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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $2.38 million for supernova research

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of San Francisco has awarded $2,377,000 to the University of California at Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory, in support of the Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory). The grant is intended to further dark energy research through the study and understanding of nearby Type Ia supernovae, a ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF nursing school receives grant to expand nursing care project in Bay Area

By Corinna Kaarlela UCSF September 15, 2004

Researchers in the UCSF School of Nursing have received a new $1.4 million grant to expand a project focused on measuring the quality of nursing care in Bay Area hospitals.

Awarded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the new grant will make it possible to increase the number of ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Jonathan Zehr receives major award from Moore Foundation for marine microbiology research

By Tim Stephens University of California, Santa Cruz August 9, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Jonathan Zehr, professor of ocean sciences at UCSC, to receive more than $4 million over the next five years as a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator in marine science. The award will support Zehr's groundbreaking research on microorganisms that "fertilize" the ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

UH Manoa oceanographer receives $3.85 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

University of Hawai'i July 26, 2004

University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor David Karl has been named the recipient of the inaugural Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator in Marine Science award. Selected on the basis of his past research and community leadership contributions in the field of biological oceanography and his potential for future contributions, ...

Administration

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation names Edward E. Penhoet President

July 14, 2004

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation yesterday announced the election of Dr. Edward E. Penhoet, the Foundation's Chief Program Officer for Science and Higher Education, as President. He will succeed retiring President Lewis W. Coleman, who has served in that capacity since the Foundation's inception in 2000.

Dr. Penhoet's election ...

Chabot Space & Science Center receives grant to encourage girls in science, technology and engineering

Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland has announced a $2,090,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support Techbridge, a multifaceted program designed to enhance girls' interest and skills in science, technology, and engineering. Chabot will host this afterschool program that encourages girls to pursue academic and ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grant will enable UCSF to train more nursing faculty – an important step toward alleviating the nursing shortage

By Joan Aragone UCSF April 15, 2004

The UCSF School of Nursing has received a $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, to establish the Betty Irene Moore Accelerated Doctoral Program in Nursing.

With the goal of producing new faculty for Bay Area nursing schools, the program-the first of its kind in the country-is ...

California Institute of Technology

New tool for reading a molecule's blueprints

Caltech January 26, 2004

Just as astronomers image very large objects at great distances to understand what makes the universe tick, biologists and chemists need to image very small molecules to understand what makes living systems tick.

Now this quest will be enhanced by a $ 14,206,289 gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to fund Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

November 19, 2003

The Board of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the approval of a 10-year, $110 million Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative to improve the quality of nursing-related patient care in five counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. The effort will be focused in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards $17.5 million for Thirty Meter Telescope plans

October 16, 2003

The dream of a giant optical telescope to improve our understanding of the universe and its origin has moved a step closer to reality today. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $17.5 million to fund a detailed design study of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). This new grant allows ...