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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 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.

Youth Energy Summit Focuses on Agriculture, Food and Energy in Roseville

Youth Energy Summit Focuses on Agriculture, Food and Energy in Roseville

Roseville Electric, in partnership with SMUD, Lodi Electric and Turlock Irrigation District, will host the seventh annual Youth Energy Summit (YES) training and educational event on January 24 and 25, 2015. This two-day forum for local students from throughout the Central Valley will focus on food and agriculture. Students who will be attending submitted an application to attend the interactive training event which will allow them to focus on and learn more about developments in green energy, technology and sustainability.

The summit, taking place at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, teaches students through lecturers and interactive workshops given by a diverse group of talented professionals including the energy, agriculture, food transportation, grocery and food service sectors. Some of the topics that the experts and students will discuss are the future in agriculture technology, sustainability beyond the plate and understanding where your food comes from.

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.

Modesto City Schools Board of Education Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy

Modesto City Schools Board of Education Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacancy

Provisional candidate will serve until next regularly scheduled election for governing board members

MODESTO, CA – The Modesto City Schools Board of Education is soliciting applicants to serve as an appointed member of the Board of Education until the next regularly scheduled election for governing board members, which is November 2015.

The Board of Education is a legislative and judicial body and acts as the policy-forming component for school control, organization, and policy administration.

The ideal applicant would have the ability and time to fulfill the responsibilities of being a member of the board, including:

·Participating fully in the work of the board, attending all board meetings and key district events, and studying and discussing policy issues

·         Committing to public education and its mission; understanding educational, social, and economic policy issues

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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