3.936 support at Austin (29)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 15 Jan 90 22:15:16 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 936. Monday, 15 Jan 1990.

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 90 10:00:00 EST
Subject: 3.929 support of humanities comp

Things have improved a little bit, though not all that much, since the
University of Texas put Mary Dee Harris through the wringer: Fred Kemp
graduated (1988) with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Computers, and we have
several more superb candidates coming along nicely. I must point out,
however, that these are not joint English/CS degrees: they're English
degrees. We have a very active Computer Research Lab with some very
exciting work going on in such areas as hypertext and computer-mediated
discourse (especially network based discourse)-- of course, as Director
of the CRL, I have a vested interest in describing our work as exciting,
but I believe the description is justified. But while we've achieved a
certain measure of respect within the Department, and a good deal of
support at least as far as staffing is concerned, we have yet to receive
the requisite degree of material support: that hasn't changed, but we're
working on it. (I'll start by trying to get my Mac fixed...)

John Slatin, UT Austin (EIEB360@UTXVM)