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Thirty Meter Telescope

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation commits $200 million support for Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope December 5, 2007

The California Institute of Technology and the University of California have received a $200 million commitment over nine years from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation toward the further development and construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Funding under this commitment will be shared equally between the two universities, ...

Special Projects in Science

Nobel Laureate George Smoot puts prize winnings into new cosmology center at UC Berkeley

By Robert Sanders University of California, Berkeley December 4, 2007

When University of California, Berkeley, astrophysicist George Smoot received the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics a year ago, his dreams for spending his $700,000 share of the prize ran far beyond purchasing a sporty car or a new home.

Instead, he wanted to create a lasting center where he and ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation appoints Steven J. McCormick as new president and Board of Trustees member

November 19, 2007

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Steven J. McCormick as its President and a Trustee of the Board, effective January 21, 2008. He will succeed retiring President, Dr. Edward E. Penhoet, who has served in that capacity since 2004.    

McCormick served as the President and ...

Sonoma Land Trust purchase adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park

November 5, 2007

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the allocation of $2 million in Open Space District funds toward the purchase by the nonprofit Sonoma Land Trust of the 1657 acre Roche Ranch which is adjacent to the recently established Tolay Lake Regional Park. The Roche Ranch includes two and ...

Science education in Bay Area gets left behind

Lawrence Hall of Science October 25, 2007

Bay Area elementary school student achievement in science is poor and the quality of K-5 science education in the region is weak, according to a new research brief released today by the Center for Research, Evaluation and Assessment at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. ...

Conservation

POST acquires Mindego Hill along Skyline Ridge

Peninsula Open Space Trust October 11, 2007

Today the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) announced that it has acquired Mindego Hill, a stunning 1,047-acre property near the town of La Honda on the San Francisco Peninsula.

This distinct natural landmark and historic ranch visually dominates the western flank of Skyline Ridge just off Alpine Road. With its ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Trustee to its Board

September 25, 2007

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) today announced the election of a new Trustee to its Board, Rosina Bierbaum, Ph.D. Her election to the Foundation's Board of Trustees was effective September 12, 2007.

According to Dr. Ed Penhoet, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation president, “We are thrilled ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope Project receives $15 million from Moore Foundation

By Robert Tindol Caltech August 22, 2007

The California Institute of Technology and the Regents of the University of California have each received $7.5 million in additional funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the development of the Thirty Meter Telescope. The TMT is being developed by a U.S.-Canadian team with construction anticipated to begin ...

Special Projects in Science

Fedora Commons awarded $4.9M grant to develop open-source software for building collaborative information communities

August 10, 2007

Fedora Commons today announced the award of a four year, $4.9M grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop the organizational and technical frameworks necessary to effect revolutionary change in how scientists, scholars, museums, libraries, and educators collaborate to produce, share, and preserve their digital intellectual creations.  Fedora ...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces $100 million commitment to launch Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

July 31, 2007

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced a commitment of $100 million in grant funds over 11 years to launch the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis.  The grant funds will launch a professional nursing school based in Sacramento in conjunction with the ...