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How Pacific was represented in the media in recent days, featuring George Houser, Samuel Stephens Kistler, Marie Anna Lee, Michael Malloy, Jeff Michael, John Sims and Louise Stark
Aug 24, 2015

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


INSIGHT into Diversity
100 Inspiring Women in STEM
September 2015
Louise Stark, professor emeritus of engineering, is a recipient of a "100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award" bestowed by the magazine. Her entry reads: "In 1992, Dr. Louise Stark became the first female faculty member in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of the Pacific, and she has been so successful at recruiting high-quality female faculty to the department that, currently, 50 percent of the faculty is female. Stark has served countless hours as faculty adviser for Pacific's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, and she helped establish a community conference introducing girls to STEM disciplines." Stark appears on p. 63.
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The Daily Beast
Fact-checking presidential candidates on the Aug. 16 shows
Aug. 16, 2015
Michael Malloy, professor of law, was among the experts tapped by PolitiFact to fact-check the Republican presidential debate. Malloy weighed in on Iran sanctions. "There would be some crumbling of the sanctions wall, but that does not on its own free up the entire $100 billion," Malloy said, adding that the United States controls much of the petroleum market, which is important to Iran's economy. Also worth remembering is that the unfrozen assets would not come to Iran all at once, like a "signing bonus," Malloy said. The story was picked up by the Tampa Bay Times and posted on PolitiFact's website.
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New York Times
George Houser, Freedom Rides Pioneer and a Founder of CORE, Dies at 99
Aug. 20, 2015
The Rev. George M. Houser, a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality who was believed to be the last living member of the inaugural Freedom Ride - the volatile, sometimes violent bus trip through the South by a racially mixed group in 1947 - died on Wednesday in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 99. After studying at what is now the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., the young Houser completed his undergraduate work at the University of Denver then entered graduate school at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
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Business Insider
This cloud-like, futuristic material has been sneaking its way into your life since 1931
Aug. 20, 2015
According to this article, "most historians agree the magical moment (when the discovery of aerogel was sparked) happened at some point between 1929 and 1930, when Samuel Stephens Kistler taught undergraduate courses at College of the Pacific in Stockton, California." The perhaps-apocryphal tale goes that he and colleague Charles Learned were in a friendly competition to see who could replace the liquid in a jar of jam with a gas, but leave the structure and shape of the jam intact. Kistler won the bet, and ended up discovering aerogel, the lightest solid ever created, yet durable enough to support the weight of a car or survive the vacuum of space.
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The Sacramento Bee
California drought impact pegged at $2.7 billion
Aug. 18, 2015
The drought is costing California about $2.7 billion this year, according to a new UC Davis study. Jeff Michael, a University of the Pacific economist not involved in producing the study, said the California economy is still growing, even in the agriculture-dependent Central Valley. "Overall, the Valley has got more jobs than a year ago," Michael said. "That's not to say there aren't losses, but from a macro viewpoint, we're doing pretty well."
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The Modesto Bee
Court asked to decide if Modesto attorney charged with murder can represent clients in murder cases
Aug. 19, 2015
A legal fight continues over whether a Modesto defense attorney can represent his clients while facing a charge of murder. John Sims, professor of law, said attorneys charged with a felony, a criminal complaint or an indictment are required to report the felony charge to the State Bar within 30 days. Then State Bar disciplinary officials can look into the matter and decide whether any action is necessary.
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CBS Sacramento
Students use art to save ancient Chinese culture
Aug. 18, 2015
Students at University of the Pacific are using art to save ancient Chinese culture through a website and online store called The project is overseen by Marie Anna Lee, assistant professor of art and graphic design.
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Sacramento Bee
CSUS eyes downtown location for new School of Public Affairs
Aug. 14, 2015
Sacramento State wants to establish a School of Public Affairs downtown near the Capitol to house research centers and a master's degree program already popular among government professionals, said campus President Robert Nelsen during a wide-ranging speech at the Sacramento Press Club. The decision comes after a June announcement that University of the Pacific would expand its graduate programs in the capital at its McGeorge School of Law campus in Oak Park. The private university plans to offer a master of business administration, doctor of education, master of public policy, master of physician assistant studies and a master of public administration.
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