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Pacific in the Press | Dec. 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015

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

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Washington Post
Why going to the dentist is so hard for the elderly
Dec. 7, 2015
In San Francisco, all dental students at University of the Pacific's dental school spend time at On Lok Lifeways, an organization that serves elderly people who would otherwise need nursing home care. Elisa Chavez, associate professor of dental practice, supervised two students as they treated patients. Chavez said that until they do a rotation in geriatric dental care, many of her students haven't thought about the specific challenges. "When you have patients who have lots of medical issues, it can be intimidating," she said. Paul Subar, associate professor of dental practice, said some elderly patients may need to come five or six times before dentists can do a procedure.
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/heres-why-going-to-the-dentist-is-so-hard-for-the-elderly/2015/12/07/2f8050fc-8c80-11e5-baf4-bdf37355da0c_story.html   

Northeast Public Radio: Academic Minute
Math & Sports
Dec. 4, 2015
John Mayberry, assistant professor of math, explains in a podcast how math is doing wonders for Pacific's water polo team. His research, with water polo coach James Graham, is changing the way coaches look at game strategy. The podcast is also posted on Inside Higher Ed's website.
Hear podcast: http://academicminute.org/2015/12/john-mayberry-university-of-the-pacific-math-sports/
Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/academic-minute  

Capital Public Radio
Rock Formations in The Sierra Dec. 2, 2015 Ever wonder about those enormous granite boulders in the Sierra?
Kurt Burmeister, associate professor of geology, explained the fascinating rocks on Capital Public Radio's Insight show ahead of a talk he gave on the subject for Science Night Lodi.
Hear interview: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2015/12/02/insight-120215b/  

The Record
Big Bang Theory: Faraday Lecture offers look at the explosive side of science
Dec. 13, 2015
Two Pacific chemistry professors - Balint Sztaray and Liang Xue - dressed as 19th-century chemists in waistcoats and top hats carrying out a series of experiments in the spirit of British chemist Michael Faraday, considered one of the great scientists of modern history.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151213/NEWS/151219871/0/SEARCH  

Boston.com
A new way to look at which schools have the highest-earning graduates
Dec. 7, 2015
A new school ranking from Georgetown University found that students who attended the University of Colorado-Denver were the highest earners compared to their expected earnings given their majors, level of academic preparation, and graduate degree attainment. Georgetown University students came in at No. 2, while University of the Pacific took the third spot.
Read more: http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/2015/12/07/new-way-look-which-schools-have-the-highest-earning-graduates/QDbAc2o0CYVtv2gpXliT7L/story.html  

Takepart.com
So Long, Pricey Degree: Grads from These Schools Out-earn Ivy Leaguers
Dec. 10, 2015
A new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce,  "Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make," ranks more than 1,400 four-year colleges and universities nationally based on the highest earnings of former students. One analysis is aimed at answering this question: If students attend a four-year college and then go on to earn graduate degrees, how much credit should the college that these students attended as undergraduates receive for their earnings relative to the college where they attended graduate school? Pacific ranked No. 3 on this assessment, below University of Colorado-Denver and Georgetown. Harvard was No. 4. Another analysis is designed at assessing overall quality of colleges. Pacific ranks No. 10, with Harvard No. 1.
Read more: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/10/so-long-pricey-degree-grads-from-these-schools-outearn-ivy-leaguers  

The Record
Groups to advocate for Children's Bill of Rights
Dec. 10, 2015
In an effort to ensure children in San Joaquin County grow up healthy and educated, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will be urged to consider creating a Children's Bill of Rights. Jennifer Torres Siders, director of community relations, will read a letter of support from President Pamela Eibeck.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151210/NEWS/151219973  

The Record
Pacific suspends Verlin, assistant coach
Dec. 11, 2015
University of the Pacific has placed its head men's basketball coach and an assistant coach on suspension as it continues a cooperative investigation with the NCAA into alleged NCAA violations within Athletics.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20151211/NEWS/151219926