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Jacob Soll, a Professor of History at Rutgers University who has published both of his books to date with the University of Michigan Press, was named this week as a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The fellowship, which carries a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for the next five years, is awarded to scientists, researchers, and exceptional people in the public sector based on “creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.”


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We’re excited to announce the open-access version of Hacking the Academy, The Edited Volume.  The volume is forthcoming in print under the University of Michigan Press digitalculturebooks imprint. Hacking the Academy was assembled and edited by Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt from the best of over 300 submissions on how the academy could be beneficially reformed using digital media and technology.


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July and August were fairly quiet months for MPublishing, with a few journal issues coming out as we did our best to keep cool in the heat and launch a new publication or two. Here’s what’s new from the end of the summer: ARKIVOC, the open access organic chemistry journal, published more than 20 new articles. Articles from ARKIVOC are freely available  for all to read or download. A new issue of the Journal of…

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