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In Memoriam: Richard Bailey, Ph.D.

by Bridget June 1, 2011

Last month, the University of Michigan Press was saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Richard Bailey. Richard was a professor at the University of Michigan, and a University of Michigan Press author many times over. His work includes: English as a World Language (1982), Co-editor Dictionaries of English: Prospects for the Record of Our Language (1987), Editor “the library of everyone concerned with or about dictionaries and lexicography.” ––Verbatin: The Language Quarterly Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language (1992) This book demonstrates how people’s opinions about the English language often reflect prejudice and hope, bigotry and […]

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‘Beyond Sputnik’ author responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

by University of Michigan Press January 28, 2011

Tobin L. Smith, coauthor of Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century, was on The Takeaway national radio program this week to comment on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, which called this “our generation’s Sputnik moment.” Smith commented on what happened in 1958 in response to Sputnik, and compared it to current day events. Sputnik was directly responsible for increasing investment in science and defense in this country, he said, leading to the present-day version of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the agency that set up the foundations […]

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UM Press titles win CHOICE Awards

by Trade Marketing January 3, 2011

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, which is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles winners. The following University of Michigan Press titles have received the award: David Castillo’s Baroque Horrors Pamela Fox’s Natural Acts Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson’s Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea Suk-Young Kim’s Illusive Utopia Tobin Siebers’s Disability Aesthetics

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2009 University of Michigan Press Book Award winners honored

by Heather Newman October 8, 2009

A ceremony last night honored the two recipients of the University of Michigan Press Book Award: Joanne Leonard, author of Being in Pictures: An Intimate Photo Memoir; and Tobin Siebers, author of Disability Theory.         Leonard and Siebers mark the second time in a row the awards committee has chosen to honor two authors. The Press Book Award is given to the best work published by the University Press in the prior two calendar years and written by a member, or members, of the University of Michigan faculty.

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On the 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Looking Ahead

by kris bishop July 20, 2009

On July 20th, 1969, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin descended to the moon while Michael Collins orbited in the Apollo 11 module. Forty years later, Aldrin and Collins advocate aiming for Mars…But any “Space Race” depends on the direction U.S. Science Policy as a whole takes in the next few years. Key decisions in the fields of energy, transportation, industry, environmental policy, national defense, and medical research and development all hinge on funding that could also be allocated to a Mars Mission, and all deserve attention. So 40 years after landing on the moon and 52 years […]

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