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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.

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'Lifeless' baby revived by Stockton cop


A 1-month-old baby boy is alive thanks a Stockton police officer.

The baby's mother told Officer Pejman Zarrin her son wasn't breathing and needed help after flagging him down Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. near West and Hammer lanes. Police said Zarrin then immediately called for an ambulance.

"The baby was lifeless," police said in a news release.

The mother said her son aspirated baby formula.

When Zarrin took the baby into his arms, the boy was limp and did not appear to be breathing. Zarrin then cradled the baby and hit his back trying to dislodge what was stuck in the baby's lungs and stomach.

Police said after a few seconds, the baby started to move and make noise.

1 dead, 2 wounded in Stockton shooting


San Joaquin County sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting in Stockton Thursday that left one person dead and two others wounded.

The shooting was in the area of the 200 block of South Oro Street in Stockton around noon, according to sheriff's spokesperson Deputy Les Garcia.

The three victims were transported to the hospital. One of the individuals died at the hospital. Garcia said he was told the conditions of the other victims were thought to be non-life-threatening. No other information about the victims was available.

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.

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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.

Stockton violence prevention manager removed


STOCKTON - Jessica Glynn confirmed Wednesday afternoon she was fired by the city of Stockton from her position as violence prevention manager.

Glynn was hired just last fall for the position to coordinate the various efforts and programs in Stockton aimed at reducing gun, gang and drug issues.

Christian Clegg, an assistant to the Stockton city manager, said he has become the interim violence prevention manager, but had no information on how the permanent replacement will be selected.

"Beyond that, we don't have a plan in place, on when recruitment begins, or how to fill the position," Clegg said.

Last fall, Glynn said her office would be nearly doubling the number of peacekeeper gang outreach workers. That staff increase has not yet happened.