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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, jan. 19, 2017

Student Organization Fair offers chance to get involved, network with peers

 Mabel Sanchez, Diana Cupps, and Cathy Cismeros of OSU-Tulsa's Hispanic Student Association play dress up at Campus Life's Welcome Week Selfie Station.
Mabel Sanchez, left, Diana Cupps and Cathy Cismeros of OSU-Tulsa's Hispanic Student Association celebrate the first day of spring semester at Campus Life's Welcome Week Selfie Station on Tuesday.

The benefits of joining a campus student organization go beyond the classroom into your career, providing opportunities for professional development and networking. Learn about the variety of clubs offered at OSU-Tulsa during the Student Organization Fair from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the North Hall Lobby.

Student organizations provide opportunities for socializing and having fun with fellow students, community outreach and professional development. In addition to looking good on a resume, students have the chance to meet professionals in their field and attend competitions and conferences.

Members of the African American Student Association host events each year celebrating Black History Month and attended last year’s Big XII Conference on Black Student Government. Members of the Hispanic Student Association recently served as translators for a community event to raise awareness about heart disease for women. The American Association of Airport Executives and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers promote professional development and the Educational Psychology Student Society focuses on academic excellence through networking and collaboration.

Representatives from OSU-Tulsa’s student clubs and organizations will be available to answer questions and provide membership information during the fair. The event is sponsored by Campus Life. For more information, call 918-594-8450 or visit the Student Clubs and Organizations website.

Chautauqua conference to examine biological markers in resilience

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The OSU Center for Family Resilience will host the eighth Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the OSU-Tulsa Conference Center.

This year’s topic is “Biobehavioral Markers in Risk and Resilience Research,” an exploration of the interrelations of behavioral, psychosocial and biological processes. Biobehavioral markers can be used to help researchers and practitioners identify specific brain regions, brain circuits, chemical imbalances or patterns of neural activation associated with particular individual or family risks.

The conference will feature a slate of national speakers, including Barbara Ganzel, Ph.D., visiting fellow at Cornell University, Bridget Hatfield, Ph.D., assistant professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University, Pilyoung Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and director of the Family and Child Neuroscience Lab at the University of Denver, Theodore Robles, Ph.D., associate professor of health psychology at the University of California Los Angeles and Elizabeth Susman, Ph.D., emeritus professor of biobehavioral health at The Pennsylvania State University.

The Chautauqua conference is hosted this year by OSU’s Center for Family Resilience, Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity and the Institute for Building Early Relationships. For more information or to register online, visit the conference website. The preregistration deadline is Jan. 27. The cost is $25 for students and $50 for non-students.

OSU-Tulsa announces MSE spring seminar schedule

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa will launch its Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series for the spring semester with a presentation on Feb. 16 with guest speaker Dr. Anil Virkar, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah.

All seminars will be at 2 p.m. in Helmerich Research Center 153. The Ross Group Distinguished Speaker in Engineering series provides financial support for two speakers each year.

Other speakers include James Smay, Ph.D., OSU-Tulsa associate professor of materials science and engineering, on March 23; George G. Wicks, Ph.D., scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory, on March 30; Arun Shukla, Ph.D., Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, on April 20; and David Marshall, Ph.D., research professor in aerospace engineering sciences at University of Colorado Boulder, on April 27.

The Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series is hosted by the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The seminars are free and open to the public.