News

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!

May 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Congratulations to the Koret Scholars class of 2021!

Congratulations to our Koret Scholars! Despite a challenging year, you have achieved a great milestone. We’re so proud of you and are confident in your bright futures! Hannah Brownlee, Sonoma State University class of 2021, shared that the research opportunities provided by the Koret Scholars program set her up for a successful future: “This experience has motivated me to apply to graduate programs, and I will be attending the University of Delaware in the fall of 2021 to pursue my doctorate.”

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.

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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San Francisco

The de Young opens to the public with a community art exhibition

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, and on the occasion of reopening to the public after six months, the museum presents The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition by artists from all nine Bay Area counties. Representing the breadth and depth of Bay Area creativity, 6,188 artists submitted 11,514 artworks. Working solely from images, a jury of curators and artists selected 877 artworks for display online and in the gallery. Exhibiting artists who choose to offer their work for sale retain 100 percent of the proceeds, the de Young’s way of further supporting the local art community.

September 2020

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San Francisco Bay Area

Koret Foundation commits $9.5 million for scholarship program

Koret will award $9.5 million to nine Bay Area colleges and universities over the next five years for the Koret Scholars program, which helps first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority college students overcome barriers to persistence and degree completion. Koret Foundation president Michael Boskin says, “These scholarships are even more important so universities can create greater access to quality education for these young people at this most trying time.”

June 2020

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San Francisco

Koret gives $50 million to Bay Area colleges and universities

Koret president, Dr. Michael Boskin, says support for higher education is vital. “Given this time of disruption and great uncertainty, we believe now is a critical time to invest in the next generation of talent, innovation and leadership.”

June 2020

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San Francisco

Koret’s Higher Education Initiative supports 12 Bay Area institutions

Distributed over five years, the grants will provide support for school leadership priorities, campus programs and initiatives, new models for learning, and campus technology and infrastructure.