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 prison culture, mass protests, collapsing bridges, and immigration policy. What did you read this week?
Princeton University Press Blog discussed the Netflix sensation, Orange is the New Black,’s role in shedding light on the culture of the U.S. prison system.
On the Columbia University Press Blog, author Peter Rabins discusses the concept of causality, using the recent collapses of two bridges as a case study.
Ilene Kalish, the NYU Press’s Executive Editor for Social Sciences, claims, “great books aren’t written, they’re re-written,” discussing the process of writing and editing a book for print on From the Square.
The Oxford University Press Blog featured a post by author Richard A. Bailey urging Americans to consider their own Mayflower roots when discussing the fate of today’s undocumented immigrants.
Patrick Brantlinger discusses his new book, States of Emergency, on the Indiana University Press Blog’s podcast.
The University of Nebraska Press Blog gets nostalgic, counting down some favorite childhood books.
Information and communication technologies and their abilities to “super-size” protests like the ones seen in Turkey and Brazil are explored on the MIT Press Blog this week.