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Pacific in the Press | March 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018


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John is considered not only the father of the national parks system but is internationally known now for his ecological insight and his vision of a healthy planet.

-- Bill Swagerty, Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak," March 7, 2018

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

"University Of The Pacific Honors 150th Anniversary Of John Muir's First Visit To California," Capital Public Radio's "Insight with Beth Ruyak," March 7, 2018: Bill Swagerty, director of Pacific's John Muir Center, and Mike Wurtz, head of special collections, were guests on the NPR station's morning talk show to discuss the upcoming John Muir Symposium and the John Muir Papers.

"UOP musicians to spend spring break building a house in Paraguay," Fox 40 (KTXL, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 7, 2018: Patrick Langham, interim director of the Brubeck Institute, was interviewed along with two Brubeck Fellows, Gabe Rupe and Maya Stepansky, for this story on the partnership between the Brubeck Institute and Habitat for Humanity. The Fellows traveled to Paraguay during spring break to help build a home and to play two concerts there. A version of the story was also broadcast during the 10 p.m. newscast.

"'Building connections': Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet heading to Paraguay not only to perform, but to pitch in on Habitat for Humanity house," The Record, March 12, 2018: Patrick Langham, interim Brubeck Institute director, and Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet members Gabe Rube and Maya Stepansky were interviewed for this story about the group's trip to Paraguay to perform and to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity. "We're paying homage to Dave (Brubeck) and the spirit he tried to uphold, building connections between people," Rupe told The Record. "Dave went on this tour to the Middle East that acted as a cultural exchange between nations," Rupe continued. "Jazz is an art form that is accessible to all people. It has elements of all music, from Africa, European, everywhere. Jazz being an art form of all people, open to all people, it's fitting that we use that art form as a means of promoting discussion and communication and reaching out to people in good faith and kindness. It's nice. We're doing something I think Dave would have liked us doing."

"The making of a masterpiece," The Record, March 8, 2018: Pacific's "Shifting Gears: The Making of an Art Car" was featured in a photo package in the print version of the newspaper with additional photos in an online photo gallery. The photos show the art students at work on the 1982 BMW 320i.

"A heated exchange," KOVR (CBS, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), March 7, 2018: McGeorge's John Myers provided context in this story about the war of words between Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a federal lawsuit about California's sanctuary state laws and policies. He said it was not merely a political statement, but a serious lawsuit. The story was broadcast twice.

"Sanctuary state lawsuit," KSEE (NBC, Fresno), March 8, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Jacobs commented in this story about the federal lawsuit brought against the state of California over sanctuary state laws and policies. A version of the story was broadcast on ABC 10 (KXTV, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto).

"Health fair benefits public, pharmacy students," The Record, March 12, 2018: Student pharmacists Michael Nguyen, Matthew Yap, Iris Chang and Hillary Lim were quoted in this story about the 11th annual Pacific Family Health Fair organized by VN CARES, the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society. The free health fair was at St. Luke's Catholic Church and offered screenings to check blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, hearing, anxiety and depression, memory decline and anemia.

"Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Supports Student-Led Missions To Underserved Communities Around The World," Business Insider, March 6, 2018: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of several dental schools mentioned in this story about Henry Schein Inc.'s donation in health care products to support oral health outreach efforts in underserved communities in the United States and around the world. Several websites picked up the story.

"Annual Pacific Family Health Fair to provide screenings, services on Sunday," The Record, March 9, 2018: Student pharmacists and VN CARES, the Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research Education Society, from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offered screenings and services during the 11th annual Pacific Family Health Fair. This story was printed in advance of the event.

"The 'Masters' to recite music," Experience, March 8, 2018: The Conservatory's Burr Cochran Phillips is the featured guest for Los Medanos College's Spring 2018 Master Class Recital. "A professor of Voice and Opera at University of the Pacific-Conservatory of Music, Phillips has had a big taste of both performing and teaching music such as playing with the Dallas Symphony, Sacramento Opera and teaching music at the Big Bear Lake Festival of Song," reads a portion of the story.

"A night to celebrate women past and present at The Haggin Museum," The Record, March 7, 2018: Edie Sparks, history department chair and vice provost for undergraduate education, was part of the HERstory archive and ancestry white-glove event at The Haggin Museum. She was among local women leaders who gave a talk. She also had her book, "Boss Lady," available at the event.

"Manteca part of regional cross fertilization," Manteca Bulletin, March 6, 2018: Thomas Pogue, an associate director for Pacific's Center for Business and Research, commented in this story about "cross fertilization" of jobs, education and housing in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, blurring the economic lines that separate it from the Bay Area. Pogue made the comments during the Manteca Chamber of Commerce State of the City. "There is clearly a lot of net migration into the Northern San Joaquin Valley due to the influence of the Bay Area," Pogue said. "Manteca is experiencing that right now (with its robust housing growth)."

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