ENGLISH – Susanna Ashton attended the conference “Frederick Douglass Across and Against Times, Places, and Disciplines,” which was hosted by the Université Paris Diderot, the Foundation des États-Unis, the University of Chicago Center in Paris and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 from Oct. 11-13 in Paris. She presented research in a paper “Black Agitator John Andrew Jackson and the Long Shadow of Frederick Douglass’s ‘Heroic Slave.’”
HISTORY – Mou Banerjee and Michael Silvestri participated in a roundtable panel on “New Directions in the Study of Political Violence and Revolutionary Terrorism” at the Annual Conference on South Asia on Oct. 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Silvestri also presented the paper “‘Fine Stalwart Young Irishmen?’ The Irish Experience of Policing and Criminality in the Late Nineteenth-Century British Empire” on Oct. 26 at the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence, R.I.
PERFORMING ARTS – Anthony Bernarducci was honored as the professor of the game at the Oct. 20 football game against North Carolina State. He was recognized on the field and was able to enjoy the homecoming victory with his wife, Breanna, in the president’s suite.
ENGLISH – Multiple faculty members presented at ASAP/10, a conference held by the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present from Oct. 17-20 in New Orleans. Maria Bose co-organized the “Surveillance as Infrastructure” seminar. Cameron Bushnell’s talk was titled “Orientalism Undisciplined.” Jonathan Beecher Field participated in the “Speculative Souths” seminar. Michael LeMahieu spoke on “Generic Racism.” Kim Manganelli presented “‘Gone With the Wind Fabulous’: The Plantations of River Road in ‘Lemonade’ and ‘The Beguiled.’” Amy Monaghan participated in the roundtable “Unflinching Aesthetics Challenging Gendered Stereotypes of Violence.” Angela Naimou, who serves as treasurer on the association’s board, co-organized the “Rethinking the Refugee” seminar. Tiffany Creegan Miller from the Department of Languages also presented at the conference.
HISTORY – Vernon Burton’s article “American Digital History” from Social Science Computer Review vol. 23, issue 2 (Summer 2005): 206-220 has been published in a Turkish translation, “Amerikan Dijital Tarihi” in Tuhed (Turkish History Educational Journal) vol. 7, issue 2 (2018): 697-719. Burton received a grant from the Self Family Foundation to help support his conference “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” from Nov. 28-Dec. 1 and its accompanying workshop for secondary teachers on how to teach about the history of race relations. Burton and other contributors to vol. 3 of “State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love” conducted a reading on Oct. 5 at the Anderson County Library. On Oct. 23-24, he read from his books and gave a lecture titled “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” at the University of South Carolina Aiken. He also met with high school students from Aiken and Allendale counties who are part of the South Carolina Rural Action Team. Some of the students from underrepresented groups will attend his upcoming conference and conduct video interviews with scholars. On Oct. 27-28, C-SPAN 3 rebroadcast his 2017 lecture on “The Origins of the 14th Amendment” given at the U.S. Senate Capitol Hill Society.
LANGUAGES – Stephen Fitzmaurice’s chapter “Teaching to Self-Assess: Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Student Interpreters” was published in “The Next Generation of Research in Interpreter Education,” edited by Cynthia Roy and Elizabeth Winston (Gallaudet University Press). The South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center grant he received in 2016 was renewed and its funder has published the 2018 Annual Report. Fitzmaurice also presented “Reducing Your Grading Time: Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work” at the international Conference of Interpreter Trainers in Salt Lake City.
CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT – Dhaval Gajjar gave a talk, “Millennials in the FM Workplace,” at the International Facility Management Association Conference on Oct. 4 in Charlotte, N.C. He also published a new manuscript titled “Improving Janitorial Contract Performance With Facility Management Performance Scorecards” in the Journal of Facility Management Education and Research.
ARCHITECTURE – Frances Henderson Ford presented a paper at the Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference held Oct. 12 at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. Her paper “The Three C’s All Happened Here: Cotton, Cigars and College” was part of a session considering adaptive reuse for education, specifically looking at the conversion of historic buildings in Charleston neighborhoods into historic preservation classrooms. Her paper looked at the Hampstead Square neighborhood, where a five-story mill was constructed in 1881 for the manufacture of cotton thread and fabric and later became a successful cigar manufacturing plant. Most of the second floor is now the location of the Clemson Design Center-Charleston and the graduate program in Historic Preservation.
HISTORY – Stephanie Hassell participated in “Africa in Global History: A Colloquium on the Work of Joseph C. Miller on Oct. 26 at Harvard University.
ARCHITECTURE – Hala Nassar and Robert Hewitt presented at the annual National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative conference on Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C. Their presentation, “Drone Use and Landscape Assessment at Duke Botanical Gardens,” was based on their research with the Duke University Robotics Facility and Humans and Autonomy Laboratory.
