Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we found new e-book deals, as well as conversations on public health, feminism, and wealth inequality.
The Duke University Press shared an excerpt from Professor Priscilla Wald’s book Contagious, explaining her concept of the “the outbreak narrative” to address the first case of Ebola in the US and the media frenzy in the nation that has ensued.
The NYU Press posted their last ‘Books That Cook’ post, where brave press staffer Monica McCormick attempted to recreate the “Yellow Potatoes” recipe and shared her thoughts and experience.
The University of Chicago Press is offering a free e-book download of In Defense of Negativity by John G. Geer for the month of October.
The MIT Press interviewed Stephen Camarata, author of Late-Talking Children, providing answers for parents to about how soon is too soon to diagnose and what role the “Einstein syndrome” can play in late-talking children.
The OSU Press shared a guest post from Mark Pomeroy, author of The Brightwood Stillness, recounting how a kid from Ore in northeast Portland found “vivid and lasting impressions in the forests of Vietnam and shadows of Mount Hood.”
The Stanford Press asked if wealth should be permitted to amplify individuals’ democratic participation.
The Columbia University Press announced the launch of To the Point a new e-book series that presents standalone chapters from the press’s new coming fall season books.
The UNC Press shared a guest post from Corinne T. Field, author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood, addressing race, gender, and age holistically in a conversation about civil rights.