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Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Students Meeting a Six-banded Armadillo"It's extremely important for educators and community members to seize opportunities to teach young people about their environment and making good choices, all the while showing the connection between how those choices affect the living things that reside on our planet.  The ZooMobile experience spoke directly to the positive roles living organisms play in their environment, and how their absence could have negative effects on mankind. ... Read More

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific is expected to confer 2,029 degrees during four commencement ceremonies in three cities over the next six weeks, celebrating a graduating class that includes 198 new attorneys, 201 new pharmacists, some 455 liberal arts majors, and more than 232 new engineers and computer scientists.

“I am extremely proud of this year’s class of outstanding Pacific graduates,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “These students have worked hard to prepare for leadership in their careers and in their lives. They’ve been mentored by some of the most brilliant and dedicated faculty anywhere, and I am excited for those grads to go make their impact on the world.”

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

University of the Pacific’s Student Investment Fund climbs to $3 million

University of the Pacific’s Student Investment Fund climbs to $3 million

An investment fund managed by University of the Pacific students that routinely outperforms Wall Street indicators reached a monumental benchmark of $3 million.

The Student Investment Fund portfolio – valued at roughly $2.5 million just a year ago – is managed by students in Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business and is one of the largest student-run funds in the western United States.

The SIF hit $3 million for the first time in early October, but market fluctuations caused the fund to dip below that benchmark. The fund returned to the $3 million mark this month.

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

Beginning in the fall, University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will offer a bachelor of science in music industry studies designed to prepare students for success in today's music industry. The program is the first of its kind in the region.

"The Music Management Program has been very successful over the years in preparing students for careers in the music industry because the type of courses and experiences we offer has adapted as the industry has evolved," said Keith Hatschek, Music Management Program director who designed the music industry studies degree for the program.

University of the Pacific names new vice president for external relations

University of the Pacific names new vice president for external relations

Stacy McAfee, an academic leader with broad experience in higher education, has been appointed associate vice president for external relations at University of the Pacific. She will split her time among the university’s campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

“I am so pleased to welcome Stacy to the Pacific family,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “She understands how important it is for us to demonstrate shared values and responsibility to stakeholders within our communities. Her background, skills and passion will help to strengthen the support and engagement we will need as we develop into a more vibrant three-city university.”

McAfee will facilitate and strengthen ties between university leaders and corporate and community leaders and elected officials in the three cities, helping to ensure that the university understands and is a constructive member of each region.

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber & University of the Pacific sponsor student financial aid workshop

The San Joaquin Chamber of Commerce, University of the Pacific and several other agencies are sponsoring the 12th annual San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop.

The free event will be at Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. The workshops are focused on sixth- to 12th-graders and their parents. All 12th-graders will work on the free application for federal student aid with college financial aid counselors.

For more information, call Pacific’s Latino/a Community Outreach Office at 209-946-7705. Register at www.icangotocollege.org.