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The Understudied and Underappreciated Pioneer Behind the Development of Modern Weather Forecasting

Purdue Press News - 10 February 2021 - 5:51am
Less than a century ago any forecast of the weather was generally considered a practical impossibility. Today’s routine availability of accurate weather forecasts represents one of the most unheralded scientific advances of the last century. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science by Jonathan E. Martin recounts the life and scientific contributions […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 2, PURDUE AT 150

Purdue Press News - 9 February 2021 - 12:01pm
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post we’re featuring a few excerpts and pictures from Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer and Sammie L. Morris. A Peaceful Demonstration and […]

ACM and Purdue University Sign New ACM OPEN License

Open Access - 9 February 2021 - 7:55am
Newly Signed “Read and Publish” License Confirms Shared Commitment to Open Access New York, NY, February 9, 2021—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Purdue University have entered into a new transformative Open Access (OA) “read and publish” agreement under the ACM OPEN program. The three-year agreement, which includes regional campuses, will allow for Purdue […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 1, EVER TRUE

Purdue Press News - 4 February 2021 - 7:28am
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post, we’re featuring a chapter from John Norberg’s Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University on the desegregation of Purdue University’s Residence Halls.  African Americans Apply to Purdue Residence Halls 1944 […]

Checking in with Purdue University Press Director Justin Race

Purdue Press News - 21 January 2021 - 8:28am
We talked to Purdue University Press Director Justin Race about navigating a university press though a pandemic, what the last year has taught us, and what he’s concentrating on going in to 2021. Q: What was/is it like directing a university press in the midst of a pandemic? Justin Race: Strangely, the suddenness of it […]

Books on the History of Flight

Purdue Press News - 13 January 2021 - 8:45am
Purdue University Press has a fascinating collection of books on the history of flight, from the writings of eight early women aviators to stories on the lives of notable Hoosier pilots. Read through the list below, or check out our whole series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots […]

Highlights from 2020: Our Year in Review

Purdue Press News - 18 December 2020 - 1:15pm
As it has the previous 59 years at Purdue University Press, the work of publishing important scholarship pressed on in 2020. This year the Press published 28 new titles by 36 unique authors and editors, as well as the countless contributors to edited collections. There were also several issues added to our subscription and open […]

Recovering the Stories of Early Women Pilots: A Q&A with Fred Erisman

Purdue Press News - 18 December 2020 - 1:13pm
We talked to Fred Erisman, the author of In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation. In Their Own Words takes up the writings of eight women pilots as evidence of the ties between the growth of American aviation and the changing role of women. Q: What was your main goal in undertaking this […]

On Many Routes: A Q&A with Annemarie Steidl

Purdue Press News - 7 December 2020 - 7:23am
We talked to Annemarie Steidl, the author of On Many Routes: Internal, European, and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Empire. On Many Routes is about the history of human migration. With a focus on the Habsburg Empire, this innovative work presents an integrated and creative study of spatial mobilities: from short to long term, […]

From Momentum: Libraries Reaffirms Commitment to Resource Access

Open Access - 25 November 2020 - 10:24am
This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on […]

2020 Winter Gift Sale

Purdue Press News - 15 November 2020 - 1:00am
Purdue University Press is offering a 40% discount on ALL TITLES through the end of 2020, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31. All you need to do is enter code 21GIFT40 when ordering directly from our website. From gorgeous coffee-table books on Purdue & Indiana to stirring biographies on some of the most […]

Raising Up the Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

Purdue Press News - 12 November 2020 - 2:00am
This post is part of the blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses in celebration of University Press week. To see the rest of the posts in the tour, click here. The theme of University Press Week this year is Raise UP, this theme highlights the role that the university press community plays […]

Purdue University Press Announces Books for 2021 Spring/Summer Season

Purdue Press News - 10 November 2020 - 9:39am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the list of new books for our 2021 Spring/Summer season. This new season of books will cover subjects including Jewish studies, central european studies, the human-animal bond, literature, and modern weather sciences. In Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather System Science author Jonathan E. Martin shines […]

Purdue Press memoir to be focus of virtual book talk at University of London Library

Purdue Press News - 4 November 2020 - 11:21am
On November 16, 2020, The Wiener Holocaust Library at the University of London will welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Dr. Rachel Polonsky, Dr. Mika Provata-Carlone and musician Robert Max to a virtual discussion of music, art, and how they can sustain humans in recognition of the recent publication of Escaping Extermination: Hungarian Prodigy to American […]

Purdue publishes new books to help Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers

Purdue Press News - 26 October 2020 - 8:52am
More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.1 A diagnosis of this incurable disease is as disorienting as it is devastating. Purdue University Press has recently published two new books that will serve as essential resources for patients, their loved ones, and caregivers to help make sense of what comes next after […]

Making More Data Findable

Open Access - 22 October 2020 - 11:00am
By: Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) has published over 1,100 open access datasets from Purdue researchers – no small feat – but we want to do more. How can we make more of Purdue’s cutting-edge research data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable? We’re starting at the […]

The Importance of Open Access Scholarship in Structural Equity and Inclusion

Open Access - 20 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Mark Puente, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion and Diversity The theme for the 2020 Open Access Week is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.” The theme is timely in light of the structural inequities that have come to light in recent months with the global pandemic as well […]

Professor Nicholas K. Rauh Awarded Leadership in Open Access Award

Open Access - 19 October 2020 - 7:00am
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is proud to announce the 2020 winner of the Leadership in Open Access Award, Professor Nicholas K. Rauh. Since 2010, the Leadership in Open Access Award has been awarded annually to a member of the Purdue community who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to broadening the reach of scholarship […]

Open Access @ Purdue: What It Is and Why It Matters

Open Access - 19 October 2020 - 5:00am
By: Nina Collins, Scholarly Publishing Specialist As we begin our celebration of Open Access Week 2020, it is important to define what Open Access means and why it matters at Purdue University. Open Access, in the broadest sense, is free and immediate access to scholarly literature, coupled with re-use permissions. Open Access does not require […]

Books on Health and Aging

Purdue Press News - 16 October 2020 - 12:41pm
From a memoir on navigating America’s elder care system to the go-to resources on living with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, Purdue University Press has a timely and useful collection of books on the experience of aging in America. Life with Parkinson’s Disease   The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones by […]