The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to welcome its new director, Stephen M. Wrinn, who will be coming to us from the University Press of Kentucky, where he and his staff have built a sterling reputation in academic publishing. In making the announcement, Thomas G. Burish, provost of the university, noted that Steve’s appointment will be effective September 1. You can read the complete announcement here.
As many of you know, Steve has impressive credentials, with a breadth of experience in commercial and academic publishing, a strong track record of success — and a good sense of humor! The staff is looking forward to working with him to advance the mission of the press in the years to come.
Congratulations, Steve — and welcome!
The Catholic Press Book Awards were announced on June 26, 2015, during the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, NY. Two University of Notre Dame Press titles were recognized with first place awards this year.
Mary’s Bodily Assumption by Matthew Levering received the first place award in the Theology category. The judges said this about the book:
“In taking up Catholic teaching on the Assumption, Levering engages in a theological development that touches on Scripture, magisterial teaching, critical scholarship, and objections in a manner that speaks to theological process and faith development. The mind is enlightened and the heart inspired in this work that provides a solid basis for understanding the church’s dogmatic teaching that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven.”