Category Archives: In the News

December 08

News and Reviews

BOOKS Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Listed in “The Best Fiction Books of 2017” by the Chicago Review of Books: “[Glory Days is] a quiet Midwestern ghost story with prose as clear and cold as the Nebraska plains in winter.” When Basketball Was Jewish Doug Stark Listed in the “Top 10 Great Reads for Chanukah 2017” from Jewish Link: […]

December 05

Now Streaming: Women in baseball

The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. According to its website, “The Sweet Spot features stories from people from all walks of life that weave the tapestry of baseball in America. We’re conversing with players, coaches, artists, fans, photographers, musicians, authors, scorekeepers, bat boys, umpires and many more to capture and […]

November 24

News and Reviews

Books The Black Bruins James M. Johnson Starred review from Kirkus:  “Johnson engagingly captures the lives, struggles, and triumphs of five men whose greatness transcended American sports.”   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Highlighted in Ms. blog: “Blackburn’s remarkably short stories are characterized by a wild imagination and beautiful prose.”   Deco Body, Deco City […]

November 17

MLA’s Seal of Approval for The Complete Letters of Henry James

In October the eleventh volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James arrived, a collection edited by Greg W. Zacharias and Michael Anesko, and previously by Pierre A. Walker. Each installment of this collection has received the Modern Language Association’s “Approved Edition” seal—an honor bestowed by MLA’s Committee on Scholarly Editions. The CSE review begins long before […]

November 15

Discover the Great Plains book launch

  Published in cooperation with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the Discover the Great Plains is a series of concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and contemporary life of the Great Plains, written for a general audience. The Center for Great Plains Studies is a research and outreach center of the […]

November 10

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Present at the Creation Upton Bell, with Ron Borges Shout-out from Peter King in Sports Illustrated: “Present at the Creation is on my night table, and should be on yours if you’re a football history buff.”   The Other Exchange Denys Van Renen Review in the Review of English Studies: “Van Renen’s study is a welcome […]

November 10

University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader

Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and Librarians helping us all #LookItUP.” In honor of University Press Week, I’m shining a spotlight […]

November 09

University Press Week, Day 4

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “#TwitterStorm” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using the hashtags #UPWeek […]

November 07

University Press Week 2017, Day 2

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “Selling the Facts” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using the […]

November 06

University Press Week 2017, Day 1

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “Scholarship Making a Difference” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using […]