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 conversations on supreme court decisions, the universal urge to dance and American immigration laws as well as posts on the history of Yosemite National Park and Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. What did you read this week?
University of North Carolina Press shared the history of the creation of Yosemite National Park, and the various obstacles that had to be overcome for it to become a protected space.
University of Toronto Press shared a guest post by author Peter J. McCormick on his thoughts on the major supreme court decisions of thus far of 2015.
New York University Press reflected on the faults with American Immigration laws and policies as well as their implementation.
Oxford University Press celebrated National Social Work Month in the United States by recognizing humanitarians who have ‘paved the way for change,’ in the arts, politics, medicine, education, and social work.
Columbia University Press interviewed Kimerer LaMothe, author of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming on the pertinent question of why do we really dance?
University of Kentucky Press shared their love for Kentucky by compiling a list of must travel places on a road trip.
Temple University Press went behind the scenes of the ever popular Carnival in Rio de Janeiro!
Princeton University Press learned a thing or two about picking the perfect bracket from Davidson student Nathan Argueta who has a 97% March Madness ranking.
Stanford University Press explored the ever developing and transforming South Asian subcontinent.
John Hopkins University Press took a trip back memory lane as they remembered Abraham Lincoln’s horrifying assassination.