Grantee News

May 2018

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Berkeley

Dr. Richard Atkinson awarded 2018 Clark Kerr Award

Koret Director Dr. Richard Atkinson was awarded the 2018 Clark Kerr Award, along with Dr. C. Judson King. The award is the UC Berkeley Academic Senate’s highest honor in recognition of service and achievement for distinguished educators and leaders of the University of California. Dr. Atkinson was chancellor of UC San Diego for 15 years and served as UC president for 1995-2003.

May 2018

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Warsaw, Poland

‘The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc’ awarded Historical Award

The story of a young girl’s experience in the Łódź Ghetto during the Holocaust has been awarded the Historical Award by POLITYKA, an influential magazine of national and international affairs. This award is the oldest in Poland for publications related to Poland’s recent history. The publication of the diary was supported by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, a grant from Koret, and close involvement by Koret’s President, Dr. Anita Friedman, editor of the English version (Photo credit: Leszek Zych/Polityka).

May 2018

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San Francisco

San Francisco Conservatory of Music establishes new music education program

With support from Koret, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will launch a new music education program in the fall of 2018 with the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, Congregation Emanu-El, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council. This after-school program offers children in need music classes in piano and chorus (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music).

April 2018

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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound festival begins

From April 20 until May 6, SF Ballet’s UNBOUND: A Festival of New Works presents 12 world premieres by 12 of today’s most innovative international choreographers. Each new work showcases the diversity of choreographic voices that are shaping the future of ballet. SF Ballet is also breaking boundaries between the company and audiences through symposia, dance films, webcasts, and happy hours. (photo: Ana Sophia Scheller and Tiit Helimets © Erik Tomasson)

April 2018

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Israel

Happy 70th birthday, Israel

Israel celebrated Yom Ha’Atzmaut on April 18, marking 70 years since its declaration of independence in 1948. In just 70 years Israel has become a thriving Democracy in the Middle East, contributed to science and technology discoveries that have changed the world, and enriched global Jewish life. The Bay Area was host to several celebrations during the week, including the Jewish National Fund’s concert at Congregation Emanu-El.

April 2018

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Oakland

Hoops for Kids raises $450,000 for underserved youth

The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Koret, Taube Philanthropies, and PG&E, raised nearly $450,000 for eight organizations via the Hoops for Kids program this season. Every three-pointer scored by the Warriors earned $500 for organizations working locally to improve opportunities and outcomes for youth.

March 2018

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Berkeley

UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Tel Aviv University formalize research partnerships on medical and information technology

Official agreements were signed to launch partnerships between Tel Aviv University and Stanford and UC Berkeley, supported by a $10 million grant from Koret. Here, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Tel Aviv University President Joseph Klafter join Koret Foundation President Anita Friedman to sign an official MOU to support international collaboration on research for Bioinfomatics and Computational Biology. (Photo by Keegan Houser)

March 2018

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San Francisco

KIPP Bay Area Schools approved to open new elementary and high school

The California State Board of Education has approved two new charter petitions for KIPP Bay Area Schools. The two schools will open for the 2018-19 academic year: KIPP Bayview Elementary School, KIPP’s first elementary school in San Francisco, and KIPP Navigate College Prep, KIPP’s second high school in San Jose.

February 2018

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San Francisco

Asian Art Museum unveils a new vision for its cafe

The New York Times covers the story and the team behind Sunday at the Museum, the new dining experience at the Asian Art Museum: Bin Chen and Andrew Chau of Boba Guys; chef Deuki Hong.