Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial

Below, marketing intern Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson talks about the Skyway Bridge Memorial, its dedication ceremony, and the author who made the monument possible, Bill DeYoung. The Skyway Bridge Memorial by Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson On May 9, 1980, the 20,000-ton freighter "Summit Venture," its pilot blinded by a sudden violent weather cell, crashed into a support pier of Tampa’s Skyway … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Disease Detectives

In April, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how to … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Disease Detectives

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Democracy Machine

In April, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how to … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: The Democracy Machine

October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

As fall rolls along, our authors continue to impress with their stunning books. Over 100 news stories and magazine articles talked about our books with great excitement. With all of these reviews and tons of author events, October turned into something of an Authoberfest. We celebrate just some highlights below.     “From intimate wildlife close-ups … Continue reading October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

March 2014 Review Roundup: UPF Books in the News!

We hope you enjoy these highlights from reviews our books received last month. You’ll also catch a few glimpses of what our authors have been up to lately. Take a look!   In a recent Tampa Bay Times op-ed, Brandon Haught looks at science education in Florida’s private schools. Haught is the author of the … Continue reading March 2014 Review Roundup: UPF Books in the News!

2013 Review Recap: Celebrating a Great Year with Outstanding Books

From Miami to Chile to the moon, the authors of these 2013 UPF books have traveled far and their books showcase a wealth of histories and experiences. Throughout the last twelve months, these books have set out on journeys of their own to reach readers across the world. Take a look at where they’ve been over … Continue reading 2013 Review Recap: Celebrating a Great Year with Outstanding Books

Loitering with Intent on the Back Roads of Real Florida

Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida By Jeff Klinkenberg Pubdate: 4/16/13 "Newspaper folks have an exquisite circumlocution for loitering: They call it "enterprise journalism," meaning, usually, that you find a place that serves something to drink where you can hang around and see what stories turn up. Loitering with intent, … Continue reading Loitering with Intent on the Back Roads of Real Florida