With the Murdock Trust’s continuous grantmaking, enrichment events and other diverse activities, programs and involvement, our staff and our nonprofit partners are constantly engaged in the work we do for our communities. When we publish news or make announcements, we’ll post these items here.



Memorial Gifts for Hugh Vander Plas and Mary Louise Rasmuson

Approved memorial gifts for a recently deceased Murdock Trust program director and one of Alaska’s outstanding philanthropists. Read more >>
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Dr. Kent Thornburg Named Interim Director of Nutrition & Wellness Institute

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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Senior Fellow, Dr. Kent Thornburg, named Interim Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. “Dean Mark Richardson has named Kent Thornburg, PhD, Interim Director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. The Moore Institute was created by a generous legacy gift […]
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Medical Teams International Named One of “Ten Top-Notch Charities”

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Murdock Trust grantee included in the top-ten list by Charity Navigator, one of the outstanding nonprofit guide groups in the United States Read the article >> Related resource: The Worst (and Best) Way to Pick a Charity
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Partners in Science Partner named Outstanding Classroom Teacher in Oregon

Moe Daschel, chair of the St. Mary’s Academy science department in Portland, Oregon, honored by the Oregon Science Teachers Association. Read more >>
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The Importance of Undergraduate Research

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An editorial from Trust grantees John R. Kroger and Father Mark Poorman, C.S.C. on WorldNews.com.  Read the full article >>
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Alaska Community Foundation Announces Thorpe Scholarship Recipients

Memorial Scholarships worth a total of $15,000 awarded to Alaskan high school graduates seeking to be the first in their immediate family to attend college. Read more >>
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Arctic Science Workshop Explores Impact Of Global Warming

Documenting the experiences of the team, which included Murdock Trust Trustee John Castles, aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Louis S. St. Laurent.  Read the report >>
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Kenneth Golden named 2011 Neal Thorpe Memorial Lecturer for Murdock College Science Research Program Annual Conference

Highly accomplished Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering (University of Utah) to address conference attendees. Read more >>
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“Quantum Computing with Atoms and Photons” by Dr. Boris Blinov

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Announcing the Neal O. Thorpe Honorary Lecture at the Nineteenth Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of the Murdock College Science Research Program, November 12-13, 2010, at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.  Read full announcement >>
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Lend A Hand, Today

Trustee John Castles presented a grant to Eagle Mount-Bozeman on the Today show with Al Roker as part of NBC’s “Lend a Hand” feature. Read more >>
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