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The Impact of a Monograph: Overlapping Memories of Vietnam and Apollo

Purdue Press News - 28 April 2020 - 11:13am
Scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often these books do not get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which academic works have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post was written by Jennifer Levasseur, PhD, […]

Gardening Books from Purdue University Press

Purdue Press News - 14 April 2020 - 3:00am
Whether you’re a master gardener or in need of a pleasant distraction Purdue University Press publishes wonderful books on the outdoors, including books on horticulture, agriculture, and the natural history of the Midwest. Below you can find a few of our featured titles on gardening. Through April 30, Purdue University Press is offering a special […]

Taking Note of Latino-Owned Businesses: Q&A with Marlene Orozco

Purdue Press News - 9 April 2020 - 12:28pm
We talked to Marlene Orozco, an editor and author of Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative. The book, also edited by Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras, examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial […]

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship

Purdue Press News - 7 April 2020 - 6:22am
While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S., new Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country. Out April 15, Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative edited […]

Purdue University Press Open Access Resources

Purdue Press News - 19 March 2020 - 6:59am
Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries. Additionally, Purdue University Press is offering a special 40% discount on all books through April 15. Details are below. Here is a brief summary of what is […]

Purdue University Press Open Access Resources

Open Access - 19 March 2020 - 6:59am
Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries. Additionally, Purdue University Press is offering a special 40% discount on all books through April 15. Details are below. Here is a brief summary of what is […]

Seeking the Truth about Zinnias: Q&A with Eric Grissell

Purdue Press News - 26 February 2020 - 3:00am
In this interview, we talk with author Eric Grissell about writing his new book A History of Zinnias: Flower for the Ages. A History of Zinnias is a cultural and horticultural history documenting the development of garden zinnias—one of the top ten garden annuals grown in the United States today.   Q: Why did you […]

Conservationists and Cat Lovers: Q&A with Dara M. Wald and Anna L. Peterson

Purdue Press News - 24 February 2020 - 3:00am
We talked to Dara Wald and Anna Peterson, authors of Cats and Conservationists: The Debate Over Who Owns the Outdoors about feral cats and the conversation surrounding them. Cats and Conservationists is the first multidisciplinary analysis of the heated debate about free-roaming cats. The debate pits conservationists against cat lovers, who disagree both on the […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings: Q&A with William F. Causey

Purdue Press News - 19 February 2020 - 3:00am
In this interview, we talk with author William F. Causey about his forthcoming book John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings. John Houbolt tells the story of NASA engineer John Houbolt, and his advocacy for Lunar Orbit Rendevous (LOR) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. […]

The Impact of a Monograph: The Origin of the Expression the “Human-Animal Bond” and the Importance of Compassion

Purdue Press News - 12 February 2020 - 6:25am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often these books do not get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Alan M. Beck, […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings

Purdue Press News - 7 February 2020 - 12:28pm
A new book from Purdue University Press, John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings by William F. Causey, tells the story of John Houbolt’s advocacy for “LOR” (Lunar Orbit Rendezvous) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. In May 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United […]

What is Literary Translingualism? A Q&A with Steven G. Kellman

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2020 - 7:53am
In this interview we talk to Steven G. Kellman, the author of Nimble Tongues: Studies in Literary Translingualism.  Nimble Tongues is a collection of essays that continues the author’s work in the fertile field of translingualism, focusing on the phenomenon of switching languages.   Q: Could you explain the concept of literary translingualism? Steven G. […]

Purdue University Press Book finalist for National Jewish Book Award

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2020 - 2:00am
We are proud to announce that The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist by Julien Gorbach has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Biography. The National Jewish Book Awards, now in its 69th year, is the longest-running program of its kind in North America. […]

Preserving Purdue’s History: Books from the Archives

Purdue Press News - 13 January 2020 - 7:39am
The mission of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections “is to support the discovery, learning, and engagement goals of Purdue University by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available for research records and papers of enduring value created or received by the University and its employees.” In more ways than one, the mission of the […]

Highlights from 2019: Purdue University Press Year in Review

Purdue Press News - 13 December 2019 - 5:14pm
2019 was another great year at Purdue University Press. As we reflect on a year that included 29 new titles and several new journals, we’d like to thank all who support the press in a myriad of ways. Here are some highlights:   On May 6, Purdue’s 150th birthday, we joined Purdue University in celebrating […]

Who was Jan Hus? – A Q&A with author Pavel Soukup

Purdue Press News - 6 December 2019 - 12:06pm
We talked with author Pavel Soukup about his book with Purdue University Press, Jan Hus: The Life and Death of a Preacher. The book records the life of Jan Hus, a late medieval Czech university master and popular preacher, one of the most prominent reformers of medieval Europe as a whole.     Q: Who […]

Purdue University Press Holiday Sale

Purdue Press News - 18 November 2019 - 9:56am
  Purdue University Press is offering a 40% discount on over 20 selected titles as part of our Winter Gift Catalog so you can celebrate your favorite holiday by gifting a book to a friend, loved one, or yourself. The books in the catalog are arranged in six different areas of interest: Take a Walk Down […]

Shofar: An Interview with Writer Ellen Galford

Purdue Press News - 11 November 2019 - 8:00am
In anticipation of the current issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, we spoke with poet and novelist Ellen Galford about her writing, as well as topics in Jewish studies more broadly. Galford composed three original poems for issue 37, volume 3, a special issue titled “Narrative Spaces at the Margins of British […]

The Impact of a Monograph: “A Woman without a Husband Is Like a Fish without a Bicycle”

Purdue Press News - 4 November 2019 - 9:00am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often don’t get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Nancy Wingfield, a series editor […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward; Thinking Local and Thinking Global

Purdue Press News - 4 November 2019 - 7:00am
This post is written by Purdue University Press Director Justin Race. It 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 “Read. Think. Act.”. […]

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