Faculty News Recap in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities – Sept. 1-30, 2019

October 8, 2019

ARCHITECTURE – The Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing (CHFDT) team organized the “Innovations in Surgical Environments” workshop held Sept. 12-13 at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston. Anjali Joseph, David Allison, Sahar Mihandoust; doctoral students Herminia Machry, Rutali Joshi and Roxana Jafari; master’s students Lisa Hoskins and Heather Hinton, and other team members were involved in organizing the intensive two-day event. The workshop represented the culmination of a four-year multidisciplinary project, Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the Operating Room (RIPCHD.OR). About 100 advisory committee members, industry experts, designers, clinicians and healthcare administrators attended the workshop. On the second day, architects and clinicians had the opportunity to develop and test their own OR design using simulation. A video of the simulation is posted online. During the event, Anjali Joseph and the team also launched their web-based Safe OR Design tool, which was developed over the course of the RIPCHD.OR project.

ARCHITECTURE – Anjali Joseph, David Allison, and doctoral student Rutali Joshi served as editors for the recently published volume “Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the Operating Room,” which is available online. The final volume in the series serves as a complete overview and summary of findings for the RIPCHD.OR project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, through a grant (No. P30HS0O24380).

ENGLISH – Susanna Ashton just returned from a four-day visiting scholar engagement at the College of Charleston’s English Department during which time she delivered two public lectures about her work on the lives of South Carolina authors who survived enslavement, hosted a workshop on archival grants for humanities scholars, and visited a number of classes.

ART – Artwork by Daniel Bare is included in the group exhibition “Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary Past,” which opened Sept. 19 and continues through Dec. 13 at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. The exhibition was curated by Andres Payan-Estrada of Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles. The show will travel to the Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Institute in Tempe, where it will be on view from Feb. 1-June 27, 2020.

ENGLISH – David Blakesley presented “Making ‘The Wordman’ 2019” at the Rhetoric in Society 7: “Rhetoric as Equipment for Living” conference on Sept. 13 at Ghent University in Belgium. Blakesley also published “Listen for a While, Then Put in Your O(a)r” in the book “Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition,” edited by Danielle Nicole DeVoss and John Gallagher (Utah State University Press). The essay offers this advice to aspiring writers: listen for a while, then put in your oar by writing what you know and care about to others who need or ought to know and care about it, too.

HISTORY –  On Sept. 8 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Vernon Burton spoke at the Cecil Williams Museum on the occasion of the civil rights museum’s acquisition of the Briggs Family Bible (1876) and other memoranda. Harry Briggs was the lead plaintiff in Briggs v. Elliot, the first of the five cases that were combined as Brown v. Board (1954). On Sept. 9 at Clemson University, he introduced and moderated discussions with civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers and his son Bakari Sellers and screened the award-winning documentary, “While I Breathe, I Hope.” Burton was the history consultant for the documentary about Bakari Sellers’ historic candidacy as the Democratic candidate for the lieutenant governor of South Carolina. On Sept. 15, Burton spoke at the Horn’s Creek commemoration of George Washington’s Southern tour.

LANGUAGES – Jody H. Cripps is editor in chief for the Society for American Sign Language Journal (SASLJ). The biannual peer-reviewed journal provides a platform for researchers, scholars, administrators, developers, assessors, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge that is socially conscious and sensitive toward American Sign Language as a human language. Cripps has been collaborating with Clemson University Press Director John Morgenstern in recent months. Beginning with the next issue, SASLJ will be published by Clemson University Press.

ENGLISH  – Jordan Frith edited a special issue of the journal Mobile Media & Communication, which was published in September. He also wrote the introduction with Didem Özkul of University College of London, “Mobile Media Beyond Mobile Phones,” (3), pp. 293-302.

ENGLISH – Tharon Howard presented an invited plenary talk titled “Mapping the Minefield: Usability & UX Testing in the Future” on Sept. 19 at the Louisiana Tech Usability Studies Symposium in Bossier City.

ARCHITECTURE – Professor Emeritus Yuji Kishimoto was asked by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to deliver two formal lectures and to travel with a group of 20 AIA members for “Japan’s Allure,” a special Architectural Adventures trip that extended from Sept. 9-21. In this, the second year of the travel program, the group visited seven major cities in Japan where contemporary and traditional architecture and culture were observed and experienced.

ENGLISH – Walt Hunter published the piece “Same Difference: Jacob Edmond’s Copy Poetics” in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

ARCHITECTURE – At the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Safety Learning Laboratories meeting Sept. 5-6 in Rockville, Maryland, Anjali Joseph presented work related to the Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the Operating Room (RIPCHD.OR). The group met to discuss projects related to healthcare safety and quality improvement. The meeting included project presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions.

ENGLISH – Elizabeth Rivlin presented “‘To Thine Own Self Be True’: Women’s Shakespeare at Chautauqua” on Sept. 28 at the Reception Study Society Eighth Biennial Conference in Provo, Utah.

ARCHITECTURE – Robert Silance has a photograph in an exhibition titled “The Shape of Things” at the Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another photograph is on exhibit in a show titled “Forgotten” at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina.

ENGLISH – Jillian Weise’s fourth book, “Cyborg Detective,” was published by BOA Editions. Poets & Writers featured the book for their 10 Questions series. 3:AM Magazine, an international online journal of radical literature and philosophy, published an interview with Weise.

ART – Denise Woodward-Detrich had her work “Blue Clouds” featured in the 10th annual “Visions in Clay” exhibition from Sept. 5-27 at the LH Horton Jr Gallery in Stockton, California. The exhibition, which showcased 53 artists from across the country, was juried by Sarah Millfelt, executive director for the Northern Clay Center. Woodward-Detrich’s wall vases are a new body of work that draws inspiration from the intimate compositions of disparate elements found in nature, and suggest analogies between ecosystems found in nature and “ecosystems” of the home.

ART – Valerie Zimany is featured in “Off the Wall,” an exhibition that opened Sept. 6 at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina, and runs through Nov. 9. The show brings together a collection of works by artists who create within their studios, but are informed by graffiti and street art. These artists work in a variety of media including paint, glass, metal, found objects and ceramics.