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Pacific in the Press | November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

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


Los Angeles Times
This California congressional race may turn out to be a prime example of the GOP's worst fears
Oct. 31, 2016
If this were a normal election year, Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, would expect to see U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham win handily. But there are only Democrats running for California's open U.S. Senate seat, and if the district's Republicans aren't excited to vote for Trump, Denham is it for them. "For Republicans in his district, he's the most interesting thing on the ballot," Smith said.
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The Los Angeles Times
In this California congressional district, water is more important than Donald Trump
Oct. 24, 2016
Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, told the LA Times that decades of state and national brawls over California water policy, and the feeling that the Central Valley has lost those fights as the drought continued, have led many local voters to one conclusion: blame Democrats. "So many people's work is tied to farming," he said. "They feel the water issue. The view is we're just not allocating it where it ought to be allocated."
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DownBeat Magazine
Jazz on Campus: University of the Pacific Fosters Collaborations
Oct. 27, 2016
In one of the nation's leading jazz publications, Patrick Langham, professor of music, details how the Jazz Studies Program and Brubeck Institute collaborate, saying, "we saw that the interaction is key to making both programs strong and healthy." Langham is interim director of the Brubeck Institute and director of jazz studies.
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The Record
Sharing a love of music: Pacific opera students bring back 'Follies'
Oct. 26, 2016
It's really popular," said James Haffner, professor of opera. "I've met a lot of disappointed people who'd say, 'It's great. When are the Follies coming back?' " Last weekend, 17 Pacific students sang five themed montages and eight other tunes during Pacific Opera Theatre productions at the Alumni House.
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ADA News Online
Experts discuss oral health disparities, issues affecting older Americans
Oct. 22, 2016
"Good oral health is vital to having good overall health, being able to socialize with others and having productive lives," said Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice, and chair of the American Dental Association's National Elder Care Advisory Committee. "This meeting was the beginning of a dialogue that will be critical in the coming years if we are to collectively address the many issues facing older adults in supporting and maintaining their oral health."
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Stop Irrigating Your Produce With Oil Wastewater
Oct. 25, 2016
This article argues that citrus growers shouldn't irrigate with wastewater from oil companies and cites recent research by William T. Stringfellow, professor of engineering at Pacific and director of the Environmental Measurements Laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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KCRA-TV (NBC Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Safe Trick or Treat
Oct. 26, 2016
Safe Trick or Treat is the college's largest community event of the year. "It's a safe environment," one parent told KCRA. "... It's nice to expose kids at a young age to the university." Organizers handed out more than 150,000 pieces of candy. The Record also published a photo feature on the event.
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ABC10 My Neighborhood
Degrees from University of Pacific are paying off for grads
Oct. 24, 2016
Pacific alumni earn the second-highest salaries in California compared to peers from other similar-size or larger schools, according to the latest White House College Scorecard data. The Central Valley Business Journal also covered the news.
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