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University of the Pacific community members continue to support one another and the community during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Have some good news to share? Submit a story idea.

Kyra ChristmasKyra Christmas eyes 2021 Olympics with help of new DIY hay-bale pool (with video) 

Kyra Christmas ’20, a sport management major, and her father built a pool out of hay bales after Canadian health officials shut down swimming facilities because of COVID-19. Christmas was poised to compete for Canada in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

McGeorge School of LawMcGeorge students impress judge in virtual trials 

Judge Allan Hardcastle ’77, ’79 was left very impressed with Pacific McGeorge School of Law students recently when he held two remote trials for the McGeorge Trial Advocacy course.

Dr. MaryUnderstanding cultural humility during the coronavirus 

Dr. Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi ’89 sees the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a call to action to apply cultural humility during a worldwide crisis. 

Tell fellow Pacificans 'you matter' in a TikTok challenge (with video) 
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) welcomes all Pacificans to the #YouMatterChallenge on TikTok, an opportunity to reach out to fellow Tigers with messages of encouragement, gratitude and hope. View more >

Pacific tennis player handles 2 a.m. classes — from South Korea
Pacific student-athlete Dohee Lee ’21 is doing her distance learning from South Korea, where her family now lives. And while the time difference can make class attendance and course work challenging, she has not missed a class yet. View more >

Pacific police Lt. Wayne takes you above and below ground on his latest campus tours (with videos) 
"Tour guide" Lt. Wayne Germann with Pacific’s Department of Public Safety — and his new finely honed accent — takes you to places most Pacificans have not seen as part of his video series “Lt. Wayne’s Journeys.” View more >

Curiosity never stops: OLLI quickly adapts to transition to remote learning
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University of the Pacific has adapted to the realities of the coronavirus pandemic by continuing to serve its mostly 50-year-old-plus members with a toned-down but significant array of online learning opportunities. View more >

Dugoni professor keynotes international COVID-19 conference 
Dr. Eve Cuny of University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry was the keynote speaker for an international online conference titled “The Future of Dentistry: Challenges and Opportunities Post COVID-19.” View more >

Pacific alumni directors Zoom in for first virtual board meeting
The Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors, communicating remotely from coast to coast, worked and had fun during their first virtual board meeting on April 25. View more >

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