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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

An historic three-year, statewide patient safety collaborative

Anthem Blue Cross January 19, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross, along with California's three regional Hospital Associations, and the National Health Foundation, announced today that they are joining together in a three-year, 6 million dollar effort to improve the quality and consistency of care Californians receive. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center hosted the launch of Patient ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

GBMF Marine Microbiology Investigator Mary Ann Moran named AAAS Fellow

By Sam Fahmy UGA Today December 17, 2009

A record nine University of Georgia faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

The UGA faculty members are among 531 new AAAS ...

California Institute of Technology

Caltech scientists film photons with electrons

By Kathy Svitil Caltech December 16, 2009

Techniques recently invented by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)—which allow the real-time, real-space visualization of fleeting changes in the structure of nanoscale matter—have been used to image the evanescent electrical fields produced by the interaction of electrons and photons, and to track changes in atomic-scale structures.

Papers ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Nature study: Hypoxia tends to increase as climate warms

Oregon State University December 14, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study of Pacific Ocean sediments off the coast of Chile has found that  offshore waters experienced systematic oxygen depletion during the rapid warming of the Antarctic following the last “glacial maximum” period 20,000 years ago.

The findings are intriguing as scientists are exploring whether climate ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

GBMF Principal Investigator Jessica Green awarded TED fellowship

University of Oregon December 14, 2009
University of Oregon biologist Jessica Green is among 25 newly named, international TED Fellows who will travel to Long Beach, Calif., in February for the organization's 25th annual conference that is themed “What the World Needs Now.” Green, a member of the UO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, ...
Special Projects in Science

A superbright supernova that’s the first of its kind

An extraordinarily bright, extraordinarily long-lasting supernova named SN 2007bi, snagged in a search by a robotic telescope, turns out to be the first example of the kind of stars that first populated the Universe. The superbright supernova occurred in a nearby dwarf galaxy, a kind of galaxy that’s common but ...

Special Projects in Science

Science and engineering fellowship candidates sought for California Legislature

The California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships is accepting applications from scientists and engineers interested in filling up to 10 year-long appointments as an advisor in the California State Legislature.

Managed by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), the fellowships offer unique professional development opportunities while providing California ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

China joins Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Thirty Meter Telescope November 17, 2009

The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has joined the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT). As an Observer, China will participate in planning the development of what will be the world's most advanced and capable astronomical observatory.

"The TMT is delighted to take this exciting new ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Program Officer for its Environmental Conservation Program

November 17, 2009

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the appointment of Dr. Guillermo Castilleja as Chief Program Officer for the Foundation's Environmental Conservation program, effective January 15, 2010.

Castilleja will oversee, direct, and manage the Foundation’s Environmental Conservation program.  He will report directly to Steve McCormick, the Foundation's President and ...

Conservation

One step closer for Jenner Headlands

Sonoma Land Trust November 3, 2009

As a next step in the preservation of the 5,630-acre Jenner Headlands coastal property, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, acting as the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, approved the expenditure of $10,150,000 to fund approximately one third of the $36 million ...