Global Homecoming on Sunday with I-House tours, lunch, fashion show, international tasting and more!

The I-House Connection

October 2017

Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Global Homecoming 2017It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming this Sunday. The House will be buzzing with excitement from 11 am – 3 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Register by Friday at noon for online pricing and to receive a commemorative gift at check-in.

Online tickets: $7 for I-House alumni, $12 public (price through Fri. Oct. 20, 12 noon)

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For I-House residents and resident-sponsored guests,
purchase tickets here.

Walk-ins are welcome! $10 for I-House alumni, $15 public. Pay by credit card, check, or cash at entrance in the Hall of History.

All activities, including lunch and tastings, are included with event registration.

Below is a sneak preview of the international tasting menu for Around the World Under the Dome, 1:15 – 3 pm Chevron Auditorium

India: Fried curry shrimp, samosas, chutney, yogurt sauce
Drink pairing: Mango Lassi

Spain: Serrano ham, olives, white anchovies, Spanish cheeses, fig cake, crusty bread, marcona almonds
Drink pairing: Sangria

Mexico: Ceviche, guacamole, chips, roasted tomato salsa, Mexican wedding cookies.
Drink pairing: Mexican Beer

China: Vegetarian Mee Fun (noodles with shredded vegetables), Chicken pot stickers
Drink pairing: Rice wine with sour plum drink (Suanmeitang)

Schedule of Events

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership’s Continental Brunch & Conversation
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Global Table Talk Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Dining Commons

Tours of International House
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm & 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Around the World Under the Dome
Fashion Show & Tasting Festival
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Auditorium

For more information, visit the Global Homecoming website at ihouse.berkeley.edu/globalhomecoming


Get Involved!

Global HomecomingSign up for the International Fashion Show
Are you interested in being a model at this year’s International Fashion Show? Limited spots available for I-House Alumni to participate in this time-honored resident tradition. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to sign up to be a model.

Alumni: Be a Global Homecoming Ambassador
Are you interested in volunteering at this year’s Global Homecoming? Then consider becoming a Global Homecoming Ambassador! These volunteers are critical to Global Homecoming, with tasks that include greeting and event support. Global Homecoming Ambassadors will receive special recognition as well as exclusive Global Homecoming gear! Shifts are available throughout the day. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to volunteer.


The Host Family Program:
Forge Memorable Relationships

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

The Host Family Program was created to forge memorable relationships between international students and local families through the simple, yet invaluable, gift of hospitality. The commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great for all participants! Hosts, residents, and visiting scholars can learn more and apply on the Host Family Program webpage.


Staff Highlight – Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan (510) 642-4128 Melissatchan@berkeley.edu

We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Development and Alumni & Relations team, Melissa Chan, as our Development and Prospect Research Analyst.

Melissa writes, “I began working at International House right before the Gala. The more time I spend in this wonderful community the more my sense of gratitude for it grows! My background in social work deepens my appreciation for the diversity and intercultural respect found in this unique home. Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this amazing community.”

If you have any questions about the fundraising work we do here at I-House, or if you would like to stop by the Executive Office, Melissa would love to meet you!


Calling all alumni!Calling all alumni!

We’re working on the Fall I-House Times Newsletter and would love to hear from you. Email your updates to ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Photos are welcome!


The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team looks forward to welcoming you back to I-House. If you’re in the area, please let us know!

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House LogoI-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team
(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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I-House welcomes students for the academic year

The I-House Connection

August 2017

I-House welcomes students for the academic year

Golden Bear

I-House is pleased to welcome 590 residents this fall—our largest number in recent memory for the academic year. Residents from over 75 countries will be moving into their new home starting on August 17th. That same week, over 2,400 incoming first year and transfer students will have the chance to experience the cuisine in our Dining Commons during the first ever Golden Bear Orientation initiativGolden Bear Orientatione. All new incoming residents and participants will get to experience I-House’s hospitality and learn what life is like under the dome. Go Bears!

