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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Quote of the week: I am interested in the process of retaining memory, how memory changes over time --Monika Meler, The News Times, Jan. 10, 2018

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

"Community told they must keep their garage doors open - or face a $200 fine," The Sacramento Bee, Jan. 9, 2018: McGeorge's John Sprankling commented on this story about an Auburn home owners association that threatened to fine homeowners $200 for not leaving their garage doors open during the day after one resident allowed people to live in their garage. Sprankling predicted that a judge would overturn the policy as it threatens the safety of residents. Sprankling was also interviewed on KOGO-AM in San Diego. Various versions on the story were published and broadcast across the country.

"City of Sacramento sends SWAT team after disgruntled water customer," Sacramento News and Review, Jan. 8, 2018: McGeorge's Michael Vitiello was interviewed for a story about a Sacramento couple who had a disagreement over water service that escalated to a SWAT standoff as officers served a search warrant - using two armored vehicles, an equipment van and 21 officers - looking for a potential cache of illegal weapons. "It's a bit of a double-edged sword," Vitiello told the News and Review. "One of the things it does show you is that [police] must have taken the threat quite seriously. ... Probable cause is not a very high standard. ... From a citizen's perspective, of course it's outrageous," he added. "[But] this actually looks like pretty good police work."

"Monika Meler's Art Exhibit on display at Arts Place," The News Times (Hartford City, Indiana), Jan. 10, 2018: The work of Art's Monika Meler is currently on display at the Hugh N. Ronald Gallery at Arts Place in Portland, Indiana. The work reflects her experience as a child immigrant from Poland and her memories of Poland. Of the exhibit, Meler told The News Times: "I am interested in the process of retaining memory, how memory changes over time, and how every time we remember something it becomes less like the actual thing and more like the last memory we had of it."

"West Hawai'i Teledentistry Pilot Expands to Maui," Big Island Now, Jan. 11, 2018: Dugoni's Paul Glassman was mentioned in this story on the expansion of virtual dental home, or teledentistry, to Maui. "Instead of reinventing the wheel and starting the program from scratch, the Department of Health chose a proven model for its pilot project in West Hawai'i," Dr. Andrew Tseu, chief of the Hospital and Community Dental Services Branch of the Hawai'i State Department of Health overseeing the project, said of the system developed by Glassman. The story was also carried by Maui Now and here is the press release from the state of Hawaii.
Other coverage virtual dental home:
"DOH West Hawaii Teledentistry Pilot Expands to Maui," Maui Watch, Jan. 11, 2018
"Tele-dentistry program enters 3rd year in West Hawaii; expands to Maui," West Hawaii Today, Jan. 11, 2018
"Higher prevalence of tooth decay among low-income children," The Garden Island, Jan. 12, 2018
"Hawaii Department of Health hopes to expand Teledentistry pilot project to Maui," KITV (ABC, Honolulu), Jan. 11, 2018

"Teledentistry program takes oral care offsite," Hillsboro Tribune (Hillsboro, Oregon), Jan. 4, 2018: Dugoni's Paul Glassman was mentioned in this story about a new teledentistry in Oregon. "It all started with Dr. Paul Glassman of the University of the Pacific, whose idea to bring dental care to at-risk populations instead of requiring them to visit a dentist's office has been wildly successful," reads a portion of the story.

"Dress For Success," Mentor, Jan. 8, 2018: Eve Cuny, director of Environmental Health and Safety and an associate professor at Dugoni, commented in this story on personal protective equipment in the dental practice, such as rubber latex gloves, surgical masks and face shields,  masks. "Help customers understand what the various standards are for the PPE and how to use those standards to make clinical selections," Cuny told the monthly magazine aimed at dental sales representatives. "For example, they should understand the classifications of surgical masks and how to use those classifications to select the appropriate product for the types of procedures they typically perform."

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