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Deptartment of Psychology Town Hall

The Department of Psychology will be holding Town Hall meeting for faculty and current students to talk about Grad programs within the Department of Psychology.

TURC Spring Research Showcase

Students in the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge present outcomes from their research projects in a poster session (5-6 pm) and two sessions of oral presentations. There will be food!

Sleep Matters: Health Challenges Across the Lifespan

Sleep is a critical component of overall health and well-being for people of all ages. This presentation will summarize the evidence for a range of sleep-related public health issues and explore potential solutions. Topics include melatonin use in children, school start times for high schoolers, and daylight savings time transitions.

The evidence for behavioral treatments for insomnia and nightmares will be presented along with recent efforts to combat the shortage of treatment providers. Additionally, strategies for treating polymorbid sleep disorders are discussed. By raising awareness and implementing interventions, we can promote healthier sleep habits and improve overall health across all ages.

Join the Department of Psychology in Kendall College of Arts & Sciences and Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice to hear from Kristi Pruiksma, Ph.D. and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified in behavioral sleep medicine.

Pruiksma completed her doctoral training at The University of Tulsa in 2011 under the mentorship of Professor Joanne Davis and other faculty in the Psychology Department. Pruiksma’s work focuses on investigating and disseminating evidence-based treatment for sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a focus on active duty military personnel.

She previously served as a research therapist for some of the largest clinical trials of behavioral treatment for PTSD conducted by the STRONG STAR Research Consortium at Fort Cavazos, formerly designated Fort Hood. She has published more than 50 empirically reviewed articles and is currently the principle investigator or co-investigator of multiple project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

TU Student Research Colloquium – Deadline

The Student Research Colloquium was established in 1998 to provide TU students with an opportunity to gain public speaking experience, learn about research from fields outside their own academic discipline, and experience judging methods used by professional organizations for national and international meetings/conferences. For more information, contact the Research Colloquium Committee at

Complete the online submission form by Feb. 28.

Department of Energy and National Labs: Internships & Faculty Funding

TU students and faculty are invited to join the Office of Research & Economic Development and the College of Engineering & Computer Science to explore student internships and faculty funding in science fields. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Ph.D., director of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, along with lab representatives, will provide insights into internship opportunities and application processes for students, as well as research funding opportunities and application processes for faculty. Don’t miss this valuable session! Student RSVP. 

  • Ames National Lab
  • Argonne National Lab
  • Brookhaven National Lab
  • Fermi Lab
  • Jefferson Lab
  • Lawrence Berkeley Lab
  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

TURC Meet and Greet

Come learn about opportunities to pursue an exciting array of research and creative endeavor projects across the university through TURC (The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge). Current TU students and faculty from ECS, Oxley, Kendall A&S, and Business will be on hand to chat informally about their current or completed projects and the TURC experience. This event will be next to, but distinct from, the academic fair for “Future TU Scholars Day,” and is open to all current and prospective students. Yes, there will be hot chocolate and cookies.

Research Recruitment Colloquium

TU students join Tulsa Undergraduate Research Association for the Research Recruitment Colloquium. Want to get involved in research and don’t know how? Join us at the Research Recruitment Colloquium, where professors of all kinds of majors will be showcasing their research and potentially looking for students to join their projects! Disciplines from all 4 Colleges will be present!