In this week’s issue:

Extension Web Update

Happy Birthday to the OSU Extension website, it is now one year old. View the analytics here.

Diversity Highlights

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Statewide Events & Resources

2019 Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow
Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14 at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds. Hosted by the The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

OSU International Faculty and Scholar Coffee Social
Friday, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. Sponsored by OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, and OSU Office of International Services.

Huerto de la Familia & The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Saturday, July 20, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum. Hosted by the Latino Professionals Connect network.

Immigrant Stories
July 31, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Eugene Downtown Library. Hear local stories with Integration Network for Immigrants of Lane County.

In the News

After a year of close calls, last-minute bailouts, Special Olympics of Oregon survives financial crisis (Oregonian)
The crowds were vocal, often hostile, and furious that the competitions had been canceled. The Special Olympics competition was for many athletes the highlight of their year. Audience attitudes didn’t get any better when Oase and Hanken warned them that additional events would also be canceled. Ed Ray, Oregon State University president and a Special Olympics of Oregon director, called it “the disappointment tour.”

Software gender bias (Think Out Loud)

Computer scientists at Oregon State University say they have a solution for something most people don’t even know is a problem: gender bias in software. They say most software is more tailored for men.

Evolution of U.S. foreign policy (CSPAN)

Historians explored various themes that have shaped U.S. foreign policy. Topics included relations with Native Americas during colonial times, the exporting of concepts like “progress” and “civilization” in the 20th century, and the lack of diversity in thought among U.S. policymakers during the Cold War. This discussion was part of a conference hosted by Oregon State University.

Study: Combat vets more likely to have later mental health issues (KTVZ)

Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study from Oregon State University shows. (see also Science Daily)

Extension in the News

Exchange Programs Think Beyond Urban vs. Rural
Stateline
Since the clash, the 4-H program at Oregon State University has been taking Portland middle school students to eastern Oregon to experience rural life.

Check out the fair this week
Newport News-Times
This will be the fifth year that the management of the county fair has been under the oversight of the Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension Service.

Oregon man goes viral after he plays the saxophone for a herd of cows
The Oregonian
Jenifer Cruickshank, a dairy specialist at Oregon State University, said it’s less about the music and more about the novelty of the scenario that got them to approach Herrmann.