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International House Times THE NEWSLETTER FOR FRIENDS & ALUMNI OF INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 2012 FALL / WINTER Since 1930. A dynamic global community advancing a world of greater understanding. Join us! ihouse.berkeley.edu IN THIS ISSUE: The Transformative Power of Scholarships Dr. Hans Giesecke Leading I-House Into New Era Joan Baez Wows at IH Gala! PG 4 Intercultural Leadership PG 4 Following an exhaustive international search, Dr. Hans C. Giesecke was recently appointed as the fifth Executive Director of I-House. He brings three decades of leadership in higher education administration in both the U.S. and abroad to his guiding role at one of Cal's most prominent institutions. Born in the U.S.A.'s Pacific Northwest and raised there and in Germany, Hans previously served as President of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, with more than 2,300 pupils and students from Kindergarten through MBA. His driving focus and expertise has long been in helping underserved student populations, focusing on scholarship creation and development and in guiding qualitative changes to enhance student and alumni engagement and satisfaction for mutual benefit. "Together with our Board, I look forward to maintaining all the remarkable qualities that define the I-House experience while heralding a new era for collaboration with campus, alumni, and other I-Houses worldwide. We hope to expand scholarship resources for needy and deserving students, continue evolving I-House as a hub for intercultural learning, and as a place where lifelong relationships are formed," says Hans. Hans & Susan Giesecke in front of I-House's iconic dome MasterCard Gives Millions for Sub-Saharan African Students IH Alum Rao Room Naming PG 8 Plan Your I-House Reunion! PG 14 Just Announced! GALA 2013 Honorees: The MasterCard Foundation Global Foundation for Peace Award Ambassador Ken & Dr. Patricia Taylor IH Alumni Couple of the Year Maanaa Pierre, Narissa Alibhai, and Aisha Kigongo (of Ghana, Kenya and Uganda) are the first UC Berkeley graduate student MasterCard Scholars–all are residing at International House in 2012-2013. UC Berkeley will receive $30 million in funding over the next eight years as part of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. The eight-year, $500 million education initiative will provide some 15,000 talented, yet financially disadvantaged students who have a "give-back" ethos and live in developing countries with full scholarships and comprehensive support for their high school and college educations. International House is proud to include all three graduate students from the inaugural Cal cohort in its fall 2012 residential community. Dozens will be welcomed by IH from the 113 students between now and 2020 that will benefit from this historic program at UC Berkeley. Sub-Saharan Africa is the primary geographic focus for student aid. (continued on page 19) (continued on page 13)

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