Author: Kelly Thomas

Author: Kelly Thomas

Five Questions for Joseph Cialdella, author of <em>Motor City Green</em>

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Five Questions for Joseph Cialdella, author of Motor City Green

We “sat down” virtually with Joseph Stanhope Cialdella to talk about his new book, Motor City Green, which explores the history of urban gardens and green spaces in Detroit. Q: What drew you to this topic/subject area? A: I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, which is on the west side of the state, and we didn’t spend much time in Detroit, which is on the east side of the state. That changed when I went to college [at the University of Michigan’s Residential College], and was fortunate to participate in several engaged learning courses where we had the…

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Read Smarter: Read a Book by a Black Scholar

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Read Smarter: Read a Book by a Black Scholar

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. Our second prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a book by an African American or Black scholar.” For this prompt, the subject of the book is up to you! While this prompt coincides with Black History Month here in the United States, we hope you’ll use this list as a resource all…

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Read Smarter: Regional Fiction from University Presses

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Read Smarter: Regional Fiction from University Presses

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. Our first prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a book of regional fiction.” We’re defining “regional fiction” as any work of fiction focused on a specific region. You could choose a book set in your region, or a region halfway across the world, as long as it’s published by a university press….

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University Press Week 2019: How to Practice Compassion

Welcome to the University Press Week 2019 Blog Tour! University presses across the county will be sharing articles, interviews, and excerpts from titles that relate to various sub-themes of the main UP Week theme: Read. Think. Act. Today’s posts are all on “How to practice compassion.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “How Empathy Can Help Us Become More Compassionate” by Elizabeth Segal, Columbia University Press * * * “How the Transformations Series Invites Us to Practice Compassion — University Press Week Blog Tour” by Heather Gernenz, University of Illinois Press * * * “Leaving Vanni” by…

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University Press Week 2019: How To Build Community

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University Press Week 2019: How To Build Community

Welcome to the University Press Week 2019 Blog Tour! University presses across the county will be sharing articles, interviews, and excerpts from titles that relate to various sub-themes of the main UP Week theme: Read. Think. Act. Today’s posts are all on “How to build community.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “University Press Week Blog Tour: How to build community” by Paul Farber, Temple University Press * * * “The Press’s Role in Building Digital Scholarship Communities” by Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press * * * “AAUP #UniversityPressWeek: Community” by Paul Kirst, Syracuse University Press…

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