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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Law Scholar Julius G. Getman Speaks at BookPeople Tonight

getman_julius_lg-410x620Professor Julius G. Getman of The University of Texas School of Law will discuss and sign his new book “Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at BookPeople on North Lamar at Sixth Street in Austin.

In his book, the prominent labor law scholar examines recent developments to demonstrate that a resurgent labor movement is possible. Getman proposes new models for organizing and innovative techniques to strengthen strikes. Above all, he insists that unions must…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian William H. Goetzmann Dies

41E1B2M6M6LHistorian William H. Goetzmann, professor emeritus of history and American studies, died Sept. 7 at age 79.

A specialist in the American West, Goetzmann won both the Pulitzer and Parkman prizes in 1967 for his seminal book “Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West.” He later authored with son William N. Goetzmann “The West of the Imagination,” which became a PBS series in 1985. His most recent book “Beyond the Revolution: A History…