I-House Connection November 2015

November 18, 2015 Laurie Ferris

The I-House Connection

November 2015

Give big during Big Give this Thursday and DOUBLE your impact!

BigGiveSupport International House this Thursday, November 19, during UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz, and have your impact doubled with  a dollar for dollar matching challenge from Eric and Wendy Schmidt!

Show your passion for I-House and make your Big Give donation online! Visit biggive.berkeley.edu/ihouse to make a gift.

Spread the word about Big Give! Tell us how International House has helped you think bigger, shine brighter, or expand your circle of friends. Download a thought bubble, take a photo, and share it on social media, or email your caption and photo to lferris@berkeley.edu.

Please use both the #CalBigGive and #InternationalHouse hashtags to show your I-House spirit and help us win prizes in Social Media contests!

Hans and Susan think Bigger!

See our Big Give 2015 Facebook album for more fun photos!

Residents hold candlelight vigil for victims of terrorist attacks

Residents gathered on the front steps of I-House between the Peace Poles on Tuesday to hold a vigil of solidarity for those affected by the recent attacks in Beirut and Paris. The I-House Resident Council helped organize the event to lift up the victims and their families in thought and prayer and to proclaim the need for reconciliation among those who have sought to cause harm to other human beings.Candlelight vigil

I-House in the news

International House was recently featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article about international students studying in the US.

I-House is home to a diverse group of residents from over 85 countries around the world through the course of a year. Beyond just room and board, International House also provides a wide range of programs, workshops, and trainings for international students and the entire UC Berkeley community to help foster intercultural respect, understanding, and leadership skills.

Robert Reich to speak at I-House on “Saving Capitalism”
Tuesday, December 1st, 5:15 pm Reception & Book Signing
6:00 pm Lecture and Q&A
Join Chancellor’s Professor Robert Reich for a discussion on what we must do to rebuild our economic system and restore our democracy. Professor Reich will be signing copies of his latest book, “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few,” before a lecture and Q&A.
Learn more about the event here.

Joe Lurie to speak at Commonwealth Club: Perception and Deception: Understanding Misunderstandings Across Cultures
Tuesday, December 8th, 6 pm

Joe Lurie speakingI-House is pleased to co-sponsor an event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco featuring Joe Lurie, I-House Executive Director Emeritus (1988 – 2007) on December 8th at 6 pm. Lurie will share a feast of cross-cultural experiences and misadventures gleaned from his years of research, travel and managing International House that are featured in his book.

Perception and DeceptionI-House residents, alumni, staff, and board members are eligible for discounted tickets ($8 instead of $20). When registering online, enter the promotional code “SpecialForLurie” or call the Commonwealth Club at 415-597-6700. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 pm reception, 6 pm program
7 pm Perception and Deception book signing


The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Johnny Avots-Smith Izzy Goodwin
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development & Communications
Johnny Avots-Smith
Associate Director of Development
Izzy Goodwin
Fundraising and Events Coordinator
Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Laurie Ferris
Webmaster / Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate
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International House Development & Alumni Relations
(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu


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