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Pacific in the Press

Jan 20, 2015

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days:


The Sacramento Bee
Selma recollections from one who was there
Jan. 10, 2015
Law professor Brian Landsberg, in an opinion essay, writes about his role as an attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, working in Selma on the case to enforce laws against racial discrimination in voting and public accommodations.
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The Record
Pacific asks the public to help decipher Muir's journals
Jan. 11, 2015
This Sunday Page 1 story reports on the work of University Archivist Michael Wurtz to transcribe John Muir's journals notes. "You might find something we didn't know about John Muir before," Wurtz said. The story notes that Pacific holds the largest collection of Muir's writings in the world.
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Good Day Sacramento (KMAX-TV Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
John Muir Collection transcription project
Jan. 16, 2015
Michael Wurtz, university archivist, gave "Good Day Sacramento" a quick tour of our collection and talked about the transcription project.

FOX 40-TV (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
John Muir's journals
Jan. 13, 2015
FOX 40 helped to spread the word that volunteers are needed to help transcribe John Muir's papers, using images from University of the Pacific websites.
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KOVR-TV (CBS Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Charlie Hebdo attacks
Jan. 9, 2015
John Sims, professor of law, spoke live on the evening news about risks of future terror attacks. Sims is identified only as editor of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. (We have complained!)
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Pacific vs BYU basketball
Jan. 15, 2015
During this nationally broadcast game, the announcers related the story of Pacific basketball legend Michael Olowokandi, who made a cold call from England asking Tiger coaches if he could try out. The Nigerian-born 7-footer went on to become a center for the LA Clippers. Announcers also boasted of Pacific's proximity to Tahoe and San Francisco. National viewership was estimated at 163,249 viewers. The publicity value: $11,909 per 30 seconds.
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The Modesto Bee
175 jobs open at solar panel company in Modesto and Stockton
Jan. 13, 2015
A partnership between Chris Haruta, assistant director of employer relations at the Career Resource Center, and Solar City has produced a "hiring fair" that will be held at Pacific from 6 to 8 pm Jan. 28.
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The Sacramento Business Journal
UC Davis ranks No. 4 in bar exam pass rate; McGeorge comes in at No. 15
Jan. 8, 2015
"We've done extensive and comprehensive review of our bar preparation program and academic support to help students," said Dorothy Landsberg, associate dean for academic affairs. McGeorge climbed up three spots this year, to 15th from 18th.
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Palo Alto Online
Foothill College vying to offer new, affordable four-year degree
Jan. 5, 2015
Foothill College is in the running to become one of the first California community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor's degree as the result of a bill that took effect Jan. 1. The bill allows up to 15 community colleges to offer one baccalaureate degree in select vocational fields, as long as they meet a local workforce need and don't compete with or duplicate any programs already offered at UC or CSU campuses. Foothill is exploring a four-year dental hygiene degree for about $10,500 per year. Only three private universities in California offer this degree, including University of the Pacific.
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