What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, June 22, 2012

Taking a good idea from our colleagues at Columbia University Press, we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of what we’re reading from other social university presses and what goes on in our corner of the publishing world.  Dare we ask the question:  SUP friends?  And be sure to check out the new What SUP? column on the Yale Press Log to catch up  on all the news you’ve missed!

With the summer solstice approaching, the Stanford University Press Blog is releasing its list of books to enjoy in the extra daylight this summer.

The MIT Press Log is featuring some images from everybody’s favorite place, the parking lot, to highlight the changing designs of the lots, and their influence on society.

Over at the University of North Carolina Press Blog guest blogger Jeff Broadwater commemorates James Madison’s role in the founding of the United States and how it shaped political policy to come.

University of Nebraska Press is featuring an interview with Timothy Grainey, author of Beyond Bend It Like Beckham, on the rich history of women’s soccer.

After controversy surrounding the gender of South African runner Caster Semenya back in 2009, the International Olympic Committee initiated new testing of testosterone levels in women. With the 2012 London Olympics fast approaching, The Duke University Press Log is featuring the arguments of scholars Katrina Karkazis, author of Fixing Sex, and Rebecca Jordan-Young that this testing is unfair, scientifically baseless, and a policy that could “create gender witch hunts.” The Harvard University Press Blog is also picking up on this important story, featuring a piece on Jordan-Young’s new book, Brain Storm.

In honor of Pride 2012, the NYU Press Blog is launching a series of columns from their LGBT Studies authors on a slew of topics ranging from marriage to parenthood to religion to the new sexual minority: the single.

Temple University Press is featuring a piece by Chris Bobel, author of The Paradox of Natural Mothering, on the recent controversy over attachment parenting.

Over at the Columbia Press Blog, economist Paul Courant examines the implications of the recent settlement to allow Google to digitize books that are out of print but still plausibly in copyright.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, incurable, often progressive, and unpredictable neurodegenerative condition. The good news is that in the 21st century, with early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and numerous options for treating the disease and its symptoms, most people who are diagnosed nowadays can expect to lead full functional lives. Over at the Oxford University Press Blog, Dr. Barbara S. Giesser provides five basic strategies for not letting MS get the better of you.

And last but certainly not least, in the arts the Princeton University Press Blog is featuring its final post in a series about music and the way itinfluences elections, while The University of Chicago blog is featuring a piece on the on-going obsession with Mark Rothko and the argument that ensued over the publication of the painter’s biography.

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