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The Role of DNA Research in Society – Episode 71 – The Oxford Comment
April 25, 2022

On today’s episode, we’re commemorating National DNA Day in the United States by considering the role that DNA plays in our society. First, we welcome Amber Hartman Scholz, co-author of the article “M

Women’s Economic Empowerment, Past and Future – Episode 70 – The Oxford Comment
March 29, 2022

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we discussed the global and historical implications of women, work, and economic empowerment. First, we welcomed Laura M. Argys and Susan L. Averett, the auth

The Color Line: Race and Education in the United States – Episode 69 – The Oxford Comment
February 22, 2022

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of a globally marginalized community still fighting for equal representation and opportunity in all areas of life. This includes education. In 1954, the

Holiday Cheer – Episode 68 – The Oxford Comment
December 21, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we can look back at the previous two years of restrictions, lockdowns, COVID tests and vaccination lines, not to mention all the political strife… or we can look to the

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Where do we go from here? – Episode 67 – The Oxford Comment
November 30, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 reach far beyond mortality, triggering widespread economic and sociopolitical consequences. It is unsurprising to learn, after everything that has transpired in the past two ye

What is the impact of opening research? – Episode 66 – The Oxford Comment
October 26, 2021

Open research means faster, more equitable access to cutting edge findings, driving disciplines forward, and introducing transparency into the research process. As the world’s largest university press

What is Public Debt? – Episode 65 – The Oxford Comment
September 28, 2021

What do you think of when you hear the term “public debt?” If you’re familiar with the phrase, you might think about elected officials debating budgets and how to pay for goods and services. Or maybe

The Power of Words – Episode 64 – The Oxford Comment
August 31, 2021

We’re all familiar with the phrase “words have power”—but in a political and cultural climate where we become more aware of the power that money, influence, and privilege have every day—how do people

The Neuroscience of Human Consciousness – Episode 63 – The Oxford Comment
July 27, 2021

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we focused on human consciousness and how studying the neurological basis for human cognition can lead not only to better health but a better understanding of

Ocean Health: Life and Livelihoods – Episode 62 – The Oxford Comment
June 29, 2021

June is National Ocean Month in the United States, and earlier this month, the whole world observed World Oceans Day, a day that has been celebrated since 2008 with a different theme each year. The th