Author: Kelly Thomas

Author: Kelly Thomas

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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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

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University Press Week 2019: Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward

November 3-9 is University Press Week. This year’s theme is “Read. Think. Act.” Our mission at the University of Pittsburgh Press is to find and publish the finest scholarly titles for just this reason: We want to encourage our readers to think critically about our titles and make changes in their lives, universities, and communities. This blog post by Patricia M. DeMarco, author of Pathways To Our Sustainable Future, offers a few ways anyone can take action to become a better environmental steward. Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward Patricia M. DeMarco As creatures of modern life, we…

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University Press Week 2019: How to Speak Up and Speak Out

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University Press Week 2019: How to Speak Up and Speak Out

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 speak up and speak out.” Check out these posts from our university press friends: “Lewis Raven Wallace: How to Speak Up and Speak Out” by Lewis Raven Wallace, University of Chicago Press * * * “Speaking Up and Speaking Out” by Kelly Belanger, Syracuse University Press * * * “HOW TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT”…

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