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Pacific in the Press: media highlights for the past week

Jan 27, 2015

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

Summaries:, MSNBC, KCRA-TV (NBC), KXTV (ABC)
University of Pacific, Make-A-Wish help Stockton boy become a super hero
Jan. 17, 2015
A 6-year-old boy suffering from a rare brain tumor teamed up with Captain America to "rescue" Powercat and save Stockton from Agent Venom during halftime at a men's basketball game at Spanos Center, through the efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. KCRA's video story was featured on and MSNBC, reaching millions of viewers around the world. KXTV News10's story was picked up by ABC affiliates as far away as Missouri.
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The Record
Boy battling brain tumor plays superhero at Pacific game
Jan. 18, 2015
"Thanks for saving Powercat," said Amanda King, the on-court announcer at Pacific basketball games.  Joey, 6, rescued the mascot with help from Captain America through the efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Record also wrote an editorial "cheers" item about the evening.
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The Sacramento Bee
Cuddling business in Roseville offers hugs for hire
Jan. 16, 2015
From a legal standpoint, paid cuddles are a "very gray area," because cuddling can easily lead to other intimate actions and then to sex, said Michael Vitiello, professor of law. "You start to do more and more in exchange for money," he said. "Then outright, you cross the line."
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The Record
Five of a kind: Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet prepares for performance, new CD
Jan. 21, 2015
Cover story in the paper's Time Out entertainment section gives readers a glimpse into the life of a Brubeck Fellow. "It was amazing," said bassist Sarah Kuo of her experience recording a CD at Berkeley's Fantasy Studios, where Dave Brubeck once made records. "Just walking in those spaces where we were about to participate. It made us feel humble. We had a sense of responsibility. It's our time now." All of the tracks on the new CD were composed by the students except for one: "For Iola," a 1984 tune written by Brubeck for his wife. "I'm very impressed by it," Simon Rowe, Brubeck Institute director, said of the new recording.
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The Record
Amazon bots move mountains of merchandise
Jan. 20, 2015
Taking part in a tour of Amazon's new distribution center in Tracy, Lewis Gale, dean of the Eberhardt School of Business, commented: "It seems this fulfillment center is just a wonderful merging of technology and human talent."
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The Fresno Bee
Brookings report: Employment growth fuels Fresno's 2014 global economic ranking
Jan. 21, 2015
A new Brookings Institution report ranks Fresno among the fastest-growing large economies in the world last year. But Jeffrey Michael, director of the Business Forecasting Center, cautioned that "It's a bit premature to be making proclamations."
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Tulsa World
Author Matt de la Peña visits KIPP Tulsa College Preparatory
Jan. 21, 2015
Alumnus and young adult novelist Matt De la Peña gave props to his alma mater while visiting an Oklahoma school. De la Peña said he was the first of his family to go to college, thanks to a basketball scholarship from Pacific.
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