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Pacific in the Press | June 6, 2017

Jun 6, 2017

Quote of the week: Prices in the Bay Area are exorbitant, but they’re starting to level off. -Jeff Michael, Tracy Press, June 2, 2017

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

"Chief Justice Roberts' summer plans: Teaching in New Zealand," Washington Examiner, May 31, 2017: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was mentioned in this story about the summer plans of the court justices. Kennedy will be teaching this summer for his 27th year at McGeorge in Salzburg, Austria.

"California's economy will grow, with caveats," San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2017: The recent forecast by Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research was the basis for a recent editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle. The forecast indicated economic growth in California will continue, but at a slower rate, in part because of the slowing rate of population growth - due to lower birth rates and reduced immigration - and the state's housing shortage in the state's major cities. The editorial said policymakers can keep the state on the right track by encouraging housing development.

"Bank of Stockton exec tapped for UOP board," Manteca Bulletin, May 31, 2017: A story on Mary-Elizabeth Eberhardt being named to the Pacific Board of Regents. Kevin Huber, new board chair, was quoted in the story. A similar story also appeared on the Central Valley Business Times website.

"California Economy Expected To Grow More Slowly," Capital Public Radio News, May 30, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was interviewed on the center's latest economic forecast. The CPR story ran a half-dozen times on May 31 and again at least once on June 1. Stories on the forecast also appeared several times on KSBW, the NBC affiliate in Monterey, and in The Business Journal in Fresno, Central Valley Business Journal, Central Valley Business Times and the Oakdale Leader.

"Hurdles for homebuyers," Tracy Press, June 2, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context and insight in this story about housing costs in San Joaquin County, but especially in Tracy.

"Guest Lecture on Aphrodisiacs in the Renaissance," Civitella Ranieri Fellows' Forum, May 31, 2017: Ken Albala, history professor and chair of the Food Studies Program, was featured in this blog of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation as he "unraveled the logic of Renaissance aphrodisiacs, delving into nutritional theory, herbal lore, and folk medicine. He also explained why not being turned on by food was an equally important topic, explained thoroughly in the theology of the era."

"Summer series a chance to experience films as a community," The Record, June 2, 2017: Tom Conner and the Summer Classic Movie Series at Janet Leigh Theatre were featured leading into the 20th year of the series, which kicked off Saturday.

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