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 explored thanksgiving traditions, learnt more about the word “Bae” and delved into health issues of Cholera and Ebola. What did you read this week?
University Press of Florida spread some holiday cheer as they shared a guest post by Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., author of Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, & Silent Nights as he commented on the early advent of Christmas music.
John Hopkins University Press questioned our perspective of Ebola and how this deadly disease is viewed in the world in a post by guest writer Annemarie Goldstein Jutel.
New York University Press highlighted World Toilet Day on 19th November as Author Sara Fanning and her husband discuss possible answers to solving Haiti’s cholera epidemic.
University of Toronto Press shared a post by authors of Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development, Felipe Arocena and Kirk Bowman where they talk about their inspirations behind the book and using the book in Bowman’s Latin American Politics course.
Stanford University Press explained how interactions between religious believers and non believers is now gradually changing for the better.
University of North Carolina Press got festive as Debbie Moose, author of Southern Holidays: a Savor the South cookbook, shared her favorite family Thanksgiving tradition and how it evolved through the years.
Temple University Press got musical as Rachel Clare Donaldson, author of I Hear America Singing, writes about inspiring folk music.
University of Nebraska Press mourned the loss of a life and serious injury in the crash of SpaceShip2 and the explosion on launch of the Antares rocket,as authors of Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom discuss the events.
Oxford University Press answered our questions about the word “Bae” and explained it through intellectual perspectives.
Columbia University Press shared a post by Joel Simon, author of The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, where he suggests how President Obama can improve the media’s role in an international arena.
We will be back in 2 weeks with another What SUP post and wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving!