Valerie Upshaw (left) and Dr. Sahib Khalsa (right) are working on research to help treat anxiety and eating disorders. courtesy Laureate Institute for Brain Research

LIBR researches eating disorders

An ongoing LIBR study seeks to understand mental conditions regarding eating disorders. Valerie Upshaw, a registered nurse and Clinical Research Coordinator, works on multiple studies at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Her job is to help conduct studies run by Principal Investigator Sahib Khalsa that focus on people who currently have or used to […]

Principal investigator Dr. Jonathan Savitz is working on a LIBR study in the hopes of developing physiological treatment for depression. courtesy Laureate Institute for Brain Research

LIBR at work on depression

An ongoing LIBR study focuses on the connection between the immune system and mental state. Nour el-Sabbah, a research intern and recent TU graduate, works on multiple studies at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Her job is to help conduct studies run by Principal Investigator Jonathan Savitz that focus on the role of the […]

Sexy advice for your sexy life

Try these tips at your own risk… of pleasure. Are you and your loved one having trouble in the bedroom? Does there seem to be something missing when doing the deed? If so, here are some tips and tricks to shake things up during your sexy time and rebuild your relationship into something great. Send […]

LIBR program targets college student stress

College students can be compensated for participation in the program, which is individually tailored for one’s stress levels. Jessica Santiago, a Licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Therapist, works on therapy studies at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Her primary job is to oversee multiple therapy studies currently running at LIBR — more specifically, a study […]

In addition to pursuing university interests, Chastang is available for informal counseling. photo by Brooke-Lyne Holland

TU hires Amanda Chastang, new Office of Diversity and Engagement fellow

Chastang’s position revolves around transparency and the goal of making TU a more inclusive and diverse institution. Amanda Chastang, the new Office of Diversity and Engagement fellow on campus, is a staff resource and advocate/liaison for students. Chastang, alongside Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell, the vice president for diversity and engagement, is working on the University of […]

LIBR hopes to gather a sizable student population for their future research programs. courtesy Public Radio Tulsa

LIBR researcher on treating anxiety with exposure therapy

Laura Garrison discusses the negatives of anxiety and the exposure therapy treatment that LIBR is researching. LIBR, the Laureate Institute for Brain research, is working to combat anxiety. Laura Garrison, one of the researchers at LIBR, spoke to The Collegian about a study which which she is involved in that studies patients who have high […]

Remembering 9/11: 17 years later

The terrorist attack shook the country and permanently changed American culture; here we remember the events and victims. On September 11, 2001, 17 years ago, America suffered one of the most tragic events in national history after 19 terrorists crashed four airliners into different locations, including into both towers at the World Trade Center. Many […]

The construction around campus, which interrupts the landscape and walking paths, is set to conclude soon. photos by Brooke-Lyne Holland

Holes appear around TU amid construction

Pipe corrosion over time led to the widespread repair of the hot water pipes around campus. Across campus, construction crews are replacing the pipelines that carry the university’s heated water throughout campus due to corroded pipes. Originally, every building on campus had a boiler that provided heated water for the building. However, around the 1920 […]

Vladimir von Batterson protests for equal rights. Graphic by Conner Maggio

Batty new residents arrive on campus

Resident bats push for equal rights amid evictions from campus dorms. Current reports say that homeless bats are trying to make residence in the Lottie Jane Mabee Hall. However, current residents are inconsiderate of their hopes of finding a new home. Over the last three weeks, there have been six bat sightings in Lottie, all […]

TU's partnership with LIBR was born in the hopes of cultivating a university more privy to the mental needs of its students. courtesy LIBR

TU Partners with LIBR to conduct TU Tough Study

The study will compensate all participants and is in two parts, the first of which is open to all first-year students at TU. LIBR, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, recently partnered up with the University of Tulsa to conduct research on first-year students to study the effect of psychological toughness training on a student’s […]