What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, March 21, 2014

supWelcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! As always, there is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. With the first day of spring this week, March Madness is in the air. We read about Robots, University Presses in Space, and saw some great “shelfie” pics! What did you read this week?

Stanford University Press shared staff picks from their March sale, offering books for $5 and $10.

Harvard University Press shared some shelfie twitter buzz ontheir upcoming French to English translation of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

MIT Press talks about the potential use of robots as disaster responders, particularly those able to travel underwater.

Oxford University Press explained Coca-Cola’s history with cocaine and why the company continued to import the substance after it was removed from their soda formula.

UNC Press‘s author Michael Hunt dipped into the current debate over the crisis in Ukraine with a guest post.

The University of Chicago Press and the Princeton University Press shared news of a new website called “University Presses in Space” which will showcase University Press offerings in the field of space and space exploration.

Princeton University Press also shared a reflection on the selfie trend … no pun intended.

 

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