Curators’ Award for Scholarly Excellence
For Books Published by the University of Missouri Press
The Board of Curators for the University of Missouri System recognizes scholarly excellence among Missouri faculty for a book published by the University of Missouri Press.
The award is for $2,500.
All books published by the press in a given year and written by regular University of Missouri faculty members are considered for the award.
A Curators' Award Subcommittee (composed of three members of the Faculty Press Committee) recommends the year's winner after reviewing all eligible books. Eligibility is determined on the basis of the originality and scholarly merit of the books under consideration. Edited collections of the work of others (essays, letters, anthologies, etc.) are not considered eligible for the award. Translations, annotated bibliographies and similar "created" works are considered eligible candidates. Priority is given, though, to full-length studies written by a single author.
This Year's Winner
2008 Steve Weinberg, Professor of Journalism, UM-Columbia, "A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World's First Journalism School"
Weinberg brings his investigative expertise to bear, tells the school's complex story through thematic chapters. HE draws on internal documents and correspondence to uncover the politics of the schol from its founding to the present. ISBN 978-0-8262-1796-7.
|2007||Tom Quirk||"Mark Twain and Human Nature"||978-0-8261-1758-5|
|2006||Wilma King||The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women during the Slave Era||978-0-8262-1660-1|
|2005||Lloyd M. Wells||From Anzio to the Alps: An American Soldier’s Story||0-8262-1537-8|
|2004||Walter A. Schroeder||Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830||0-8262-1398-7|
|2003||John T. Graham||A Three-Volume Comprehensive Study on the Thought of Ortega y Gasset||0-8262-1353-7
|2002||Elaine Lawless||Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment Through Narrative||0-8262-1314-6|
|2001||Christensen, Lawrence O.||Dictionary of Missouri Biography||0-8262-1222-0|
|2000||Lambeth, Edmund B. and Thorson, Esther||Assessing Public Journalism||0-8262-1158-5|
|1999||Hattaway, Herman||Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War||0-8262-1107-0|
|1998||Farnsworth, Robert M.||From Vagabond to Journalist: Edgar Snow in Asia, 1928-1941||0-8262-1107-0|
|1997||Lago, Mary||Christiana Herringham and the Edwardian Art Scene||0-8262-1024-4|
|1996||Carroll, Joseph||Evolution and Literary Theory||0-8262-0979-3|
|1993||Holtz, William||The Ghost in the Little House: A Life of Rose Wilder Lane||0-8262-0887-8|
|1992||Weinberg, Steve||Telling the Untold Story: How Investigative Reporters are Changing the Craft of Biography||0-8262-0873-8|
|1991||Cunningham, Noble E.||Popular Images of the Presidency: From Washington to Lincoln||0-8262-0782-0|
|1989||Ritter, Naomi||Art as Spectacle: Images of the Entertainer Since Romanticism||0-8262-0719-7|
|1988||Barth, J. Robert||Coleridge and the Power of Love||0-8262-0694out of print|
|1987||Jorgenson, Lloyd P.||The State and the Non-Public School 1825-1925||0-8262-0633-6|
|1985||Monti, Daniel J.||A Semblance of Justice: St. Louis School Desegregation and Order in Urban America||0-8262-0476-7|
|1984||Farnsworth, Robert M.||Melvin B. Tolson, 1898-1966:Plain Talk and Poetic Prophecy||0-8262-0433-3|
|1983||Bullion, John L.||A Great and Necessary Measure: George Grenville and the Genesis of the Stamp Act 1763-65||0-8262-0375-2|
|1982||Ugarte, Michael||Trilogy of Treason: An Intertextual Study of Juan Goytisolo||0-8262-0353-1|
|1979||Nauss, Robert M.||Parametric Integer Programming||0-8262-0250-0|
|1977||Behnken, Eloise M.||Thomas Carlyle: "Calvinist Without the Theology"||0-8262-0234-9|
|1975||Moore, Maxine S.||That Lonely Game: Melville, "Mardi", and the Almanac||0-8262-0175-X|
|1974||Flader, Susan L.||Thinking Like a Mountain: Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude Toward Deer, Wolves, and Forests||0-8262-0167-9
out of print
|1973||Graham, John T.||Donoso Cortes: Utopian Romanticist and Political Realist||0-8262-0155-5|
|1972||Burggraaff, Winfield J.||The Venezuelan Armed Forces in Politics, 1935-1959||0-8262-0121-0|
|1971||Hartmann, Susan M.||Truman and the 80th Congress||0-8262-0105-9|
|1970||Torgerson, Randell E.||Producer Power at the Bargaining Table: A Case Study of the Legislative Life of S. 109||0-8262-0091-5 (cloth) out of print
(paper) out of print