The Johns Hopkins University Press

2007 Press News Archive

WWCP director released from confinement

JHUP author and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program, Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, returned home September 6, 2007 after a 105-day confinement in Tehran. She was inprisoned in May due to allegations of endangering Iranian national security. More is available from The Woodrow Wilson Center site.

Hopkins author on Comedy Central

JHUP author Robert Pallitto was the special guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with John Stewart. He discussed his new book Presidential Secrecy and the Law. A webcast of the program is available from Comedy Central.

JHUP wins design awards

Four JHUP books were honored at the June 12 Washington Book Publishers Design and Effectiveness Awards ceremony, according to Martha Sewall, JHUP art director.

Hopkins was awarded first place in the large nonprofit publishers category for the cover of Blind Landings. The Press swept the awards for illustrated text winning first place for Feeling Like a Kid, second place for Birds of the World, and third place for Worthy of the Nation.

Washington Book Publishers is a membership organization created in 1976 to nurture and celebrate book publishing in the Washington, D.C. area.

Australian of the Year

Tim Flannery, coauthor of Prehistoric Mammals of Australia and New Guinea was named Australian of the Year 2007 by the National Australia Day Council and the governmant of Australia. Each year the country celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards. More coverage of this event is found at Australian of the year.

Gingrich's Contract on NPR

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich declares a need for bipartisan environmentalism in his new book A Contract with the Earth. Sample some of his message and take the Are You a Mainstream Environmentalist quiz in an interview on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Watch Gingrich's participation at the Forum for the Environment in Atlanta and his lecture at Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

JHUP wins PSP awards

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has awarded the 2006 PSP Awards of Excellence to five JHUP books. The awards winners were chosen for their unique contribution to scholarly publishing by a 12-member panel consisting of librarians, academics,and working publishers. The 2006 award winners from JHUP are: