News

August 2021

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Koret Scholars: Persisting in college through a pandemic

Supporting institutions of higher learning has been a priority of the Koret Foundation since our founding. The Koret Scholars program, established in 2016, provides needs-based scholarships and other support to college students across the Bay Area who face the most barriers to college completion: low-income students, underrepresented minority students, and those who are the first […]

June 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Koret Scholars from CSU Monterey Bay win annual research competition

Two Koret Scholars from CSUMB’s psychology department placed first and second at the 35th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Congratulations, Claudia and Paul!

April 2021

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Israel

Marine archaeology collaboration celebrates opening of field station

The bilateral collaboration between UC San Diego’s Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology and the University of Haifa’s Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies recently celebrated the opening of its joint marine archaeology field station in Akko, Israel. An announcement was shared at the virtual celebration that the collaboration was also awarded the 2021 CENIC Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications.

March 2021

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Koret Scholarships: Increasing college persistence and success

The Bay Area is home to an impressive concentration of colleges and universities. It is also demographically diverse, home to many students who ardently hope to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. For some first-generation college students, acceptance to a school and the means to cover tuition are merely the […]

December 2020

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San Francisco

UCSF unveils new home for renowned ophthalmology programs

Now open for patient care, UCSF’s new Vision Center at Mission Bay significantly expands UCSF Health’s ability to provide state-of-the art ophthalmology services. “Koret looks for leading institutions to help elevate the quality of life in the Bay Area, especially for the most vulnerable among us,” said Jeffrey Farber, Koret Foundation CEO. “Improving access to research-informed care is a commitment we’re proud to make.”

October 2020

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Cross-disciplinary research:
Stanford University

At Stanford University, the Koret Foundation is supporting programs that connect students and faculty across disciplines to advance knowledge and research, encourage collaborations among American and Israeli researchers, and strengthen the campus community. Koret funding is also supporting two new grant programs within Stanford’s School of Medicine. “Early career faculty development” grants provide flexible funding […]

October 2020

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Recruiting & retaining talent:
UC San Francisco

Given the high cost of living in the Bay Area and the increasingly competitive culture of academic recruiting, discretionary funding can play a significant part in increasing institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the highest caliber faculty. At UC San Francisco (UCSF), Koret has renewed support for the Chancellor’s Fund, which has already allowed the […]

October 2020

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Promoting diversity in STEM careers:
San Jose State University

Nationwide, women and minorities are still vastly underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, despite efforts to increase diversity. Access to these fields is limited by a number of factors, including internal and external biases or stereotypes, a lack of exposure to STEM topics, and a shortage of high-profile racial and ethnic […]

October 2020

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Preparing students for careers:
UC Davis

Career preparation involves much more than simply completing coursework. In today’s world, hands-on experience and meaningful internships are increasingly important. First-generation college attendees and low-income students are often at a disadvantage in this regard—they tend to have less access to applicable work experience or to networks and connections that could strengthen their career launch. UC […]

October 2020

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Supporting transfer students:
University of San Francisco

Transferring from a community college to a four-year institution can present challenges. If units don’t transfer, students find themselves needing to repeat courses in order to complete degree requirements. Support services for transfer students at their new campus tend to be under-resourced. Many transfer students are first-generation college attendees. They are often from lower-income families […]