Press Releases

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Pioneering queer studies scholar Alexander Doty dies after being struck by motorcycle
Pioneering queer studies scholar Alexander Doty, a much-admired author, died after being hit by a motorcycle while on vacation in Bermuda
CoffeeAndBooks.com launches
Publishers Weekly: University of Minnesota Press is one of three publishers to partner with Dunn Bros. in virtual bookstore for coffee lovers
MinnPost Books: Heartland Fall Forum 2012
“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain once remarked, and today’s independent booksellers could take that same line as their motto, to judge from the energies on display at the recent Heartland Fall Forum in Minneapolis.
Jochen Schulte-Sasse, renowned intellectual, dies at 72
Jochen Schulte-Sasse worked with the University of Minnesota Press on multiple projects, including the Theory and History of Literature Series and the journal Cultural Critique.
Antipode offering free virtual issue to celebrate Katherine Gibson lecture
Announcing Forerunners: Ideas First
Highly regarded author and professor José Esteban Muñoz dies
Author Jean O'Brien selected to the Board of Trustees for the Cobell Education scholarship fund
Six UMP books on the MN Book Awards Finalists list
Finalists include Larry Haeg, Sue Leaf, Rachael Hanel, Sarah Stonich, Julie Davis, and Penny Petersen.
Wanda Gag's hometown mulls statue memorial
Cesar Chavez film opening soon
Fred Ho (August 10, 1957–April 12, 2014)
The saxophonist, composer, and activist dies after an 8-year battle with cancer. Press release from Big Red Media, Inc.
University of Minnesota Press Announces New Editorial Director
University of Minnesota Press Announces First Three Forerunners Series Titles
The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce the launch of the first three titles in its new Forerunners: Ideas First initiative: The Anthrobscene, by Jussi Parikka; Aesop’s Anthropology: A Multispecies Approach, by John Hartigan Jr.; and Mediators: Aesthetics, Politics, and the City, by Reinhold Martin.
The Essential Ellen Willis a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award
The Essential Ellen Willis a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award
Author Aaron Shapiro wins Midwestern History Association's Jon Gjerde Prize
The Midwestern History Association today announced the winner of its annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book authored on a Midwestern history topic during a calendar year. The honor was conferred upon Aaron Shapiro for his book entitled The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). The award will be presented on April 17th at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association, which will take place in St. Louis in conjunction with the Organization of American Historians annual meeting.
The University of Minnesota Press partners with CUNY's GC Digital Scholarship Lab to launch MANIFOLD SCHOLARSHIP—a platform for iterative, networked monographs—with grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The University of Minnesota Press in partnership with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has been awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Manifold Scholarship. This grant marks the continuation of an ambitious collaboration between a university press and a leading digital humanities center to advance scholarly authorship and publishing in a digital environment.
University of Minnesota Press selected as beneficiary of Whole Foods Market's 5% Community Support Day
Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak's memoir to be published in April 2016

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