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Pacific in the Press | Sept. 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017

Quote of the week:It was just hearing the message that you can have a job where you use math and science --Mary Kay Camarillo, The Record, Sept. 24, 2017

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

"How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam," The Conversation, Sept. 21, 2017: Peter Hilsenrath, the Joseph M. Long Chair in Healthcare Management and professor of economics, crafted an insightful analysis of the influence of economics and economic development on this country's entanglement in the Vietnam War. He focuses on economic historian Walt Whitman Rostow. The piece was also picked up by several other news outlets.

"Facebook to lease 436,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco,", Sept. 20, 2017: This story of Facebook's expansion into San Francisco financial district includes a KCRA3 segment about Pacific's Advancing Women's Leadership forum at which Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke. The story and accompanying video also appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle website.

"Facebook's top woman says men ruining the world," One News Now, Sept. 18, 2017: Comments by Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg made during Pacific's Advancing Women's Leadership forum continue to be the source of news coverage. One comment in particular has captured attention: "The truth is men still run the world and I'm not sure it's going that well." The outlet's story was picked up by news aggregator websites.
Other coverage of Pacific's Advancing Women Leadership's forum:
"Women executives offer tips from their own lives," Central Valley Business Times, Sept. 17, 2017
"A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg: Growing Amidst Grief," The Pacifican, Sept. 22, 2017
"Students React to Advancing Women's Leadership," The Pacifican, Sept. 22, 2017
"The Ambush with Michaela Shields," Pacific Tiger Broadcasting, Sept. 21, 2017
"Resilience is the new black," The Collegian, Sept. 21, 2017

"Annual STEM event encourages girls to expand their horizons," The Record, Sept. 24, 2017: Louise Stark and Mary Kay Camarillo of the School of Engineering and Computer Science were interviewed for this story about the 25th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons on the Stockton Campus Saturday. "Any step to encourage girls to explore STEM is needed it's valuable to them," Stark told The Record. "It's a powerful program." Camarillo, who attended an Expanding Your Horizons event in Seattle as a child, told the Record: "It was just hearing the message that you can have a job where you use math and science - just hearing that message was very poignant for me because I really like math and science and I was good at it. It just sparked an idea in my head and that kind of got me started."

"Free clinics can help solve the mysteries of Medicare," The Record, Sept. 21, 2017: Student-run Medicare Part D clinics by Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences were featured in this story. The story included a summary of the results - "In the past decade, Pacific students have held 112 events in 20 California cities, assisting more than 5,500 beneficiaries in saving more than $5.7 million, or an average of $1,030 per beneficiary on their out-of-pocket drug costs" - and a listing of the upcoming clinics in San Joaquin County. There are also clinics in the Sacramento area and the San Francisco Bay Area.

"Donation to help upgrade Spanos Center," The Record, Sept. 19, 2017: Another generous gift from the Spanos family will help to pay for renovations to the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton Campus. Pam Eibeck was quoted in the story: "We're so excited and appreciative of the Spanos family for stepping forward. This gift will help offset costs associated with planned renovations to modernize the center and construct new additions that better serve our athletes, students, alumni and the region." At least one other news outlet covered the news:"Spanos family donates to renovate Spanos Center," Central Valley Business Journal, Sept. 20, 2017

"Schooled by a Foodie Startup Incubator - A Free Saturday Seminar at University of the Pacific with La Cocina and Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas in San Francisco, California," Food Water Shoes blog, Sept. 17, 2017: Polly Adema, director of the Food Studies program, was praised for a recent Saturday Seminar in this blog entry.

"The Reason Jews Eat Chinese Food On Christmas Is Rooted In Solidarity," blog, Sept. 23, 2017: Ken Albala, of the history department and the Food Studies program, provides insight and context in this blog entry on why Jewish families in the United States visit their favorite Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day.

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