I-House Connection October 2015

The I-House Connection

October 2015

Join us for UN Dinner, Mozart Concert, Diwali, Discover Cal and the Big Give!

UN70-logoUnited Nations Celebration and Awards Dinner
Transforming Our World: Superior Corporate Achievements

Sunday, October 25, 5 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 70th Birthday of the United Nations and present the 10th annual Global Citizen Awards, honoring East Bay companies and their impact on the priority development goals established by the United Nations.

Keynote topic: What’s so important about the UN’s new Global Goals?
Speaker: Micah Spangler, Better World Campaign of the UN Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Honorees include:
Amyris: bioscience maker of anti-malaria and leading edge, healthy, ‘green’ products
Clorox: global manufacturer with environmentally-sound, responsible policies and practices
Nutiva: producer of sustainable natural foods with exemplary international operations

Advance registration required. Seating is limited, so don’t delay!
General Public – $45, UNA members – $40, Students – $20, FREE for I-House Residents.

Register at: www.undayevent2015.eventbrite.com

Mozart-Quintet-ConcertAn Austrian Evening: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quintets
Tuesday, November 3, 7  pm reception, 8 pm concert

International House and the Haas School of Business cordially invite you to an evening of classical music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Enjoy Mozart’s exquisite String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515 & No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516, performed by Lisa Grodin on Viola, Carla Moore on Violin, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer on Cello, David Wilson on Violin & David Sego on Viola.

Reception 7 pm, Performance 8 pm
Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Register online

This concert is made possible by former I-House Board Member Egon von Kaschnitz (IH 1951-52).

diwali_lightsDiwali Theme Dinner
Monday, November 9, 6 – 8 pm

Don’t miss November’s Theme Dinner – Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! 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. Alumni and guests are welcome for this festive affair. $12.50/person

Visit our Weekly Dining Menu page to see what’s cooking at I-House.

DiscoverCalWaterDiscover Cal Lecture Series: Blue Skies for the Golden State: Solutions to California’s Current and Future Water Challenges
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 pm

discover_calWhat challenges — and solutions — are in store for California as it struggles to provide us with water in the coming decades?

Joy IwasaJoin members of the Development and Alumni Engagement team, including Director of Development, Joy Iwasa, as two of Cal’s most noted water experts, David Sedlak and David Sunding lead a discussion on the technologies and management practices that can be used to break our cities’ reliance on imported water (which may become less reliable as climate changes takes hold) — and how our existing water system might change in the future.

Merchants Exchange Club, San Francisco
Register Here!

After registering online, let the I-House Alumni Office know you’re attending to reserve your special gift at ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

Mark your calendar for this year’s Big Give on Thursday, November 19, 2015!

Big_Give_100International House will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on November 19th. All contributions made during the 24 hour period to International House will be doubled by the Schmidt Matching Challenge, so your gift makes a bigger impact!

Tell us how International House has helped you think bigger, shine brighter, or expand your circle of friends. Download and print a thought bubble below, take a photo, and share it on social media, or email your story and photo to lferris@berkeley.edu.

Bigger Circle of Friends
Bigger Circle of Friends | Think Beyond Borders | Blank Thought Bubble

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

JoeLurieSpeakingJoe Lurie to speak at Commonwealth Club: Perception and Deception: Understanding Misunderstandings Across Cultures
Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 pm

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

PerceptionAndDeceptionI-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

Welcome Nicole Tuscher, Front Desk Operations Coordinator

NicoleTuscherNicole Tuscher is the new Front Desk Operations Coordinator who will be there to greet you with a warm welcome and big smile. Nicole graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2011 with a BA in Anthropology. She is passionate about learning new languages and has lived, studied, and volunteered abroad in many countries including France, Brazil, and Colombia.

Nicole also coordinates the Host Family Program which connects local families with I-House residents who would like to experience different aspects of Bay Area culture. I-House Residents and Bay Area families are eligible to apply for the Host Family Program. Learn more and download application at: ihouse.berkeley.edu/hostfamily

Global Homecoming a Big Success!

On Sunday, October 4th, I-House welcomed more than 250 alumni, residents, and community members for this year’s Global Homecoming! Check out our Facebook page for pictures from this exciting day that featured an Alumni Panel and Champagne Brunch, an Open House complete with a Resident Fashion Show, and the opportunity to sample international fare with wine and beer pairings.

Alumna Dr. Francesca Rizzardi (IH 1977-81) enjoyed the day, saying  “It was fun to see how things had changed and to remember what it was like when I lived there.”

What would you like to see at next year’s Global Homecoming? Send suggestions to the Alumni Office at ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

Global Homecoming International Fashion Show

Global Homecoming International Fashion Show in the Great Hall

Special Thanks to our Global Homecoming Ambassadors

International House gratefully acknowledges our volunteers who played an integral part of Global Homecoming. We salute their participation and commitment to this special day.

Careers Across Cultures Alumni Panelists:

  • Sean Dabel (IH 2000), Prosecutor, San Mateo Co. District Attorney’s Office
  • Sunny J. Mistry (IH 2008 – 2014), Product Designer, Apple
  • Katia Moles (IH 2009-10), Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
  • Khatharya Um (IH 1983-88), Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Global Homecoming Ambassadors:

  • Lisette Andres (IH 2008-09)
  • Sally Fox  (IH 1976-78)
  • Milan Kaur (IH 1987)
  • Herve Michel (IH 1995-96, 97)
  • Greg Moore (IH 1992)
  • Janette Reid (IH 1968-70)
  • David Seaborg (IH 1973-75)
  • Linda Twilling (IH 1978-81)
  • Evelina Villa
  • Sheldon Halpern
  • Jordan Liu – Current resident

Calling All AlumniCalling All Alumni!

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

The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Izzy Goodwin Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa Izzy Goodwin Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson Teresa Magallón
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International House Development & Alumni Relations
(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu


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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. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥
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