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Psychology Ph.D. student receives $68K NIH grant to study aging and childhood trauma

Less than a year after submitting her grant application to the National Institute on Aging — a subset of the National Institutes of Health — Psychology Ph.D. student Cindy Tsotsoros was awarded $68,590 in May to study the impact of childhood adversity on indicators of brain health. The R36 Dissertation Award had previously only been given to one other OSU student and funds both Tsotsoros’ stipend and her research with young and aging women.
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Pedersen connects with others through service

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Zane Pedersen has spent his whole life in Oklahoma and hopes to attend medical school in Oklahoma starting next fall. He is an honors student majoring in physiology with a pre-med focus and a psychology minor. He has an impressive list of accolades and has held leadership positions in multiple organizations across campus and in his fraternity.

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Former OSU footballer and CAS alum living the Cowboy spirit in Texas

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Derek Jones received a scholarship to OSU where he lived at Bennett Hall, played tight end and graduated in Speech Communications. He is now a high school business teacher, along with coaching football and track and field.

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OSU researcher awarded NIH fellowship to study psychology of weight stigma

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

OSU doctoral student Natalie Keirns has spent countless hours studying the psychology of weight stigma. Last month, she was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, and now she’s looking to build on her work and continue to combat obesity-related disease from the perspective of a clinical psychologist.

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Biology, psychology major named an Outstanding Senior

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Samuel Alvarado Garcia, a biology and psychology major from Enid, Oklahoma, has been selected as an Oklahoma State University 2019-2020 Outstanding Senior by the OSU Alumni Association.

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Psychologist offers tips for coping with coronavirus challenges

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Thad Leffingwell, a clinical health psychologist and head of the OSU Department of Psychology, offers these tips for effective coping with social distancing and shelter-in-place.

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OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Oklahoma State University created the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, or OCEAN, which hosts an annual conference called the Flyover State Scientists Integrating Evolution, or FOSSIL. OCEAN’s critical mass of social science researchers makes it one of fewer than five such centers in the entire U.S. where students receive training in and exposure to evolutionary approaches to cognition and behavior.

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Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

After 32 College of Arts and Sciences graduate students competed in the preliminary rounds and 13 advanced to the championship round, four impressed the judges enough to win awards during the college’s Three Minute Thesis Finals on Oct. 30. Ph.D. students Benjamin Nelson (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Erin Wood (Department of Psychology) tied for the win, with each receiving a $300 prize. Wood also earned an additional $300 as the People’s Choice Award winner. Sarah Elzay, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Integrative Biology, placed second and received $200. Meagan Bourne, a master’s student in the Department of Political Science, placed third to earn $100.

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13 CAS students named OSU Seniors of Significance

Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Thirteen College of Arts and Sciences students have been selected by the OSU Alumni Association as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2019-2020 academic year. CAS leads all OSU colleges with 13 students among the 41 honorees.

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College of Arts and Sciences honors 25 alumni at Hall of Fame Ceremony

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s College of Arts and Sciences honored 25 of its most successful alumni Sept. 27 during the 2019 CAS Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade & Development. Ardoth Hassler and Dr. George Thompson were both inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brent Butcher and Maddy Cunningham were named Rising Stars. There were also 21 Distinguished Alumni recipients.

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CAS students honored as Top 10 Freshmen

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the CAS students chosen among Oklahoma State University’s Top 10 Freshmen. The OSU Mortar Board Honor Society selects honorees based on scholarship, outstanding leadership and community service. Students are eligible to apply their sophomore year based on freshman year achievements.

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