Warehouse Sale

Attention, book lovers, bargain hunters, and history buffs! Don’t miss the great deals at the University of Virginia Press Warehouse Sale. October 26-27, thousands of first-quality books in Virginiana, history, literature, African American studies, founding fathers, the Civil War, and more will be on sale.

Savings for Virginia Living Readers

Mapping Virginia From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War William C. Wooldridge Foreword by John T. Casteen III Cloth · 392 pp. · 12 x 10.5 · ISBN 9780813932675 · $94.95 · Nov 2012   Readers of Virginia Living magazine will receive a 25% DISCOUNT on Mapping Virginia. To take advantage of this offer, please email us at vapress@virginia.edu or call [...]

SAH Archipedia Now Online

The University of Virginia Press announces this week the launch of Rotunda’s SAH Archipedia, an online resource developed in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians. A richly illustrated, peer-reviewed database, SAH Archipedia offers a comprehensive view of some of the most notable architecture in the United States. This new resource examines thousands of buildings in the context of their communities and landscapes, explores all the forces that shaped them—from the aesthetic to the historical, economic, and geographical—and presents them in a fully searchable XML-based environment.

Debating Higher Ed

In their first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent several minutes discussing K-12 education. They agreed on the need for a federal role, including at least some elements of Obama’s Race to the Top program, but disagreed on whether to distribute federal funds to states or, as Romney proposed as a way to promote school choice, to individual students. Beyond brief references to the value of community colleges and the challenge of paying tuition, the candidates did not engage the issue of higher education.