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Pacific in the Press | July 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Quote of the Week

"WaterFix is worse than the status quo."

-- Jeff Michael,, July 14, 2017

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

"A new industry is beginning to thrive in rural America, with Amazon leading the way," CNBC, July 15, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was citied in this story on recent economic growth in Tracy. Michael said that fulfillment and distribution centers have created about 10,000 new jobs to San Joaquin County in the past five years. The story was also posted on Yahoo! Finance and several news aggregator websites around the world.

"Will Sacramento avoid another housing boom and bust?," The Sacramento Bee, July 17, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in this story about the Sacramento region's typical boom-and-bust housing market and how it seems to be different now. "It's a little bit of a mystery," Michael told the Bee. "The cycle is a lot slower getting started. Maybe we won't have a boom-and-bust cycle. Maybe we'll settle into something better." The story also appeared on a dozen or more news aggregator sites.

"Opponents of California's Delta Tunnels Project Push Alternative Strategies,", July 14, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in a story about the California WaterFix proposal to build water tunnels to transport water southward. Michael has said the project simply does not pencil out economically. "I'd rather see 25 smaller regional projects than sink so many resources and $16 billion into one incredibly expensive, very risky project," Michael told NewsDeeply's digital media project covering water in California and the American West. "WaterFix is worse than the status quo."

"Forum speakers: Lack of detail, fear in community complicate immigration issue," The Record, July 15, 2017: Bill Herrin, director of Pacific's School of International Studies, was a featured speaker at the "Immigration - Learning the Basics" forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County. He spoke about how most news reports about immigration are based on anecdotes and not data.

"Medicare Health Fair offers seniors medication safety review, screenings," The Daily Republic (Fairfield), July 17, 2017: Raj Patel, a professor at Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was quoted in a story about the Medicare Part D health fair held Sunday at NorthBay Healthcare in Fairfield. It was the first time the clinic has been in Solano County.

"Technology Cities to Watch," Inside Indiana Business, July 12, 2017: University of the Pacific was listed among the institutions of higher learning that help to make San Jose a city to watch as a leading technology region. Colleges and universities and a highly educated workforce were among the criteria used in a report upon which the story was based.

"Pacific hosts Chinese students," The Record, July 13, 2017: The week-long Pacific Summer Institute directed by Qingwen Dong and Graham Carpenter of the Department of Communication was highlighted in this story, which also included comments by Brett DeBoer, an associate professor and co-chair of the Department of Art and Graphic Design, and Kevin Pontuti, director of Pacific's Media X program. The institute hosted 14 students from Zhejiang University in China.

"Bay Area cities' escalating wage laws good for 209," Manteca Bulletin, July 13, 2017: Thomas Pogue, associate director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in this story on the impact of the rising minimum wage in Northern San Joaquin Valley compared to the impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. The story also appeared in the Turlock Journal.

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