What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, November 2, 2012

Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world. Dare we ask the question: SUP friends? And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up on all the news you’ve missed!

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Harvard University Press addresses the difficulties of disaster relief; specifically, why a market-based approach to such efforts will often fall short of providing proper disaster justice.

How did authorities try to manipulate public opinion through movies during the Second World War? The UNC Press Blog features a guest post on the subject.

Over at the University of Nebraska Press, the spotlight is on successful books that began as dissertations by PhD students.

Turning their attention to the plight of highly educated, but undocumented, immigrant students, NYU Press explores the question of whether deferred action is doing enough to help.

Oxford University Press celebrates the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, outlining the evolution of the world-famous artistic project.

The best predictor of a state’s peacefulness isn’t its level of wealth or democracy, as Columbia University Press argues, but how well it treats its women.

An author interview on the University of Pennsylvania Press blog explores the oft-overlooked history of evangelical Christians in America.

Temple University Press explains nine principles that parents and teachers can follow to instill discipline in children.

Finally, the MIT Press discusses the growing phenomenon of open education, which has produced great change in the economics of education.

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