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McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law welcomed Michael Hunter Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, as its new dean. He started on July 1, 2017.

Schwartz previously served as the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his tenure there, the law school overhauled its curriculum, greatly expanded its support for student success and bar pass, and created a cutting-edge student mentoring program that received the American Bar Association's prestigious Gambrell Professsionalism Award. Schwartz has climbed the National Jurist's list of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education for the past three years, this year being ranked ninth. He has written extensively on teaching law, including What the Best Law Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press. Schwartz is the 10th dean of McGeorge School of Law.

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Eberhardt continues family tradition of service to Pacific, Huber named chair

Local nonprofits invited to apply for early literacy mini-grants

Beyond Our Gates funding aims to support new, existing reading programs

As part of University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates campaign, nonprofit organizations in San Joaquin County are invited to apply for mini-grants to expand or pilot promising early literacy programs.

The mini-grants initiative, made possible with support from The James Irvine Foundation, was designed to fuel innovation and engagement toward improving early literacy in and around Stockton. Organizations can apply for one-time mini-grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to fund projects that address overall early literacy, school readiness, chronic absence or summer learning.

Wizard World Sacramento

Wizard World Sacramento

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

 

Fire damages Turlock city buses

 

PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF TURLOCK

TURLOCK — City bus service continued Monday morning despite a fire that damaged four buses over the weekend.

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Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Trained by Davis Arden Hills Racing Team, 10 Swimmers Have Successfully Made the Olympic Trials Cut

Known for incredibly fast, exciting and suspense-filled competitions, 10 talented local swim athletes trained by the Davis Arden Hills Racing Team (DART) are scheduled to compete in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska, in hopes of representing the United States at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to USA Swimming, the 2016 Olympic Team Trials rank as the biggest swimming competition in the country, the results of which will determine who will represent Team USA.

The community at large is encouraged to keep watch and cheer on the amazingly talented local DART swimmers who have qualified thus far, including:

 

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.