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Pacific in the Press | March 14, 2017

Mar 14, 2017

quote of the week: Everyone wants success, but many aren’t willing to pay the price. --Peter Johnson, Central Valley Business Journal, March 8, 2017
Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

The Mercury News
Uncertainties over Trump policies expected to slow California, Bay Area job growth
March 8, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in a story about the concerns job creation will slow because of the continuing uncertainties over Trump Administration policies on taxes, immigration and health care. He said those uncertainties could hold down job and economic growth in the Bay Area.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/08/uncertainties-over-trump-policies-expected-to-slow-california-bay-area-job-growth/

Capitol Weekly
Capitol myth vs. reality, Part Deux
March 7, 2017
Chris Micheli, professor of law, continued his explanation of the myths and realities of legislative procedure in this sequel to his "Capitol myth vs. reality" article from last month. This time he took a look at how bills are amended and moved around.
Read more: http://capitolweekly.net/myth-vs-reality-legislation-part-deux/

CBS Sacramento (KOVR 13, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Alleged Violent Torture Of Child By Modesto Couple Laid Out In Court Documents
March 6, 2017
John Myers, a professor of law at McGeorge, commented on camera for a story about charges against a Modesto couple alleging that they tortured and killed their 3-year-old son. Myers provided context when it came to the allegations. "Mayhem is charged when there is permanent injury that occurs and if the facts are true that our alleged in this case, that would be true here," he told KOVR. "All three of these crimes mayhem torture and murder are most serious and we are talking about years and years in prison for a conviction of any of them."
View the story: http://cbsloc.al/2mZVq5I

Central Valley Business Journal
What are you prepared to do for success?
March 8, 2017
Peter Johnson, director of the Institute for Family Business and the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, explored the idea of failure as an obstacle for and a teacher of success.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2017/03/08/what-are-you-prepared-to-do-for-success/

Central Valley Business Journal
Automation and robot-proofing your career
March 6, 2017
Tom Pogue, associate director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, explained the complexity involved in analyzing how many jobs are lost to automation. When considering Amazon's automation practices, Pogue says that you must not only think about the current jobs being lost but also about the jobs that will no longer be created in regular brick and mortar stores that can't compete with Amazon.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2017/03/06/automation-jobs/

The Record
An artwork that 'gets' Stockton
March 11, 2017
Brett DeBoer, associate professor and co-chair of the Department of Art and Graphic Design, commented on a piece of public art planned for Thornton Road. "Conceptually I think it's strong," DeBoer told The Record. "I like the meaning behind it in terms of the material. I think it's a wonderful direction to go." The piece, "Transcending Vessels" created by Denver artist Mike Clapper, will be 100 feet long using stainless steel to depict water and three ships from different eras in Stockton's history all sailing about 25 feet in the air.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170311/fitzgerald-artwork-that-gets-stockton

LGBT Weekly
Assemblymember Gloria names San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott as Woman of the Year
March 7, 2017
McGeorge alumna Mara Elliott was chosen as 2017's Woman of the Year for the 78th Assembly District. The celebration is an annual event in the California State Capitol that highlights the achievements of outstanding women throughout the State. "I'm honored to receive this recognition just three months into office as San Diego's first female city attorney," Elliott said. "It's a vote of confidence that I will deliver on my promise to protect San Diego's most vulnerable citizens and speak up on behalf of those who are often without a voice in civic affairs."
Read more: http://lgbtweekly.com/2017/03/07/assemblymember-gloria-names-san-diego-city-attorney-mara-w-elliott-as-woman-of-the-year/

Comstock Magazine
Today's Visionaries, Tomorrow's Vision
March 7, 2017
Annie Amaral, a McGeorge alumna, was included on Comstock Magazines's list of "young leaders [who] will shape the Capital Region for generations to come." In the article, Amaral described how being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the seventh grade impacted her life. In 2007, she got a job at Downey Brand and became involved in a high-profile legal case that made national news: the Moonlight Fire case.
Read more: http://www.comstocksmag.com/longreads/todays-visionaries-tomorrows-vision-0

The Record
Health fair serves as safety net for the uninsured
March 12, 2017
Students from Vietnamese Cancer Awareness, Research & Education Society, or VN CARES, held the 10th annual family health fair at St. Luke's Catholic Church in central Stockton on Sunday. The students from Pacific's Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences volunteered to provide health screenings, shared information on healthy activities and eating, and other health information. The group holds three such fairs throughout Northern California focusing on underserved populations.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170312/health-fair-serves-as-safety-net-for-uninsured