Each week, we sat down with Carolina’s newsmakers to find out what’s going on around campus and how Tar Heels are impacting the world. With the year coming to a close, take a listen to our favorite episodes from 2019.
- Women’s soccer was the focus of the sports world this summer. With nine former Tar Heel players competing in the Women’s World Cup, we talked with one of the builders of women’s soccer — Carolina soccer coach Anson Dorrance.
- Carolina psychology and neuroscience professor Jon Abramowitz discussed OCD and explained how exposure and response prevention combined with a new method of treatment called “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” can be beneficial for some patients.
- Bill Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, spent his career documenting the stories and music of the American South. Now a Grammy-winner, Ferris shared how the two awards make good on promises he gave to his subjects many years ago.
- Assistant professor of psychiatry Mark Shen has been on a mission to identify the signs of autism in a patient’s first year of life. This year, he made steps toward achieving that goal.
- As a husband, father, faculty member and full-time student, Kessonga Giscombé is no stranger to stress. But he doesn’t let it affect him. He told us how he does that through mindfulness, which he defines as paying attention to the present moment on purpose without judgment.