University Press Roundup: Mental Health Awareness Month, A Tribute to Theodore Margellos and Thomas Nail’s Theory of the Earth

Check out this collection of 8 of the most interesting university press blog posts for this month. We aim to keep you informed, engaged, and part of the ongoing scholarly conversations.

1. Mental Health Awareness Month

The National Alliance on Mental Health reports that 20.6% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (51.5 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults. Established in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May to raise awareness, fight stigma, provide support, and advocate for policy change on behalf of people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Earlier this year, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine published a special issue dedicated to Mental Health and Illness, guest edited by Dr. Dominic Sisti.

2. A Tribute to Theodore Margellos

The author walks down memory lane and remembers Theodore Margellos and the Margellos World Republic of Letters, “a truly cosmopolitan, handsome, worldly, ambitious, tough-minded set of books”.

3. The Vanishing Tradition of Conservatism in America

Paul Gottfried, Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, writes about his book The Vanishing Tradition, a critical overview of the American conservative movement.

4. The Flow of Matter

Stanford University Press blog presents an excerpt from Thomas Nail’s Theory of the Earth.

5. Why has Gaza frequently become a battlefield between Hamas and Israel?

An excerpt from Dov Waxman’s The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (2019) on the Oxford University Press blog.

6. Q&A: Robert Radin on Teaching English to Refugees

Robert Radin, director of citizenship and immigration services at a prominent social-service agency in Massachusetts and author of Teaching English to Refugees, in a Q&A session. cup

7. How should one price a commissioned project?

An adapted excerpt from the bible of the communication design industry, Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, 16th Edition (2021).

8. How to Be Intolerant: Beyond Simplistic Liberalism

Christopher A. Haw writes about his book, Monotheism, Intolerance, and the Path to Pluralistic Politics (2021).