University Press Blog Round Up: Ferguson, Social Networking, The Physics of Cocktails, and More!

University Press Round Up

Before heading off to the beach, read up on some of the excellent posts from university press blogs from the week that was:

Jeanne Theoharis explores the connection between the recent protests in Ferguson and the history and legacy of Rosa Parks. (Beacon Broadside)

While, Eric Allen Hall considers the protests in light of the life of Arthur Ashe in his essay Open Tennis and Open Minds: What Arthur Ashe Can Teach Us All. (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Jelani Cobb’s offers an impassioned and thoughtful essay on Ferguson in light of the history of lynching. (NYU Press)

In an interview with Tony Hay, author of The Computing Universe: A Journey Through a Revolution, discusses a variety of issues including artificial intelligence, cyberwarfare, and the uncertain future of our increasingly digital world. (Cambridge University Press)

Five minutes with Branden Hookway, in which he answers questions about his book, Interface and the interfaces we encounter daily. (MIT Press)

Is Facebook for friends or is it for marketers? Robert Gehl, author of Reverse Engineering Social Media, writes about the alternatives to Facebook. (Temple University Press)

Allan Barsky explores the ethics of social networking in social work. (Oxford University Press)

A celebration of the just-announced Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction winners. (University of Georgia Press)

James Lang turns his attention to Turnitin, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty. (Harvard University Press)

Lorna Landvik looks back to her early days in comedy and gritty Los Angeles in the 1970s. (University of Minnesota Press)

The meaning of Princess Diana on the seventeenth anniversary of her death. (University of Illinois Press)

An excellent collection of posts looking at the legacy of the Wilderness Act as it approaches its fiftieth anniversary. (Island Press)

How the O’Bannon ruling forever changes financial landscape of college sports. (Indiana University Press)

Gregory Domber on what Putin misunderstands about American power. (The University of North Carolina Press)

An interview with Candy Moulton, author of Valentine T. McGillycuddy: Army Surgeon, Agent to the Sioux. (University of Oklahoma Press)

Megan Threlkeld discusses her new book Pan American Women: U.S. Internationalists and Revolutionary Mexico. (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Popular science journalist and author Jennifer Ouellette talks to theoretical astrophysicist Katherine Freese to discuss Freese’s new book, The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter. (Princeton University Press)

Is it time to retire “Sustainability”? Chris Laszlo argues that the concept fails to still excite people and that our goals should be more ambitious. (Stanford University Press)

Parin Dossa discusses the research and experiences that went behind the writing of her book Afghanistan Remembers: Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practices. (University of Toronto Press)

Has Augustus been unfairly forgotten? Adrian Goldsworthy explains why Augustus should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar. (Yale University Press)

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