We are pleased to announce that the Government of Japan honored UC Press author Merry White today with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon decoration. The award recognizes Professor White’s significant contribution to the development of Japanese studies and the introduction of Japanese culture in the United States.
Merry White, better [more...]
Columbia history professor Hilary Hallett has been getting some wonderful advance praise for her new book, Go West, Young Women!, which explores the influx of women in early Hollywood and their role in the development of Los Angeles and the nascent film industry. The Huffington Post included Go West, Young Women! in their list of 10 [more...]
As the year comes to a close, allow us to brag a little bit on behalf of our authors, who absolutely knocked it out of the park this year when it came to awards. These 65 brilliant works won or were finalists for some 2012′s most prestigious prizes in publishing and academia. Congratulations to all, [more...]
Clark Terry(Photo: Quincy Cavers)
Big congratulations are in order for Clark Terry, who recently received the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation‘s prestigious Satchmo Award, which carries a $5,000 prize. On Terry’s website, his wife Gwen writes that Terry was ecstatic when he received the news, and said with tears in his eyes, “I appreciate each and [more...]
We are very proud to announce that our journal Gastronomica is the co-winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Publication of the Year.” In the announcement, Gastronomica was cited for its editorial excellence over the last eleven years and for the ways in which the journal has generally deepened our understanding of food.
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Congratulations to Mary Power and Dan Simberloff who, along with 82 other distinguished scientists (4, including Power, from UC Berkeley), were elected to the National Academy of Sciences this week.
Mary Power is a freshwater ecologist and has done groundbreaking work on the Eel River. Mary also serves on the editorial board of our own Freshwater [more...]
Congratulations are certainly in order for our Journals Division as they celebrate having Boom: A Journal of California named one of the Best Magazines of 2011 by none other than Library Journal.
To quote directly from the article announcing the win: “One in eight Americans lives in California, a state with an economy larger than Canada’s. [more...]
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Congratulations to Jonathan Losos, the author of Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles, for being awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal by the National Academy of Sciences.
Here’s the copy from the NAS announcement:
Jonathan B. Losos, the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin [more...]