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Pacific in the Press | May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

Quote of the Week

"What we don't know is whether losing this funding will actually be a setback
for the (high-speed rail) project."

Jeff Michael, Capital Public Radio, May 17, 2019

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

"Thousands Of Central Valley Jobs At Stake?: Economist Says It's Too Early To Tell With Latest California High-Speed Rail Setback," Capital Public Radio, May 17, 2019: Jeff Michael was quoted in this story on the potential effect the latest setback to the high-speed rail project will have on expected jobs creation. "A lot is unknown," Michael told Capital Public Radio. "It depends on how the state reacts to the loss of money. In general, a billion dollars in construction spending could create about ten thousand job years, or years of employment in the economy. ... What we don't know is whether losing this funding will actually be a setback for the project. Will California back-fill that funding from another source so that the project continues? Or is that loss of funding enough to derail the whole financial plan?" A version of the story was broadcast on KVPR-FM (NPR) in Fresno, KCRW-FM (NPR) in Los Angeles and KVCR in Los Angeles. A story was also published on the California Political Review blog.

"$1.45 Million Federal Grant To UOP Designed To Alleviate STEM Teaching Shortage In San Joaquin County," CBS 13 (KOVR), May 16, 2019: Sacramento's CBS affiliate posted a story about Pacific winning a $1.45 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to recruit and prepare students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to become K-12 teachers in high-need schools in San Joaquin County. A version of the story was used on the "Good Day, Sacramento" website. The story also appeared elsewhere: "Grant to help Pacific prepare STEM teachers," The Record, May 17, 2019: Maria Pallavicini and Lydia Fox were quoted.

"Compensation program for abuse victims," KCRA, May 15, 2019: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs was interviewed for this story on the compensation program being offered by the Catholic Church's Sacramento Diocese because of past sexual abuse. "What seems fair about it is that victims have a choice," Jacobs told KCRA. "They have a choice about whether to file a claim in the first place. And a choice, when the amount is determined, about whether to accept it." The story was also posted on the KCRA website and rebroadcast on KSBW (NBC, Monterey).

"Will North Carolina dig its teeth into teledentistry?,", May 15, 2019: Dugoni's Paul Glassman was called "the father of teledentistry" in this story about teledentistry in North Carolina. Teledentistry programs have been launched in Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, Minnesota, Hawaii and elsewhere. "It's pretty clear this is starting to get some momentum," Glassman told the online trade publication. "This is a significant opportunity for improving the oral health care of North Carolina." Story includes a photo of Glassman taken at Dugoni.

"How China tariffs could affect Lodi," Lodi News-Sentinel, May 17, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story on the impact of recently imposed tariffs. "China has been one of the fastest-growing markets for California wineries," Michael told the News-Sentinel. "I think it's significant because it's an area that's been targeted for expanded sales," Michael said. "I expect Chinese consumers will shift toward Australian, European or other wines to avoid the tariffs. ... Hopefully, this will be resolved soon and we can continue our efforts to sell more wine to China." Subscribers to the Lodi News-Sentinel can read the whole story on the newspaper's website.

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