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Pacific in the Press | June 20, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Quote of the week: We can become scientists or become engineers or do amazing work in the culture and society. --Teresa Bergman, The San Francisco Chronicle, June 16, 2017

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

"Candidates for long-overdue statues of women in SF," The San Francisco Chronicle, June 16, 2017: Teresa Bergman, an associate professor of communication, was quoted in this column on San Francisco's effort to install more statues of women. An earlier column noted there were 87 public monuments around the city and only two of them depicted women, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Florence Nightingale. Bergman is writing a book about national monuments representing women and found only 6 percent of memorials in Washington, D.C., featured women, including allegorical women. "Ideals are nice, but you or I can't be liberty," she told the columnist. "We can become scientists or become engineers or do amazing work in the culture and society."

"UOP Students digitally recreated Filipino community," KOVR (CBS, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), June 16, 2017: Pacific-funded research project Digital Delta was featured in this story about the digital recreation of the Little Manila community in Stockton. The project included six students from various disciplines who researched and recreate the once vibrant community. Edie Sparks, associate professor and chair of the history department, was featured in the story. The project and reveal of the resulting video game were featured by The Record: "Little Manila being brought back to life," The Record, June 15, 2017. Edie Sparks, associate professor and chair of the history department, and digital curator Joshua Salyers were mentioned as overseeing the six students as they recreate Little Manila for a virtual reality online game. 

"Stockton named All-America City for fourth time," The Record, June 17, 2017: Stockton was named an All-America City for the fourth time, in large part due to the work done by Pacific's Beyond Our Gates and community partners to improve literacy in the region.

"Stockton seeking its fourth All-America City honor," The Record, June 15, 2017: This story ran in advance of the announcement that Stockton had been named an All-America City for the fourth time. The emphasis on literacy in this year's competition meant Pacific's Beyond Our Gates initiatives helped to propel Stockton to that victory.

"Pacific Pharmacy Students to Host Free Health Fair, June 25," Oakland Post, June 14, 2017: A free health clinic by members of the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was featured in this story. "The purpose of VN CARES is to promote health issue awareness, knowledge and preventative care in the Vietnamese community, in addition to creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in health care to gain experience and work in the community," reads a portion of the story.

"Nevada County cannabis group meetings could be open to public," The Union (Grass Valley), June 13, 2017: McGeorge's Mary-Beth Moylan provided context in a story about a cannabis community advisory group in Nevada County and whether the panel's meetings should be open to the public. The story also ran in The Union's sister newspaper, the Sierra Sun/North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.

"Top 5 family-friendly ways to play in Stockton: Pixie Woods whimsy, a colorful Buddhist temple and more," The Mercury News, June 18, 2017: Stockton was featured as a visitor destination for "its diversity, its parks and waterways, its university setting." The story went onto say that Bay Area families may find themselves in Stockton for high school sports and special events, while "others may be touring the University of the Pacific campus or visiting their college kids there."

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