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Faculty News Recap in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, April 22-May 31, 2017

June 5, 2017

ARCHITECTURE – Researchers at the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing study the relationship between the physical healthcare environment and clinical outcomes; population health outcomes; patient, family and staff satisfaction; operational efficiency; and the ability to accommodate change. Researchers at CHFDT recently published Joseph, A., Bayramzadeh, S., Zamani, Z., & Rostenberg, B. (2017, April 24). Safety, performance, and satisfaction outcomes in the operating room: A literature review. Health Environments Research & Design Journal.

Upcoming Center presentations include:

  • Joseph, A., Bayramzadeh, S., Wingler, D., & Machry, H. (2017, May 31-June 3). Developing Methods to Observe and Analyze Behaviors in Operating Room Environments. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 48 Conference. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph, A., Wingler, D., & Joshi, R. (2017, May 31 – June 3). Designing preoperative and postoperative workspaces to support communication between patients, staff and care partners in ambulatory surgery centers: An ergonomic evaluation. Paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 48 conference, Madison, Wis.
  • Machry, H., Joseph, A., Wingler, D., & Matthews, R. (2017, May 31-June 3). Spatial Implications of Essential Surgical Flows in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 48 Conference. Madison, Wis.

ART – Todd Anderson’s newest artwork will be on view at the “Resonance” exhibition at the Kai Lin Art Gallery in Atlanta.

HISTORY – On May 20, Rod Andrew was the invited guest speaker at the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the restoration of the front porch of the Hopewell House on Clemson’s campus. Hopewell is the former home of Revolutionary War general Andrew Pickens and the site of the first federal treaty signed between the United States and the Native American tribes south of the Ohio River. The ceremony was sponsored by the Department of Historic Properties. Following the ceremony, Andrew signed copies of his new book “The Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder.”

ENGLISH – Professor Emeritus Wayne K. Chapman published an illustrated essay in International Yeats Studies vol. 1, no. 2 (spring 2017) 1-17, entitled “Easter, 1916 Redux,” on the centenary of the first private printing of Yeats’s poem, in 1917, by British, pro-Irish editor/publisher Clement Shorter. Chapman’s essay rounds out IYS’s commemoration of the poem and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rebellion. The journal is located on the Clemson University Press website.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – Hyejung Chang presented a peer-reviewed paper, “Craftspersonship and Ordinary Landscape: Crafting Normality, Cultivating Morality” at the 9th annual international symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum (ACSF), May14-18. The conference was held at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, located on Deer Isle, Maine with its focus on the theme, “Practice, Craft, Materials, and Making.” Her work was one of the 21 papers and the 13 projects selected for presentation.

HISTORY – Roger Grant’s 33rd academic book, “Rails to the Front: The Role of Railways in Wartime” (with Augustus J. Veenendaal) has just been published by Karwansaray Publishers in Rotterdam.

ENGLISH – Cynthia Haynes, professor of English and director of first-year composition at Clemson, has won the Rhetoric Society of America’s annual book prize for the best new work in rhetorical study. “The Homesick Phone Book: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict” was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2016. The book explores a subject close to Haynes — college composition instruction — by examining the rhetoric of present-day and historical acts of terrorism.

ARCHITECTURE – Ray Huff served on the jury for Cooper Hewitt’s 2017 National Design Awards.

ENGLISH – Walt Hunter published an article in The Atlantic on May 8th about college campus protests and free speech debates.

ENGLISH – In May, Steve Katz completed another successful year of extra co-teaching of a Creative Inquiry course, Biology 4940 Popular Science Journalism, with Lesly Temesvari. As a Fellow of Rutland Institute for Ethics, Steve also was one of three judges for the campus wide J.T. Barton Jr. Ethics Essay Scholarship Competition at Clemson. This summer, Steve and Lesly will be planning the resumption in the fall of their Writing in the Disciplines (WID) Initiative. In collaboration with Sez Atamturktur, on whose multi-million dollar NSF-NRT grant Steve is a co-PI, they will be incorporating workshops in communicating science with the public for students and faculty participating in a new graduate program in “Model and Data Enabled Resilient Infrastructure,” which commences in fall 2017.

ARCHITECTURE – Professor Emeritus Yuji Kishimoto has been awarded a national medal of distinction, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays Medal by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan in the ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recognized his longtime efforts to promote academic, cultural and economic relations between the U.S. and Japan.

LANGUAGES – Joseph Mai’s book “Robert Guédiguian” was released in March by Manchester University Press. The book argues that the links between friendship, philosophy, history and political commitment in the career of the Marseilles-based filmmaker, Robert Guédiguian, make him one of the most discretely original and coherent French filmmakers of the last 30 years. Mai also gave an invited presentation titled “Cadrer l’affaire humaine: la philosophie de Luc Dardenne” [“Framing the Human Affair: Luc Dardenne’s philosophical writings”] to the Film Studies faculty and graduate students in the ARIMES series at the Université of Lyon II, France.

HISTORY – Maribel Morey has been invited to present at the opening panel of the 5th annual Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium, which is taking place on May 31st. She also has been invited to speak  in the public seminar inaugurating the guest scholar program in philanthropy studies at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College. Also in Stockholm, this seminar will gather a day before the symposium.

ENGLISH – In May, the Carolinas chapter of the European American Chamber of Commerce — launched in Greenville last year — hosted three diplomats from Europe for a wide-ranging discussion on international trade. The chamber’s special guests at the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville were Detlev Ruenger, consul general for Germany; Louis De Corail, consul general for France; and Shane Stephens, consul general for Ireland. About 30 Upstate business, manufacturing and academic leaders were invited to attend, including Lee Morrissey, director of Clemson University’s Humanities Hub.

LANGUAGES – On May 3rd, Salvador Oropesa read his paper “Nacionalismos invisibles en ‘La trilogía del Baztán de Dolores Redondo’” at the XIII Congreso de novela y cine negro: clásicos y contemporáneos, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.

PERFORMING ARTS – On May 18, Rick St. Peter’s production of “Spațiul Privat” (“Private Spaces”) opened at the Romanian National Theatre “Marin Sorescu” in Craiova. The production was the culmination of the Plurality of Privacy Project, organized by the Goethe Institut of Washington D.C. The production featured eight one-act plays by leading European and American playwrights and included plays from the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Slovenia, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden and Romania. All the plays were performed in Romanian and featured resident actors from the National Theatre company. The production is scheduled to remain in the theatre’s repertory throughout 2018.

PERFORMING ARTS – Bruce Whisler was the recording engineer and producer for the new CD “Abstractions – Music for Trumpet and Piano.” The performers are Randall Sorensen, trumpet, and Valentin Bogdan, piano. Sorensen And Bogdan are music faculty at Lousiana Tech University.

ENGLISH – Barton Palmer has been reappointed to a second three-year term as editor of the South Atlantic Review.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Ben White had a paper proposal accepted for the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Berlin in August and was invited to deliver a paper at the regular meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston in November.



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