Why Are We Fascinated by Horrifying or Sad Stories? Michael Slater Has Some Thoughts

Director of the School of Communications and distinguished professor Michael Slater has researched media influence on youth behavior, as well as the impact of social media on its users. He talks with David Staley about his research on this week’s Voices of Excellence.

The Foundation of All Universities Is in Arts and Sciences, Says Professor Janet Box-Steffensmeier

Janet Box-Steffensmeier stepped down as the Interim Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University in July to return to being the Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science. She joins David Staley to discuss the extension of the university’s land grant mission and her return to studying coalition behavior in politics.

Diaspora, BeyoncĂ©, and Law School: Prof. Simone Drake’s Academic Journeys

Simone Drake, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of African American and African Studies, discusses her latest book, When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making, with David Staley on the next Voices of Excellence.