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Pacific in the Press | June 14, 2016

Jun 14, 2016

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


Silicon Valley Business Journal
Q&A with Dr. Pamela Eibeck
June 13, 2016
Pacific President Pamela Eibeck highlighted the university's exciting programs on all three campuses in this Q&A for the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The intro for the Q&A noted: "The university is an important partner in preparing students for high-skill careers in technology, engineering, health care and other business sectors." The Q&A was also picked up by Big News, which distributed it to online news websites based as far away as Sydney, Australia.
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WIRED Science
Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn't Metering Its Water
June 13, 2018
Jennifer Harder, an assistant professor of law at Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, this week helped a WIRED Science reporter navigate the water code when it came to pre-1914 water rights holders in California and the $1.5 million fine levied on the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District near Tracy. The State Water Resources Control Board's internal review failed to turn up the evidence that the water district's allotment would be affected by the drought and the fine was rescinded. Harder provided necessary context and insight for the story.
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Lodi News-Sentinel
Lodi voices speak up to support victims of Pulse shooting
June 14, 2016
There has been much news coverage of the Orlando nightclub shooting over the weekend that left 50 dead and another 53 wounded. Children seeing the news coverage are bound to ask questions. Scott Jensen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, spoke with the newspaper in Lodi about how parents should discuss the shooting. He gave tips on how to best talk with children: "Kids are pretty good at knowing when parents aren't giving them the full story. Don't hold back, but don't overshare."
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The Sacramento Bee
Feast Q&A: A few raw facts about sushi
June 11, 2016
Ken Alabala, Pacific history professor and the founding director of the Food Studies Program, in this Q&A helps to demystify sushi. Albala, who is working on a book on ramen, shared insights on raw fish. "I'd say genius," Albala is quoted about the first person to put raw fish on rice. "It tastes great. Most fish tastes great raw. Cook (fish) and the flavor diminishes."
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Bay Area News Group (The consolidated San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune, among others)
A Muhammad Ali memory: How the champ made one young reporter's night
June 4, 2016
In this first-person column, long-time Bay Area reporter and television critic Chuck Barney recalled being a young reporter then working for the Manteca Bulletin and getting the opportunity to speak with Muhammad Ali at University of the Pacific's Alex G. Spanos Center when "The Greatest" visited the university. He described the scene in the Spanos Center locker room and how Ali spoke with him for about 45 minutes on wide-ranging topics before allowing a photographer to shoot a quick photo of the pair.
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Dentistry Today
California's Brightest Students Shine at Table Clinic Competition
June 8, 2016
The website reported that University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry students Robin Lambert and Riddhima Suri took third place at the CDA Presents convention in Anaheim in May with their project, "A New Insertion Landmark and Modification of the 'Standard Technique' for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Injections." The students had access to the school's collection of skulls, which they CT scanned to help them propose how to simplify and standardize the technique and improve success by using hard-tissue landmarks, rather than soft-tissue landmarks, in finding sites for anesthetics.
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The Mercury News' Giants Extra blog

With limited draft pool, Giants go the college route on second day of MLB draft
June 10, 2016
Pacific baseball's Gio Brusa was taken by the San Francisco Giants in the sixth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft and this Mercury News blog runs down Brusa's stats. It is the third time the switch-hitting outfielder from Lodi has been drafted by the major leagues -- he was also drafted right out of high school going in the 37th round to the Atlanta Braves in 2012 and last season in the 23rd round to the St. Louis Cardinals. Pacific relief pitcher Vince Arobio was drafted in the 27th round to the Boston Red Sox and outfielder Danny Mayer in the 37th round to the Minnesota Twins. The players are the fourth, fifth and sixth Tigers drafted in the last two years.
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Other coverage:
Delta, Pacific products taken in MLB draft, The Record, June 11, 2016
Pacific's Gio Brusa drafted by the Giants, Lodi News-Sentinel, June 10, 2016
Giants select Pacific's Brusa in 6th round, The Record, June 10, 2016

Central Valley Business Journal
California could set record with vote by mail for primary
June 7, 2016
Keith Smith, political science professor at Pacific, told the Stockton-based business journal that people who vote by mail tend to be traditional voters, a positive sign for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "We've seen a high turnout already in the returns on vote by mail, which is an encouraging sign for Hillary Clinton," Smith told the Central Valley Business Journal in a story published on the day of the California primary election. "And even in the exit polls that have been done for vote by mail voters, Clinton is leading among them." Smith's comments were picked by a least three online news websites.
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