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Help us celebrate University Press Week 2016

The University of Arizona Press is celebrating University Press Week (November 14-19). You may be asking yourself, what is University Press Week? In the summer of 1978 President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship." University Press week celebrates university presses and other mission-driven nonprofit publishers that can be found around the globe.

The theme of University Press Week 2016 is Community—from the community of a discipline to our regional community, university presses help keep us all connected. For more than fifty-five years, the University of Arizona Press has shared stories, ideas, and knowledge of lasting value for our local, cultural, and scholarly communities.

Here are a few ways you can help us celebrate:

Attend one or both of our public events

As an integral part of University Press Week, the UA Press offers this workshop in collaboration with the Provost's office. Editors from the University of Arizona Press offer critical insights into the book publishing process. From tips on crafting an effective book proposal to navigating the changing landscape of digital publication and Open Access, this session will help scholars at all stages of their careers as they move through the book publishing process. Speakers will share their expertise on critical aspects of writing, submitting work to, and working with a university press. Following panelist presentations, we will provide ample time for audience questions.

Join us for a discussion of the book Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale Nada with co-editor Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith and contributor Anna O’Leary, moderated by Nancy Montoya

This important new book addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration, namely the deaths of thousands of men, women, and children who have lost their lives while crossing the desert in search of a better life. The contributors consist of a multidisciplinary group who are dedicated to shining a spotlight on the historical silence surrounding this human tragedy. Chapters touch on how immigration is studied, community responses to crisis, definitions of citizenship, and the role of the arts and human expression in response to state violence. This book offers a timely exploration of the ways that residents, scholars, activists, and artists are responding to this humanitarian crisis on their doorstep.

Spread the word & get social

During University Press week, we’re offering 40% off ALL books! Just be sure to order books through and use the promo code AZUPW16 at check out

Do you have an amazing bookshelf? Tag the University of Arizona Press in your UP Week “Shelfies” and follow the fun on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  


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