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California Institute of Technology

Caltech named world's top university in new Times Higher Education global ranking

By Kathy Svitil Caltech October 5, 2011

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world's number one university in the 2011–2012 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities, displacing Harvard University from the top spot for the first time in the survey's eight-year history.

Caltech was number two in the 2010–2011 ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

ASPB convenes leaders to chart future of plant science research

Later this week, the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) will convene more than 75 scientists from across plant science to chart the future of the field. The Plant Science Research Summit is designed to engage the broad plant science research community in a process that will develop a consensus ...

GBMF grantee Washington Hospital earns Magnet status designation

September 19, 2011

Washington Hospital, the local provider of health care for the Tri-City area and one of the region's best medical facilities, has been granted Magnet® status recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

"Back in 1994 when I became CEO of Washington Hospital, we made a strategic decision to invest in our ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

New fund to support implementation of historic Atlin-Taku Land Use Agreement

Tides Canada July 19, 2011

Tides Canada is pleased to announce the creation of a new endowment fund, with a target capitalization of $5 million, to support the implementation of the historic land use agreement signed today by the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) and the Province of British Columbia.  

The comprehensive land ...

First trust fund for Brazil’s Kayapó to protect vast swath of Amazon rainforest

The first trust fund exclusively dedicated to the long term support of the Kayapó indigenous peoples in the southeastern Amazon region of Brazil was created with at least US$8 million (R$12.5 million) to provide in grants, Conservation International announced today. Grants will be targeted at terrestrial monitoring and protection of ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

UCSF Medical Center program cuts heart failure readmission rate by 30 percent

By Karin Rush-Monroe UCSF July 6, 2011

UCSF Medical Center has reduced hospital readmissions for older heart failure patients by nearly a third, thanks to a program designed to identify ways for hospitals to improve patients' transitions to their homes. 

Launched in 2008 with a $575,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, UCSF’s Heart Failure ...

Chabot receives $1.8 million grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto has awarded Chabot Space & Science Center a $1.8 million grant to support phase II enhancements to the Center’s Bill Nye’s Climate Lab exhibition and website. The Lab enables kids ages 8-14 to learn basic principles of climate science and engage ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

New program boosts support for plant scientists at critical time

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) have selected 15 of the nation’s most innovative plant scientists to join a new initiative that boosts much needed funding for fundamental plant science research. 

The scientists will become HHMI-GBMF Investigators and will receive the flexible ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

UGA scientists discover missing links in the biology of cloud formation over the oceans

By Terry Hastings University of Georgia May 11, 2011

Scientists have known for two decades that sulfur compounds that are produced by bacterioplankton as they consume decaying algae in the ocean cycle through two paths. In one, a sulfur compound dimethylsulfide, or DMS, goes into the atmosphere, where it leads to water droplet formation – the basis of clouds ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

New funding to AACN to engage hospital leaders in nurse-led quality and safety movement

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $386,000 in new funding to engage hospital leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) in the innovative work underway to improve healthcare quality and patient safety. This generous ...

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