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How University of the Pacific was represented in the media in recent days, featuring Pam Eibeck, Stacy Erickson, Ron Hallett, Steve Jacobson, Ines Ruiz-Huston, John Sims, Michael Vitiello, Jeffrey Wood and more
Sep 8, 2015

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

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Capital Public Radio's 
UOP film tells story of Bill Jones
Sept. 3, 2015
In the 1960s Bill Jones '51 became the first single man in California to adopt a child. His son, Aaron, struggled with drug addiction and died in the 1990s. Jones' story is told in a film produced by Steve Jacobson, senior associate vice president for student life, with help from students. Insight's Beth Ruyak interviewed Jones and Jacobson about Jones' gift of a Rainbow Resource and Study Room to Pacific students. Former Provost Phil Gilbertson is heard in a sound clip from the film. Stacy Erickson, director of development for the Benerd School of Education, President Pam Eibeck, and her husband, Bill Jeffrey, are mentioned.
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Univision 19: A Primera Hora (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Sept, 1, 2015
University of the Pacific Outreach to K-12 Schools
Ines Ruiz-Huston, Latino/a community outreach coordinator, was a guest on this Spanish-language morning talk show to discuss ways Pacific serves the region's K-12 schools and students.
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USA Today
College programs provide help for 'aged out' foster care students
Aug. 30, 2015
Each year, approximately 26,000 youth  transition out of the foster care system. A recent study by Ronald Hallett, associate professor of education, found that structured support is needed to get foster youth through college.
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Matt Harvey's Anger Is Misplaced; He Should Blame Scott Boras For No Innings Cap In His Contract
Sept. 6, 2015
New York Mets ace starting pitcher Matt Harvey should be angry at his agent, Scott Boras '82, for failing to place an innings cap directly into Harvey's standard player contract, this story argues: "Boras, of course, should know all of this. He graduated from University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in 1982 and practiced with a law firm briefly before beginning his more than thirty year career as one of Major League Baseball's most proficient player agents." 
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The Record
Fitz's Stockton: Reader nominees for Stockton's Walk of Fame
Aug. 30, 2015
"The other day, just for fun, I mused who would deserve a star on a Stockton Walk of Fame. Readers enthusiastically responded with many suggestions of their own," columnist Mike Fitzgerald wrote. One reader suggested Dennis Warren, a Pacific student activist who in the 1970s launched a successful national campaign to amend the U.S. Constitution and give 18-year-olds the vote.
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The Record
Oral health can lead to classroom success
Aug. 30, 2015
Jeffrey Wood, professor and chair of pediatric dentistry, talked about the link between oral health and school success. "We've seen toddlers come in with baby bottles filled with Coke and chocolate milk," he said. "When we see a child who is 2 years old come in with tons of decay, they're going straight to the operation room, and if they don't, damage will continue. Those problems will follow them for rest of their life."
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Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific Welcomes New Students
Aug. 31, 2015
Bolstered by the addition of new degree programs at its Sacramento and San Francisco campuses, the University of the Pacific's enrollment is expected to exceed 6,200 this year. President Pamela A. Eibeck is quoted.
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40% of US children affected by tooth decay: Home remedies for oral health problems
Sept. 1, 2015
Jeffrey Wood, professor and chair of pediatric dentistry, said 40 to 50 percent of kindergarten students in the United States suffer from tooth decay.
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FOX40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Multiculural business and career expo
Sept. 2, 2015
McGeorge and University of the Pacific are the only institutions of higher education mentioned as participants in this Citrus Heights Community Center event.
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The Modesto Bee
Numerous bizarre twists in murder case against Modesto defense attorney
Sept. 5, 2015
Almost every criminal case that moves through the judicial system has some bizarre details. But in the case of the People v. Frank Carson and eight co-defendants, there is strangeness at nearly every turn. "When you add it all up, it's a crazy case," said Michael Vitiello, professor of law.
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The Modesto Bee
Defendant in Modesto murder trial speaks directly to jury
Sept, 4, 2015
It is unusual in a criminal case for defense attorneys not to question their clients on the witness stand, said John Sims, professor of law. Sims said California courts have approved an alternative - allowing the defendant to testify in a narrative form.
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