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Pacific in the Press | March 6, 2018

Mar 6, 2018


Quote of the Week

There is no question that water rights do not include the right to waste water.

-- Jennifer Harder,, March 1, 2018

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

"Why New California Drought Regulations Have Caused an Uproar,", March 1, 2018: McGeorge's Jennifer Harder commented in this story about statewide regulations under consideration by the State Water Resources Control Board that are intended to curb wasteful water practices. "Good water policy is going to require statewide action that can only come from the state water board, but the legal rules that govern state water board authority are at best vague and at worst directly conflicting with each other," she told She added, "If our goal is legal clarity, what we really need is a clear legislative delineation that gives the state water board clear authority where that is sensible and retains local authority where that is sensible." The story was picked up by news aggregator websites.

"Three comforting soups to ward off winter's chill, and maybe curtail a cold, too," San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2018: History's Ken Albala was interviewed for this story about the place soup has in curing illness, and his latest book, "Noodle Soups: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession." "It just makes you feel good to be warmed inside," Albala told the Chronicle of soup. "Even if it's all in your head, who cares? It feels good," he said, referring to the lack of research to back up the notion that soup helps cure what ails us. The story in the Food section also provided links to several soup recipes, including Albala's Trahanas in Avgolemono Soup.

"What the Rev. Billy Graham taught a nine-year-old boy about faith," The Sacramento Bee, March 2, 2018: McGeorge's Edward Telfeyan wrote a commentary on how the Rev. Billy Graham saved him when he was 9 and how he stayed saved for the next decade or so. "He said in his later years that he welcomed his own death with the knowledge that he would then rest in the house of God. I have no reason to doubt that he held that belief, just as a little boy of nine did all those years ago," Telfeyan wrote of Graham, who died Feb. 21 at 99.

"Pulled noodles," "Good Day Sacramento," CW (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto): History's Ken Albala spent time on this morning show demonstrating how to prepare noodles. He told the host that he had noodles for about 1,000 days straight in researching his latest book on noodles. The story was also mentioned on several morning show blogs.

"TEDxEmory's 'Solve for X' Seeks Clarity Amidst Conflict," The Emory Wheel, Feb. 28, 2018: Sociology's Alison Alkon spoke at TEDxEmory on the racial prejudice that continues to affect farmland distribution. "I didn't expect a talk on food could relate to issues with race," student Aila Jiang told Emory University's independent, student-run newspaper of Alkon's speech. "It's just something I wasn't really aware of and never would have thought about if I hadn't attended."

"GospelFest 2018," 209 Magazine's Studio209, March 1, 2018: Randall Ogan, the Pacific staff member co-chairing the Black History Month events at Pacific, was interviewed in this story about GospelFest 2018, a signature event during Black History Month.

"Table of Experts: Business of Cannabis," Sacramento Business Journal, Feb. 23, 2018: McGeorge's Francis J. Mootz III was the moderator for a round table discussion featuring a panel of experts discussing recent cannabis laws and the impact on the cannabis industry.

"California WaterFix project picking up speed," The Press (Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley and Antioch), March 1, 2018: A study by Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was mentioned in this story about the California WaterFix, or Delta tunnels, project.

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