• Volume 22,  Volume 22, Issue 1

    New UC Press book & event focuses on the challenge for non-profits

    By Elizabeth Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press Director Over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations carry out mission-driven work to benefit public good in the U.S each year. Varying in size and scope, nearly 45% struggle with rising operating costs, staffing challenges, lack of funding and policy challenges. After nearly 40 years leading and supporting nonprofit work around Cincinnati, Judith Van Ginkel shares her insight and perspective on nonprofit sustainability and success in a new book titled “Chasing Success: The Challenge For Nonprofits,” published by the University of Cincinnati Press. Van Ginkel draws on her more than 20 years of experience as founding president of Every Child Succeeds (ECS), an in-home nonprofit…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    A new book published by the University of Cincinnati Press focuses on Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education

    The University of Cincinnati Press, part of UC Libraries, has launched a new list in Higher Education. An expansion of their mission to publish social justice, academic-community partnership and regional studies books, the Higher Education list will address issues of equity and disparity on college campuses. The first book published in the list is Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Strategies for Teaching, edited by Rita Kumar, executive director of the UC Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC), and Brenda Refaei, co-director of the UC Blue Ash Learning + Teaching Center. The book’s timely release coincided with students and faculty return to campus in August and centers on ways faculty in higher education can…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Press Launches Platforms and Pathways in Social Innovation

    By Elizabeth Scarpelli |Director of the University of Cincinnati Press The University of Cincinnati Press is proud to launch Platforms and Pathways in Social Innovation as part of its dynamic, open access publishing platform. University press publishers help to shape disciplines through the dissemination of rigorous, peer-reviewed scholarly writing. Some publish monographs, others include journals mostly intended for other scholars. All publish in print and eBook formats, a few in open access. At the University of Cincinnati Press, our staff strive to connect the academy to the people and theory to practice. We believe scholarly content should be open for all to read; not only those with academic or financial…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    New Faces and New Publications from the Press

    The University of Cincinnati Press has started the new academic year with new faces and new publications as they look forward to publishing their 10th book. The Press has increased their ranks, adding a managing editor to their full time staff of two along with several new student workers – graduate assistants Luis Barreto from the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures and Sophia Triantafyllopoulos from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning/architecture, along with a co-op 2.0 student Luke Beckwith from the College-Conservatory of Music/audio production. These interns will spend the year learning transferable publishing skills, interacting with authors and the Press’s faculty board, and working…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    The Latest from the University of Cincinnati Press

    The three latest books published by the University of Cincinnati Press feature a pioneer in medical education, the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company, and the famed Kinsey African American Art and History Collection. Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents is the first comprehensive biography of this one-of-a-kind Cincinnatian. Known as the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company in the United States, Rookwood Pottery, Longworth Storer was passionate about women’s rights, her city and issues of poverty and the arts. She owned Rookwood Pottery for nine years, and then transferred ownership after earning recognition at the Exhibition of American Art Industry in Philadelphia…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 3

    Staff News

    Appointments Eira Tansey, digital archivist/records manager in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was appointed to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Public Policy, a national committee that does the legwork behind virtually all SAA public policy statements and press releases regarding “record keeping issues in the news” – including recent statements on law enforcement body-camera footage, violations of FOIA and other matters of public record keeping interest. Awards On April 13th two UC Libraries employees were honored at the UC Celebration of Black Excellence 2018 awards ceremony. Don Jason, health informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, was awarded a Maendeleo Award, Promotion Award for…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    Interviewing Dean Wang and Liz Scarpelli about the University of Cincinnati Press

    Last month, the University of Cincinnati Press celebrated its first anniversary. We caught up with Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang and Press Director Liz Scarpelli to discuss the state of the Press and its progress so far. What is your vision for the University of Cincinnati Press? Xuemao: When talking about my vision for the Press, I like to start with an opportunity that surfaced about two years ago. It began with a conversation between me, a former board of trustee member and former UC President Santa Ono about how the University of Cincinnati, an R1 Research University, did not have a strong arm for the dissemination and creation…