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Pacific in the Press | Aug. 6, 2019

Aug 6, 2019

Quote of the Week


"It’s a space where students and members of the community can learn firsthand about the connection between how our food is grown and the impact it makes on our bodies and the planet."

Jessica Bilecki, San Joaquin Magazine, July 30, 2019


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

"How Gilroy Turned Garlic From a Punch Line Into a Point of Pride," The New York Times, July 30, 2019: Food Studies' Polly Adema, author of "Garlic Capital of the World: Gilroy, Garlic and the Making of a Festive Foodscape," was quoted in this feature story about the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the wake of the mass shooting there July 28. "People became more curious about and willing to try the food of other people," Adema told The New York Times. And that the festival was seen as "this wacky thing happening in this stinky little place called Gilroy."

"Eat Like A Local: Natalie Compton In Washington, D.C.," Forbes.com, July 31, 2019: Natalie Compton '12 was the subject of Fobes.com's "Eat Like a Local" feature. Compton, who has a communication degree from Pacific, is a staff writer for The Washington Post's digital travel section, By the Way. "I wrote for my school newspaper in high school and college, and kept this goal in the back of my mind that I wanted to write professionally," Compton told Forbes.com. "When I graduated from University of the Pacific with a communication degree, I got a job in public relations representing restaurants and hotels. A year later, I made a knee-jerk decision to move to Thailand, had a life changing accident a few months in, and decided to start writing on the side while I worked at a startup in Bangkok."

"Can California legally require presidential candidates to release tax returns to appear on primary ballot?," ABC 10, July 31, 2019: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented on a new California law requiring presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to appear of the primary ballot. Jacobs commented on the likely legal challenges ahead and fielded questions submitted via social media. The interview can be seen on YouTube.

"Gardening and Giving Back," San Joaquin Magazine, July 30, 2019: Pacific's Sustainability Director Jessica Bilecki was interviewed for this story about the Ted and Chris Robb Garden. "The garden was started with sustainability in mind," Bilecki told San Joaquin Magazine. "It's a space where students and members of the community can learn firsthand about the connection between how our food is grown and the impact it makes on our bodies and the planet."

"An intense process: The California almond's journey from orchard to grocery shelf," The Modesto Bee, Aug. 2, 2019: History's Ken Albala and author of "Nuts: A Global History" was interviewed for this story. He commented on how almonds through history have symbolized rebirth. First planted on the Mediterranean coast and spread quickly along trade routes. "The trade connections go from there to Norway, to Germany, to Venice, to the Eastern Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean to India, all the way around to Asia," Albala told The Bee. The story also appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

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