Category Archives: awards

Darlene Clark Hine, co-editor of The New Black Studies Series, has been awarded with the 2013 National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama presented the award to Hine at the White House on Monday, July 28. She is one of 10 … Continue reading

Chasing Newsroom Diversity: From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action by Gwyneth Mellinger is the winner of the Frank Luther Mott / Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award for the best research-based book on journalism and mass communication published in 2013. The … Continue reading

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 Roger Daniels, founding editor of our Asian American Experience series, received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association for Asian American Studies. Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of the University of Cincinnati … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, April 28-May 9, 2014. Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—are on display for public viewing … Continue reading

June 1, 2014, is the next application deadline for the NWSA/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize. From the NWSA press release: The National Women’s Studies Association and the University of Illinois Press are pleased to announce a competition for … Continue reading

Carole Boyce-Davies has been named to the long list for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones is one of three books nominated in the Non-Fiction category. The Prize covers poetry, fiction, and … Continue reading

One of our most dedicated colleagues at the Press was recognized with a University-wide honor this month. Custodial worker Bill Beckett was named the The Most “Valued” Person (MVP) by University of Illinois Facilities & Services. The award is given to an staff member … Continue reading

Congratulations to author Stephen Wade, who has gained another award for The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. The book was recently honored with a Deems Taylor Award for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of … Continue reading

Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves, Edited by Fred Bartenstein has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the 2013 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence category of Best Research in Recorded Country Music. A pivotal member … Continue reading

Stephen Wade’s book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience has been awarded Best History in the 2013 The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence category of Best Research in Folk, World, … Continue reading