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Pacific in the Press | Feb. 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016

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


$500,000 grant to boost math teaching in rural California
Jan. 27, 2016
Dennis Parker, associate professor of mathematics, is principal investigator on a new grant from the California Department of Education aimed at improving math teaching in rural school districts and charter schools. Faculty from the Benerd School of Education are collaborating, in partnership with Teachers College San Joaquin.
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Sacramento Bee
UOP forecast: 'Steady but unspectacular' economic growth for Sacramento
Jan. 28, 2016
Sacramento's economy will continue expanding in 2016, but the growth rate won't be off the chart. The Center for Business and Policy Research, in its latest quarterly report, predicted that the regional economy will remain on the steady growth path it's traveled the past few years.
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Sacramento Business Journal
New report has different view of California's economy
Jan. 28, 2016
The Golden State's recovery should remain steady despite some headwinds from the global economy, according to the latest report from the Center for Business and Policy Research. "There is a slightly higher risk than we've seen in the past, but our forecast is still to not see any major impacts," said Jeff Michael, director of the center.
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ABC 10 (ABC-TV Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
More jobs are coming to California
Feb. 1, 2016
Channel 10 reported the conclusions from the latest forecast from the Center for Business and Policy Research.
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Capital Public Radio
Stockton to Lead Region's Job Growth
Jan. 28, 2016
A new economic forecast predicts the Stockton area will see some of Northern California's biggest job growth this year. Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, said San Joaquin County saw some of the highest population growth in the last couple of years. As a result he predicts more employment in the region. "People buy things and that creates jobs," he said.
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The Record
SJ County to lead in job growth, topping even Silicon Valley
Jan. 28, 2016
San Joaquin County and the Oakland metropolitan areas will overtake Silicon Valley in job growth this year, the Center for Business and Policy Research forecast.
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Central Valley Business Journal
University of the Pacific receives education gift
Jan. 26, 2016
The James Irvine Foundation is giving the University of the Pacific $300,000 to improve and strengthen early literacy programs in the north San Joaquin Valley. The money will go to the university's Beyond Our Gates Reading by Third Campaign. The two-year award will support a community relations internship program for University of the Pacific students and expand projects to promote school attendance, summer learning and school readiness.
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Port O Call
The White House Initiative on AAPIs Selects University of the Pacific Student
Jan. 16, 2016
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders announced its new class of 21 young leaders from across the nation, including Anne Wong, a student in the Benerd School of Education.
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