“Academic Ableism” Author Interview–Part 1

by Kathryn Beaton November 8, 2017

This University Press Week, we’re featuring an interview with Jay Timothy Dolmage. He’s an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo and author of the forthcoming book Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education, which argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone. Today’s theme is “producing the books that matter,” and the larger theme of UP Week is #LookItUp: Knowledge Matters. We are proud to offer a large selection of disability studies books, and feel that they are essential to dispelling misconceptions. Hang tight for Part 2 of the interview when the book releases in December!   You […]

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Q&A: International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

by Kathryn Beaton March 8, 2017

The University of Michigan Press attends several conferences each year. One of our editorial assistants, Danielle, went to her first one last weekend. Read our Q&A to hear about her experience attending panels, her impressions of Baltimore, and her advice for other first-time conference attendees.     Kathryn: Your first conference! Were you nervous? How did you prepare for it? Danielle: I was very nervous! I tried to prepare for the conference by looking over all the information about attending conferences that I had been given by colleagues. The International Studies Association website also had a packet of information for […]

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Marketplace Morning Report Interviews ‘Martian’s Daughter’ Marina von Neumann Whitman

by Emily September 26, 2012

In an interview with Marketplace Morning Report’s Jeremy Hobson, Marina von Neumann Whitman, author of The Martian’s Daughter: A Memoir, discusses her struggle to emerge from the shadow of her larger-than-life parent, John von Neumann (one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed “the Martians” by their colleagues) and describes the challenges of “a woman trying to climb the ranks of intellectual and corporate power.”  The interview delves into issues of discrimination in the workplace and its ongoing yet covert prevalency today. John von Neumann is often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century and even as the greatest scientist […]

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‘LGBT Youth’ authors take to radio, Boston Globe, Huffington Post

by Shaun Manning June 13, 2012

Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill’s new book, LGBT Youth in America’s Schools, has been receiving glowing reviews from a variety of publications, including the School Library Journal, Instinct magazine, Gay Calgary Magazine, and This Week in Texas. The authors have also been very active in advocating their book’s themes, penning op-eds in the Rainbow Times and Boston Globe, conducting a Voice to Voice feature for the Huffington Post, and appearing on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show. “Young people are coming out at younger ages,” Cahill told Cardin’s audience. “Back in the 1980s, people came out maybe around age 20, […]

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Stephen T. Ziliak Discusses ‘Cult of Statistical Significance’ on BBC Radio 4

by Shaun Manning April 21, 2011

Stephen T. Ziliak, co-author with Deidre N. McCloskey of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s More or Less with Tim Harford to discuss the problems with significance testing. Harford’s program focuses on the way numbers and statistics are used and misused in the public realm, and for the April 15 episode he spoke with Ziliak about a recent Supreme Court decision that hinged on whether statistical significance was a meaningful standard by which to assess a company’s liability for a potentially dangerous product. Harford began using […]

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