University Press Week Commemorated with Various Events

University Press Week, first proclaimed in 1978, celebrates the work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture and an informed society. The Duquesne University Press is hosting various events to commemorate the national celebration.

“University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit academic publishers and reminds us all of the part they play in the scholarly community,” said Lori Crosby, marketing and business manager for the Duquesne University Press. “The activities here at Duquesne during the week will highlight our own press’ longstanding and current contributions to scholarship and learning.”

The following University Press Week events are free and open to the campus community:

  • Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a book sale in the Gumberg Library featuring out-of-print, overstock and current titles at deep discounts.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, a workshop titled Publish or Perish: Finding and Approaching Academic Publishers will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 613 of the Union. The workshop is co-sponsored by the University Press and the Center for Teaching Excellence. Email to register.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. a Coloring & Cocktails event will be held in the Africa Room of the Union to celebrate the release of the University’s medieval Bible coloring book. A portion of the proceeds from the event book sales will support the Dr. Albert C. Labriola Memorial Fund, which benefits the Gumberg Library. RSVP at
  • Friday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. there will be a philosophy book exhibit and sale in the Genesius Theater Lobby, held in conjunction with the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center’s 35th annual symposium

For more information, call the Duquesne University Press at 412.396.6610.