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Press to receive Governor's Award Oct. 30

By Marshall Swanson, University Magazine Group, mswanson@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-0138

The University of South Carolina Press, the state's oldest and largest publisher, has been named as a recipient of this year's annual Governor's Awards in the Humanities. The awards will be presented at a luncheon Oct. 30 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

"This is a monumental honor," said Jonathan Haupt, the press' director. "The press is directly connected to 25 of the past 59 recipients of this award, so we're in impressive as well as familiar company."

Established in 1991, the Governor's Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship. Since its creation in 1944, the press has published a wide range of titles falling under the rubric of the humanities. It currently has 1,000 titles in print, and more than half are devoted to the heritage and culture of the region.

Nineteen previous Governor's Awards in the Humanities winners have been USC Press authors, collaborative partners, or contributors. 

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Posted: 10/26/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/28/12 @ 9:29 PM | Permalink

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