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 Thalidomide, World Elephant Day, and the symbolism of sweetness. What did you read this week?
Oxford University Press shares the symbolism of sweet foods from around the world with some mouthwatering photos.
University of Minnesota Press suggests that some of the houses attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright might have been designed by someone else.
University of North Carolina Press explores what it means to live in a hotel, through the eyes of the fictional children’s character Eloise.
University of California Press explains why conservation efforts are needed before animals are placed on the endangered species list.
University of Chicago Press celebrates this past Wednesday’s World Elephant Day by remembering Greg the elephant.
Columbia University Press considers the relationship between evangelical Christians and political certainty.
Harvard University Press tells the story of the doctor who prevented Thalidomide from being approved by the FDA, preventing countless birth defects in the US.
Princeton University Press meditates on farming and religious faith.
Indiana University Press shows a trailer for the documentary Rosenwald, released today, about a Jewish man who funded over five thousand schools for African Americans living in the South.