Kevin Pontuti

Filmmaker takes Media X helm

This fall, the first wave of students began studying in the College’s newest program, Media X. The program, which prepares students to work in the ever-changing media landscape, has surpassed expectations by enrolling 27 students in its first semester. Those students have jumped right in, getting their hands on the latest cameras and experimenting with…

The College welcomes new faculty

College of the Pacific welcomes new faculty members to the Pacific family. Guillermo Barro Calvo: Physics Hometown: Madrid, Spain What are your research interests? My main research is in Astrophysics. I study the formation and evolution of galaxies since the very first instants of the Big Bang to the fully grown galaxies that we see today, like…

Meet Pacific English professor Dr. Amy Elizabeth Smith

I love to see students engaged in their learning – so we work together on projects and activities that move beyond the classroom. My “Professional Communications” helps students develop their writing skills and build their resumes by creating documents for real clients in the Stockton area, such as the Delta Blood Bank and the American…

Reports from the path of totality

Pacific professors and students have fanned out across the United States to see the total eclipse for themselves. English professor Courtney Lehmann and her husband, physics professor Jim Hetrick, are sending photos and sharing their experiences with us from Oregon. COP Dean Rena Fraden is in Idaho with her family. Monday, Aug. 21 Physics professor…

Four tips for photographing the solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is one of nature’s greatest spectacles and one that many people want to preserve with photographs. Taking great pictures of a solar eclipse, however, is more challenging than you might think. University of the Pacific photographer, Jaslyn Gilbert, has tips for photographing the event we in Northern California will see Aug. 12.…