Press Releases

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University of Minnesota Press wins four Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Ten organizations selected for the Manifold Digital Services pilot program's second year
Leah Pennywark joins University of Minnesota Press as new humanities editor
Leah Pennywark is the new University of Minnesota Press humanities editor. She starts August 26.
Jonathan P. Eburne will receive MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize
Cheryl Minnema Wins 2020 Charlotte Zolotow Award for Johnny’s Pheasant
Johnny’s Pheasant, written by Cheryl Minnema and illustrated by Julie Flett, is the winner of the twenty-third annual Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book. This gorgeous, graceful story about a Native family, written by an Ojibwe author and illustrated by a Cree-Métis artist, centers on small moments of surprise.
"extra/ordinary: The American Swedish Institute. At Play" exhibit inspired by UMP book "A to Zåäö"
extra/ordinary, the new American Swedish Institute exhibition, is on view February 29 – July 5, 2020. Media Preview is 5-6 p.m. prior to the First Look Preview Party on Friday, February 28.
William D. Green Receives 2020 Hognander Minnesota History Award
VERGE wins PROSE Award for Best New Journal in Humanities
Joanna Frueh, trailblazing writer, performance artist, scholar, and art historian dies at 72
UPDATE 3/21: A note about web orders, events, and conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic
Most author events through mid-May have been cancelled. We will update this space as we receive more information.
The Stories Still Need to Be Told: A Message for Our University of Minnesota Press Community
We believe telling the stories of Minnesota, the US, and the world is more crucial now than ever. It is our mission to do just that and we are committed to bring you our stories through, and to the other side of, this crisis. It’s the people—your engagement, your scholarship, and your ideas—that animate our work and make publishing books rewarding and important, at any moment in time.
Fundraiser announced for second edition of Minnesota's Natural Heritage by John Tester
We are asking for your support to help us publish the second edition of Minnesota’s Natural Heritage at a price and scale that will make it widely accessible to Minnesota’s classrooms, libraries, and independent bookstores. Your support is crucial and greatly appreciated as we strive to produce this book at the highest standards while facing the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, which has affected the book industry at all levels.
The University of Minnesota Press announces Reading for Racial Justice open access book collection
In an effort to promote understanding and change, the University of Minnesota Press is releasing an open access collection of antiracist books, available free to read online through August 31, 2020.
Manifold Moves Toward Sustainability, Promotes Learning and Equity with Two Major Grants
Manifold Scholarship will enter a new phase of its development, supported by two major grants, one from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and one from the National Endowment for the Humanities, allowing Manifold  to solidify its structure for future sustainability and to expand its work as a leading provider of digital Open Educational Resources (OERs).
Announcing the publication of the MMPI-3
The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce the publication of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3 (MMPI-3). This is the first full revision of the test since the late 1980s and features a new, nationally representative normative sample, selected to match the 2020 US census projections for race and ethnicity, education, and age.
Black Lives Matter: Free Antiracist Reading
The University of Minnesota Press is in sympathy and solidarity with the grieving family of Daunte Wright, killed by police during a traffic stop near Minneapolis on Sunday, April 11, 2021, and acknowledges the trauma and fear experienced by the Black members of our community today and every day. In order for our world to be more equitable and just, we must all be a part of dismantling white supremacy in its many forms, including and especially racial profiling. In the shadow of the Derek Chauvin trial, we affirm, once again and always: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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