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 online bullying, digital militarism, and sexting as well as helpful stories for authors about the publishing process! What did you read this week?
Columbia University Press congratulated Burton Watson, winner of the 2015 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. Watson has translated a wide range of prose, fiction, and poetry from Chinese and Japanese for English-speaking audiences.
John’s Hopkins University Press announced that they will be joining us in New Haven for the American Association for the History of Medicine’s annual meeting this weekend, and will be offering a special discount on select history of medicine titles. We look forward to seeing their booth!
Oxford University Press asked, “Does a person’s personality change when they speak another language?” Neuroscientist Arturo Hernandez explains how learning and behavior are influenced by culture and context.
Princeton University Press shared an informative video from Jonathan Zimmerman on how to get your Op-Ed published. A must listen for authors!
Stanford University Press explained how social media becomes another front on which military conflicts are fought, looking at social media trends among Israeli’s and Palestinians as an example.
Temple University Press watched the movie “A Girl Like Her” and discussed the importance of authentic conversations about bullying for teen audiences.
The University of Chicago Press compared the social rituals of bull elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia to those of mafia families.
The University of Illinois Press explains why teen sexting isn’t going away, even in the face of public scandals such as the eight males of Liberty, Missouri who were suspended recently for spreading compromising photos of their classmates.
The University of North Carolina Press shared a guest post on the challenges of collaboration and co-authorship in publishing in the humanities.
The University of Texas Press discusses Toni Morrison’s new book God Help the Child, musing on the way that both fictional and scholarly writing impact the ongoing conversations about race in America.