Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Laura Wagner Says It Had a Story to Tell

Professor of Psychology Laura Wagner studies how children acquire language and learn about meaning, such as the progression of time in storytelling. Their interpretations of even simple stories like the famous chicken joke reveal hidden meanings about complicated linguistics and complex concepts of time. She discusses this and more with David Staley on this week’s Voices of Excellence.

Barry Green invites you to join the Inner Game of Music

The School of Music’s Barry Green has served as the Principal Bassist for the Cincinnati Symphony, the California Symphony, and the Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony. His book, The Inner Game of Music, has sold over a quarter of a million copies . He shares his thoughts on music, musicianship, and how to drown out the negative thoughts in your head so you can play better music with David Staley on this week’s Voices of Excellence.

Prof. Meow Hui Goh On How People Experience the Collapse of a Society

Meow Hui Goh, an Associate Professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, researches medieval Chinese literature, medieval Chinese literary and cultural history, memory and text in medieval China, and the instrumentality of medieval Chinese literature. She is completing a new book manuscript, The Double Life of Chaos: Living Memory and Literature in Early Medieval China, 180s–300s, which covers the collapse of the Han Dynasty. For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week’s Voices of Excellence.

Gina Osterloh On the Pressure of Looking

Gina Osterloh, Assistant Professor of Art, sees her photographic practice as embodying the printed image, drawing, film, and performance as it explores the resonances between the physical body and its representational imprint, trace or stand in. For more of her discussion with David Staley, including her insight in role of looking and vision in creating one’s identity, as well as being a site of tremendous pressure and pleasure, listen to this week’s Voices of Excellence.