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My Dinner with Timmy

Jul 21, 2016 (10:36 am)

I’m with Gregg Popovich. If I could choose to eat dinner with anyone it would be Timmy. That’s what Coach Popovich said in an interview, going on to describe Tim Duncan, as quoted by the San Antonio Current, as “the most real, consistent, true person I’ve ever met in my life.”  I confess, when I moved to San Antonio 14 years ago, I didn’t know...

Matt Donovan on the Pantheon in NYRB

May 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

"Stendhal is said to have treated the Pantheon as a kind of aesthetic litmus test, judging its visitors by their level of ravishment when exposed to its radiance and scale. One wonders what kind of euphoria Stendhal would expect from someone fortunate enough to climb the outside of the Pantheon’s dome and gaze through the roof’s circular...

Starting 2016 with a Leadership Transition

Jan 12, 2016 (1:20 pm)

Thomas Payton, former associate director of sales and marketing at TU Press, stepped into the role of director on January 1 as part of a leadership succession plan developed by Barbara Ras, the press’s director for the past thirteen years.   Ras, who headed up the press starting in 2002, reviving the organization after its fourteen-year...

Crossing the Plains with Bruno in New York Times

Dec 7, 2015 (10:27 am)

In Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Annick Smith invites a chocolate Labrador retriever named Bruno to hop up into her Toyota 4Runner for a road trip from her home outside Missoula, Mont., to the North Side of Chicago. But what follows is more expansive than a simple drive eastward; Smith is letting us eavesdrop on an illuminating meditation on...

Enchiladas Illuminate the Rich History of Mexico

Oct 9, 2015 (8:09 am)

In Cappy Lawton’s new cookbook, Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex, he and Chris Waters Dunn, the Nashville songwriter and record producer turned food writer, use the storied dish as a lens to illuminate the rich history of Mexico. “In the enchilada, you really see the entire history and geography of Mexico,” Lawton said... “It’s such an iconic...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Merwin

Oct 1, 2015 (7:30 am)

Happy birthday to W.S. Merwin, founder of the Merwin Conservancy, former poet laureate of the U.S, and author of our book Unchopping a Tree. 

Trinity University Press presents Dr. Jane Goodall

Jul 31, 2015 (11:51 am)

Tickets for Jane Goodall are sold out! For anyone who did not get a ticket, 500 overflow seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Stieren Theater on the Trinity campus, where attendees can view a live stream of the event. You are welcome to return to Laurie Auditorium afterward to purchase a book and have it signed by Dr....

Kurt Caswell's Plea for Walking

Jul 24, 2015 (10:58 am)

When I was growing up, the earth’s population was about 4.5 billion, and the U.S. population was about 225 million. Today the earth’s population is over 7.3 billion, and the population of the United States is at 320 million. Every day some 80,000 commercial planes transport people around the world. That’s every day. And carbon levels in our...

Pope on Moral Ground Regarding Climate Change

Jun 18, 2015 (10:51 am)

The day has finally come. This is history in the making. Pope Francis has issued his encyclical calling for swift action regarding climate change. We are proud that our ground-breaking book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril  edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson set the stage several years ago for this discussion...

The Luck Archive on Slate

Jun 15, 2015 (2:06 pm)

"When Mark Menjivar was in middle school, he’d always put his left shoe on before his right, and he’d always make a wish at 11:11. A few years ago he was in a bookstore in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he opened up an old volume called 1,000 Facts Worth Knowing and found four four-leaf clovers pressed inside. 'Finding that was so much better than...

Donate to TUP for the Big Give SA 5/5

Apr 30, 2015 (10:47 am)

This year, Trinity University Press is proud to ​participate in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour online giving event in support of local nonprofits doing good work to make San Antonio awesome. The big day is next week ​on May 5th and we hope you will be a part of it with us.   Trinity University Press publishes ​important, internationally...

Win a Liberty Puzzle of A Muse and a Maze

Apr 9, 2015 (8:26 am)

Peter Turchi has published a followup to his best selling Maps of the Imagination: Writer as Cartographer entitled A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery and Magic that draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle making and its flip side, puzzle solving. Once you've read the book and fallen in love with Turchi's associative...

U. S. Premiere of Song from the Forest

Mar 24, 2015 (1:32 pm)

The book Song from the Forest has inspired a major documentary film, premiering in U. S. theaters April 10. The New York Times calls the movie “a deeply captivating visual and sonic exploration of the strange, music-driven life of Louis Sarno, an American ethnomusicologist who was lured to the Congo River basin in the 1980s by recordings of...

Kathleen Dean Moore in San Antonio

Feb 3, 2015 (1:41 pm)

People trying to save our planet from catastrophic climate change navigate the world according to the ethical values they hold in order to take responsibility for their world.  Kathleen Dean Moore is Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State University and coeditor of the award-winning book Moral Ground:...

The Barry Lopez Writer’s Residency Award

Jan 22, 2015 (1:34 pm)

On January 6, 2015, Barry Lopez turned 70. In honor of this milestone, his many years of creative work, and his generous practice of helping and guiding other writers and artists, a group has joined together to establish a fellowship in his name. Its full title is The Barry Lopez Visiting Writer in Ethics and Community. The hope is to get a...