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Pacific in the Press | Oct. 3, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

Quote of the week:Two people on one instrument is a rare feat. There’s the physical aspect and the musical aspect, what you’re listening to and watching. --Jonathan Latta, The Record, Sept. 27, 2017

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

"Sacramento's economic growth was twice the national average last year. Here's why," The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 25, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided insight and context to this story on the surging economic growth in the Sacramento region. Real estate was a big part of the growth, as it was in 2015 and 2016. "Finance leads the gains, but within finance almost all of the growth is in real estate," Michael told The Bee. "The surging real estate market played a major role in 2015 and 2016 growth." The story was picked up by several news aggregator websites.

"This could work out well," The Record, Sept. 27, 2017: Jeff Michael, the Center for Business and Policy Research director, is featured in this blog entry based on one of his own blog entries. Michael, who was skeptical about the city of Stockton purchasing the Twin Towers on the waterfront, but has come around. He wrote: "I was skeptical when I first heard about this plan, mostly concerned about the city spending a large chunk of its reserves when it is projecting some tight budget years in the next decade and has yet to reach its staffing goal for the police force.  After taking a closer look, I believe this could work out well for the city in the long-run."

"They've got the beat," The Record, Sept. 28, 2017: Jonathan Latta, President Eibeck's chief of staff and formerly an assistant dean in the Conservatory, is featured in this story about a pair of percussion performances by him and John Pennington, the chairman of the music department at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "We both appreciate jazz influences, world music influence and contemporary keyboard performance arts. It's music from all over the world, some of the core repertoire for this combination of instruments," Latta told The Record of what the pair will play. The story was shared on at least one news aggregator website.

"Pacific Conservatory professor performing viola concerto Saturday," The Record, Sept. 28, 2017: A performance by the Conservatory's Igor Veligan was featured in this story. He performed at the University Symphony Orchestra's first concert of the academic year. "The University Symphony consists of my students; they will be playing, accompanying me," Veligan told The Record. "That's one of the reasons I want to do it. Most of my students have to learn this piece. This is a major piece of viola literature. They'll see how it goes with a real orchestra. When they perform it themselves, they usually do it with piano accompaniment. This is a chance to hear it in concert with an orchestra."

"UOP increases ranking in Wall Street Journal report," Central Valley Business Journal, Sept. 27, 2017: President Pam Eibeck is quoted in this story about the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking that placed Pacific at No. 117 out of 1,054 colleges and universities in the United States.

"University of Pacific Team Discusses Its Path to the Business Plan Competition Finals," National Community Pharmacists Association blog "The Dose," Sept. 29, 2017: Pharmacy students Mary Anne Choi, Salley Park, Michael Sun and Michael Xu outlined their proposal for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition to be held Oct. 14.

"Girls empowered to expand their horizons," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sept. 29, 2017: The 25th annual San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons, which was held Sept. 23 on the Stockton Campus, was featured in this story on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website. The event was co-sponsored by Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

"Black neighborhoods fall behind in housing market recovery, study shows,", Sept. 26, 2017: Jeff Michael, the Center for Business and Policy Research director, was used as a source in this story by an online news outlet that covers the real estate industry. Michael provided background and context in comparing the housing markets of Stockton and San Francisco.

"Sleek, New and Just for Engineering Students," Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 27, 2017: Daniel Ocampo, Pacific's director of residential life and student engagement, made comments for this story about the national trend of residence life partnering with academic units, such as at Arizona State where residential housing units are just down the hall from classrooms. Ocampo, who is also an adviser to the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, mentioned similar programs, such as the residential learning community for freshman engineering majors attempted at Pacific.

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