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In The News

Proposed deal to preserve large swaths of Great Bear Rainforest

By Justine Hunter The Globe and Mail June 10, 2015

In British Columbia, “two decades of unprecedented collaboration” have helped ​forge the path for "an extraordinary pact between the forest industry, First Nations, the province and a coalition of environmental organizations." This results from work by many of the foundation’s grantees, and in particular, ForestEthics. 

Read coverage of the news in the ...

National Geographic identifies world's emerging explorers

By Simon Worrall National Geographic June 9, 2015

Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash was named to the 2015 class of emerging explorers by the National Geographic Society earlier this week.

The Emerging Explorers Program "identifies young trailblazers whose ideas are helping change the world." Prakash was recognized for his efforts in designing the foldscope, which has already been distributed in ...

Black hole hunters

By Dennis Overbye New York Times June 9, 2015

NY Times science reporter Dennis Overbye tracks Moore Foundation grantee Sheperd Doeleman as he attempts to capture the first images of a supermassive black hole. 

Watch a video of Doeleman's hunt for black holes and read the full article here.

Moore’s flexible pot of funds aims to accelerate an entire field

By Tate Williams Inside Philanthropy June 8, 2015

Inside Philanthropy's Tate Williams takes a closer look at the Moore Foundation's EPiQS Initiative, describing quantum materials as "a field of physics that cooks up and studies mysterious compounds that display odd properties, such as superconductivity and powerful forms of magnetism." 

Williams notes the EPiQS flexible funding component allows ...

ʻImiloa Astronomy Center announces it’s newest educational endeavor, MANU ‘Imiloa


With the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant number 2935, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will be launching a new learning environment that will stimulate science education across Hawaii. Modern and Ancient way of Navigating our Universe, MANU ‘Imiloa, will be able to bring ‘Imiloa’s culture-based science ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Future health leaders from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing present at UC Davis

June 5, 2015

Every year, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosts an all-day academic symposium for graduate students to showcase their scholarly work and engage the community to illustrate their passion for leadership in health care. This year’s 2015 Academic Symposium featured 56 students and an impressive array of ...

Key ocean reforms drive huge economic, nutrition and conservation gains

June 4, 2015

The Ocean Prosperity Roadmap: Fisheries and Beyond is a new collection of research designed to inform decision makers, including governments and investors, on effective ocean and coastal resource management strategies to maximize economic, conservation and societal benefits. The collection is a result of work from The Economist Intelligence Unit ...

Turning data into discovery

By Vicki Chandler The Scientist June 1, 2015

The June 1 issue of The Scientist includes a "Critic at Large" commentary from the Moore Foundation's Chief Science Program Officer Vicki Chandler on how ​researchers can address vast volumes of data in a meaningful way.

In her commentary, Vicki discusses the need to reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods. ...

Search for unknown species set to begin in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

June 1, 2015

In late May, the Government of Bolivia announced a new initiative in Madidi National Park--the 18-month scientific expedition with the Wildlife Conservation Society, supported in part by the Moore Foundation, will begin in the high Andes mountains and extend into the depths of the rainforest.

It's been called ...

ICU Consortium

ICU consortium presents at American Medical Informatics Association iHealth conference

May 28, 2015

The patient care program’s ICU grantees – a consortium comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine and UCSF Medical Center – presented for the second time this year at an important industry conference held last week in Boston. The conference, iHealth, was ...

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