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RSA Electronic Resources Survey

Submitted by ddd on December 7, 2010 - 7:18am

Hey everyone. From the RSA electronic resources committee:

December 06, 2010
RSA Electronic Resources Survey

The RSA Board of Directors has commissioned an ad hoc committee to review the organization’s use of digital media. The committee is requesting your participation in a very brief survey. Please take the few minutes required to provide your input for this review: all you need do is go to and follow the instructions.

Your participation is very much appreciated.


Gehrke: de Man?

Submitted by ddd on November 9, 2010 - 7:32am

I'm in Ch 4 right now, and just totally digging this smart book. I know we're on ch 3 now, so i'll save my ch 4-specific questions, but i have one sort of general question. It just dawned on me that I haven't seen any reference to Paul de Man yet. Checked the index: nothing. So i'm wondering about the influence of de Man in the history/ies of speech/rhet. Did his work not offer any kind of turn or crisis on that side of our aisle? I'm kind of fascinated by that possibility.


Teaching pathos to parents

Submitted by ddd on October 9, 2010 - 10:20am

So i have to teach a mini-course to the parents of our undergraduates during Family Weekend next Saturday. Here's the little description of my course:


Currents In Electronic Literacy: Writing With Sound--CFP

Submitted by ddd on September 28, 2010 - 7:05am

FYI, everybody.

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due on Monday, January 10, 2011.

Spring 2011 issue: Writing with Sound



Submitted by ddd on March 15, 2010 - 11:33am

FYI, everyone.

Announcing the publication of Volume 1, Issue I of The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (TheJUMP) –


Texas Equity Conference

Submitted by ddd on January 26, 2009 - 5:48am

Message from Facebook:

Hey everyone!

We are trying to identify allies at all UT System and A&M System schools to invite them to attend the Texas Equity Conference, held in Austin in Februrary. This conference is the first move toward building a state-wide movement. We will share tools and ideas to help others bring the fight to their campuses. Legal resources will be there to offer advice about our case.


Gay Penguins

Submitted by ddd on December 10, 2008 - 9:41pm

For some reason, this story makes me all giddy-tingly:
Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples


Dillon Slatin

Submitted by ddd on April 30, 2008 - 8:10pm

And now Dillon... Like John--they were perfectly matched--he was such a sweet, loving, fabulous guy. I was at the house (bringing john dinner) when the vet gave John the news about Dillon's cancer. We cried together. The news that he is gone came via the Leukemia Letters:


John Slatin

Submitted by ddd on March 24, 2008 - 3:45pm

For those of you trying to keep tabs on John, with my profound apologies for the cold medium of the devastating message. From Anna, via the leukemia letters list, less than an hour ago:

From: anna
Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 2:53 PM


It's 3am. Should a hothead be answering the phone?

Submitted by ddd on March 6, 2008 - 7:59am

Salon has an interesting article this morning on the supposedly certain sense that McCain would be best equipped to keep the country safe in a crisis like 9/11. Surprise, surprise: some high ranking military officials think he's too hotheaded and impulsive--even at times "out of control"--to have his finger on the proverbial button.