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March 31st, 2010
McWilliams to give Presidential Seminar


Texas State Associate History Professor James McWilliams.


Texas State Associate Professor of History James McWilliams will present the 2010 Presidential Seminar on April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Flowers Hall 230 on campus.

McWilliams will give a lecture entitled, “Distorting the Past to Idealize the Future: Eating Ethically in the 21st Century.”

McWilliams also will sign copies of his award-winning new book, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little Brown, 2009). The book was recently honored by the 14th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards in the “Green” category. In addition, his work studying sustainability from a humanities perspective was recognized with the Hiett Prize in the Humanities by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

The Presidential Seminar will begin with a reception and book signing at noon, followed by the lecture at 12:30 p.m. For further information, contact Mary Alice De Leon, Department of History at or (512) 245-2142.

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