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! ♥

Please Support I-House Berkeley on Giving Tuesday

I-House Berkeley invites you to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us. Today, I-House joins non-profits, families, businesses, community leaders, and students around the world to come together to celebrate a new tradition of generosity and giving back to their communities. Your gift … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving message from Hans and residents

My colleagues and I wish you all the best as we approach the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of the most special times of the year in the USA as it is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for … Continue reading

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

October 2017 Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm It’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 … Continue reading

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I-House welcomes students for the academic year

August 2017 I-House welcomes students for the academic year 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 … Continue reading

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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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