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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016

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

·      Walter White, meth, and the streets of San Francisco | San Francisco Chronicle | Lola Giusti
·      The science of baking | Minnesota Public Radio | Ken Albala
·      A Longer Lifespan for Peptides | Academic Pharmacy Now | Mamoun Alhamadsheh
·      Are chronic fatigue sufferers afraid of exercise? | Pain News Network | Mark VanNess
·      San Joaquin County lags in student literacy | Capital Public Radio | Jennifer Torres-Siders
·      Economic good news | The Record | Jeff Michael
·      St. Joseph's Medical Center part of hospital merger trend | Central Valley Business Journal | Peter Hilsenrath
·      Local bikers sue | Sacramento News & Review | Michael Vitiello
·      Pacific graduate ready for PGA Tour debut | The Record | Byron Meth
·      Tigers face Cougars | Comcast Bay Area | Men's Basketball
·      Remembering Tigers football | Fox Sports | Hue Jackson '87 | Jon Gruden |  Charles Davis
·      Stormtrooper invades University of the Pacific | CBS Sacramento | Patti McCarthy


San Francisco Chronicle
Walter White, meth, and the streets of San Francisco
Jan. 14, 2016
Lola Giusti, associate professor of dentistry, authored this editorial warning that meth takes a terrible toll on teeth.
Read more:

Minnesota Public Radio "Brains On!"
The science of baking
Dec. 24, 2015
Ken Albala, professor of food history and director of food studies, talked with this national science podcast for kids about the origins of bread. "Bread was probably an accident," he said.
Hear interview:
Brains On!:

Academic Pharmacy Now
A Longer Lifespan for Peptides
Winter 2015
In its magazine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy devoted a two-page photo feature spread to research by Mamoun Alhamadsheh, assistant professor of pharmacy, and his students and colleagues at Pacific.
Read more (pages 8-9) 

Pain News Network
Are chronic fatigue sufferers afraid of exercise?
Jan. 10, 2016
This article cites comments by Mark VanNess, professor of health, exercise and sports sciences, about his research. "Our studies clearly show that dynamic exercise like walking or jogging exacerbates symptoms," he wrote on a chronic fatigue syndrome blog. "For a patient with ME/CFS the fear of exercise is a reasonable, knowledgeable, and learned response to a noxious stimulus. If ME/CFS patients could exercise away their symptoms they most certainly would, regardless of the pain."
Read more: 

Capital Public Radio
San Joaquin County lags in student literacy
Dec. 14, 2015
Three out of four San Joaquin County third-graders ended the last school year without the reading skills they need, according to Pacific's annual San Joaquin Literacy Report Card. Jennifer Torres-Sides, director of community relations, is quoted.
Read story, listen to interview:

The Record
Economic good news
Jan. 12, 2016
Optimism was expressed at the annual business conference sponsored by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Jeffrey Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, said he expects 2015 San Joaquin County job growth to total about 3.4 percent, and that it could accelerate to 3.7 in 2016.
"Michael's predictions generally have been accurate," The Record's editorial board noted.
Read more:

Central Valley Business Journal
St. Joseph's Medical Center part of hospital merger trend
Jan. 11, 2016
Peter Hilsenrath, professor in the Eberhardt School of Business and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, predicted more mergers. "It's about market power," he said.
Read more:

Sacramento News & Review
Local bikers sue Sacramento cops, CHP over helmet harassment
Jan. 14, 2016
Members of an anti-helmet motorcyclist club called B.O.L.T., for "Bikers Of Lesser Tolerance," have sued the CHP, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Rancho Cordova Police Department and their respective municipalities in federal court. Mike Vitiello, professor of law, said the bikers "offer pretty odd views" of how to read the Constitution."
Read more:

The Record
Pacific graduate ready for PGA Tour debut
Jan. 13, 2016
Byron Meth, who graduated from Pacific in May with a degree in business finance and a minor in economics, spent part of last fall helping the Pacific golf team as he recovered from surgery. "It was nice to be around the game and be around some of my good friends," Meth said of his short coaching stint with the Tigers. "The fundamentals of the game -- the alignment, posture and tempo - all of those core values, it was nice to help those guys with that and to be their second set of eyes out there." Meth recently made his debut on the PGA Tour.
Read more:

Tigers face Cougars
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (San Francisco)
Jan. 2, 2015
Live West Coast Conference TV coverage of a men's basketball home game against BYU showcases the Stockton campus.
View clip:

Remembering Tigers football
FOX Sports
Jan. 3, 2016
Fox Sports turned back the clock during its coverage of the NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens by showing a photo of the 1989 Pacific football team, including then-assistant coaches Hue Jackson '87, Jon Gruden and Charles Davis. Davis, in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports, talked about his time at Pacific with former NFL head coach and TV analyst Gruden and Jackson, who was just named head coach for the Cleveland Browns. The segment was shown on Fox affiliates from Salt Lake City to Boston.
View clip (partial clip):

CBS Sacramento (KOVR-TV Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto)
Stormtrooper invades University of the Pacific
Jan. 11, 2016
Fabricio Bertin, a student worker in the Office of Marketing and Communications, produced a video that promotes "The Lucas Effect: George Lucas and the New Hollywood," a book by Patti McCarthy, visiting assistant professor of film studies. In the first nine days after the video was posted, it reached nearly 2 million people on Facebook -- and McCarthy's "author rank" on Amazon rose 820,944 positions, from No. 924,985 to No. 104,041. The book's Amazon "sales rank" jumped up 1.7 million positions, from No. 1,868,327 to No. 132,294. (CBS Sacramento didn't quite get these numbers right ... )
View clip:


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