University Press Roundup

Our semi-regular (though soon we may have to start calling it regular) roundup of recent blog posts and features from other university presses:

The University of Michigan Press and Beacon Press reflect on Adrienne Rich’s life and works after the sad news of her death.

Stanford University Press provides a helpful list of links to sites that explain different aspects of the healthcare system.

At Princeton University Press, journalist E.J. Dionne, Jr. takes a close look at Rick Santorum and the future of the Religious Right.

At Cambridge University Press, Shaheen Shariff and Courtney Retter examine the ethical and legal issues behind cyberbullying, in wake of the trial of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student accused of spying on his roommate Tyler Clementi.

Harvard University Press discusses the new exhibition at the British museum, Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam.

The University of Minnesota Press offers a video with good advice for prospective academic authors.

UNC Press offers responses by two historians to Trayvon Martin’s killing that approach the issue from very different standpoints.

On a lighter note, MIT press offers a sequence of posts detailing some of the best pranks in MIT history in preparation for April Fools’ Day.

The American Management Association Books Blog continues their very informative “Ask AMACOM” series with a new installment of “Ask a Business Book Publicist.”

At the OUPblog, Professor Jon Hanson gives a fascinating interview on the connections between law and mind sciences, while Caroline Relton explains connections between epidemiology and epigenetics (giving a shoutout to CUP’s new title, The Epigenetics Revolution, in the process!).

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