Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found university presses discussing topics such as world cultures, morality, family dynamics, and digital media. We also celebrated a slew of book announcements with our university press colleagues. What did you read this week?
The University of California Press asked questions about the White-breasted Nuthatch this week, a bird that has developed a subspecies in the Sierra Nevada.
The MIT Press posted on the theme of Open Access this week, sharing guest posts on the power of the internet to disseminate of knowledge.
NYU Press looks at families this week with posts on working parents and “bad” mothers, and introduces a new member of their own intern family.
Duke University Press celebrates Filipino/a American History Month by sharing several books on Asian American studies.
Columbia University Press announced a sale on South Asian Studies titles.
We celebrated book award announcements this week, along with many of our Social University Press colleagues:
- Yale University Press - 2013 Lewis Mumford Prize for the best book on American city and regional planning history published in the past two years, and the 2013 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies.
- University Press of Kentucky – the 2012 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction.
- University of Nebraska Press -2013 Nebraska Book Awards.
- The University of North Carolina Press’s - the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 book award.
- The University of Georgia Press – the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board
- Princeton University Press – shortlisted for the 2013 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award.
- Penn State University Press’s - the 2013 Roland Bainton Award in Art and Music History