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International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, December 4, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

International Potluck Lunch

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

International Potluck Lunch
Join us for an international potluck lunch! Bring a dish to share and meet people from around the world. If you are working, join us for a quick lunch break!
Every third Wednesday of the month starting in September
11:30-1:30


Hosted by the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

128 SW Ninth St

Corvallis

www.cmlcenter.org

541-754-7225

Everyone welcome!

 

International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, December 25, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, January 1, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

International Mom and Baby Group

Upcoming Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, January 8, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Every Thursday from 3:30-5 PM (during OSU's fall through spring term) a group of international mothers will learn about and discuss maternal-child health, child safety, and parenting topics, as well as American culture. The mothers will also have the opportunity to share their culture through cooking and/or craft demonstrations. This group is open to international moms with infants and toddlers (moms with older children are welcome to bring their older children) and
expecting mothers.

Classes will be held at the Orchard Court Community Center at 3401 NW Orchard Ave, Corvallis

Topics to be covered include:
-Household prevention and safety
-Brain development
-Language development
-Sleep training
-Potty training
-First aid
-Preschool readiness
-Easter party
-Mother's day party
-International cooking demonstrations

Contact International Mom and Baby Group OSU at <osuimbg@gmail.com> for more information.

International Playgroup

Upcoming Events - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:36pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Playgroup
Tuesdays starting September 2nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Everyone welcome!

Conversation Circle

Upcoming Events - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:36pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Circle
Waiting for a conversation partner match-up? Looking to practice English in a group setting? Join us for English conversation!
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00
Free, open to everyone and no registration required.

Challenging a Nobel Laureate

OSU's Global Impact - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:34am

University Honors College graduate Justin Biel explains his research on protein structures. (Photo by Andy Cripe)

Justin Biel’s work could force molecular biologists to rethink basics of protein structure.

Linus Pauling won the 1954 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his description of the chemical bond that holds protein molecules together. Sixty years later, an undergraduate researcher at Oregon State University, where Pauling did his own undergrad work, prompted scientists to take a hard look at that model.

Pauling described the connection between protein building blocks, known as the peptide bond, as an arrangement of six atoms that essentially are all on the same plane. It was a groundbreaking insight that helped launch the field of molecular biology and has shaped scientific understanding of protein structure for the past six decades.

But Biel, a University Honors College student working with professor Andy Karplus, analyzed information from a databank of protein structures and found a large number of proteins that deviated from Pauling’s planar model. He also reviewed scientific literature on the subject and discovered that a number of researchers in the 1970s had proposed a similar idea, but they were largely ignored.

Biel’s research has shown that the long-accepted Pauling view of proteins is “a little too simplified,” Karplus said. “It will help get that final level of detail that’s needed to get truly accurate predictions of protein structure.”

Having a clear image of the architecture of these tiny yet intricate constructs has major implications for medicine and human health. “Proteins do almost everything in the body,” Biel pointed out. “And at that scale, a protein’s structure determines its function. So we study the structure of proteins to figure out how they work and also possibly to provide targets for drugs.”

After graduating from OSU in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and biophysics, Biel went to the University of California at San Francisco, where he is continuing his research as a Ph.D. candidate. He also is working to improve his skills as a scientific communicator, both orally and in writing.

“Your findings don’t really have any impact unless they’re shared,” noted Biel, who was the recipient of OSU’s first Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award.

The ability to communicate his discoveries — and his enthusiasm for scientific research — will be important in his future career. Biel’s ultimate goal is to become a college professor. “I had some really great mentors at OSU,” he said. “That’s something I want to be a part of and pass along what I’ve learned to others.”

–Updated from a story by Bennett Hall, Corvallis Gazette-Times

Categories: OSU's Global Impact