Nebraska, University of

Nebraska, University of

Nebraska, University of, main campus at Lincoln; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1869, opened 1871. The university has an excellent archaeological museum and noted art galleries. The medical center, with schools of medicine, nursing, and health sciences, is at Omaha. The Kearney campus hosts the annual Midwest Conference on World Affairs.
The University of Nebraska Press, founded in 1941, is a publisher of scholarly and popular-press books. It is the second-largest state university press in the United States (behind the University of California Press) and, including private institutions, ranks among the 10 largest university presses in the United States. The press is under the auspices of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system.

The press publishes approximately 100 titles annually, among its more than 2,500 titles currently in print. It publishes primarily non-fiction books and scholarly journals, along with a few titles per season in contemporary and regional prose and poetry.

It is also one of the leading translators of French literature in the U.S. and has an extensive translation program that focuses primarily on European authors (French, German, and Spanish) as well as Latin American writers. The program of publishing international fiction and literary nonfiction at the Press has garnered much notice in recent years. Among kudos was one from the Los Angeles Times that named the Press one of only three publishing companies in America "to reliably, season after season, produce significant translations."

The University of Nebraska Press is publisher of the scholarly editions of the works of Willa Cather, including such classics as My Antonia and O Pioneers! The books are produced under the direction of Sue Rosowski, UNL's Adele Hall Distinguished Professor of English, and a team of scholars from 11 universities.

Through its trade paperback imprint, Bison Books, it publishes reprints of classic books of myriad genres.


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