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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

quote of the week: It’s kind of like illegal immigration: You can’t build a wall high enough. - Mike Vitiello, Time, Dec. 2016

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


7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal
Dec. 2016
Mike Vitiello, distinguished professor of law, explains the financial and political obstacles facing any efforts to undo the legalization of marijuana. Vitiello said, ""It's kind of like illegal immigration: You can't build a wall high enough."
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Sacramento Business Journal
Local universities rush to launch programs on data analytics
Dec. 7, 2016
Rick Hutley, directory of Pacific's Analytics Program, comments on the importance of analytics in making business decisions. "We can start to ask questions and answer business needs that we could never answer before," Hutley said. The article mentions that Pacific is among three "major universities" in Sacramento that are launching programs next year to help professionals use data to improve business operations.
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McGeorge Law Professor Gives Insight On Possible Pro-Life Changes With Trump Presidency
Dec. 7, 2016
Leslie Jacobs, professor of law, talked about the prospects of changes to reproductive rights under a Trump Administration and the president-elect's potential pick for the high court. Jacobs said that despite Trump's intent to overturn Roe v. Wade it is unlikely Trump will succeed.
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CMEA (California Music Educators Association) Magazine
Higher Education Happenings
Fall 2016
The magazine of the California Music Educators Association noted that Pacific's Conservatory of Music, the first conservatory in the Western United States, places 100 percent of its music education grads in jobs or graduate programs within a month of commencement. "That's not a typo - 100-percent - within a month of graduating. And that's the way it has been for years. That success is due to the dedicated faculty, hard-working students, and the well-designed, hands-on program where students spend time in the classroom teaching music."
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Dentistry Today
$400,000 Grant to Support Virtual Dental Home Development
Dec. 5, 2016
Access to dental care remains a challenge for many people with disabilities. The North Bay Regional Center  aims to improve this access in Northern California via teledentistry with a $400,000 grant to the Pacific Center for Special Care at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The funding will support the center's Virtual Dental Home system throughout Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties to provide diagnostic services, prevention, and early intervention care for people with complex developmental, medical, and physical conditions. The Virtual Dental Home system was pioneered by Paul Glassman, professor of dental practice and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care. The grant was also mentioned in a story published in the Napa Valley Register.
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Napa Valley Register, Teledentistry comes to Napa care facilities, Dec. 10, 2016:

The Record
Tubbs heading to White House
Dec. 5, 2015
In an article that addresses the possibility of Stockton receiving federal assistance, Keith Smith, associate professor of political science, explained "who the president is and who the president appoints impacts how dollars are allocated." But Smith and Mayor-Elect Tubs agreed that local government ultimately has a far greater impact than the federal government on whether a community succeeds or struggles.
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Capital Public Radio
California Leads Country With Most Job Gains
Dec. 7, 2016
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented on the type of job growth California is experiencing. "Manufacturing jobs have been pretty stagnant. They haven't been growing. Most jobs now are in the service sector and that's accounting for the vast majority of employment growth, so again, that's consistent with recent trends," Michael said. This story was also aired on Jefferson Public Radio (Southern Oregon and Northern California).
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Central Valley Business Journal
Leadership and change begin locally
Dec. 5, 2016
Peter Johnson, director of the Institute for Family Business and the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, explained the enormous potential impact of local votes on national issues. "Take the speaker of the House," Johnson said. "Current Speaker Paul Ryan represents the 1st District in Wisconsin, which has no major cities (and) a population roughly the size of San Joaquin County. The folks in his district can change the leadership in Congress through their votes. How many of them realize the power they hold?"
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The Record
Gilbert: Pacific professor is puzzle master
Dec. 10, 2016
Jeffrey Miles, professor of management and organizational behavior, created a new type of word puzzle to help his father and other seniors keep their brain active and engaged. Miles secured the copyright for the puzzle and has begun trying to get it out to the public through publications. In time, he also envisions a free phone app, website and book.
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The Record
Gilbert: Author's tale is a novel idea
Dec. 3, 2016
Tom Conner, founder of the University of the Pacific Classic Summer Film Series and on staff for Religious and Spiritual Life, published his first novel, "Goodbye, Saturday Night." The book is a coming-of-age story based on Conner's own upbringing in Flomaton, Alabama, a town of 1,000 that sits on the Florida border. It's set over a life-changing weekend for the boy in May 1956.
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James Patterson to Speak at University of the Pacific Commencement
Dec. 8, 2016
Bestselling author James Patterson will be the commencement speaker at the University of Pacific's graduation ceremony, it was reported by this book publishing blog. Patterson's involvement is personal. The Class of 2017 includes four aspiring teachers who attended the university thanks to support from the Patterson Family Foundation. This story was also published by The Record, CaravanNews and MySocialGoodNews, a philanthropy and social entrepreneurship blog.
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