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The University of Illinois Press fun crew.

Woo hoo! University of Illinois Press Database Administrator Leslie DeLucia was featured yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered during its Summer Jobs feature. KFC, featuring Blue Swede!

Today many of us are saying goodbye to our Marketing Department Intern, Brittany Pyle. Over the past year she’s made herself a valuable member of our team, and cheerfully completed any task assigned, which were frequently both essential and mind-numbing. Personally, … Continue reading

October 10, 2005, was my first day on the job here at the University of Illinois Press. The person who hired me, then Marketing Director Pat Hoefling, had decided to move back to Bloomington, Indiana, to work at Indiana University Press. Though she … Continue reading

Daina Berry, author of “Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia, and Mark Schultz, author of The Rural Face of White Supremacy: Beyond Jim Crow, will appear on the season finale of NBC-TV’s … Continue reading

In October of 2009 I linked to a Galley Cat story about a new FTC rule that required book bloggers to disclose that reviewed books were provided for free by a publisher.  In the past few days I have seen the practical application of … Continue reading

Sometimes a backlist title gains new relevance.  HBO’s new mega miniseries The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, focuses on the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, including the events at Guadalcanal.  In 2000 we issued a paperback … Continue reading

Alison D. Goebel, a student assistant in Acquisitions at the University of Illinois Press, was one of eight graduate students on the Urbana-Champaign campus to be awarded a fellowship by the Illinois Program for the Research in the Humanities for 2010-2011.  … Continue reading

I never liked the Grateful Dead.  In high school I wrote a piece for the school newspaper on my Deadhead friend’s experience at a “punk rock” concert (I took him to see The Jam). Five years later, my college roommate … Continue reading

The Press’ Journals department shows off its collective green thumb in advance of the coming snow storm.