Visit New Koret Classroom at Open House, April 16

The Haas community is invited to visit the new Koret Interactive Learning Center and check out its state-of-the-art technology at a special open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Media Services staff will be on hand during the open house to answer questions about the 70-seat classroom's amenities, which include video conferencing, dual-screen projectors, extensive white boards, and a high-tech lectern with touch-screen controls. The learning center also features two break-out rooms.

The project was funded in part by a $1.5 million grant from the Koret Foundation, a private philanthropic organization created by the estates of Joseph and Stephanie Koret, founders of the Koret of California sportswear line. Haas received the grant during the silent phase of its five-year capital campaign, the Campaign for Haas.

Construction on the Koret Interactive Learning Center began at the end of May 2009, and the first class was held there in January.