What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, October 25, 2013

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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 Chicago Press and Jezebel drooled over “library porn” on the cover of The Library: A World History. They also shared book on radio plays and morality in business school.

Oxford University Press is looking at your digital resume, and quizzing you on Shakespeare.

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.


Harvard University Press promotes cross-cultural understanding and challenges the western assumptions with posts on Chinese censorship and Muslim women’s rights.

The University of Pennsylvania Press discussed human rights and race relations at home and abroad.

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:

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