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 timely conversations on Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and more. What did you read this week?
University of Texas Press remembered food writer Josh Ozersky, whose untimely passing saddened us all this week.
University of Illinois Press discussed the ethics of rule bending at the institutional level in professional sports and individual cheating by popular star athletes.
The University of Nebraska Press offered a reading list for Cinco De Mayo, including books on Mexican railroads, politics, television journalism, and labor activism.
Wesleyan University Press offered a giveaway raffle of Honorée Fanonne Jeffer’s blues poetry collection The Glory Gets.
Stanford University Press recounts Mark Twain’s surprisingly political anti-imperialist support of the Boxer Rebellion in Manchuria.
Princeton University Press announced the program of the philosophy and music festival “How the Light Gets In” coming to Hay-on-Wye in Wales later this month.
NYU Press author Julie Passanante Elman points out the contradiction in the public responses at Mizzou in support of Michael Sam coming out and opposing the Black Lives Matter protests.
Johns Hopkins University Press offered a fifth century Roman family tale of the empress Galla Placidia to celebrate Mother’s Day, upcoming this Sunday.
Oxford University Press compares the euphoric effects of marijuana and coffee. Excuse us while we go get a refill…