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Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging […]

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Recipe: Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) from Shrimp Country

Need a last-minute recipe for the holidays? Try Garlic Shrimp from our new cookbook Shrimp Country! While most of the recipes in this book come from the southern shorelines of the United States, the state of Alaska makes a special appearance with this recipe by Chef Colette Nelson of Ludvig’s Bistro on Baranof Island. UPF […]

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Recipe: Churrasco-Style Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook

Today’s recipe is from The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook, which features some of the most beloved recipes from Versailles Restaurant—a Miami institution that has been at the heart of the Cuban-American community for decades. Samantha Zaboski, UPF publicist and subsidiary rights coordinator, tried this recipe in her home kitchen. Here’s why Samantha chose this recipe: As […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Caponata from Pickled, Fried, and Fresh

Get ready for the holidays with this recipe from one of our wonderful cookbooks! UPF senior acquisitions editor Sian Hunter recently tried her hand at cooking Pumpkin Caponata from Bert Gill’s Pickled, Fried, and Fresh. Here’s why Sian chose this recipe: Our Thanksgiving meal features family recipes from both sides and several generations, but each year, we […]

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Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included […]

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AAUP 2015 Meeting Recap

By Rachel Doll, advertising and direct mail manager, University Press of Florida Last month, along with four other staff members from the University Press of Florida, I traveled from sea-level Gainesville to mile-high Denver for the annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). The theme of this year’s meeting was “Connect, Collaborate” […]

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UPF Director Begins Term as AAUP President

Meredith Morris-Babb, director of the University Press of Florida, officially began her term as president of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) at the association’s annual meeting on June 20 in Denver, Col. Last year, Babb served as president elect alongside Barbara Kline Pope, director of National Academies Press. Established in 1937, the AAUP […]

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UPF’s Semiannual Rumpus a.k.a. Seasonal Sales Kits

It’s that time of year again, when we here at the University Press of Florida partake in the semiannual merry-go-round that is the assembly of our seasonal sales kits. This time around we had all hands on deck as the entire marketing department came together to pull, sort, and stuff papers into what seem like […]

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UPF in Pictures through the Years

We publish books. We read and write about books. We blog, tweet, and share news about books. At the University Press of Florida, we’re proud of the fantastic work we publish—about 90 books a year—on an incredibly wide variety of topics. We’ve got history; archaeology; anthropology; Latin American studies; literature; aerospace technology and history; sports; gardening; cooking; […]

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UPF Announces Promotions, New Hires and Publicity Team

For immediate release September 16, 2014 University Press of Florida Announces Promotions, New Hires and Publicity Team Gainesville, Fla—The University Press of Florida (UPF) is pleased to announce staffing changes in two departments. The Editorial, Design, and Production Department has made personnel changes due to the retirement of longtime EDP Manager Lynn Werts. At the […]

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