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Pacific in the Press | May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

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


Legislature passes bill to disclose lobbying on state contracts
May 3, 2016
A bill to shed greater light on how state government contracts are won in California passed the Legislature. AB1200, by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Palo Alto, would require lobbyists communicating with officials on a contract worth more than $250,000 to register and report their activity. The bill was pursued by a group of students at University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, who brought the bill to Gordon. "I'm very appreciative to the students at McGeorge because I think they brought to light something that will bring greater transparency to California," Gordon said. The students will face the final test for their project on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Despite the bill's bipartisan support in the Legislature, the governor might be swayed by opposition from FPPC Chair Remke, whom he appointed.
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The Sacramento Bee
Older adults shouldn't have to lose their teeth
May 6, 2016
For the first time, the Older Americans Act sets aside money to cover oral health screenings for seniors. But more support and innovative, coordinated approaches are needed, this op-ed argues, citing the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's teledentistry initiative, which sends dental hygienists into nursing homes and other underserved communities. The op-ed is written by Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation in San Diego.

The Record
Sam Fant's conspiracy theory
May 3, 2016
Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, comments on the Stockton City Council race and the roots of disillusionment among the electorate. "It's very hard to understand how you get something done," Smith said. "So what candidates tell them is if you elect me I will get it done. It has a very real and dangerous downside. Nothing happens. And so they get even more angry and disillusioned."

CBS 13
UOP student credits gap year with her college success
May 2, 2016
Rhonda Bryant, dean of students, is quoted along with two Pacific students about the pros and cons of taking a "gap year," as Malia Obama plans to do.
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New York Law Journal
Olson Joins Legal Huddle for Players, Tom Brady
May 3, 2016
Days after a divided panel for a federal appeals court restored the suspension of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots' quarterback and the NFL Players Association have added prominent litigator and Pacific alumnus Theodore Olson '62 to their legal team. No specific University of the Pacific mention.

The Record
Brubeck Institute group tops DownBeat poll for 8th time
May 3, 2016
University of the Pacific's jazz reputation keeps growing. For an eighth time during its 15-year-history, a Brubeck Institute group has been named the top "undergraduate college small jazz combo" by DownBeat magazine.
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