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The University of Missouri Still Pays the Price for Campus Craziness

Remember the overblown, hysterical protests that roiled the University of Missouri in 2015? Remember how professor Melissa Click called for “muscle” to boot the press from protest sites? Remember how ESPN previewed its Colin Kaepernick...Show More Summary

Remembering the Battle of the Crater Out in Paperback

I had my doubts, but the University Press of Kentucky came through and just released my first book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, in paperback. They […]

Trustees approve reorganization plan for university campus

University of Maine System trustees continue their efforts to close large budget gaps with more organizational changes. The Press Herald reports ( ) that trustees agreed on a reorganization plan … Click to Continue »

On Hayim Nahman Bialik

Mikhail Krutikov reviews a new biography of the poet Hayim Nahman Bialik at Forward. The biography, Hayim Nahman Bialik: Poet of Hebrew, by Avner Holtzman, published by Yale University Press, is “insightful,” according to Krutikov, but misses a “key element.” While the biography addresses the intersections between national and religious identity in Bialik’s poetry, Krutikov […]

Research shows the impact of invasive plants can linger long after eradication

(Cambridge University Press) A new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows the impact of weedy invaders can linger for years.

Phosphorene-like SiS and SiSe: Promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

(Science China Press) Seeking for appropriate anode materials is crucial for the development of sodium-ion batteries. Recently, a research team led by Prof. T. S. Zhao at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hypothesized...Show More Summary

Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death

(Boston University Medical Center) When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications. According to a new study, diagnosis of high blood pressure...Show More Summary

8 Questions for Jeffrey Angles on The Book of the Dead by Orikuchi Shinobu and the Yomiuri Prize

I recently received a mysterious and very fascinating book: The Book of the Dead by the great Japanese modernist Orikuchi Shinobu, published by University of Minnesota Press. Though written in the 1930s, this book is set in 8th-century Egypt, and it is a short, allegorical, surrealistic work, definitely one of the strangest and most striking Continue Reading

New Zealand Book Awards

They've announced the winners of this year's New Zealand Book Awards, with The Wish Child, by Catherine Chidgey, taking the fiction prize; see the Victoria University Press publicity page. Before you get too dismissive, recall that The...Show More Summary

The Digital Press on Longreads

While I’m settling into my summer research in Cyprus, I’m still thinking of some of my projects this spring. Some good news from my colleagues at The Digital Press. The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is excited to announce that Josh Roiland’s story, “It Was Like Nothing Else in My Life Up… Read More ?

The Woman Priest review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Sylvain Maréchal's slim 1801 novella, The Woman Priest, out last year from the University of Alberta Press. Maréchal is a pretty interesting secondary literary figure from...Show More Summary

What I’ve been reading

1. William Vaughan, Samuel Palmer: Shadows on the Wall.  Another first-rate Yale University Press book of art plates and art history, for this they are the best.  Get a hold of as many of them as you can. 2. Ge Fei, The Invisibility Cloak.  This short Chinese noir novel, with a dash of Murakami, is […] The post What I’ve been reading appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Quick takes from the Press Box: Comeback kid Alex Suarez gets a save for Irvine; Coach Lavalle’s all-star recognition and honoring all the great moms

The comeback kid, junior  Alex Suarez, put a smile on Irvine baseball coach Ryan Brucker by pitching two shutout innings Thursday to pick up the save in Irvine’s 2-0 victory over University. Suarez, who returned to the varsity in April after having brain surgery to remove a tumor in January, gave up one hit for […]

Three new sub-species of snow leopard discovered

(Oxford University Press USA) A recent research paper in the Journal of Heredity reveals that there are three sub-species of snow leopard. Until now, researchers had assumed this species, Panthera uncia, was monotypic.

Mandatory Headwear does not influence surgical site infections

(Oxford University Press USA) Surgical site infections are noteworthy and costly health complications. Patients with infections are likely to stay longer an intensive care unit and a hospital. Those with infections have an increased risk of hospital readmission or death. Show More Summary

Bergman on Zilberstein’s A Temperate Empire

Last month James Bergman reviewed Anya Zilberstein’s A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press, for the H-Net.European settlers found the climate of North America to be more extreme than what they had known at home (often while sticking to a smaller range of latitudes). Show More Summary

Updates from The Digital Press: Haunted by Waters and the Corinth Excavation Manual

Some good news today from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. David Haeselin’s Haunted by Water: the Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997 is now available in print from Amazon for the low, low price of $20! We’ve also added a few supplemental pages that developed during the… Read More ?

Steve Oney Tips His Cap to Some Formative Magazine Editors

Mercer University Press New this month from Steve Oney, A Man's World is a collection of 20 of the veteran magazine writer's favorite pieces. Articles like "A Sinner's Second Chance," originally published in the November 1984 issue of Esquire. The profile of Gregg Allman was Oney's first piece for the magazine. When the writer sat...

Codex Project: Formation Processes, Floods, and Books

This spring saw the publication of two new books from the Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. A third will appear this fall with a limited edition print publication appearing of the course of the summer: Micah Bloom’s Codex. For more on that project, go here. Below is my first draft of the… Read More ?

Researchers uncover key role for microRNA in inflammatory bowel disease

(Rockefeller University Press) An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. The study, 'Myeloid-derived miR-223 regulates...Show More Summary

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