Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Good News Alert!!!

The dcat extended family has good news to report on the professional front.


First off, the University of Nebraska Press will be publishing Frederick Funston's memoirs, Memories of Two Wars: Cuban and Philippine Experiences. How does this tie in to dcat's inner circle? Well, Tom Bruscino has not only written the introduction, he also steered the project to the folks at Nebraska. Expect more good news from Tom in weeks to come. Congrats, man!


Second, when you sneer at me with your derisive comments, I now expect to be called Associate Professor Catsam. I rolled the dice and went up for tenure and promotion a couple of years early and the process went well. I got the official letter in my campus mailbox a few minutes ago. Giddyup!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Associate Professor Catsam. I know you were talking about this before I graduated. Once again congratulations. So six more books and then Full Professor and chair of a department, eh? I'm happy for you and I'm totally looking forward to the new book.
Best,
tramaine.

dcat said...

Thanks, Tramaine! I'm not waiting six books for the next step, but for now I'll try to enjoy this. And no, department chair is not on the horizon, and it is not something that compares with full professor, at least not here. My interest in administration is just about zero.

dcat

Anonymous said...

well done derek, but i will call you associate proffesor if you prefer, ha. good luck, of course.
so you do know of the american attrocities in the phillipines, and the annexation of cuba, phillipines, puerto rico and hawaii. do you see the annexation of said areas as empire building, or not? maybe i am wrong(when i say that, i say it not in sarcasm), but after freeing them from another empire, the spanish, one, how is forcing those nations into your dominion, not imperialism?or atleast a form of it.
welldone on your associate professorism; danny.

dcat said...

Danny --
The United States went through a brief and ill-advised flirtation with colonialism around the turn of the last century, and as you seem to acknowledge, it was a bit of a human rights disaster. And long before World War II we gave up any pretenses of imperialism as the word is commonly understood. Why, then, would you use America's brief flirtation with colonialism to rationalize or justify England's much more longstanding and much more horrific experience with colonialism? I don't get the basic framework of your argument -- it's a scattershot approach that seems just to hope that something hits a target.

dcat

Anonymous said...

i like the, nay, i love the description you put at the end, i love things like that, and i am being serious there. 'scattershot'.
but thankyou for admitting your flirtation, most americans always disregard any affiliation.
again, i do not justify british colonialism, for it should not need me too. thanks to colonialism, we created the australian nation, as the vast majority of australians are descended from british colonialists, and it goes for americans too, though they are becoming very multicultural. whites are 53%, or something like that in USA. in canada, french and british descendants inhabbit it. also, weather one likes it or no, colonialism furthered the world, and western inventions and values were subjected all over the world, and that is how the british rebels defeated us in 1871, and became a nation. well, that and a lot of help from france and spain.
colonialism had been around ever since sumer and akkad, 7,00 years ago, it is a part of human nature, and a good part ,for it furthers the world. without colonialism, how long would it have taken for white men to reach north america?

GoodLiberal said...

Associate Professor Catsam.... Has a nice ring to it...

Ken said...

Many congratulations!

Slicer said...

Derek,

I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this accomplishment after all the years of hard work and dedication you have invested into your career, about which you are so passionate. Very best wishes now and in the future. Congrats!

Thunderstick said...

I hope the new responsibilities that come with being an associate professor aren't so overwhelming that you neglect your blogging duty because let me tell you, if the quality of this place declines any more, let's just say it might be time to put it out of its misery.

Congrats!

dcat said...

Thanks everyone!
So far the only tangible change has been that I have been able to edit my signature line from my email accounts.


dcat

Slicer said...

And please don't start wearing bow ties.

Please.

dcat said...

Wearing bow ties? Dude, I'm done wearing clothes.

dcat

Anonymous said...

first of all, i reply to Danny, fori believe he means 7000 years, but apart from that, he makes a good point.
welldone on your promotion. i think it is you who wrote bleeding red, yes? i am not a fan of baseball, but i have your book, so i would like a relationship(obviously, jsut a friendly one)with an author whose book i own. thank you
andy.

dcat said...

Seriously? Another commenter who happens not to use punctuation or sentence structure and who also happens to be prepared to correct a nitpicky error in one of Danny's posts but ultimately to agree with his overall point? C'mon, Danny. No one here is stupid, and you're about to lose all commenting privileges.

Anonymous said...

lol, i am sorry, that was my friend, ACTUALLY CALLED ANDY! He has been making fun of you and mefor being 'GEEKS'. Please dont let it get at you, he is scottish, and hates the english, therefore he likes baseball, and he has actualy heard of your book.
i would not be so stupid as to think that would trick you, for when you blocked me from commenting on the other zimbabwe blog, both computers i commented on could not reply, therefore making it obvious to me that you know who sends what from where. again, can we return to our talks.
did i mention my friend DOES actually like baseball, and now wants to buy it, following witnessing our debate.

Stephen said...

Word.

dcat said...

Steve --
Right back at ya, big daddy.

dcat

EB Soph mom said...

Derek,

A wonderful accomplishment! Kudos to you!

All Best,
EB Soph Mom

dcat said...

Thanks, SophMom.
dcat