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Pacific in the Press | April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018


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I love the core values of the institution. Academics are very respected at this university. It's a wonderful campus, an absolutely beautiful place for students to come and learn and receive college degrees.

-- Janet Lucas, The Record," April 13, 2018

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

"Pacific's new AD ready to get started," The Record, April 13, 2018: Word that Janet Lucas had been named Pacific's new athletics director was reported in this story. "I am extremely honored not only to join the university, but to also join the athletic department," Lucas told The Record. "I love the core values of the institution. Academics are very respected at this university. It's a wonderful campus, an absolutely beautiful place for students to come and learn and receive college degrees." Softball coach Brian Kolze was also quoted in the story: "She made a tremendous impression. I'm really excited to have her come in and be the new director of athletics. Her experience is beneficial because she has a wealth of knowledge she can bring here."

"UOP releases benefit album for fire victims," Fox 40 (KTXL, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 13, 2018: Artists Gabriel Ojeda and Hunter Reusche, and staffer Jada Macias of Pac Ave Records were interviewed for this story on the record label's latest release, "Rose Gold: Songs for Sonoma." The album includes nine covers of Grammy Song of the Year winners and proceeds will benefit the Santa Rosa Junior College Fire Relief Fund, which will help students buy school supplies, backpacks, bikes and other necessities. A version of the story was broadcast later in the evening.

"UOP record label releases benefit album for victims of fire," Central Valley Business Journal, April 12, 2018: Music Industry Student Connor Devlin and Pac Ave Records were featured in this story about the release of the label's latest release, "Rose Gold: Songs for Sonoma," which will benefit the victims of October's wildland fires in Sonoma County.

"Green Fashion Show at UOP," KCRA3 (NBC, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto): Sustaining Pacific's Kelsey Smith was interviewed in this piece about the eighth annual Green Fashion Show. A version of the story was broadcast during two newscasts.

"California, Trump Administration Clash Over Sale of Public Lands," KQED Online, April 10, 2018: McGeorge's John Cary Sims commented in this story about a possible legal battle between California and the federal government over the sale of federal land. The U.S. Justice Department announced plans earlier this month to challenge a 2017 California law giving the state a right to intervene in the sale of federal public lands.

"How to protect our data," ABC10 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), April 11 and 12, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented in this story on the fallout of Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress on Facebook's data breach. She said social media regulations may be likely, meaning users would have more detailed agreements, advertisers would have to disclose who they are, users would be notified if their information is disclosed, and other actions to give consumers more control of their data.

"Lois Wheeler Snow, Critic of Human Rights Abuses in China, Dies at 97," The New York Times, April 11, 2018: The obituary for alumna Lois (Wheeler) Snow '41 was published. It included: "Lois Wheeler was born in Stockton, Calif., on July 12, 1920, to Raymond Joseph Wheeler, a mayor of Stockton, and the former Katherine Kurtz, a homemaker. After studying drama at the College of the Pacific (now the University of the Pacific) in her hometown, Ms. Snow moved to New York City, where she studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and became a founding member of the Actors Studio." She had been married to American journalist Edgar Snow, the author of the landmark book "Red Star Over China."

"Venting on social media? Yes, you can, but the First Amendment won't save your job," The Sacramento Bee, April 13, 2018: McGeorge's Leslie Gielow Jacobs commented in this story about people who have been fired for saying or posting comments on social media. They are not necessarily protected by the First Amendment. "The Constitution says the free speech guarantee is: 'Congress shall make no law restricting the freedom of speech,'" Jacobs told the Bee. "It only applies to the government, and it only limits what government does to private people. ... But it does not limit a private employer."

"University of the Pacific to host entrepreneurship summit," Lodi News-Sentinel, April 10, 2018: Eberhardt's Dan Wadhwani and Medhi Khazaeli from the School of Engineering and Computer Science were quote in this story about the inaugural Pacific Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit, which they organized. About 50 teams presented business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in a "Shark Tank"-like competition. "I think another piece, for us, is to develop entrepreneurship and innovation as one of Pacific's key strengths. We have great students who are eager to learn and great faculty teaching them, and this brings them together as a university strength instead of an individual or school strength," Wadhwani told the News-Sentinel.

"Resident artists perform at University of the Pacific," TimeOut, The Record, April 12, 2018: The Conservatory's Sonia Leong, Ann Miller, Vicky Wang, Thomas Derthick and Igor Veligan were mentioned in this story advancing a performance. "Live music-making has an element of spontaneity and excitement that we don't always get from a recording," Leong told The Record for the advance story. "We hope that people who come to the concert will enjoy the intimacy of a small group of musicians doing something they love."

"Integrated Development Group Makes Meaningful Impact," The Pacifican, April 9, 2018: Students Sally-Ann Ferguson '18 and Alayna Myrick '19, both of the student-run Integrated Development Group, which provides free consulting help to support social entrepreneurs and organizations through interdisciplinary problem solving, were intereviewed. Last year the pair went to Ghana to help a nonprofit determine if developing a cardiovascular clinic in the north part of the country was feasible.

"Area coaches: NBA atmosphere good for the game," The Record, April 9, 2018: Damon Stoudamire, Pacific's men's basketball coach, gave comments in this story about the Sacramento Kings moving its developmental, or G League, team from Reno to Stockton. "It's going to be good from the standpoint of level of young talent the G-League has to offer," Stoudamire told The Record. "You'll see some first-round draft picks, and a lot of good young players with a chance to make it at the next level."

"9 Writing Productivity Tips from Food Historian, Ken Albala," Emily Contois blog, April 16, 2018: History and Food Studies' Ken Albala was the subject of this blog item on writing advice by Emily Contois, an assistant professor of media studies at University of Tulsa.

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