News & Press Releases

2016 Holiday Sale!

Books make the best gifts. Use promo code HOLIDAY16 to receive 20% off the list price of any book on our site through December 31, 2016! If your preferred bookseller is Amazon, you can support UPC and USUP at no additional cost by selecting us via Amazon Smile!

Tershia d'Elgin speaks at the Tattered Cover Book Store

Thank you to the Tattered Cover Book Store for a lovely talk and signing with Tershia d'Elgin, author of The Man Who Thought He Owned Water! 

Darrin Pratt begins term as AAUP President

"We must see differently; it is, perhaps, the only requirement of the job." —Aaron A. Abeyta

Mike Amundson on the road with WYOMING REVISITED!

 Mike Amundson will be traveling across Wyoming from June 23 to July 1 signing copies of Wyoming Revisited! Check out the schedule below.  Wyoming Revisited provides powerful illustrations of the historic evolution of the American West over the past century and showcases the significant changes that have occurred over the past…

Herndon Davis DPL exhibit now open

Herndon Davis: Journalist and Painter at the Denver Public Library opened today with a reception and talk by Craig Leavitt and Thomas J Noel. The exhibit runs through August 31, 2016. This exhibit includes elections from the rich Herndon Davis (1901-1962) collection found in the Western History and Genealogy Department…

Natalie Scenters-Zapico wins the NACCS-Tejas Foco Best Poetry Book of 2015!

Congratulations to Natalie Scenters-Zapico, who has won the NACCS-Tejas Foco Best Poetry Book of 2015 for The Verging Cities! The award ceremony will be held at a luncheon on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the National Association of Chicana & Chicano Studies-Tejas Foco in Houston, TX.  

Jacqueline Rhodes & Jonathan Alexander win the 2016 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Book Award!

Congratulations to Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander, winners of the 2016 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award for Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self! This award is given to the book, article, and dissertation "that best make queer interventions into the study of composition and rhetoric. Works…

Karen Jones on Access Utah

Listen to Karen Jones's delightful interview about her book, Epiphany in the Wilderness, on Access Utah: http://upr.org/post/epiphany-wilderness-thursdays-access-utah

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.