New Paperback Release: Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

“An extensive overview of the drug trade in the Americas and its impact on politics, economics, and society throughout the region. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice “A first-rate update on the state of the long-fought hemispheric ‘war on drugs.’ It is particularly timely, as the perception that the war is lost and needs to be … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

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Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

In October, we published Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, in which she retraces a 5,000-mile journey once taken by Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston. Along the way, she stopped at various landmarks not usually part of the typical Florida vacation. Below she shares photos she captured and talks about the … Continue reading Stops along the “Backroads of Paradise”

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF campus. They … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

“A fine piece of scholarship. . . . A solid introduction to the archaeology of the fur trade, as well as to the myriad archaeological issues associated with colonial interaction.”—American Antiquity   “Impressive and ambitious, covering centuries of time and much of the North American continent. . . . Admirably balances the enormous numbers of sites, … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

Making and Preserving Space Flight History

Feature image credit: NASA Apollo 11 landed the first people on the moon on July 20, 1969. Forty-eight years ago today, at 02:56:15 UTC, those two men—Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin—became the first to set foot on the moon's surface. "Armstrong quickly scooped a small quantity of soil into his pocket as a 'contingency sample,' should … Continue reading Making and Preserving Space Flight History

A Curious Peril

“Demonstrating how literary aspects of H.D.’s late prose contribute to politically attuned cultural work, Vetter astutely counters longstanding claims about H.D.’s ‘escapism.’”—Miranda Hickman, author of The Geometry of Modernism “An important, meticulously researched treatment of H.D.’s post-WWII writing that helps us understand her multiple genre-bending and time-warping moves.”—Madelyn Detloff, author of The Value of Virginia Woolf A … Continue reading A Curious Peril