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Pacific in the Press | Feb. 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

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


Analyst, professor weigh in on Supreme Court vacancy
Feb. 14, 2016
Justice Antonin Scalia's "signature philosophy was originalism," said Clark Kelso, professor of constitutional law.
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The Baltimore Sun
Led by boozy root beer, 'hard soda' trend now in full swing
Feb. 10, 2016
Hard sodas are another way for alcohol companies to appeal to customers eager to try new products and flavors, according to Ken Albala, professor of history and founding director of the Food Studies program. "People have gotten bored with standard mass-produced beer, and that explains the whole craft-beer revival," he said. "They got bored with only beer, and that's why cider just came out of nowhere."
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The Record
Californians find affordability in Stockton, Tracy
Feb. 9, 2016
Stockton got a little more affordable than cities in the Bay Area, but a little less affordable compared to the average U.S. community in 2015 according to the annual cost of living index from the Council for Community and Economic Research and unveiled Tuesday. Stockton's cost of living index was 112 for 2015 and Tracy's index was 124, said the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific, which collected the local cost data. Jeffrey Michael, the center's director, said what's important is the comparison between cities and how they changed in 2015 from 2014, the first year Stockton and Tracy were included in the widely recognized index.
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Central Valley Business Journal
Stockton, Tracy least expensive California cities
Feb. 9, 2016
Stockton and Tracy are among the least expensive cities in California, but nationally they're still more expensive places to live than average, according to the latest study by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Since 2013, the Center for Business and Policy Research has collected cost of living data in Stockton and Tracy so that these cities could be included in a national index.
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The first step to being a superboss is a good dose of empathy
Feb. 9, 2016
Sydney Finkelstein, author of "Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent," quoted Ted Leland, Athletic Director, about the characteristics that made San Francisco 49ers head coach Bill Walsh a great boss. "Leland recalled that his superboss, Bill Walsh, used to say, 'Part of your job as manager is to make sure that the people under you are successful.'"
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The Record
Together again: Pacific professors reunite as collaborators for first time in 15 years
Feb. 4, 2016
Conservatory of Music Professors Robert Coburn and Francois Rose co-headlined a concert of new music at Faye Spanos Concert Hall. It's been 15 years since their last public collaboration. "It's really rewarding," Coburn said. "Trying to get exactly right something that never has been played. Shaping the music in the process of rehearsal."
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Fontana Herald News
Increasing diversity in corporate America is focus of hearing in Fontana
Feb. 11, 2016
Sacha Joseph-Mathews, associate professor in the Eberhardt School of Business, spoke during a hearing of the Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color. "We really need more faculty of color in positions on campuses," she said. "Often, on campuses, women of color do not feel they're included. They feel this is not a place where they can get a sense of community and that becomes a huge problem." She spoke of the need for women of color in key administrative roles, where they can influence campus-wide decision making on recruitment, admissions, retention and student life.
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Palo Alto Weekly
Undocumented youth describe migration to U.S.
Feb. 12, 2016
Dreamers' stories often begin with migration to this country, including tales of painful family separations, physical hardships and deprivation. Three local youth told the Weekly about their experiences, including a student identified only by his first name, Luis, who is a University of the Pacific undergraduate.
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Merced Sun-Star
Forecast predicts economic growth in 2016 for Merced, San Joaquin Valley
Feb. 7, 2016
Forces from within Merced County and around the state will continue to improve the county's economy in the coming years, according to a recently released report. The Center for Business and Policy Research predicts the unemployment rate will continue to drop while construction trends upward. Much of the improvement is related to continued expansion of UC Merced, according to Director Jeff Michael.
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