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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon



Celebrating the groundbreaking of Betty Irene Moore Hall

By Linda Katehi UC Davis November 13, 2015

Chancellor Linda Katehi of Uc Davis comments on the recent groundbreaking for Betty Irene Moore Hall at UC Davis School of Nursing:

Over the past 18 months, we have engaged in a conversation with students, staff, faculty, and the broader campus community to develop a roadmap that will help UC ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

A new way to make resistant plants

By Brooke Borel Popular Science November 13, 2015

Plants have to deal with a lot of threats, from insects that want to munch them to bacteria that would like to infect them. It’s tough to put up a defense to multiple attacks at once, all while maintaining the energy to grow. But researchers at Michigan State University may ...

Improving patient care through shared, collaborative learning

November 12, 2015

Extending more than a decade of shared learning through organized collaboratives, Moore Foundation grantee, Cynosure Health, recently gathered 30 experts to discuss how to organize, run and plan for large-scale hospital collaboratives. This first national conference on health care learning collaboratives took place in Baltimore, Maryland and featured two ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

$8M awarded to scientists from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology

November 12, 2015

PALO ALTO, Calif. November 12, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative is investing eight million dollars over the next two years to support scientists, globally and at all career stages, to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology. The international endeavor taps ...

Building a microscope to search for signs of life on other worlds

Caltech November 12, 2015

Grantees at Caltech have begun testing a holographic microscope developed for observing microbes in extreme environments—possibly even on other planets. The Submersible Holographic Astrobiology Microscope with Ultraresolution, or SHAMU, will look for movement as a sign of the existence of life. Holography, as opposed to microscopy, collects the light bouncing ...

Six sustainable seafood businesses win cash prizes at Fish 2.0 finals

November 12, 2015

Six seafood innovators capped the Fish 2.0 Competition Finals & Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum today by earning cash prizes and top scores in their categories from the competition’s investor-judges. The winners are bringing to market creative approaches to key challenges in aquaculture, building consumer demand for sustainable seafood, reducing waste ...

Innovations in aquaculture, consumer products and local fisheries show the future of seafood

November 12, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to support the 2015 Fish 2.0 competition. The six winners--from the US, Vanuatu, Canada and Mexico--were announced at the final competition among 37 finalists on November 11th. 

The winners included: 

  • Alaska Community Seafood Hub
  • ALFA Fishing
  • Bureo
  • Kampachi Farms Mexico
  • The ...
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis breaks ground on new $50 million nursing school

By Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee November 11, 2015

Calling it “a classroom with no walls,” UC Davis officials broke ground this week on a new $50 million nursing school building with state-of-the-art learning spaces. The 70,000-square-foot building, which will open in fall 2017, will become the primary home of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing on UC ...

Betty Irene Moore Hall: future interprofessional innovation and education center for nurses and health professionals

November 11, 2015

November 10, 2015 marked a special day for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and leaders from UC Davis were joined by more than 200 guests for the official groundbreaking celebration of Betty Irene Moore Hall, ...

Bringing Julia from beta to 1.0 to support data-intensive, scientific computing

November 10, 2015

As data-driven research becomes more mainstream, the need for efficient and powerful scientific computing tools increases. To help meet this need, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s  Data-Driven Discovery Initiative has granted Julia Computing $600,000 over the next two years to enable the Julia Language team to move their ...

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