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

Gala

Raise a glass to our 2017 alumni honorees:

Sir Desmond Rea
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)
Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration

Dr. Arlene Blum
Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68)
Alumna of the Year

Dean Shankar Sastry
Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977 – 78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

About the Honorees

Celebrate International House on April 27th

Join us for an evening of celebrating I-House, making connections, and reuniting with old friends. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Fund for I-House and our mission to advance a world of greater understanding and peace. Visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala for details. This year’s Gala takes place on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

We’ve extended the RSVP deadline to Monday, April 24, so it’s not too late to reserve your seat. Click here to register online or make a donation.

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond ReaThank you to those who have already registered. Please let us know your entrée selection from the menu below.

Dinner Menu

Executive Chef Jordan Lichman presents a seasonal
California menu with international accents

Salad

Seasonal vegetable salad with apples, hazelnuts, and grain mustard vinaigrette

Entrées

Local Petrale Sole with Dungeness crab, citrus mojo butter, avocado, almonds. cilantro, asparagus

American Lamb Chops, cippolini onion, fava beans, asparagus, sage oil, and red chile foam

Thai Curry Gratin, crispy Shallots, asparagus & herb salad

Dessert

Strawberry “Tiramisu” with Muscat Canelli

Please let us know your entrée selections during your ticket purchase or call Angela at (510) 642-0124.

Cheers!

Toast our Gala Honorees in style—purchase a champagne glass with unlimited refills during the gala and receive a commemorative I-House pin for only $50 a glass or $75 for two. Some glasses include a special prize and only 60 glasses will be sold.

  Prizes include a two night stay at the scenic Brockway Springs Resort on the shore of North Lake Tahoe—a $2,000 value (donated by I-House Board member Milan Kaur) and many other fabulous items.  For those who are unable to attend in person you can still be part of the fun and purchase a chance to win. Please contact Angela Rauch at 510-642-0124 or arauch@berkeley.edu for details.

29th Annual Celebration & Awards Gala

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond Rea

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to provide scholarships to deserving residents, barrier-breaking intercultural programming, and required maintenance to our historic home.

Questions? Contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu.

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I-House Connection April 2017

The I-House ConnectionApril 2017

Meet Angela Rauch

Angela RauchI-House welcomes our newest team member, Angela Rauch, as our Fundraising and Events Coordinator. Angela has over 15 years of event planning and fundraising experience. She has been involved with several notable Bay Area organizations including Project Open Hand and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Angela’s first project is the I-House Celebration & Awards Gala on April 27th.

“I am honored to be involved in this tradition and looking forward to meeting alumni and guests,” stated Angela.

If you have any questions about the Gala or would like to share your I-House story, she’d love to hear from you! Angela can be reached at (510) 642 -0124 | arauch@berkeley.edu


I-House Celebration & Awards Gala
Thursday, April 27th

Honoring:

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 1977 – 78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

Gala 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

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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 carpet entrance, where you will be greeted by I-House residents from around the globe.

Resident hosts on front steps

International House Berkeley proudly recognizes the 2017 award recipients:

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 1977-78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

Learn about our honorees and purchase tickets at ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

RSVPs kindly requested by April 14th

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond Rea

To register online or for more information, please visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala
or call 510.642.0124

Formal cocktail & international attire encouraged.
Catering provided by International House.
Valet parking provided.

The Fund for I-House

Proceeds from the annual Celebration and Awards Gala benefit The Fund for I-House, a critical resource that provides life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and crucial maintenance to our historic home. Your support of this year’s Gala will help ensure current and future residents are able to live, learn, and grow under the dome, furthering the I-House mission of fostering intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more tolerant and peaceful world.

You can find more Gala 2016 photos on the International House Facebook page. We look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to this year’s Gala on April 27th!

