Sleeping Bear Dunes Excerpt from Great Lakes Rocks

by Danielle Coty July 8, 2019

Every year over 1,000,000 people visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, lauded by ABC’s Good Morning America as the “Most Beautiful Place in America.” Whether they are visiting to climb the massive sand dunes, to stargaze, or for the scenic drive, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at a scenic lakeshore where sand dunes seem to rise straight out of Lake Michigan. Yet the formation of the Great Lakes dunes is only one of the ways in which geology manifests in the region. With natural resources such as salt and natural gas, formations such as the Pictured Rocks National […]

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Does geology impact the record high water levels being experienced across the Great Lakes?

by scottom June 20, 2019

Guest Post by Stephen E. Kesler Although the Great Lakes formed only a few thousand years ago, they are the result of much older processes. In fact the geologic history of the Great Lakes region covers almost the entire 4,540-million-year span of time since the Earth formed. Some of the oldest rocks in the world are found in the Minnesota River valley and in the Watersmeet and Carney Lake areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. At the other end of the time scale, the Great Lakes shorelines are evolving even today. Water levels in the lakes and surrounding waterways […]

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Celebrating Mark Saunders, Pioneer of University Press Digital Publishing

by Charles Watkinson June 10, 2019

In mid May Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, unexpectedly passed way at the tragically early age of 52. As we celebrate and commemorate their life, the sudden passing of a friend and colleague will always cause us to pause and look around gratefully at the people with whom we spend our days — family, co-workers, neighbors. As the Association of University Presses meets in Detroit, June 10- 14, U-M Press is participating in a “Celebrating the People of AUPresses” blog tour. This aims to honor Mark Saunders by celebrating the individuals we work with. This blog […]

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Webinar Roundup: University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

by Kathryn Beaton March 22, 2019

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC), a comprehensive collection of our scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries, has been live since January. The UMP EBC is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum offers users the ability to read books with associated digital enhancements, such as: 3-D models, embedded audio, video, and databases; zoomable online images, and interactive media. You can see sample open access titles at: Learn more about how your library can buy the UMP EBC: A webinar and powerpoint (originally presented […]

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The University of Michigan Press website has a new look!

by Kathryn Beaton March 20, 2019

The University of Michigan Press website has a new look! The aim was for it to be a little sleeker and more streamlined. Our front end developer and UI designer, Jon McGlone, spent several months on this, updating the color scheme to new shades of blue and modernizing the typography. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are now also shown at the bottom of the page. The blog and shopping cart will be updated later this year. We love it and hope you do too! Celebrate until April 30th with the code UMNEWLOOK for 25% off all books (except ELT). Try […]

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