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California Institute of Technology

New view of tectonic plates

By Kathy Svitil Caltech August 26, 2010

Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow for the simultaneous modeling of the earth's mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate motions, and the behavior of individual fault zones, to ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Researcher wins prestigious International Ecology Institute IRPE Prize

Four scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been honored by organizations for their work in exploring the biological aspects of the oceans.

Postdoctoral researcher Octavio Aburto-Oropeza in Scripps' Marine Biology Research Division (MBRD) and Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) was selected to receive ...

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis announces inaugural classes

UC Davis Medical Center July 29, 2010

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis selected 33 students to make up the inaugural Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate classes. The first cohort is comprised of eight Doctor of Philosophy students and 25 Master of Science students. The doctoral program is the first doctoral nursing ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Director of Public Equities and Fixed Income

July 27, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the appointment of Felicia Chiu, previously of Farallon Capital Management, as the Director of Public Equities and Fixed Income for its $5 billion investments portfolio.

"Felicia’s investment philosophy and depth of experience are strongly aligned with the Foundation's existing strategy and portfolio," ...


Simon A. Levin, GBMF Science Advisory Board Member, receives Margalef Prize

July 19, 2010

Professor Simon A. Levin, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded the Margalef Prize in Ecology and Environmental Sciences for his fundamental contributions in theoretical ecology, particularly concerning spatial and temporal heterogeneity, and for his ground-breaking research on integrating different scales in understanding ecological processes.  Dr. ...


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces new Chief Talent Officer

July 15, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the appointment of Bob Miller as Chief Talent Officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Miller will serve as a thought partner to senior leadership on talent strategies, and oversee the translation of the Foundation’s vision into efficient and coordinated teams, accountabilities, ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Marine Microbiology Principal Investigators honored with 2010 Ecological Society of America Outstanding Theory Paper Award

June 30, 2010

A paper co-authored by two MMI Principal Investigators, James O'Dwyer and Jessica Green, has been recognized by the Ecological Society of America. Working from CAMERA datasets, O'Dwyer and Green developed a spatially explicit neutral prediction for the species-area relationship (SAR), drawing on quantum field theory and neutral community ecology. ...

Thirty Meter Telescope

UH Board of Regents approves Thirty Meter Telescope Project on Mauna Kea

University of Hawaii June 28, 2010

At a special meeting held today, the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents (BOR) voted to approve the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project on Mauna Kea with the recommended conditions of the Mauna Kea Management Board (MKMB). TMT is expected to be the world’s most advanced and capable astronomical observatory....

Thirty Meter Telescope

India joins Thirty Meter Telescope project

Thirty Meter Telescope June 25, 2010

The Minister of Science and Technology of India, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, announced today the decision of India to join the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT) as an Observer. TMT is the next-generation astronomical observatory that is scheduled to begin scientific operations in 2018 on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Observer status is ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation receives Blue Frontier Foundation Spirit Award

June 24, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation was awarded the Foundation Spirit Award at the Third Annual Blue Frontier / Peter Benchley Awards, held at the California Academy of Sciences for the work of its Marine Conservation Initiative.

The award recognizes the outstanding work of Marine Conservation Initiative grantees and partners, ...

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