Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found conversations on sports analytics, new modes of travel, and the politics of sexuality, nationality, and security, as well as several book giveaways. What did you read this week?
Columbia University Press Blog discussed the difference between “Sports Analytics” and “Moneyball”
Duke University Press Log is calling for submissions for two issues of AmericanLiterature: “After the Postsecular” and “Pedagogy:Critical Practices for a Changing World”
From the Square (NYU Press blog) is giving away 22 Ideas to Fix the World.
North Philly Notes (Temple University Press) reminds us of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and takes a critical look at why they are still there.
Penn State Press Blog looks into the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic
UNC Press Blog discussed what was considered “healthy” sexuality by medical practitioners during the Cold War Era, reflects on Obama’s Cairo address, and differentiates between Southern food and soul food.
University of California Press Blog shares concerns about the impossibly fast Hyperloop, a proposed new high-speed transit system.