Knowledge Identifier: &University_of_the_Pacific_(United_States)
Category: Sciences (600)
Founded in 1851.
Countries: United States (84%), California (8%), Central America (4%)
Linked to: McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Stanford University, Afghan Institute of Learning
In 1858, the college opened the first medical school on the West Coast
In 1871, the campus was moved to San Jose and the college opened its doors to women, becoming the first independent co-educational campus in California
In 1923, the campus relocated from the Bay Area to the city of Stockton becoming the first institution of higher education in the Central Valley; it became the University of the Pacific in 1961
Ina Coolbrith - In 1933, the University of California established the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize, given annually to authors of the best unpublished poems written by undergraduate students enrolled at the University of the Pacific, Mills College, Stanford University, Santa Clara University, Saint Mary's College of California, and any of the University of California campuses
Pacific had previously competed in the Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association conference but left in 1950
Mike Locksley - He served as defensive backs coach and special teams coach at Towson University for the 1992 season, defensive coordinator at Naval Academy Preparatory School in 1993 and 1994 , was outside linebackers coach at the University of the Pacific for 1995, spent the 1996 season coaching tight ends and split ends at Army Black Knights football
In 2006, Sakena Yacoobi was recognized for her foundation Afghan Institute of Learning, which aims to restore education and health programs
Clint Eastwood - Eastwood has been awarded at least three honorary degrees from universities and colleges, including an honorary degree from the University of the Pacific in 2006, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California on May 27, 2007, and an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 22, 2007.
In 2009 students from the Residence for Earth & Environmental Living & Learning , the Students for Environmental Action, and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences designed and implemented the Tap That campaign, whose goal was to inform students, faculty and staff about the effects of disposable water bottles on the environment
In 2011, Pacific purchased a seven-story former Wells Fargo office building in the South of Market neighborhood, intending to use five floors to house Dugoni, while renting two floors as premium office space