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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015

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


The Record
Book sheds light on WWII prisoner starvation
Nov. 20, 2015
Gesine Gerhard, professor of history, has a new book that sheds light on WWII prisoner starvation. "One could make the argument the holocaust, the genocide of the Jews, had to do with food," she said. "Germany was in a food crisis. ... they made a conscious decision not to feed (prisoners)."
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KQED (NPR/PBS San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose) Food Bay Area Bites
The 1st Master's Level Food Studies Program Launches on the West Coast
Nov. 24, 2015
Delia Sarich, who grew up in a restaurant-owning family in New York, is part of the pioneering class of 14 students at University of the Pacific's brand new food studies program in San Francisco. "It made sense to me to study food studies in California, especially in San Francisco - that was a big draw," she said. Ken Albala, professor of history, is quoted.
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Los Angeles Times
Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. Colleges
Nov. 26, 2015
An estimated 30 U.S. colleges and universities have formal interdisciplinary food studies programs that offer degrees or minors. New ones opened this fall at UC Berkeley, University of the Pacific and Syracuse University. "You can talk about food from an intellectual standpoint and not just what tastes good," said Ken Albala, professor of history.
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The Record
The tiger that traveled to space
Nov. 28, 2015
How engineering students at Pacific launched a tiger into near-space, with the help of former astronaut and Pacific Regent Jose Hernandez. Ken Hughes, professor of engineering, is quoted. 
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The Boston Globe
Is 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' a revelation or a hoax?
Nov. 29, 2015
Caroline Schroeder, associate professor of religious studies and a scholar of early Christianity, is quoted on this ongoing controversy. "I think it's Harvard's responsibility as the institution that really promoted this piece to release everything they legally can," Schroeder said.  The story was reprinted in Crux.
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Capital Public Radio
University of the Pacific's Pac Avenue Records Album Releases Album
Nov. 17, 2015
Pacific student Alex Noxsel talked with Capital Public Radio Insight host Beth Ruyak about the student-run label and shared music from the new album.
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KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Proposed bill requires elected officials to undergo harassment training
Nov. 25, 2015
Clark Kelso, professor of law, said most organizations, public and private, already require such training. "The training can be effective. It helps remind you that sometimes your behavior is viewed differently by others," Kelso said.
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San Francisco Chronicle
The other side of Thanksgiving: fasting
Nov. 19, 2015
How we celebrate Thanksgiving today bears little relation to that meal eaten by the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621, explains Ken Albala, professor of history, in this op-ed essay.
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The Conversation US
Passeth the cranb'rry sauce! The medieval origins of Thanksgiving
Nov. 25, 2015
Ken Albala, professor of history, talks about the only firsthand account of the "first" Thanksgiving, a paragraph by Edward Winslow.
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Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific announces commencement speaker
Nov. 21, 2015
Kate Moses, a founding editor of, will be the featured speaker at Pacific's 159th commencement ceremony on May 14. President Pamela A. Eibeck is quoted.
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J Weekly
A latke's tale: How the spud became a Hanukkah favorite
Nov. 25, 2015
The potato wasn't an instant hit in Europe, especially Eastern Europe, according to Ken Albala, professor of history. "Potatoes did not fit into a culinary niche that Europeans knew about," he said.  "They didn't know how to cook them."
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Capital Public Radio
Insight Special Broadcast: Past, Present and Future of LGBT Rights
Nov. 24, 2015
Re-air discussion with John Sims and Larry Levine, professors of law, about significance of Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.
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