Voices of Excellence

Voices of Excellence

Latest Episodes

Dorothy Noyes: Folklore, Exemplarity and Politics
May 14, 2024

Professor Dorothy Noyes studies folklore from its different views in American and European contexts to its role in representing marginalized cultures and the interplay between high and low culture. Pr

Sahar Heydari Fard: Peace and Hope in Dark Times
May 09, 2024

Dr. Sahar Heydari Fard, a professor of philosophy, researches at the intersection of philosophy, ethics, and social movements. She discusses the evolving nature of ethics in complex societies, the con

States-in-Waiting: Professor Lydia Walker on Decolonization and Untold Histories
April 24, 2024

Lydia Walker, Assistant Professor and Seth Andre Myers Chair in Global Military History at The Ohio State University, researches histories of decolonization, nationalist insurgence movements, and the

OPEEP: Empowering Incarcerated Voices with Mary Thomas and Tiyi Morris
April 17, 2024

Mary Thomas, Professor in the Department of Womens, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Tiyi Morris, Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies, both serve as co-dire

Sara Butler: Medieval Myth Buster
April 10, 2024

Sara Butler is the King George III Professor in British History and the Director for the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University. She specializes in medieval history and legal stud

Schlingman Talks Skeptics, the Las Vegas Sphere, and the 2024 Eclipse
April 03, 2024

Wayne Schlingman, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Arne Slettebak OSU Planetarium, talks with host David Staley about the importance of the planetarium, active engagement, and lear

Randolph Roth: “When You’re a Historian, You See the Civil War Everywhere”
March 27, 2024

Randolph Roth, Distinguished Professor of history and sociology at The Ohio State University, discusses the use of quantitative methods in historical research, patterns of adult homicide and child mor

Professor Shiyu Zhang: “I Love Making New Molecules”
March 20, 2024

Shiyu Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, researches sustainability within chemistry, specifically the production of sustainable batteries made from organic mat

OSU Going Overseas: Breyfogle and Elmore Discuss Dubai and COP 28
March 13, 2024

Nicholas Breyfogle, assistant professor of history and director of the Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Bart Elmore, professor of history, discuss their recent visit to COP 28, w

How Does Vladimir Kogan Spend His Free Time? School Board Meetings, Of Course
March 06, 2024

Vladimir Kogan, professor of political science, researches the activity of school boards across the state and the country to analyze their real impact on students and the communities they preside over