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Pacific in the Press | Oct. 22, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

Quote of the Week

"We thought it would be really great to have a poetry reading to open up to the community in Stockton, to show a face behind the homeless crisis. ... It’s really been an incredible support group and place of consistency."

Camille Norton, The Record, Oct. 18, 2019

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

The latest internet trend I can’t get enough of: gelatin,” The Guardian, Oct. 16, 2019: History’s Ken Albala was quoted in this story about gelatin. According to Albala, the allure comes from “The irresistible jiggle, threatening collapse with every twist and turn. The thrill of the spoon smoothly cleaving its slick glossy flesh. Then in the mouth, that bounce, the subtle firmness that first resists then gently yields to the pressure of the teeth.” The story was shared by Yahoo! Lifestyle websites in India, Canada, Singapore and elsewhere.

‘“This is killing us’: Jail death raises questions about medical care,” Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas), Oct. 19, 2019: Pharmacy’s Adam Kaye was quoted in this story about the rising number of jail deaths due to rapid opioid withdrawal. “I’m not convinced at all that the patient had serotonin syndrome,” he said. “This sounds more like a death due to rapid opioid withdrawal. … I don’t know who came up with this nine-day opioid reduction, but that’s what killed him. It makes no sense; I mean, what is the rush?”

“University of the Pacific student-pharmacists help seniors save on prescriptions,” Capital Public Radio, Oct. 21, 2019: Pharmacy’s Raj Patel and several student-pharmacists were interviewed for this story on a free Medicare Part D clinic where seniors learned how they might be able to save costs on prescriptions and whether all their medications are safe and effective when taken together. (No URL available to share story.)

“‘I Know Homeless’: ‘Portraits and Poetry’ show puts a face to wrenching crisis,” The Record, Oct. 18, 2019: English’s Camille Norton and Daniel Kasser, professor emeritus of the art and graphic design department, were mentioned in this story about a “Writing for Recovery” class. Norton has met for the past year with people battling homelessness and other issues to read and write poetry, and share thoughts. Some of the resulting poetry, illustrated by Kasser, will be read at the Haggin Museum on Nov. 2. “We thought it would be really great to have a poetry reading to open up to the community in Stockton, to show a face behind the homeless crisis,” Norton told The Record. “Of this group, we have many people who have found permanent housing in the past year or so. It’s really been an incredible support group and place of consistency.”

As More Cities Ban Drive-Thrus, A Look at Fast Food History,”, Oct. 15, 2019: Ken Albala was quoted in this piece about food history and shifting trends. “In this postwar prosperity — every single household had its own TV — it would be inevitable that food technologists would figure out a way to capitalize on young Americans’ latest addictions by creating the TV dinner,” Albala told the outlet. “Given long commutes, working parents, longer hours at work, these [TV dinners] were marketed as being quick and convenient, and ready at any moment. But people were no longer cooking with their children; no longer teaching them how to cook; no longer sharing those meals; or maybe even more important, no longer getting the pride and satisfaction of producing good food for one’s family to enjoy.”

Joel Ross Brings Vibraphones Back,”, Oct. 15, 2019: Former Brubeck Fellow Joel Ross was featured in this story. He was recruited by Stefon Harris, who regularly teaches and mentors at the Brubeck Institute. Ross was a featured performer at this year’s Brubeck Festival.

Busy Weekend of NCAA Men’s Water Polo Action Highlighted by Harvard Invitational,”, Oct. 19, 2019: Pacific men’s water polo led off this round-up. “A number of key contests take place this weekend, with perhaps the biggest being a clash Sunday between Golden Coast Conference rivals #3 Pacific and #5 UC Santa Barbara. In the GCC preseason coaches’ poll, the Gauchos (15-4) were chosen as favorites for their first-ever title, and a trip to NCAAs for the first time since 1990. The Tigers (11-3) have stolen some of the early thunder of a UCSB that as recently as three weeks ago was the nation’s top team. Pacific may be particularly keyed up for this match after a 14-10 loss Friday to #2 UCLA.” Pacific beat Santa Barbara 17-16.

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