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A glimpse of what's happening at International House, UC Berkeley

  • I-House welcomes students for the academic year

    I-House welcomes students for the academic year

    August 2017 I-House welcomes students for the academic year I-House is pleased to welcome 590 residents this fall—our largest number in recent memory for the academic year. Residents from over 75...

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  • Raise a glass to our Gala honorees Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

    Raise a glass to our Gala honorees Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

    Raise a glass to our 2017 alumni honorees: Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67) Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68) Alumna of the Year Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH...

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  • I-House Connection April 2017

    I-House Connection April 2017

    April 2017 Meet Angela Rauch I-House welcomes our newest team member, Angela Rauch, as our Fundraising and Events Coordinator. Angela has over 15 years of event planning and fundraising...

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  • Join us for our Celebration & Awards Gala, honoring Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

    Join us for our Celebration & Awards Gala, honoring Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

    You are cordially invited to join the International House Board of Directors and International House Executive Director Hans Giesecke for an inspiring evening under the dome. Enjoy a festive red...

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  • Marian Diamond Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Marian Diamond Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    We are proud to share news about I-House alumna Dr. Marian Diamond (IH 1949-52). In conjunction with the PBS broadcast of My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond,...

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  • I-House Connection March 2017

    I-House Connection March 2017

    March 2017 Save the date for these upcoming events Get Global Ready: Thriving in an Intercultural Workplace Tuesday, March 7, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM This workshop is designed to equip professionals in...

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  • Staff Spotlight: Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez

    Staff Spotlight: Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez

    We are happy to share a story from UC Berkeley’s latest wellness newsletter that features two I-House employees, Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez, who are Wellness Ambassadors for I-House. This...

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  • Message from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke

    Message from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke

    Dear Members of the International House Community – This has been a challenging week of dialogue and debate about the subject of immigration. The vitriolic words and actions of many on this matter...

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  • Global Leadership Workshop: March 7, 2017

    Global Leadership Workshop: March 7, 2017

    As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these...

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  • Thank you for being part of our global community

    Thank you for being part of our global community

    December 2016 Dear I-House Friends, As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to share with you just a few milestones that made this a wonderful year at International House. 155...

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  • Big Thanks! You are the I-HOUSE Berkeley Effect

    Big Thanks! You are the I-HOUSE Berkeley Effect

    Dear I-House Friends, During this season of gratitude, we want to send a BIG THANKS TO YOU. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful community of residents, alumni, parents, and friends who...

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  • Today is the BIG DAY!

    Today is the BIG DAY!

    I-House Friends, Make your Big Give gift now, and tell us how the I-House Berkeley effect has shaped your world. Join in on the fun throughout the day by following the contest leaderboards and see...

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  • Get ready for the Big Give: Ways to Join Now

    Get ready for the Big Give: Ways to Join Now

    Big Give is tomorrow but you can get a head start on making your donation TONIGHT at 9 pm PST! We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. All...

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  • I-House Connection November 2016

    I-House Connection November 2016

    November 2016 I-House Connection: Message from Hans, Big Give video and alumni contest, Mindful Self-Compassion workshop Message from the Executive Director Throughout its history, International...

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  • I-House Connection October 2016

    I-House Connection October 2016

    October 2016 I-House Connection: CIL Updates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Diwali, Big Give, and more! Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) News We are happy to share a guest post by...

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  • Staff Spotlight: Miranda Loos

    Staff Spotlight: Miranda Loos

    We are happy to share a guest post by Miranda Loos, the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team. She started at I-House on August 1st and is excited to take...

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  • Global Homecoming schedule, speakers, and tasting menu announced!

    Global Homecoming schedule, speakers, and tasting menu announced!

    Global Homecoming: Sunday, October 2nd 10:00 am – 3:00 pm It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming, a collaboration between the Program Office and Alumni Relations. Don’t miss this day...

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  • I-House Connection September 2016

    I-House Connection September 2016

    September 2016 There are Many Facets to I-House Berkeley Dear I-House Alumni, Friends, and Residents, As you will see by reading this I-House Connection, there are indeed many facets to the...

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  • Fusing Cultures Through Food

    Fusing Cultures Through Food

    We at International House are proud of the work of chef Jordan Lichman and his team, who demonstrate our mission through our dining operations.  On any given day, they feed up to 1,000 residents,...

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  • Summer I-House Reunions in Europe – Köln, Germany

    Summer I-House Reunions in Europe – Köln, Germany

    This summer I have been very busy with I-House reunions in Europe, and it kicked off with the I-House reunion in Köln, Germany in May. I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke and his wife, Susan,...

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