View electronic Gala Invitation (PDF)

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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, the City of Berkeley will proclaim March 14th as Marian Diamond Day. The event will take place in Berkeley on March 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Old City Hall along with the documentary screening from 7-9 p.m.

Location:  OLD CITY HALL AT 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. WAY, Berkeley, CA 94720
Event contact:  nrterranova@yahoo.com
Sponsor:  Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills.

Marian Diamond was honored with the I-House Alumni Faculty Award at our 2016 Gala for advancing the principles of I-House every day. A true trailblazer, Dr. Diamond has experienced many firsts in her life – she was the first woman ever admitted to UC Berkeley’s Department of Anatomy, and the first to discover the secrets of Albert Einstein’s brain.

 

My Love Affair with the Brain Dr. Marian Diamond

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I-House Connection March 2017

The I-House ConnectionMarch 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

Robertson Center for Intercultural LeadershipThis workshop is designed to equip professionals in a multicultural workplace with practical tools for enhancing leadership and team-building skills across cultures as well as working with diverse clientele. Come learn how to lead more effectively and leverage the diversity on your team for optimal organizational success both in process and output.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance your awareness of your own and others’ intercultural work style preferences;
  • Improve your ability to adapt behavior in ways that further collaboration and success;
  • Gain skills and knowledge for creating a more productive, innovative, and inclusive workplace;
  • Access an online personal assessment tool called GlobeSmart® ($119 value).
  • Receive a personalized profile of your preferred intercultural work style through GlobeSmart®.
  • **For groups: You will have the opportunity to compare your profile to the average profile from another country and/or other individuals in your workplace.

Tickets
$169 – $199

I-House Alumni Discount
We are offering a special discounted rate for I-House alumni at $139.  Reserve your seat ASAP and be sure to enter the promotional code – ALUMNI – to receive the discount.

Click Here To Reserve

Sponsored by Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership


Cal Day April 22, 2017CalDay at I-House
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

“All Around the World” International Theme Brunch
In celebration of CalDay, International House welcomes visitors and foodies alike to experience a gourmet brunch featuring flavors from around the world in our Dining Commons. I-House residents will share their special talents with performances and presentations.

Visitors/Community: $10
I-House Alumni: $7
Visit the Alumni table to receive an alumni card and souvenir gift!

International House Tour: Living Under the Dome
Come learn about I-House’s unique history and experience its global atmosphere! Tours depart from the front entrance
at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
calday.berkeley.edu
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I-House Celebration & Awards Gala
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 PM

Honoring:

Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68) and Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)

Gala 2017

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for our 29th annual Celebration and Awards Gala on April 27th, I-House’s signature event that celebrates those championing the values of International House in their personal and professional lives.

Purchase tickets and sponsorships at ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala.

Proceeds from the Gala benefit The Fund for I-House. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to provide scholarships to deserving residents, barrier-breaking intercultural programming, and required maintenance to our historic home.

Resident hosts on front steps
(Jenny Hom photo)

I-House resident hosts welcome guests at the red carpet Gala entrance. More than half are I-House scholarship or fellowship recipients who have chosen to give back to I-House by serving as ambassadors for this festive evening. You can find more Gala 2016 photos on the International House Facebook page. We look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to this year’s Gala on April 27th!


STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez

We are happy to share a story that features two I-House employees, Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez, who are Wellness Ambassadors for I-House. This program helps staff stay healthy so that they can better serve our residents.

Wellness Ambassador Spotlight

Laurie Ferris and Veronica AlvarezLaurie and Veronica have always been advocates for fitness both at home and in the workplace, so it was no surprise when they decided to become Wellness Ambassadors for International House. We recently chatted with them to learn how their advocacy for health and wellness have inspired and made a real difference in the lives of others within their department.Learn more about Laurie and Veronica by reading their interview for the UC Berkeley Wellness Ambassador Spotlight.

 

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team


Joy Iwasa Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development
& Communications
Laurie Ferris
Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate

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