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Canada's First Christian Law School Sues Over Denial of Accreditation Due to Student Code of Conduct

Trinity Western University Press Release, TWU Challenges BC Law Society in Court: Trinity Western University announced today that it will commence legal proceedings to challenge the Law Society of British Columbia’s (LSBC) October 31st decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of Law graduates. Both the Law Society...

Complete Medical Histories from the Founders

Jeanne E. Abrams’s Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health came out from New York University Press in 2013. Here are an H-Net review, a C-SPAN video, and a podcast discussion of the book on Liz Covart’s “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast. Show More Summary


  Alex Yarde eagerly awaits this New 75-Minute DC Universe Original Movie Features Iconic Justice League Characters Cyborg, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman!   I attended the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis press screening at NYCC14. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oxford University Press, Quarto Publishing

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is hiring a senior designer, while Oxford University Press needs a digital team manager. Quarto Publishing Group is seeking an acquiring editor, and Albert Whitman & Company is on the hunt for a children’s book acquiring editor. Show More Summary

Governor Shumlin's Surrender: Vermont Democrats Abandon Quest for Single Payer Plan

"Vermont... is the only state with universal single-payer health coverage for its residents." -James Fallows in The Atlantic, April, 2014 For nearly four years, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has been basking in the glow of press accolades...Show More Summary

Settled Science: Liberals Are Ruining the Social Sciences

(Steven Hayward) A forthcoming article in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (yeah, it’s not on my regular reading pile either, but it’s a Cambridge University Press journal) is attracting a lot of pre-publication buzz, because it arguesShow More Summary

Mastering ‘Metrics

That is the new book by Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke, from Princeton University Press, and the subtitle is The Path From Cause to Effect.  I have not yet had a chance to peruse this book, but the odds are very high that it is a very strong contribution.  The Amazon link for the […]

American Apocalypse, Key to the Loony Right in Coin Collecting?

In a new book ('American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism', Harvard University Press December 15, 2014), Matthew Avery Sutton, a professor of history at Washington State University, traces the history of American evangelical apocalypticism from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Show More Summary

Quote of Note | James Welling on Publishers’ Logos

“In the early 1970s the most cited writer in Artforum was the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty. So I sought out Merleau-Ponty’s books published by Northwestern University Press. After some struggle I realized I couldn’t make sense of his ideas. Show More Summary

#AGU14 Stanford researchers use a girl scout troop as guinea pigs for climate ‘behavior change’

From the Stanford University press office: AGU talk: Scaling climate change communication for behavior change In a previous randomized controlled trial, Stanford University researchers developed two curricula for Girl Scouts to use energy more efficiently: one on energy use at home, and the other in transportation and food. Both courses were effective for girls in…

Religious Press and Print Culture: Materiality, Community, and Cultural Work

Elesha CoffmanLast month, I previewed the Religious Press and Print Culture conference at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Here's a recap of that small but wide-ranging conference, highlighting topics that arose repeatedly...Show More Summary

National Press Photographers Association moving to Grady College

The University of Georgia The National Press Photographers Association will move its headquarters to Grady College at The University of Georgia, the university announced Thursday. The NPPA, which is currently based in Durham, North Carolina,...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: How The Simpsons affects the English language

The high-falutin’ blog for the Oxford University Press has decided to climb down from its ivory tower to discuss something even the simplest of slack-jawed yokels can understand: The Simpsons. In his post “Embiggening English: The Simpsons...Show More Summary

Trinity University Press Has Acquired Maverick Publishing

Trinity University Press has acquired the assets of Maverick Publishing Company, an imprint dedicated to publishing books about the Southwest. Beginning next year, Trinity will launch a new imprint called Maverick Books. The line will...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Diversion Books, Oxford University Press

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring a marketing manager for Crown Publishing, as well as a designer for Random House Children’s Books. Meanwhile, Diversion Books is seeking a senior marketing manager, and Oxford University Press needs a design project manager. Show More Summary

A is A: Monism Refuted

This from The Collected Poems and Epigrams of J. V. Cunningham, Swallow Press, 1971, p. 118, epigram #47: This Monist who reduced the swarm Of being to a single form, Emptying the universe for fun, Required two A's to think...

Faculty Fathers: Toward a New Ideal in the Research University

Margaret W. Sallee (SUNY-Buffalo), Faculty Fathers: Toward a New Ideal in the Research University (SUNY Press, 2014): For the past two decades, colleges and universities have focused significant attention on helping female faculty balance work and family by implementing a series of family-friendly policies. Although most policies were targeted at...

Books to Watch Out for: December

Notes from the book closet on new and forthcoming titles that caught our eye. “The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism” (Oxford University Press), by Joseph P. Laycock, out December 1st. On June 6,...Show More Summary

Black Figures Hanged in Effigy at UC Berkeley

The Associated Press is reporting that three cardboard cutouts of black people were found hanging by nooses Saturday on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Great deals on classic literature from Oxford University Press

Our friends at Books2Anywhere, one of our longtime booksellers, have sliced 55% off the RRP price for more than 200 titles published by Oxford University Press. This offer lasts until December 31. Lots of classic literature is available here, including some masterpieces from Trollope, Kipling, Woolf and Lovecraft. There is also a decent helping of […]

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