What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, November 16, 2012

Our weekly roundup of news takes special significance as we join the American Association of University Presses in celebrating the first annual University Press Week, which highlights the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, academics, and society.

In celebration of University Press Week, Columbia University Press‘s Editorial Director Jennifer Crewe discusses the importance and future of university presses.

Over at Harvard University Press looks back on the recent presidential elections and contemplates how a Romney win would have affected university presses.

Princeton University Press reveals how the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the world’s third longest suspension bridge, in Washington State earned the epitaphic nickname, “Galloping Gertie.”

University of Chicago Press honors poet and translator David Ferry, who’s latest work Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations is the winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poems.

University of North Carolina Press examines the rising number of museum that are giving Indigenous people a larger role in determining Native American exhibition content and the complexities of these new relationships.

Two books published by University of Nebraska Press are among the finalists for the 2012 CASEY award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. Good luck UNP!

Ever wonder how the Word of the Year is picked? Oxford University Press gives readers an inside look at the competitive selection process to pick the Oxford Dictionaries USA word of the year.

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