Author Archives: Laurie Ferris

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! ♥

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

Raise a glass to our 2017 alumni honorees: 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) … Continue reading

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I-House Connection April 2017

April 2017 Meet Angela Rauch I-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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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I-House Connection March 2017

March 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 This workshop is designed to equip professionals in a multicultural workplace with practical tools for … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez

We are happy to share a story from UC Berkeley’s latest wellness newsletter 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 … Continue reading

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Message from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke

Dear Members of the International House Community – This has been a challenging week of dialogue and debate about the subject of immigration. The vitriolic words and actions of many on this matter confront I-House’s role as a place of … Continue reading

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