News & Press Releases

Natalie Scenters-Zapico wins the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award!

Congratulations to Natalie Scenters-Zapico, winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for her 2015 book of poetry, The Verging Cities! Excerpt from the judges' statements: "Natalie Scenters-Zapico's poems in The Verging Cities travel back and forth across the borders of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, across the gritty,…

Still Life with Rhetoric wins the 2016 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award!

Congratulations to Laurie Gries, whose Still Life with Rhetoric has won the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication Advancement of Knowledge Award! The Advancement of Knowledge Award is presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies.

Don't miss Jim Steenburgh's talks on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth

Jim Steenburgh will be speaking in November and December about his book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World, published by Utah State University Press! Details about upcoming engagements can be found below:   NOVEMBER 12, 7:00pm…

The Logan Notebooks wins the 2015 Utah Book Award for Poetry!

Congratulations to Rebecca Lindenberg! The Logan Notebooks has won the Utah Book Award for poetry. The Utah Book Award was established by the Salt Lake City Public Library to honor exceptional achievements by Utah writers and to recognize outstanding literature written with a Utah theme or setting. More information about the…

Rebecca Lindenberg giving poetry reading tonight in Denver!

Rebecca Lindberg, author of The Logan Notebooks, will read her poetry at 7pm tonight in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus in Denver, room Tivoli 640 (Zenith). This event is free and open to everyone! Details can be found here.

THE LOGAN NOTEBOOKS has been shortlisted for the Utah Book Award

Congratulations, Rebecca Lindenberg! The Logan Notebooks has been shortlisted for the 2015 Utah Book Award for poetry. The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Library Level 4 Conference Room), with a reception at 6:30pm.      

USUP and UPC featured in Huffington Post

Check out Anis Shivani's Huffington Post spotlight on exciting new fall 2015 titles from Utah State University Press and the University Press of Colorado!

Congratulations to Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham!

On the evening of Thursday, October 1, at the 2015 Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication annual meeting, USUP editor Michael Spooner accepted the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment on behalf of Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham, for their book Very Like…

Ethan Schmidt Memorial Fund

An education fund has been arranged for Ethan Schmidt's three children. We encourage you to make a donation, which can be done here.

Very Like a Whale wins the 2015 CPTSC Award for Excellence in Program Assessment!

Congratulations to Edward M. White, Norbert Elliot, and Irvin Peckham! This award recognizes outstanding contributions that individuals, collaborators, or teams have made to program assessment in technical and scientific communication, and is made for excellence in research. It will be presented at the CPTSC Annual Conference on Thursday evening, October 1,…

In Memoriam: Ethan Schmidt

The staff members of the University Press of Colorado offer their heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of our author Ethan Schmidt, whose life was tragically and senselessly cut short yesterday. We join with them in mourning the passing of a beloved father, teacher, and scholar who had…

Tim Sullivan event at The King's English Bookshop

Tim Sullivan spoke and signed copies of his book Ways to the West at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on the evening of September 10 as part of their 37th-anniversary celebration.  

Tim Sullivan on Radio West today at 11am and 7pm

Tune in to KUER/Radio West today at 11am or 7pm tonight to hear a roundtable discussion featuring Tim Sullivan and others on the attitude toward cars and alternative transportation in the American West! For more from Sullivan on how to get around the West without a car, check out his…

The Denver Artists Guild featured in 5280: The Denver Magazine

Read the article, in which Stan Cuba's book is described as "a beautiful collection of member biographies and works combined with a historical look at DAG's founding and enduring impact," here!

Aaron Abeyta interviewed in Colorado Central Magazine

Read the interview, in which Abeyta discusses Colcha and what compels him to write poetry, the artistic influence of his family and culture, and his work to improve his community, here.

What to wear to the wetlands: Paul Johnsgard reveals his sartorial philosophy to Esquire

Pick up the September issue of Esquire Magazine to see the author of A Chorus of Cranes featured in "Fifty Men Looking Their Best"! Paul Johnsgard was selected for his singular personal style! Read the backstory here.

Upcoming interview: Tim Sullivan & Ways to the West on Utah Public Radio

This Wednesday, 9am: Tune in to Access Utah for a conversation with Tim Sullivan about his exciting new book, Ways to the West: How Getting Out of Our Cars Is Reclaiming America's Frontier.  

University of Iowa Press announces new annual award

The University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the University of Iowa Press have announced a new annual prize for literary nonfiction, to be awarded in the spring of 2016. More information can be found on the UI Press Facebook page. 

"It’s sometimes said that UPs don’t publish books, they curate lists."

Baker & Taylor discusses the restructuring of University of Akron Press and the role and fate of academic publishing with the president of AAUP and director of the University Press of Florida, Meredith Babb.

Tom Cech weighs in on the Animas River contamination

Tom Cech, director of One World One Water Center MSU-Denver and author of Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers, has been a go-to expert for media coverage of the Gold King Mine spill and resulting contamination of the Animas River: Fox 31  9 News  The Daily Mail   

Thiefing a Chance, by Rebecca Prentice, wins the 2015 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize!

Press release from the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize Committee, American Anthropological Association The book prize committee of the Society for the Anthropology of Work has selected Rebecca Prentice's Thiefing A Chance: Factory Work, Illicit Labor, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Trinidad (University Press of Colorado) as the…

50th Anniversary Sale! Get 50% off any book...

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the University Press of Colorado, and we're celebrating with a 50% off sale! Through the rest of this year, individual customers can use promo code 50FOR50 at checkout and get a 50% discount off any book, any quantity, any time. . . So start shopping!

“University presses exist to do what wouldn’t otherwise get done"

Listen to UPC director Darrin Pratt's interview on KGNU radio about our 50 years of publishing groundbreaking books and the future of academic publishing.

The Verging Cities is a Top 9 Summer Read by Latino Authors

The Verging Cities, by Natalie Scenters-Zapico, has been selected by NBC News' Rigoberto González as one of 9 Great New Books by Latino Authors.

The Denver Artists Guild book release and exhibit

Works by the Denver Artists Guild's original 52 members will be exhibited at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, June 26–September 26, in conjunction with the release of The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members; An Illustrated History. More details about the exhibit can be found in this article from Westword.

Marta Effinger-Crichlow celebrated Juneteeth at the African Burial Ground National Monument in NYC...

Marta Effinger-Crichlow celebrated Juneteeth at the African Burial Ground National Monument in NYC with a standing-room-only talk on her book Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones. Check out details on her Facebook page!

Marta Effinger Crichlow on CUNY Radio

Marta Effinger-Crichlow talks about her book, Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones, on CUNY Radio, listen here!

Fawn-Amber Montoya on Colorado Matters

Fawn-Amber Montoya talks about her book Making an American Workforce on Colorado Matters. Listen here.

Marta Effinger-Crichlow to speak at the annual Juneteenth celebration in NYC

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The African Burial Ground National Monument will celebrate Juneteenth with a special guest lecture by Marta Effinger-Crichlow, author of Staging Migrations toward an American West, on Friday, June 19,…