Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we protect beaches, watch noir films, and prepare for the International Day of Radiology.
Columbia University Press recommended some Chinese restaurants with the help of Yong Chen, author of Chop Suey, USA. Chen lists ten of his favorites and provides some tips on dining in a Chinese restaurant (hint: ask for a pair of chopsticks).
Duke University Press broadcasted the warning of geologists Orrin Pilkey and J. Andrew. G. Cooper. The authors of The Last Beach describe the unfortunately likely outcomes of pollution, global warming, and beachfront property development.
Indiana University Press invited Barbara McDonald Stewart to discuss To the Gates of Jerusalem on the most recent of the Press’s podcast. The book collects the papers of Stewart’s father, the diplomat James G. McDonald.
Johns Hopkins University Press investigated classic cinema with a guest post by Sheri Chinen Biesen, a film historian and noir scholar. Her books, Blackout and Music in the Shadows, piece together the histories of movies like Double Indemnity and A Star is Born.
McGill-Queen’s University Press introduced readers to Philippe Bieler’s Onward, Dear Boys in preparation for its Montreal launch event on November 11th. The book narrates a Canadian family’s experience of World War I with the help of wartime letters and photographs.
New York University Press struggled to find an appropriate structure for Queer Christianities, a book on the interplay between gender, sexuality, society, religion, and genre. Michael Pettinger, Kathleen Tavlacchia, and Mark Larrimore comment on editing what they call a delicious variety of lives.
Oxford University Press traced the history of brain imaging from x-ray to MRI with the help of Arpan K. Banerjee. Tomorrow is the International Day of Radiology, the anniversary of Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery and an opportunity to celebrate work in the field.
Stanford University Press shared some surprising tequila trivia courtesy of Marie Sarita Gaytán. The facts describe everything from the alcohol’s history to its cultural associations to the glasses it comes in.