Join us for Discover Cal, Diwali & UN Day Celebration Dinner

Discover Cal: A Menu for Change: Transforming the Food System

You are invited to register for Discover Cal, a traveling lecture series that brings renowned faculty to the extended Cal family. Meet Hans Giesecke, Executive Director, or Joy Iwasa, Interim Director of Development and Alumni Relations while mingling with other I-House friends on Oct. 21 in Atherton, or Oct. 30 in San Francisco.

Discover Cal

How can we sustainably and ethically feed the world? The Berkeley Food Institute is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary effort that brings together diverse scholars to effect change in how our food is grown, delivered, and consumed. Please join us for a lively conversation on cultivating diversity, justice, and health through food.

Atherton, Menlo Circus Club
Tuesday, October 21 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
San Francisco, Four Seasons Hotel
Thursday, October 30 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
October 30 includes an exclusive reception with the presenters for members of The Charter Hill Society.

Register for either event, then let us know you’re coming by emailing or call (510) 642-4128.

Discover CalTickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
6–7 p.m.— Light refreshments, a no-host bar
7–8:30 p.m.— Faculty presentation and audience Q&A

Diwali: Indian Festival of Lights
Thursday, October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | I-House Dining Hall

Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.
Menu: Lamb Biryani, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Samosa, Gobi Aloo, Pulao Rice, Naan, Rice Pudding with Pistachio and Almond.
$12.50 per person. View weekly Dining Menu.

UN Day Celebration and Awards Dinner
Sunday, October 26 | 5-8:45 p.m.

Topic: “Peace and Human Security: the UN’s Role and Record”
Keynote Speaker: Jérome Sauvage

Jérome Sauvage has served with the United Nations for 31 years in Asia, Africa, and the USA.  He is currently Deputy Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Washington, DC. In his prior assignment, Mr. Sauvage was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in North Korea.
Tickets: $40; Student discount: $20
Advance Reservations Required. This event sells out every year!
Reserve at: or phone 510-642-9461

Seeing pink? So are we!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our iconic dome is illuminated pink. For some staff members, this disease is close to home, so we decided to “light the dome!”

Lighting by International House Maintenance Department. Photo by current resident Peter Lê. See more photos on Pinterest or Instagram.

Visit Us

Alumni Relations Welcomes you!The I-House Office of Alumni Relations welcomes alumni to stop by I-House and visit while in the area. Please check in at the front desk and ask the front desk assistant to call the Alumni Relations Office. We will meet you and you will be welcome to walk around, take a photo, and update us on what you’re up to. Don’t be a stranger if you find yourself on campus again! We’ll even give you an “I Love I-House” heart sticker!

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Sending our best wishes from Berkeley!

International House Development & Alumni Relations
(510) 642-4128 |

About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. I love to share a good thing. My motto: Share the Love! ♥
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