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April 2020

Alumnus Matt de la Peña shares a stay-at-home read with ‘tiny tigers’
4/23/20

Alumnus Matt de la Peña shares a stay-at-home read with ‘tiny tigers’

Award-winning children’s book author Matt de la Peña ’96 loves to read to children. He recently held a special live reading session for “tiny tigers.” more

Pacific professor to senior students: ‘Your class will be historic’
4/23/20

Pacific professor to senior students: ‘Your class will be historic’

Robin Imhof, associate professor and academic support librarian at Pacific, teaches a PACS seminar class comprised largely of seniors. She recently delivered a heartfelt written message to her students. more

Pharmacy graduate, son keep 3D printers going ‘around the clock’
4/23/20

Pharmacy graduate, son keep 3D printers going ‘around the clock’

David Chayka ’17 is a clinical pharmacist with a side business utilizing a personal passion — 3D printing. With that business temporarily on hold, he has shifted to produce face shields to protect Sacramento-area health care workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. more

Benerd graduate student creates guide to help home school students with moderate to severe disabilities
4/23/20

Benerd graduate student creates guide to help home school students with moderate to severe disabilities

Benerd graduate student Angie Arnaiz created guides to help home school students with moderate to severe disabilities. more

Senior creates more Spanish language pandemic resources
4/23/20

Senior creates more Spanish language pandemic resources

Savannah Robinson ’20 scoured the internet looking for helpful Spanish language information on COVID-19. She did not find much, so she is working with Martin Camps, a professor in University of the Pacific’s Department of Modern Languages and Literature, to translate COVID-19 news and helpful tips from English to Spanish. more

4/23/20

Diversity committee renamed to reflect Pacific's mission, values

The University Diversity Committee (UDC), formed in 2008 as part of Pacific’s strategic plan, has been renamed the University Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (UCDEI) to reflect that Pacific’s mission and values are broader than demographic diversity. more

Pacific alumna helps lead school district’s crucial communications
4/23/20

Pacific alumna helps lead school district’s crucial communications

Veronica Lynch ’14, communications specialist for Stockton Unified School District, has handled the communication needs for the district since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. more

4/23/20

UOP International temporarily reducing staffing

UOP International (UOPI), a joint venture between Shorelight LLC and University of the Pacific, has notified Pacific that it is temporarily reducing staffing on Pacific’s three campuses due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Latest Pac Ave project reveals artist’s ‘soulful sensitivity,’ ‘intimate honesty’
4/21/20

Latest Pac Ave project reveals artist’s ‘soulful sensitivity,’ ‘intimate honesty’

Issadora Ava ’21 signed with the student-run Pac Ave Records to produce her second EP “No One Belongs Here More Than You.” more

4/21/20

New employees and notable changes | April 2020

New hires, promotions and transfers and other notable changes. more

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