Faculty News Recap in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities — September 2021

October 21, 2021

ARCHITECTURE — Anjali Joseph, David Allison, and Sahar Mihandoust, along with other researchers from the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing (CHFDT), published an article in the Health Environments Research & Design Journal discussing how simulation-based evaluations are beneficial during the design process and can provide valuable input to design teams, as well as clinical teams about workflow and safety issues that allow design issues to be addressed before construction: Comparing User Perceptions of Surgical Environments: Simulations in a High-Fidelity Physical Mock-Up Versus a Post-Occupancy Evaluation.


PERFORMING ARTS — The first of Hamilton Altstatt’s two Creativity Professorship CD projects, “Lullabies, Sweet and Scary” has just been published and released by Cue Source Music.  A collection of classic lullabies recorded as both a “sweet” version using vintage music box or traditional orchestration and a “scary” version in a minor key using creepy, discordant instrumentation and scary sound effects—just in time for Halloween.  Targeted at the “synch music” industry (music for television, video, commercials, etc) and distributed by Sync Stories, it includes tracks that feature our own Dr. Lisa Odom on vocals.


ENGLISH — Campbell Chair and Professor of English David Blakesley is the Publisher and Founder of Parlor Press, which just had one of its latest poetry titles, Ghost Letters by Baba Badji, longlisted for the National Book Award. Longlist recognition means that the book is one of ten up for the award in 2021. Read more about the longlist titles at the National Book Foundation website, and read more about Ghost Letters at Parlor Press here.


HISTORY—Vernon Burton’s co-authored book, Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court, has continued to lead to positive reviews and appearances in media. Burton discussed his work on several shows, including NPR’s “The 21st” podcast, and “Sharon Kay’s 411” on Fisk University radio on Sept. 1. The book also received an enthusiastic new review in Trial News. Burton was interviewed and quoted on the issue of race, drugs, and criminal justice for an article in The Village Voice. On Sept. 14., Charleston Mayor Joe Riley introduced Burton for his community-wide talk on Justice Deferred at Grace Church Cathedral. In addition to work related to Justice Deferred, Burton also spoke twice at the Upcountry History Museum. He delivered a lecture focused on Ansel Adams photos and Japanese internment during World War II; he also spoke and appeared in a video about Clemson’s first African American Dean, Frankie Felder, who has written a new book on her family history.


HISTORY — Elizabeth D. Carney gave a paper, “Picturing Olympias: The Mother of Alexander the Great after Antiquity” for an online conference, QUEEN: Reimagining Power from Antiquity to the Present on September 23-24, 2021. The sponsor of the conference was the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.


ARCHITECTURE — Anjali Joseph, Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, recently presented “Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human Centered Design in the OR (RIPCHD.OR): Key Outcomes and Next Steps” for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s 2021 Annual Patient Safety Learning Lab Meeting. The presentation provided a summary of key outcomes of the multiyear, multidisciplinary RIPCHD.OR project. Key outcomes from this project include 24 peer-reviewed journal articles, a high-fidelity operating room prototype, a web-based safe OR design tool and implementation at multiple surgical centers. Also in September, Joseph, along with Nora Colman, MD, of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, presented “Pediatric Intensive Care Patient Room Design: Identifying Safety Risks in Mirrored Rooms Through a Graphical Systems Analysis” for a Center for Health Design Workshop: “The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – Design for the Forgotten Middle.”


PHILOSOPHY — Assistant Professor of Philosophy Claire Kirwin presented her paper, ‘How to Decide What to Do’ on September 10 at the Philosophy Colloquium speaker series at the University of South Carolina. On September 16, she presented her paper ‘Arguing With the Moral Skeptic’ virtually at a hybrid conference at the Universidad de Navarra, the LVI Reuniones Filosóficas, on ‘Varieties of Anti-Skepticism’. On September 17, she presented her paper ‘Value Realism and Idiosyncrasy’ at the Madison Metaethics Workshop.


ENGLISH — Melissa Edmundson Makala published a critical edition of short fiction by Elinor Mordaunt titled The Villa and The Vortex: Supernatural Stories, 1916-1924 with Handheld Press.


ARCHITECTURE — Sahar Mihandoust, Anjali Joseph, and doctoral student Sara Kennedy, all with the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing (CHFDT), presented Daylight, Views and the Patient Experience during a recent HealthSpaces Webinar. The project is a collaboration of the CHFDT and View, Inc. The research explores the impact of windows on patient experience and their perception of healthcare quality.


LANGUAGES — Arelis Moore de Peralta published a peer-reviewed manuscript titled “The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on United States Latinx Children’s Development and Health Outcomes: A review of the literature.” in the International Journal on Child Maltreatment, with first author Natalie Claypool. Moore presented on her study abroad project on “Building Healthier Communities in the Dominican Republic: Promoting Students’ Critical Thinking Skills by Engaging Low-Resource Communities in Research and Action”, at the 2021 Southeast Coastal Virtual Conference on Languages and Literatures organized by the Department of World Languages & Cultures of Georgia Southern University. In addition, Moore was informed by the Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development that a recent graduate who responded to the First Destination Survey indicated she made a big difference in that person’s journey at Clemson.


LANGUAGES — Salvador Oropesa read the paper “La serie de Gracia San Sebastián de Ana Lena Rivera” at The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at Furman University in Greenville, SC.


LANGUAGES — On September 28, a research article by Jae DiBello Takeuchi was published online ahead of print. The article, titled “Language ideologies among Japanese foreign language teachers: Keigo and L2 speakers,” was published in the Foreign Language Annals journal and will appear in the Fall 2021 print and online issue. Takeuchi’s article can be accessed here.


ENGLISH — Rhondda Robinson Thomas, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature, facilitated the workshop titled “Call My Name: Using the Archives and the Internet to Enhance Public Engagement for Black History Projects” at the A Day of Training, Networking and Readying our Repositories sponsored by the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board on September 20, 2021, at the SC Department of Archives and History Center in Columbia. She also co-facilitated a conversation, “Archival Research Methods and Strategies for Documenting Historic Cemeteries,” at the virtual symposium Historic Cemeteries and the University: the Power of Place and Community sponsored by the Legacy Council, Woodland Cemetery Preservation Project, and City of Clemson on October 7, 2021.


PHILOSOPHY— Daniel Wueste is the editor of Teaching Ethics – Instructional Models, Methods and Modalities for University Studies, published by Rowman and Littlefield (2021). This book is the fourth in a series of five books, Teaching Ethics across the American Educational Experience, edited by Dominic Scibilia. The book, which comprises ten chapters, encourages teachers and students to approach their work together with clear-eyed awareness that ethical judgments are made by persons who are not disinterested reasoners, devoid of passions or somehow effectively cut off from them, but individuals whose constitution (makeup, character) needs to be taken into account. Wueste wrote the “Introduction” and the first chapter, “Cognition and Conation: A Potent Alliance in Teaching Ethical Judgment.” Editorial reviews can be found here.