ARCHITECTURE – Carter Hudgins and Amalia Leifeste led a team of four students to San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding Hill Country for a four-day field documentation project. The team created measured drawings of seven important vernacular structures. A final drawing developed from their field notes will become part of a tour when the Vernacular Architecture Forum holds its annual conference in San Antonio in May, 2020. Leifeste also presented at the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians conference hosted by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Her topic was “The Historic Record We Produce: Querying the Products of Analog and Digital Recording Techniques.”
ARCHITECTURE – Anjali Joseph participated in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality review panel Oct. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The group met to review grant proposals related to healthcare safety and quality improvement.
ENGLISH – Steve Katz worked on the article “Agricultural Research, or a New Bioweapon System?” and assisted its authoring scientists from Germany and France in the early style analysis of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) communiques by examining the metaphors they used. The lead author, Guy Reeves of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany, has just published the article in the journal Science; the article is receiving worldwide attention. Katz was invited to speak to a graduate class in professional writing theory Oct. 25 at Iowa State University, after they read his “The Ethic of Expediency: Classical Rhetoric, Technology, and the Holocaust” and responses to it over three class sessions. The conversation by videoconference was the culmination of their study of his famous and controversial 1992 article. The article, published in College English, won the National Council of Teachers of English award and has been reprinted several times, including in “Central Works in Technical Communication” (Oxford University Press, 2004).
ARCHITECTURE – Herminia Machry, a doctoral student, presented work from the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at the VIII Congresso Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento do Edifício Hospitalar held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Curitiba, Brazil. Her presentation was titled “Developing and Evaluating an Operating Room Design Prototype: The Use of a Mock-Up Simulation Approach Integrated to an Iterative Evidence-Based Design Process.”
ARCHITECTURE – Andreea Mihalache presented the paper “A Seemingly Serene Scene: Saul Steinberg’s ‘Strada Palas’ (1942)” at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) fall conference, “Play With the Rules,” Oct. 11-13 in Milwaukee.
LANGUAGES – Tiffany Creegan Miller gave the presentation “Uk’u’x kaj, uk’u’x ulew: Ecocritical and Ecofeminist Kaqchikel Maya Epistemologies in the Film ‘Ixcanul’ (2015)” at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP/10) held Oct. 17-20 in New Orleans. Miller also gave a guest lecture by videoconference on Oct. 22 to a medical Spanish class at Brown University about her work with underserved Kaqchikel Maya patients in Guatemala.
ARCHITECTURE – Winifred E. Newman published “Cyber-innovation in the STEM Classroom, A Mixed Reality Approach” along with Tahar Messadi, Andrew Braham, Darin Nutter and Shahin Vassigh in the journal Creative Education.
LANGUAGES – Salvador Oropesa participated in the roundtable discussion by language department chairs on Oct. 15 at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
PERFORMING ARTS – David Stevenson joined 50 other guitarists on Oct. 4 to perform the world premiere of “The Walls,” a five-movement composition by Sergio Assad at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.
LANGUAGES – Jae Takeuchi was invited to give a lecture at the University of Washington in Seattle as part of their Japan Studies Program Lecture Series. The title of the talk was “Who Knew? How Japanese Language Learners Negotiate the Challenges of Dialect in Small-Town Japan.”
LANGUAGES – Graciela Tissera presented the research paper “Los castillos en la ficción cinematográfica: sobre los enigmas del espacio laberíntico” at the III Congreso Xàtiva: Historia, cultura e identidad. The conference on the theme of castles in history and fiction was held Oct. 17-19 in Xàtiva, Spain, and was organized by the Universitat de València, Institució Alfons el Magnànim and city of Xàtiva.
LANGUAGES – Eric Touya gave the presentation “Bonnefoy, Badiou, et l’avenir de la poésie: divergences et rapprochements” at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He also presented “Teaching Hélé Béji, Post-Colonialism, and the Arab Spring: Perspectives From Baudrillard, McClintock, Giroux” at the conference’s Teaching Women in French Roundtable.
ENGLISH – Jillian Weise gave a talk, “Cyborgs & Tryborgs: Feminism, Futurism & Disability Pride,” for the philosophy department at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. She also presented her work at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
ARCHITECTURE – Deborah Wingler presented work at the Medical University of South Carolina Performance Improvement Conference Oct. 6-8 in Charleston, S. C. Her topic was “Engaging Clinicians in the Design Process Through Simulation-Based Mock-Up Evaluations to Support the Design of High Performance Healthcare Environments.” Wingler delivered the keynote presentation Oct. 6 at the Institute for Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit, also in Charleston. She was recently awarded the institute’s Outstanding Service Award for her efforts as a patient and family advocate for health care design.
ARCHITECTURE – B.D. Wortham-Galvin’s article “Queering Reuse” appeared in the International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design, Vol. 5: Adaptive Interventions.
ART – Artworks by Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare were featured in the Southern Miss Ceramics National 2018, an exhibition juried by Anthony Stellacio, the editor of Studio Potter Magazine. The exhibition ran Oct. 12 – Nov. 2 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.