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Pacific in the Press | May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Quote of the week: [Valley-to-Bay commuters] represent an important part of this county’s economy. --Thomas Pogue, Central Valley Business Times, May 28, 2017

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

"Signs point to steady growth," Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 26, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, wrote a piece for this business journal's San Joaquin County Gateway to Growth special section. He concludes that state demographers project the county to be one of the three fastest growing counties in the state for the next few decades.

"Pacific adds two deans," The Record, May 26, 2017: Patricia Campbell, the recently named dean of University College, and Thomas Naehr, the new dean of the Graduate School, were featured in this story. The appointments were reported elsewhere: "University of the Pacific names two new deans," Central Valley Business Times, May 26, 2017

"Connecting with cops," KOVR (CBS, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 25, 2017: Pacific baseball players were guests of the Stockton Police Department and City Manager Kurt Wilson as part of a national initiative to build community trust and partnerships. The student-athletes went through several police training simulators for a small taste of the type of split-second decisions police officers must make every day. A slightly different version of the story ran later in the evening. Other outlets also carried the story
"Building better relations," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 25, 2017"Walking in an officer's shoes," ABC 10 (KXTV, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 25, 2017
"Pacific athletes experience real life police situations with Stockton Police Force Simulator," ABC 10 (KXTV, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), May 25, 2017
"Pacific athletes turn cops for a day," The Record, May 26, 2017

"Veterans Appreciation Day event a real 'thanks' for serving," The Record, May 27, 2017: Pacific's Veteran Students Organization was featured in a story about the Stockton Auto Mall's Veterans Appreciation Day. Group president Jeddediah Mack and other members of the club were quoted in the story.

"Tracy High students dominate math competition," Tracy Press, May 27, 2017: The eighth annual Avinash Raina University of the Pacific Math Competition was featured in this story. The annual math competition is hosted by Pacific's Department of Mathematics and sponsored by the Avinash Raina Foundation.

"Stockton forum hears experts dissect commuting habits and housing costs," Central Valley Business Times, May 28, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, and Thomas Pogue, associate director of the center, were featured in a story about a forum on affordable housing in the region. The May 18 forum was hosted by the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

"Stanford MBA students learn of inequality in Stockton," The Record, May 25, 2017: Pacific and First 5 San Joaquin hosted a visit by 31 Stanford University MBA students enrolled in a U.S. inequality class. The students visited several Stockton agencies and discussed issues facing the city.

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