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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 ...

$100 Million in commitments from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundationto launch Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

Continuing its commitment to improving the quality of patient care and fostering nursing excellence through education, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced $100 million in founding support to launch the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis.

The commitment will help in founding ...

Computer History Museum awarded grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to document semiconductor history

The Computer History Museum, home to the world's largest collection of computing-related artifacts and stories, today announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of San Francisco to fund a project to document and exhibit the history of semiconductor technology and its contributions ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Bay Area hospitals chosen to pilot nursing, evidence-based practice initiative

California Institute for Health Systems Performance April 19, 2007

Two Bay Area hospitals are taking part in a landmark, two-year project aimed at reducing deaths from sepsis (blood infection) and hospital-acquired pneumonia rates as well as improving registered nurse satisfaction. O'Connor Hospital in San Jose and Washington Hospital in Fremont were chosen by the California Institute for Health Systems ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

MIT Darwin Project will model ocean microbes

By Matthew T. Gardner MIT News March 29, 2007

A new program to develop computational models of how marine microbes live and evolve in the global ocean has been launched with a $3.7 million gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The program is important because it will help researchers understand and simulate the relationships between climate change, ...