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 Greek tragedies, genocide and climate change as well as book drives and awards! What did you read this week?
Duke University Press kicked off its Book Harvest drive! If you want to donate, look for the book collection bins around the Press and Brightleaf Square. The drive continues until Monday, May 4.
University of Texas Press celebrated earth day by weighing in on the climate change debate with a pinch of humor.
New York University Press explored the marriage of art and ethnography to create artwork that is rich in detail and intricate.
Oxford University Press gave out their version of ancient Greek Oscars, called Golden Nikes (Nikes is the goddess of victory) in light of the recent Greek productions.
Stanford University Press shed light on the less obvious social impacts of genocide.
John Hopkins University Press discussed Angelina Jolie’s recent health struggles and shared some medical information that are useful for similar cases.
The University of Florida Press explored the travels and life of David Fairchild, America’s best-known plant explorer and his contribution in introducing different fruits and food that we commonly find today from all over the world.
Princeton University Press shared their first encounter with electrical engineering and √-1.
The University of Chicago Press awarded its annual 2015 Laing Prize to Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo author of I Speak the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and professor of history at the University of Chicago, and associate professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City.
MIT Press shared a guest post that argued that sustainable development and unlimited economic growth is simple not possible.