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Top Altmetric Mentions, January 17-24: Political Science

by Kathryn Beaton January 30, 2017

Now, more than ever, it feels like the pressure is on to hash out complex issues in a hurry—on Twitter and Facebook, in attention-grabbing headlines. In a time of quick reactions and heightened polarization, the deeply researched and rigorously reviewed academic books published by university presses can provide the context, data, and nuance that help us all to better understand current events. This has never been more relevant than it is than now, as we reflect on the first week of a new US presidency and the end of Academic Book Week. Below, please find a sampling of titles from […]

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‘Are We There Yet?’ author Alison Byerly appointed president of Lafayette College

by Shaun Manning January 17, 2013

Lafayette College announced Wednesday that Press author Alison Byerly has been appointed as the school’s 17th president. Her book Are We There Yet? Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism was published just this month. Dr. Byerly has previously served as the provost of Middlebury College and is a Visiting Scholar at MIT. Congratulations to Dr. Byerly on her new post!

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The Times Weighs in on Reverend Billy

by Shaun Manning November 15, 2011

Coinciding with his appearances at Occupy London events, The Times (UK) has recently featured University of Michigan Press author Bill Talen–best known in his Reverend Billy persona–twice within its pages. In the first, occasioned by the reviewer receiving The Reverend Billy Project: From Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping just at the moment when November 5–Guy Fawkes Night–took on the new significance of Bank Transfer Day, The Times’ Erica Wagner said (subscription required): Listening to the Archbishop of Canterbury speak about the protest made me wonder what the Rev would say. … Too few […]

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Inside Higher Ed piece by ‘Mad at School’ author is on scholarly job hunt for those with mental disabilities

by University of Michigan Press February 15, 2011

Margaret Price, author of Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life, recently had a piece in Inside Higher Ed on how difficult the academic job search process can be for those with mental disabilities and how it might become more accessible. “If this system were revised to become more accessible for academics with mental disabilities, all members of the academic world would benefit,” she wrote. “A few relatively simple changes would have dramatic impact.” The full article is available online. Price has been in the news recently, with a story about her work appearing in the Chronicle […]

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Q&A with Orville Gilbert Brim, author of Look at Me! The Fame Motive from Childhood to Death

by University of Michigan Press December 1, 2009

Four million adults in the United States say that becoming famous is the most important goal in their lives. What motivates those who set fame as their priority, where did the desire come from, how does the pursuit of fame influence their lives, and how is it expressed? Based on the research of Dr. Orville Gilbert Brim, award-winning scholar in the field of child and human development, Look at Me! answers those questions. Dr. Brim has had a long and distinguished career. He is the former director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful […]

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