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Pacific in the Press | Feb. 9, 2016

Feb 9, 2016

Quote of the Week

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


The Sacramento Bee
Erin Brokovich, Stockton 'freak out' over water treatment
Feb. 5, 2016
Erin Brockovich's Stockton appearance "struck a nerve," said Keith Smith, associate professor of political science. Brockovich, who worked to uncover illnesses associated with poisoned water in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, holds some credibility on water issues, Smith said. What had been a "minor, technical decision made by the city about how to treat its water," he said, turned into a "social media freak out."
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Al Jazeera America
Concerns rise over water in California
Feb. 2, 2016
Erin Brockovich came to Stockton to warn against using chloramine to treat municipal water. "When she takes a public stand she brings with her a credibility that everyone else lacks, in the public mind," said Keith Smith, associate professor of political science.
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The Record
What to expect when 'not Julia Roberts' comes
Jan. 31, 2016
Erin Brockovich's celebrity has generated vastly greater awareness of chloramines in Stockton than the city's water officials were able to muster at the time key decisions were made. "Brockovich has a substantial reputation as somebody who is willing to be a whistle-blower, speaking truth to power," said Paul Turpin, associate professor of communications. Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, added: "It's very common for the public to pay little or no attention to technical questions of governance, and how the water is treated is a technical question."

Capital Public Radio
Patrick McDowell talks about the United States' relationship with China
Feb. 3, 2016
UOP alumnus Patrick McDowell, Wall Street Journal Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia, will explore the U.S.'s role with China when he returns to his alma mater as part of the Pacific Arts and Lectures Series. McDowell spoke beforehand with Insight host Beth Ruyak about what he learned living and working in China.
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Joaquin Magazine
Maria Hinojosa at Pacific
February 2016
This story promoting the Pacific Arts and Lectures Series talk by award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa was written by Gabriela Fernandez, a senior in international relations at Pacific. It was translated into Spanish by Martin Camps, associate professor of modern language and literature. 
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The Record
Black History Month kicks off full slate of events
Feb. 6, 2016
University of the Pacific is among the local organizations dedicating time to host events in honor of the celebration.

SJ County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
(You Tube) 12th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop Jan. 27, 2016 More than 3,000 participants took part in the workshop, which is free to the community. Our students have great participation. "It's about getting a job," said Patrick Day, vice president for Student Life. "It's about knowing how to get to college, what are the steps," said Ines Ruiz-Huston, Latino Community Outreach.

The Fresno Bee
Reports anticipate economic growth for Fresno, central San Joaquin Valley
Feb. 2, 2016
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, predicts the increasing pace of work on the first Valley segments of California's high-speed train project will boost construction employment in Fresno and the surrounding area. Michael said he anticipates construction jobs will grow by about 15.2 percent this year in the Fresno area, "when 6 to 8 percent is more typical."

Central Valley Business Journal
'Cautious optimism' are watchwords in commercial real estate
Feb. 2, 2016
According to the forecast released Jan. 28 by the Center for Business and Policy Research, about 40,000 new construction jobs will be added in each of the next three years. However, even at that 5 percent growth rate, there will still be fewer construction jobs in 2020 than before the recession.

SI News: Independent News for International Students
The Student Investment Fund: a Gateway to Business Success
Feb. 4, 2016
The Student Investment Fund allows business students to apply learned investment theory to money management. It bridges the gap between knowledge they've learned in class, and the practical skills required for success in today's capital markets. Douglass M. Eberhardt, president and CEO of the Bank of Stockton, is quoted. A $1 million gift from Eberhardt created the fund in 2007.
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