Welcome once again to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! 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 fiercely hoped for Spring to finally arrive in New Haven as we read about Carnaval, St. Patrick’s Day, the Ebola outbreak, privacy, and more. What did you read this week?
NYU Press takes the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to reflect on the pictorial history of the United States and its relation to the black freedom struggle
The University of North Carolina Press discussed the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day around the world and its significance for the Irish diaspora.
John Hopkins University Press questions the effectiveness and performance of the World Health Organization (WHO) in their flawed response to the Ebola outbreak crisis.
Princeton University Press looks “at the changing fortunes and reputations of three very different scientists: Alan Turing, Nikola Tesla, and Albert Einstein” by examining the relationship between genius and public recognition.
Stanford University Press answers the question “How have colleges and universities escaped public scrutiny and the policymaking zeal so characteristic of primary and secondary school?”
University of Texas Press analyzes the six women that had a vital place in the life of Texas writer William Goyen in honor of Women’s History Month.
Temple University Press examines the famous Brazilian celebration of Carnaval and its significance for Rio de Janeiro.
University Press of Mississippi takes a close look Mississippi Freedom Schools and their central role in the civil rights movement in the Deep South.
Oxford University Press explores the possible answers to the question “Is privacy dead?”