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Pacific in the Press | 2.24.2015

Feb 24, 2015

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

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Morning Edition (NPR)
Free-range parenting
Feb. 17-18, 2015
In a story on "free-range parenting" that aired on NPR stations from coast to coast over a two-day period, John Myers, distinguished professor and scholar of law, commented on how the law defines child neglect. "The way neglect is defined in the law is very vague," he said. He also dispelled the notion that parents in low-income neighborhoods are more neglectful than others. "If anything," he said, "parents who live in poverty are more likely to be helicopter parents."
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KVIE-TV Studio Sacramento (PBS Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
McGeorge Legislative Clinic
Feb. 18, 2015
Rex Frazier, professor of law, and Elizabeth Kim, a student in the McGeorge Legislative Clinic, talked with Studio Sacramento host Scott Syphax about the power of the law to right wrongs and solve problems. During the half-hour program, Frazier said he encourages students to focus on what they feel passionate about. Kim said that growing up in an immigrant family made her passionate about equal opportunity. She started night school at McGeorge when she discovered that "my ability to help is limited without a legal education."
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The Guardian (U.K.)
Recipes for success: How to eat pancakes
Feb. 17, 2015
This article on Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, cites the pancake definition proposed by Ken Albala, professor of history, in his book, "Pancake: A Global History." Albala argued that pancakes could be reasonably defined as any thin disc cooked from starchy batter on a flat surface.
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The Record
Angela Davis: Longtime activist remains driven
Feb. 14, 2015
Randall Ogans, enterprise application developer, chairs Pacific's Black History Month committee. He said the committee chose Angela Davis as one of this year's speakers because she has remained a persistent, outspoken and militant American advocate of human rights and equality throughout her lifetime. "We definitely wanted to open peoples' eyes and give her options to speak on behalf of herself," said Shannel Hawkins, 22, a senior from Tracy, who directs Black History Month with Ogans.

The Modesto Bee
Monday Q&A: Retired Oakdale teacher wants to see action to prevent campus violence
Feb. 15, 2015
Arlene Jones of Oakdale is organizing a Modesto forum next month on ending violence on school and college campuses. Jones said: "I was particularly struck by a comment from UOP Vice President Patrick Day when we recently spoke with him about this. He said that boys need to learn how to be men, and that girls need to learn how to be women. Individual responsibility can be the beginning of the solution." Day will be a speaker at the forum.
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StoryCorps (NPR)
When I first saw him, I turned him down
Feb. 20, 2015
Bill Jones (COP '51) in 1969 became the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child. Bill spoke about adopting his son, Aaron, with his friend, Stu Maddux. No specific Pacific mention.
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And more ... (ABC-TV Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
University of the Pacific names new vice president for external relations
Feb. 16, 2015
Stacy McAfee has been appointed vice president for external relations at University of the Pacific.
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