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Celebrating 150 Years of Giants Leaps

Purdue Press News - 29 April 2019 - 4:22pm
“The history of Purdue University is the story of people. They aren’t flat and lifeless, one-dimensional figures staring at us from paintings and black-and-white photographs. They are people who lived and breathed, laughed and cried. They succeeded and they failed, and to understand what they did for Purdue and why requires knowing them as friends, […]

A “Notorious” Q&A with Julien Gorbach

Purdue Press News - 27 March 2019 - 9:07am
In his new book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist (Purdue University Press March 2019), Julien Gorbach examines the life of great twentieth-century screenwriter, playwright, and activist Ben Hecht. Gorbach treats Hecht’s activism during the 1940s as the central drama of his life. His new book details the story of how Hecht earned admiration as […]

A Closer Look at Neil Armstrong’s Giant Leaps through New Apollo Exhibition

Archives and Special Collections - 18 March 2019 - 2:00pm
  Courtesy of Purdue News Service The public will have a chance to get a closer glimpse into Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong’s life through an exhibition presented by Purdue Archives and Special Collections. “Apollo in the Archives: Selections from the Neil A. Armstrong Papers” opens March 18 and runs through Aug. 16. The exhibition commemorates […]

Preserving Agricultural History in the Midwest

Purdue Press News - 14 March 2019 - 7:59am
Many parts of history would be easily forgotten if we did not have those who are committed to recording it. “When I started, much of the historical information wasn’t available.” recalls Purdue professor Fred Whitford. Now, after authoring more than 250 research, extension, and regulatory publications, delivering over 5,800 presentations to a wide array of […]

“That Sheep May Safely Graze” – A Q&A with Author David Sherman

Purdue Press News - 7 March 2019 - 10:49am
That Sheep May Safely Graze (March 2019, Purdue University Press), by David Sherman, brings light to the human story of Afghanistan, the disruptive impact that decades long conflict has had on rural Afghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with their land and their animals. The book describes the story of one of the […]

Who was Ben Hecht? What you need to know about the “Notorious” Screenwriter

Purdue Press News - 28 February 2019 - 8:39am
Born on this day 125 years ago, Ben Hecht is one of American history’s most complicated and compelling figures. Here’s what you need to know to become familiar with the prolific screenwriter and activist.     Hecht is one of the most prolific screenwriters in history.   In 1967 The New Yorker critic Pauline Kael […]

Remembering the Fire, which Paved the Way for Future Giant Leaps

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2019 - 5:30am
On July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first steps on the moon. This giant leap instantly became the defining moment in space history. There were now American footprints on the moon, fulfilling the late President John F. Kennedy’s promise to do so by the end of the decade. NASA’s accomplishment […]

Purdue Archives New Exhibit Celebrates International Students’ Contributions to Purdue’s 150-Year History

Archives and Special Collections - 14 January 2019 - 3:46pm
A new Purdue Archives and Special Collections exhibit that focuses on the experience of international students at Purdue University throughout the institution’s history is open! “Around the World in 150 Years: Purdue International Footprint” highlights a variety of cultures, countries, activities, and time periods represented in the holdings of Archives and Special Collections, with a […]

Purdue University Press – 2018 in Review

Purdue Press News - 21 December 2018 - 4:11pm
2018 was a great year at Purdue University Press, highlighted by a full slate of scholarly and trade books, as well as several journals that were released during our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In May of 2018 we welcomed Clarence Maybee as a new series editor for the Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks, and in November we welcomed […]

Travel Back in Time with Purdue Archives’ New Online Building Database

Archives and Special Collections - 28 November 2018 - 8:50am
Courtesy of Abbey Nickel, Purdue Marketing and Media Imagine being able to open a time capsule with just a click of a button. The newly launched Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database allows users to take a closer look at the metamorphosis of Purdue’s buildings over the years that goes beyond just maps and […]

Q&A with author Jay Michaelson

Purdue Press News - 27 November 2018 - 10:21am
To prepare for the release of the 36.3 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Purdue University Press interviewed contributor Jay Michaelson about religion, writing, and more.  Michaelson is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, where his work focuses on the intersection of queer studies and Jewish theology. His scholarly publications […]

Celebrate the History of Purdue Libraries at Nov. 8 Event in HSSE Library

Archives and Special Collections - 6 November 2018 - 9:40am
“A Look Back” is a new exhibit in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library that pays tribute to Purdue University’s first Library in University Hall. The event “Celebrating the History of Purdue Libraries”–to highlight the display and commemorate Purdue Libraries’ history–is set from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Periodical Reading Room […]

Purdue Libraries Establishes Open Access Fund to Support Purdue Researchers’ OA Publishing Pursuits

Open Access - 26 October 2018 - 8:00am
Purdue University Libraries has established an Open Access Publishing Fund to support Purdue faculty, students, and staff (on the West Lafayette campus) who wish to publish their research in fully Open Access journals. According to Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins, individuals may apply for up to $2,000 to offset charges to publish in scholarly peer-reviewed […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

Open Access - 22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

Purdue Press News - 22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Justin Race Named Director of Purdue University Press

Purdue Press News - 17 October 2018 - 4:35pm
Justin Race has been named the director of the Purdue University Press, according to Interim Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Dean of the Purdue Honors College Rhonda Phillips. Race, who will begin his new role Monday, Nov. 12, is currently the director of the University of Nevada Press. During his tenure there, he doubled […]

Libraries to Offer Sessions on Open Access Publishing During Open Access Week Oct. 22-28

Open Access - 11 October 2018 - 5:09pm
Purdue University Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (October 22-28) with a presentation, “Transparency and Openness in Publishing,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Armstrong, room 315. Led by Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins and Data Repository Outreach Specialist Sandi Caldrone, the session will cover current issues in scholarly publishing, the benefits […]

Libraries Faculty Part of Interdisciplinary Team to Receive NHPRC Grant for Archivist Training, Leadership

Archives and Special Collections - 28 September 2018 - 12:56pm
Purdue University Libraries Professor Sammie Morris and Assistant Professor Nastasha Johnson are part of a Purdue University interdisciplinary team that received a grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) “to provide training for archivists across the country by developing and facilitating the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) for the next generation of archivist […]

Q&A with Author George Leopold, Biographer of Gus Grissom

Purdue Press News - 14 September 2018 - 7:50am
A revised and expanded paperback edition of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Time of Gus Grissom by George Leopold will be released on September 15th. In preparation for the release, the press interviewed Leopold to find out more behind his inspiration in writing the book, some thoughts on the book’s subject, and more.   Q: What […]

Purdue University Press Announces 2018-19 Fall/Winter Books

Purdue Press News - 12 September 2018 - 8:20am
Purdue University Press announces 12 new books for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season. These new books, slated for publication from September 2018 through February 2019, feature works in the subject areas of flight and space, library and information sciences, business and leadership, veterinary studies, global languages and literature, literary criticism, Jewish studies, and European history. Part […]