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Featuring Alison Alkon, Pamela Eibeck, Paul Glassman, Steve Jacobson, Brian Landsberg, Jeff Michael, Mary-Beth Moylan and more
Aug 18, 2015

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


Los Angeles Times
For underserved patients, hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about
Aug. 9, 2015
Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care, is spearheading a new model of dental care, called virtual or tele-dentistry, in which hygienists work remotely but in consultation with dentists.
Glassman said he hopes that "it will become ubiquitous and a way to reach people who are not getting dental care."
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The Record
'A trailblazer for our entire country'
Aug. 8, 2015
Gay civil rights activist and alumnus Bill Jones '51 helped to dedicate Pacific's new Rainbow Resource and Study Room. His hope is that students and alumni of any sexual preference can have a safe place to go and learn more about their community, important LGBT historical figures and accept each other for who they are. "I'm so grateful to the people at Pacific like President Pamela Eibeck for being very open and progressive," Jones said. "Honestly, one person who was really the fireball was Steve Jacobson; he said he was going to make it happen and he pushed to get it."
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FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Rainbow Room dedicated
Aug. 8, 2015
A story about the Rainbow Room dedication aired in the 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news hours.
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KQED Arts (NPR/PBS San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose)
Venezuelan pianist Ed Simon says hello to Bay Area jazz community

Aug. 4, 2015

Pianist Ed Simon emigrated to the U.S. from Venezuela in 1984, part of a wave of brilliant Latin-American musicians infusing the New York scene with influences beyond Cuba and Brazil. This spring, he served as artist-in-residence at the Brubeck Institute, and he's been invited back as faculty in the fall.
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KPFA-FM (Berkeley)
The Voting Rights Act at 50
Aug. 6, 2015
Brian Landsberg, professor of law and author of the book "Free at Last to Vote: The Alabama Origins of the 1965 Voting Rights Act," provides a legislative history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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The Sacramento Bee
Recall election history bodes ill for Richard Pan opponents
July 31, 2015
Incensed by a new law mandating full vaccination for schoolchildren, some Sacramento-area voters are attempting to boot the law's author from office. It won't be easy, said Mary-Beth Moylan, professor of law: "It's a hard sell. It may be that there are lots of people across the state that are upset about the vaccine bill, but it's a fairly narrow complaint."
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The Modesto Bee
Cat-astrophes and other drought-related effects
Aug. 8, 2015
Failed wells, near-empty reservoirs exposing ruins of Gold Rush-era towns, brown lawns and water cops. The drought "affects a lot of people a little bit," said Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research.
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CBS Sacramento
Princeton Review's top colleges
Aug. 6, 2015
CSU Stanislaus made the list along with UC Davis, University of the Pacific and 25 other California colleges.
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The Record
International Flavor: Overseas students participate in summer Jazz Colony
Aug. 5, 2015
Students from Australia and England talk about their introduction to American jazz as participants in the Brubeck Institute's summer Jazz Colony.
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The Record
Far from home, close to the heart
Aug. 1, 2015
Five teenagers from Stockton's sister city of Shimizu-Shizuoka, Japan, visited the Holt-Atherton Special Collections, where Archivist Michael Wurtz asked them to find something of interest in camp newspapers produced by Japanese Americans interred at Camp Merced in the early days of World War II.
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