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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016

quote of the week:A lot of people love this university. - Ted Leland, CBS 13, Dec. 12, 2016

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


UOP breaks ground on $1.5 million athletics center
Dec. 12, 2016
The Janssen-Lagorio Performance Center, an expansion of the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium, is the latest investment in Pacific Athletics facilities. It will help student-athletes succeed in West Coast Conference competition. The 2,861-square-foot performance center is being made possible by a $1 million donation from Board Chair Kathleen Lagorio-Janssen and her husband, Dean Janssen. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Dec. 12 and was covered by regional media. Pacific Athletics Director Ted Leland was interviewed. The story was also covered by The Record, Central Valley Business Journal and Caravan News.
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The Record:
Public Now:
Caravan News:

Capital Public Radio (KXJZ-FM)
University of the Pacific officials breaks ground today on athletic performance center
Dec. 12, 2016
Men's basketball team captain T.J. Wallace says that the Janssen-Lagorio Performance Center will enable student-athletes to set aside more time for studying after completing a workout. Ted Leland, director of athletics, explains how the performance center will help in recruiting athletes and in building a winning team.
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Fox 40 (KTXL)
Ground Broken on Gym Expansion
Dec. 12, 2016
The groundbreaking of the Janssen-Lagorio Performance Center was mentioned in a report by Fox 40. Several photos from the groundbreaking ceremony were shown. The Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center was also mentioned as another Pacific Athletics construction project that is underway.
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Mic (A New York-based publication with 19 million unique monthly visitors)
Why do Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas? How the tradition has evolved over 100 years
Dec. 14, 2016
Ken Albala, professor of history, explains how the intermingling of Jewish and Chinese communities in New York, with both groups coming from cultures "to which food and cultural cuisine holds great importance," led to a Jewish love for lo mein.
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News Deeply - Water Deeply
Six Experts to Watch on the Economics of California Water
Dec. 13, 2016
Water Deeply, a publication dedicated to covering California's water crisis, listed Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, as one of six experts in the field of California water economics. The outlet cites Michael's areas of expertise as including regional economic forecasting and environmental economics, including work on water resources, the Endangered Species Act, climate change, land use, property values and employment growth.
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Central Valley Business Journal
Business Forecast Conference to address economic, political trends
Dec. 14, 2016
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, will provide forecasts and trends from local and national perspectives at the Business Forecast Conference on Jan. 5.
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Fox & Hounds Daily (California politics and business blog)
An Additional Role for Legislators in Agency Rulemaking
Dec. 14, 2016
Chris Micheli, adjunct professor of law, details how California state agencies can make public policy through their authority to adopt regulations. Micheli explains the state legislature's efforts to expand oversight of these administrative agencies and their rule-making or quasi-legislative authority.
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