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Historian James McWilliams to present Presidential Seminar

By Ann Friou
University News Service
March 25, 2010

James McWilliams

James McWilliams

James McWilliams, associate professor of history and winner of the 2009 Texas State University-San Marcos Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, will present the 2010 Presidential Seminar at 12:30 p.m. on 9 April 2010, in Flowers Hall 230. The title of his lecture is "Distorting the Past to Idealize the Future: Eating Ethically in the 21st Century."

McWilliams will also 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 12 p.m., followed by the lecture at 12:30 p.m.

For further information, please contact Mary Alice De Leon, Department of History, md07@txstate.edu, (512) 245-2142.