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UC Davis Dean Heather M. Young honored with mentorship award by Western Institute of Nursing

UC Davis Health System April 20, 2012

UC Davis Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing and Founding Dean Heather M. Young was awarded the Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award at the 45th Annual Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Conference today in Portland.

The award was established in 1992 in honor of Anna M. Shannon, a former ...

Administration

New resource on lobbying and advocacy rules now available

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have jointly launched a free, first-of-its kind online training for program staff at private foundations to help them navigate the rules of advocacy and lobbying.  

The ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT submits proposal to NSF for partnership planning

Thirty Meter Telescope April 16, 2012
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has submitted a funding proposal today to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan a potential partnership between the organizations.
 
The proposal, if approved, will allow TMT to benefit from full engagement with the United States' astronomical community in the years ahead. The ...
Marine Microbiology Initiative

Study shows unified method of speciation in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes

By Denise Brehm MIT News April 5, 2012

Bacteria are the most populous organisms on the planet. They thrive in almost every known environment, adapting to different habitats by means of genetic variations that provide the capabilities essential for survival. These genetic innovations arise from what scientists believe is a random mutation and exchange of genes and other ...

Special Projects in Science

Sampling the Pacific for signs of Fukushima

April 2, 2012

An international research team is reporting the results of a research cruise they organized to study the amount, spread, and impacts of radiation released into the ocean from the tsunami-crippled reactors in Fukushima, Japan. The group of 17 researchers and technicians from eight institutions spent 15 days at sea in ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

New investigator program offers vital support for marine microbial ecology

March 30, 2012

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) today announced a new research competition that will provide vital support to some of the world’s most innovative scientists in marine microbial ecology and related fields. The new Investigator program will select 10–15 current and emerging leaders based on their potential to conduct ...

Special Projects in Science

Data revolution for Wikipedia

Wikimedia Deutschland March 29, 2012

The German chapter of the international Wikimedia movement, Wikimedia Deutschland, is starting the development of a new Wikimedia project, called Wikidata. Wikidata will provide a collaboratively edited database of the world's knowledge. Its first goal is to support the more than 280 language editions of Wikipedia with one common source ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

First salmon harvested from Canadian closed containment demonstration site

Agrimarine March 27, 2012

AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “AgriMarine”), the leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to report the first commercial harvest at its Canadian demonstration site at Middle Bay in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

The Company previously announced damage to its floating, solid-wall ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

CMS continues effort to improve quality of care for people with Medicare

CMS March 21, 2012

As part of the new healthcare law’s policies to improve the quality of care available to people with Medicare and all Americans, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced 23 additional participants in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).  These participants will join seven other community-based organizations ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Tropic forest dataset available on ArcGIS online

Esri March 5, 2012

Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is using Esri's ArcGIS Online to make its new carbon stock datasets available to scientists and environmental experts throughout the world. Decision makers will be able to easily access this data and use GIS to study tropical forest carbon-density and change, which impacts the atmosphere ...