“To me, freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. . . . That’s what marks us off from the stones and the stars. You can speak freely. It is almost impossible for me to describe. It is the thing that marks us as just below the angels.”
It’s been [more...]
In a recent profile on Bill Gates, the New York Times explored the emerging subject of Big History, and Gates’ project with UC Press author David Christian to introduce Big History into high school curricula across the country. Christian, who pioneered the field, surveys the universe from the beginning of time to the present day in his book Maps of Time, [more...]
Rajmohan Gandhi, Gandhi’s grandson and author of Gandhi, and Charles DiSalvo, author of M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law, along with the Hon. Sanjay Tailor (State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County), recently spoke at a panel entitled “Gandhi as Lawyer” at the South Asian Bar Association (SABA)’s annual conference. The panel explored this lesser [more...]
As we celebrate GLBT Pride Month, Executive Editor Niels Hooper looks back at the radical movements throughout history that expanded and redefined notions of gender and queer culture.
Guest post by Niels Hooper
June is traditionally Gay Pride or GLBT Pride month, and countless smaller towns—and Los Angeles— have already held their pride celebrations so as not to [more...]
UC Press author Albie Sachs (L) with California Governor Jerry Brown (R)
Here is UC Press author Albie Sachs conversing with Governor Jerry Brown at a dinner honoring Sachs and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the transition to democracy in South Africa. His memoir, The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter, which recounts his recovery from being a victim of a bombing in Mozambique [more...]
Peter Matthiessen at the Miami Book Fair, 1991. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Author and naturalist Peter Matthiessen died on Saturday at the age of 86 after a fight with leukemia. Matthiessen is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including Sal Si Puedes (Escape If You Can): Cesar Chavez and the New American [more...]
UC Press congratulates three authors who received recognition in the Association of American Publishers’ 2013 PROSE Awards. The Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content.
Charles DiSalvo received an Honorable Mention in the Law and Legal Studies category for M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at [more...]