Funding Public Understanding of Science
This month the MIT Press launches a new Public Understanding of Science initiative, which will support our efforts to mobilize cutting edge science and research for greater social impact through writing excellence. By providing academic scientists and first-time book authors with the support needed to make their ideas optimally impactful and accessible to general readers, policy makers, and the media, we create a platform to build a public understanding of science.
New releases for March
This month: a concise history of fertility tools and their ethical and social implications, an exploration of how human behavior brought the world to the brink—and how it can save us, a study of how technology reinforces inequality, and more.
shift+OPEN: Flip a journal to OA
The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model. shift+OPEN will catalyze needed change in journals publishing and increase the reach of academic scholarship. shift+OPEN is generously supported by the Arcadia Fund.
Bite-sized brainy books
The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. What better way to explore this complicated biological structure than with the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series? Synthesizing specialized subject matter for non-specialists and engaging critical topics through fundamentals, each of these compact volumes offers readers a point of access to complex ideas. Dissect the brain through the topics below, including the concepts of memory, critical thinking, and synesthesia.
Winners of Grant Program for Diverse Voices announced
The grants expand funding for authors whose work brings diverse and chronically underrepresented perspectives to scholarship in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
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Spotlight: Management on the Cutting Edge
Books in the Management on the Cutting Edge series present original research from leading lights in academia and industry, providing practical advice to business leaders on how to prepare for the exciting—and challenging—future that awaits us. The series is edited by Robert Holland and published through a collaboration between MIT Sloan Management Review and the MIT Press.
The newest title in the series—Workforce Ecosystems by Elizabeth J. Altman, David Kiron, Jeff Schwartz, and Robin Jones—is a pioneering guide to understanding and leading workforce ecosystems to accomplish enterprise and individual goals.
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A Dungeons & Dragons reading list
All the best guides for tabletop and role-playing games to obsess over post-Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves.Tuesday March 28, 2023