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Indiana University Press

Indiana University Press known as IU Press, is an academic publisher founded in 1950 at Indiana University that specializes in the humanities and social sciences. Its headquarters are located in Indiana. IU Press publishes 140 new books annually, in addition to 29 academic journals, maintains a current catalog comprising some 2,000 titles. Indiana University Press publishes in the following areas: African, African American, cultural, Holocaust, Middle Eastern studies and Eastern European, women's and gender studies. IU Press undertakes extensive regional publishing under its Quarry Books imprint. IU Press began in 1950 as part of Indiana University's post-war growth under President Herman B Wells. Bernard Perry, son of Harvard philosophy professor Ralph Barton Perry, served as the first director. IU Press's first book was a translation of Edouard de Montulé's Travels in America, 1816-1817, published in March 1951. A total of six books were published the first year. In 1952, IU Press earned full membership with the Association of American University Presses.

During its first decade in operation, IU Press published more than 200 books and increased sales from zero in 1950 to $167,000 in 1959-1960. That same decade, in 1955, it published Rolfe Humphries's translation of the Metamorphoses of Ovid, IU Press's all-time bestseller, having sold more than 500,000 copies to date. Bernard Perry retired as director in 1976 and was replaced by John Gallman who focused on the academic strengths of Indiana University. By 1980 IU Press's annual sales by 1990 had reached $4.1 million. The Journals Division now carries 29 in its catalog. By the end of John Gallman's tenure as director in 2000, IU Press published 150 books annually and reached sales of close to $7 million. In 2004 IU Press launched an imprint dedicated to regional topics. In 1965, IU Press received the Centennial Medal, the highest prize of the U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission, for its role in preserving Civil War history. IU Press's 1967 translation of volume 1 of Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers won a National Book Award.

It was followed by a second National Book Award in 1970 for a translation of Bertolt Brecht's Saint Joan of the Stockyards. In 2009 Indiana University Press publication The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945, Volume I was selected as the winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. In a ranking of scholarly publishers in political science, IUP ranked 28th among all scholarly publishers by respondent preferences for publishers whose books they read or rely upon for the best research in political science. Official website IU Press Journals on JSTOR

Westonia, Western Australia

Westonia is a small town located in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 10 kilometres north of the Great Eastern Highway. It is the main town in the Shire of Westonia. Westonia came into existence with the discovery in 1910 of gold in the area, by a sandalwood cutter named Alfred Weston; the area was known as Weston's Reward and as Westons. By 1915 there were two major mines in the area, the population was in excess of 500. By 1917 the area, by known as Westonia, had a population of more than 2,000. In 1919, low gold prices forced the closure of the mines, many people left the area. Westonia was gazetted as a town in February 1926. In 1935 one of the mines reopened, but closed again in 1948, only to be reopened in 1985; the mine closed once again in 1991. In mid-2009, it was announced that mining would once again commence at Westonia's Edna May Gold Mine, with the first gold pour anticipated for May 2010, coinciding with the centenary of the discovery of gold in the district. In October 2009, Westonia won the Tidy Towns - Sustainable Communities competition for the Central Wheatbelt region.

Westonia won the same title in October 2010, was declared the state winner in November 2010. Westonia Historic Townsite Wolfram Street Facades Westonia Caravan Park Westonia Common Boodalin Soak Elachbutting Rock Yanneymooning Reserve Baladjie Rock Edna May Gold Mine Shire of Westonia

Birdsong (2008 film)

Birdsong is a 2008 contemplative film by Catalan auteur Albert Serra. The film recounts the journey of the three wise men. Serra edited over 100 hours of footage for the film. Canadian film critic Mark Peranson played Joseph. A. O. Scott, writing for The New York Times, called Birdsong "less a retelling of the Nativity story than a dream about it, filtered... through a sensibility that recalls Luis Buñuel and Samuel Beckett". Birdsong won several prizes at the 2009 Gaudí Awards. General references Reichert, Jeff. "Magi Hour: Albert Serra's "Birdsong"". IndieWire. Retrieved 17 June 2017. Chang, Justin. "Review:'Birdsong'". Variety. Retrieved 17 June 2017. "Albert Serra, Radical Classicist". Harvard Film Archive. Archived from the original on 10 December 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2017