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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

quote of the week:This type of incremental forward step is a big deal in our profession.  - Gene LaBarre, Co.Exist, Jan. 19, 2017

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

Summaries

Fast Company Magazine's Co.Exist.com
Scientists Have Found A Way For Cavities To Repair Themselves-But Don't Stop Flossing Yet
Jan. 19, 2017
Gene LaBarre, an associate professor of integrated reconstructive dental sciences at Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, provided context for a story on a possible new method developed to repair holes and other decay in teeth. The King's College team claims that the small molecule inhibitor glycogen kinase encourages formation of dentin. "The speculation that this approach will compete with, or eliminate, conventional dental fillings is very premature," he told Co.Exist.com. He also expressed other concerns about the method, but was also impressed: "The fact that the King's team was able to stimulate nearly complete organic repair of experimental cavities is amazing. To my knowledge this is a first in the dental field. ... Although it may not revolutionize fillings and thus not merit much attention in the lay media, this type of incremental forward step is a big deal in our profession."
Read more: https://www.fastcompany.com/3067151/scientists-have-found-a-way-for-cavities-to-repair-themselves-but-dont-stop-flossing-yet

The Mercury News (San Jose)
Economy nears full employment, Fed's Yellen says
Jan. 18, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was among the experts asked to comment on a speech by Federal Reserve's Chair Janet Yellen in which she said the country was nearing full employment and a time when the economy will grow without stimulus from the Federal Reserve. "She's right on target," Michael told The Mercury News. "Some places, like the Bay Area, are already at full employment while others are getting close."
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/18/economy-near-full-employment-feds-yellen-says/

KCBS (San Francisco)
Growth in construction-related employment in California
Jan. 23, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, talked about the types of jobs that are on the rise in California in this CBS radio interview.
Listen to the interview: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=c6ff738c-18f9-4282-a437-b922ed38eaad

The Bay Area Reporter
Seeing in the Dark: Why posing your pet as a service animal is problematic
Jan. 19, 2017
Daniel Nuss, director of services for students with disabilities, was quoted in a story about how some pet owners pass off their pets as service animals. Pacific's policy on service and emotional support dogs is that they must be well behaved or they will be asked to leave until the dog or handler complete additional training. "One reason is that many institutions likely did not engage training and education on the topic prior to the influx of requests and quickly became overwhelmed due to a lack of internal expertise and processes," Nuss told The Bay Area Reporter.
Read more: http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=72269

The Record
'Mahler is the thing'
Jan. 18, 2017
Nicolas Waldvogel, professor and director of the University Symphony Orchestra, and his students in the Mahler at Pacific program describe how challenging it is to play Mahler's Symphony No. 5. "It's the rock 'n' roll of classical music," Waldvogel said. "It's unbelievably stirring and challenging. It's the furthest from Disney as it can possibly be."
Read morehttp://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170118/mahler-is-thing

The Record
Music that transcends
Jan. 18, 2017
Sonia Leong, a lecturer in piano at the Conservatory of Music, talked about performing in different orchestras in different cities. "Every player's a little different," Leong said. "Orchestras are different. Conductors are different. So are the pianos and acoustics." Leong performed Piano Concerto in F by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Sunday at the Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/entertainmentlife/20170118/music-that-transcends

Moment Magazine
The Delectable Dumpling Diaspora
Jan. 2017
Ken Albala, professor of history and chair of the Food Studies Program, was quoted in an article in Moment Magazine, a Jewish magazine founded by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The story details the various forms dumplings have taken in several cultures across history and the world.
Read more: http://www.momentmag.com/delectable-dumpling-diaspora/

Sacramento Business Journal
Report: Sacramento small business optimism is up post-election
Jan. 17, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context for a story on the Sacramento Business Review's Small Business Confidence Index. The index, which polled more than 3,000 business owners across the Sacramento region, found an improved economic outlook last month than did the survey from last summer. While the review's organizers credited the uptick to Donald Trump's election, Michael said that business likely reported greater optimism due to ongoing employment gains and excitement over the opening of the Golden 1 Center. Tax cuts and regulatory relief may be helpful in the short term, but the Sacramento region is likely to be hurt in the long run by changes in trade policies, deficits from tax cuts and changes to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," that could cut revenues to the health care industry.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2017/01/17/report-sacramento-small-business-optimism-is-up.html

Fresno Bee
Jobless rate in Fresno County drops to level not seen since 2007
Jan. 20, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented on the significance of Fresno's unemployment rate dipping below 10 percent last year. "That's only about the fourth time that's happened in the past 25 years," Michael said.
Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/business/article127784964.html

The Record
Marijuana: A career opportunity?
Jan. 19, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented about the industry that is likely to grow following the legalization of recreational marijuana and the CBPR report that showed that as many as 20,000 jobs could be created in the Sacramento region alone. "Our sense is that there's certainly going to be significant growth in legitimate jobs," Michael told The Record. The competition may be significant and people wanting to get into the field will need good horticulture skills. "Those in the industry are going to really need to know what they're doing and be efficient in order to compete," he said. The CBPR's report was also referenced in an article in the Sacramento Business Journal.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170119/marijuana-career-opportunity
Sacramento Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2017/01/17/late-to-the-marijuana-business-rush-dont-panic.html

CBS Sacramento
Alleged Serial Tire Slasher Shot To Death By Neighbor In Manteca
Jan. 20, 2017
John Meyers, professor of law, provided insight into California's stance on the use of deadly force in an alleged case of self-defense.
Watch the story: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/20/alleged-serial-tire-slasher-shot-to-death-by-neighbor-in-manteca/

The Modesto Bee
How much has Kauffman case cost so far? Requesting minds want to know but out of luck for now
Jan. 21, 2017
John Sims, professor of law, was quoted in a story about the cost of a murder case in Stanislaus County. Sims explained the difficulty in extracting public records from an ongoing investigation.
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/jeff-jardine/article128000414.html

Hero Sports (College sports news outlet)
Small Colleges Produce NFL Head Coaches in Pairs
Jan. 18, 2017
University of the Pacific was included in a list of colleges that have produced multiple NFL coaches for the 2017 season. Two Pacific alumni were named in the article, Cleveland Browns Coach Hue Jackson '87 and Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll '73 '78.
Read more: http://herosports.com/news/small-colleges-nfl-head-coaches-william-mary-idaho-state-pacific-miami-oh

Real Lawyers have blogs
Giving back to your law school is a rewarding experience
Jan. 20, 2017
McGeorge Dean Jay Mootz, Assistant Dean for Development Mindy Danovaro and Dorothy S. Landsberg, associate dean for experiential learning and an associate professor of lawyering skills, were all mentioned in a blog entry by 1982 McGeorge alumnus Kevin O'Keefe. O'Keefe is also the founder of Lexblog blog-hosting site for lawyers and wrote about his experience visiting his alma mater and meeting with Dean Mootz and McGeorge students, faculty and staff. In a post on his personal blog, he urged other lawyers to "teach or work with a law school and its students, especially your law school."
Read more: http://kevin.lexblog.com/2017/01/20/giving-back-law-school-rewarding-experience/

The Record
A story worth telling: New novel teaches importance of identity, family
Jan. 21, 2017
Jennifer Torres Siders, community relations director, was featured in a story about her debut novel, "Stef Soto, Taco Queen." University of the Pacific and the community-wide literacy initiatives she leads were highlighted in the story.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170120/story-worth-telling-new-novel-teaches-importance-of-identity-family