Tag Archives: UNL

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 06

Carnival of Contagion Book Launch

A reception and book signing for the new educational comic Carnival of Contagion, the latest entry in the World of Viruses series, will be held tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Love Library South at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Veteran comics writer and artist Bob Hall will sign copies at the free […]

September 25

From the Desk of Bob Hall: National Comic Book Day

Bob Hall is a professional artist who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and drawn some of the most famous comic heroes of all time, including Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers.  “National Comic Book Day!” I knew that day would come. I’ve known it for the forty years I have worked […]

August 03

Harvey Perlman on Warren K. Urbom

Harvey Perlman is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, having stepped down after sixteen years of service as Chancellor of the University. Mythology and literature are replete with giants—characters that are physically larger than life. They are often loud of voice, short of temper, seldom astute, and full […]

October 24

Remembering Bill Regier’s Years at Nebraska

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  WILLIS REGIER Willis “Bill” Regier’s career seemed destined for a professorship in the English or Classics Department of a major university. But a graduate school job with his alma mater’s literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, […]

August 16

Remembering Dika Lagercrantz Eckersley

As we honor our 75th anniversary this year, we recall and celebrate some of the most influential people in the Press’s history.  DIKA LAGERCRANTZ ECKERSLEY (1939–2015) Generous. Kind. Quirky. Teacher. Designer. Traveler. Humane. A proponent of joy. Dika Eckersley’s colleagues and friends remember her as a woman who loved costume parties; saved and reused wrapping paper; […]

April 26

Book Launch at Indigo Bridge Books

Please join UNP at Indigo Bridge Books today from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for food and conversation over the release of Abolishing Freedom, co-edited by Marco Abel and Roland Végső. In this brisk and witty interrogation of freedom, author Frank Ruda argues that only rationalist fatalism can cure the contemporary sickness whose paradoxical name today is freedom. […]

March 01

The Director Dish: Our 75th Anniversary

The following letter was written for UNP’s spring and summer 2016 catalog. What an honor it is to be the director of the University of Nebraska Press as it celebrates its 75th anniversary and diamond jubilee. Reference to a diamond seems particularly apt, since I have often thought of the press as the “jewel in […]

From the desk of Scott Winter

  Scott Winter is an assistant professor of journalism at Bethel University. He is the author of Nebrasketball: Coach Tim Miles and a Big Ten Team on the Rise (October 2015). Follow Scott on Twitter or visit his website.  Miles: Right where he wants to be As Nebraska prepared to play Indiana at Assembly Hall Wednesday, I […]

February 10

The Epic Neihardt

Today with the Center for Great Plains Studies, the University of Nebraska Press is proud to showcase author John G. Neihardt’s contribution to literature with a special symposium: The Epic Neihardt. Attendees will journey into Neihardt’s writing and Native studies with presentations from Timothy G. Anderson, Aubrey Streit Krug, and Pamela Gossin. UNP will publish Anderson’s Lonesome Dreamer: The […]