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Class Not Dismissed

Reflections on Undergraduate Education and Teaching the Liberal Arts

by Anthony Aveni
In Class Not Dismissed, award-winning professor Anthony Aveni tells the personal story of his six decades in college classrooms and some of the 10,000 students who have filled them. Through anecdotes of his own triumphs and tribulations—some amusing, others heartrending—Aveni reveals his teaching story and thoughts on the future of higher education.

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Staging Migrations toward an American West

From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones

by Marta Effinger-Crichlow
Staging Migrations toward an American West examines how black women's theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical emancipation. While migration is often viewed as merely a physical process, Effinger-Crichlow expands the concept to include a series of symbolic internal journeys within confined and unconfined spaces.

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Yellowstone Wildlife by Paul Johnsgard with photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen, has been awarded the 2014 Nebraska Book Award for Non-Fiction: Natural History

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Angela Harris, a coeditor of Presumed Incompetent, talks to Truthout about the challenges facing nonwhite and nonheterosexual academics. Check it out!

UPC and four other university presses are working with the American Anthropological Association on a new approach to book reviews. See this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, featuring our illustrious director Darrin Pratt!