UC Press Wins AAP PROSE Awards + Design Recognition from the AAUP

UC Press is proud to announce and congratulate recipients of this week’s Association of American Publishers‘ 2017 PROSE Awards, as well as the honorees of the Association of American University Press‘ 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.

About the PROSE Awards:

“The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 53 categories.

Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.”

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2017 PROSE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS

Ecosystems of California

Edited by Harold Mooney and Erika Zaveleta

 

 

 

 

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Collabra: Psychology

Editors Simine Vazire, Rolf Zwaan and Don Moore

 

 

About the AAUP 2017 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show:

“Judging for the 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show took place January 26-27 at the AAUP Central Office in New York City.  This year, 241 books, 2 Journals and 320 jacket and cover designs were submitted for a total of 563 entries.  The jurors carefully selected 50 books and 50 jackets and covers as the very best examples from this pool of excellent design.

The 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show will premiere at the AAUP Annual Meeting in Austin, June 11-13, 2017. Afterward, the show will be exhibited at member presses around the country from September 2017 through May 2018. Forms to request the show for exhibit at your campus or institution will be available in the summer.”

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Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Designer: Lia Tjandra

Production Coordinator: Angela Chen

Acquiring Editor: Niels Hooper

Project Editor: Dore Brown

 

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The Principia by Isaac Newton, translated by Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman

Designer: Lia Tjandra

Production Coordinator: Angela Chen

Art Director: Lia Tjandra

 

 


Congratulations to 2016 PROSE Awards Winners Aldon D. Morris, David R. Schiel, and Michael S. Foster

University of California Press offers hearty congratulations to three of our authors that were the recipients of 2016 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers last week in Washington D.C.

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Aldon D. Morris was given the R.R. Hawkins Award, the ‘grand prize’ for all publications which are considered for an award, for The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. Dr. Morris’s book also won the Award for Excellence in Social Sciences and the Sociology & Social Work subject category. View his eloquent acceptance speech from the awards luncheon on the AAP’s website.

Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

In the Single Volume Reference/Science subject category, David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster won the award for The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests.

The entire UC Press team is honored to have published these two important works in their respective disciplinary fields, and offers hearty congratulations to Aldon D. Morris, David R. Schiel, and Michael S. Foster. Additionally, profuse thanks to the AAP for recognizing excellence in university press publishing over the past 40 years.

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About the PROSE Awards:

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 54 categories.

Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.

The R. R. Hawkins Award has been presented to the most outstanding work among each year’s entries its inception in 1976. Hawkins winners have included Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) (John Wiley & Sons), Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Yale University Press), The Diffusion Handbook(McGraw-Hill) and Alan Turing: His Work and Impact (Elsevier). The 2016 R.R. Hawkins Award was presented to University of California Press for The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology by Aldon D. Morris.


UC Press Honored with Five Prose Awards

Yesterday the Association of American Publishers announced the 2010 PROSE Awards winners for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories.

The Autobiography of Mark Twain received top honors in the Humanities, winning both the Award for Excellence in Humanities and the category award for Biography & Autobiography.

Two books from our science list took top category prizes.  Mark Moffett’s Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions won the Popular Science & Popular Mathematics category and Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, edited by Lars Werdelin and William Joseph Sanders, won the Single Volume Reference category in Science.

Finally, Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities by Edward Watt received an Honorable Mention in the Classics & Ancient History category.

For a complete list of winners, visit the PROSE Awards website.

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Public Welfare Medal and PROSE Award Winners

Eugenie Scott

The National Academy of Sciences has awarded its prestigious Public Welfare Medal to Eugenie Scott, author of Evolution vs. Creationism, in recognition of her work as executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), promoting and defending the teaching of evolution in schools.

“Eugenie Scott has worked tirelessly and very effectively to improve public understanding of both the nature of science and the science of evolution,” said National Academy of Sciences president Ralph J. Cicerone, quoted in the award announcement.

In Evolution vs. Creationism, Scott explores the public controversy over creationism and evolution, providing a foundation of knowledge on both sides of the issue and a history of the debate. She recently held a talk at The Bone Room in Albany, CA. You can watch Scott’s three-part talk on the NCSE’s YouTube channel.

The 2009 PROSE Award winners for excellence in scholarly publishing were announced last week, with three UC Press titles among them. Amiri Baraka’s Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music won for best book in music and performing arts, Robert Wuthnow’s Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches was the best book in theology and religious studies, and Rosemary Gillespie and David A. Clague’s Encyclopedia of Islands was a finalist for best single-volume reference/science book. The PROSE Awards are given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association for American Publishers.


2008 PROSE Awards: Gastronomica and Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects

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On February 5, the  Association of American Publishers announced the 2008 PROSE Awards winners for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture is the winner for Best Design In Print (Journals category). Edited by Darra Goldstein and published by UC Press Journals and Digital Publishing, Gastronomica is a refreshing blend of culture and cuisine, inspiring conversation and expanding horizons through an array of stories, articles, and images as diverse and delightful as a worldly feast. In the books division, Dianne Sachko Macleod's Enchanted Lives, Enchanted Objects: American Women Collectors and the Making of Culture, 1800-1940, received an honorable mention in the Art and Art History category.