she's found an opportunity to change that, to change the lineage to come."

"Foundation accepting applications for 2019 Dugoni Faculty Award," California Dental Association newsroom, Jan. 24, 2019: This story noted that the CDA Foundation was accepting applications for the Dugoni Faculty Award named for Arthur A. Dugoni. "First given in 2006, the award recognizes a faculty member affiliated with any of California's six dental schools in recognition of the faculty member's leadership, innovation, collaboration, compassion, philanthropic spirit and integrity in dental education," reads a portion of the story.

"In America's Sandwiches, the Story of a Nation," The Associated Press via, Jan. 27, 2019: History's Ken Albala wrote about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in this story that was posted on websites based in Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Portland, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Seattle and elsewhere. "While the peanut butter and jelly sandwich eventually became a staple of elementary school cafeterias, it actually has upper-crust origins," wrote Albala. "In the late-19th century, at elegant ladies' luncheons, a popular snack was small, crustless tea sandwiches with butter and cucumber, cold cuts or cheese. Around this time, health food advocates like John Harvey Kellogg started promoting peanut products as a replacement for animal-based foods (butter included). So for a vegetarian option at these luncheons, peanut butter simply replaced regular butter."

"Here's What 88.2% Of Individuals Travel The World For,", Jan. 26, 2019: A lecture by history's Ken Albala was mentioned in this story under a sub-headline "Can food be art?" "In his lecture, Dr. Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific makes the observation that a distinct label has been given to food that is artfully crafted: artisanal," reads a portion of the story. "Artisanal foods are reminiscent of the pre-industrial era, made by the hands of experts who are devoted to the careful perfection of their craft."

"Stockton filmmaker's documentary tells the story of farmworkers' resilience," The Record, Jan. 26, 2019: Pacific alumna Aria Zapata was featured in this story on her documentary film about difficulties faced by undocumented farmworkers in the United States. "A lot of people don't know the struggles that they go through, and I wanted to show those struggles," she told The Record. "A lot of the realities that I saw with the workers, I saw with my parents. Just the reality of not being able to see your parents, not being able to kiss them and say goodbye when they're getting buried, it's sad. A lot of people don't know that this happens."
"How impact of government shutdown is being felt in SJ," The Record, Jan. 25, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story on the local impact suffered by San Joaquin County due to the 35-day federal government shutdown. "We don't have a large number of federal workers in this area that are directly affected," Michael told The Record. "The direct effects are somewhat limited in San Joaquin County." He added, however, that the county was not immune to the impact of the shutdown. "It starts to weigh on consumer confidence and mindset," he said. "That can affect people's spending decisions, and it just foreshadows an increasingly difficult and conflict-laden political process that could also generate uncertainty in the business outlook."


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