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Congratulations to Angela Vanhaelen, author of The Wake of Iconoclasm and winner of the 2013 Roland Bainton Award in Art and Music History!

Watch this fascinating Mayo Clinic talk on comics and healthcare, featuring Michael Green and MK Czerwiec of the Graphic Medicine Series Editorial Collective!

Public Books discusses Paulina Ochoa Espejo's The Time of Popular Sovereignty and "Latin America's Left."

To coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition showcasing Hildesheim's treasures -- including the Bernward Gospels -- Monday's program from the Columbia University Medieval Renaissance Program will feature Jennifer Kingsley, author of the forthcoming book The Bernward Gospels.

Allen Sack, author of Counterfeit Amateurs, talks sports reform, Antitrust and the NCAA in Inside Higher Ed.

The Shame of Survival author Ursula Mahlendorf discussed her role in the Hitler Youth and the vast reach of the Nazi Holocaust on CBS Sunday Morning.

"The way we look at early Spanish depictions of the Passion has undoubtedly changed forever." Marginalia Review of Books reviews Cynthia Robinson's on Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile.

Research for exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the notorious Armory show, including Walter Pach and The New Spirit by Penn State Press authors Laurette McCarthy and Gail Stavitsky, reveals that it included more American, historical, and even female artists than many accounts include. See both titles featured in ARTnews' Refuting the Myths About the Armory Show.

Read historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz on Alternatives to Capitalism and the current issue of The Good Society

Congratulations to Areli Marina! Her book, The Italian Piazza Transformed: Parma in the Communal Age, has been awarded the 2013 Howard R. Marraro Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association. The prize is given annually to the author of a book dealing with Italian history or Italo-American history.

Laurette McCarthy, author of the Penn State Press book Walter Pach (1883–1958), has been guest blogging for The Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art web site. In her latest piece she discusses the rediscovery of a Van Gogh previously unrecognized as having appeared in the 1913 Armory Show.

Chris Sciabarra is blogging all week about the upcoming publication of the second edition of his book Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Start by reading his first post all about the new jacket design.

Enter our latest Goodreads Giveaway for one of five advance review copies of Laurinda Dixon's The Dark Side of Genius!

John Rodden, author of the Penn State Press books Textbook Reds and Dialectics, Dogmas, and Dissent, discusses what history taught Piux XII about resisting tyrants, in the American Conservative piece Not Hitler’s Pope.

Penn State News looks at the story behind our Second Atlas of Breeding Birds, "an awesome example of citizen science."

To read Sandy Thatcher's writings about copyright and general publishing issues, click here.

For information about the Google Print controversy and the Penn State Press, click here.

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