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 Syria, Jonathan Franzen, superheroes in New York City, religion and death, the beauty of bridges and a Mark Twain giveaway. What did you read this week?
Harvard University Press features a reflection by Michael Ignatieff on the failures of Obama and David Cameron to win popular support for the proposed military attack on Syria.
The University of Chicago Press takes a look at an essay written by Jonathan Franzen about Karl Kraus.
Princeton University Press continues its #WhereInNYC Photo Quiz, in which readers are quizzed on where certain distinctive objects can be found in the city. This time, the spotlight is on Superman in Brooklyn.
Columbia University Press examines the relationship between religion and death with this post on death, life, God, and the associated ideas of fear and happiness.
What did you do to celebrate this past Constitution Day? NYU Press recommends five Constitution-related books to read.
Oxford University Press turns to the intersection of engineering and art with the intriguing question, “When are bridges public art?”
A guest post on the UNC Press Blog discusses the ongoing struggle for civil rights in schools, and explains why school segregation is still an issue.
Finally, the University of California Press is hosting a giveaway for their upcoming volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography.