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Release: April 9, 2001

UI professor’s book named 'Choice Outstanding Academic Title'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A book by a University of Iowa faculty member has been selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, placing it among the top three percent of academic books published in 2000.

The book, "Reading Sport: Critical Essays on Power and Representation," co-edited by Susan Birrell, a professor of health, leisure, and sport studies in the UI College of Liberal Arts, was selected from among more than 6,700 academic books reviewed in 2000 in "Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries." Selection criteria include excellence in scholarship and presentation; significance with regard to other literature in the field; and recognition as an important, often the first, treatment of a specific subject in print or electronic format. Approximately 600 books and electronic resources were chosen for the award this year.

"Choice" is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.