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! ♥

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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Global Leadership Workshop: March 7, 2017

As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. This 3-hour skill-building workshop will enhance your leadership skills, performance and … Continue reading

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Thank you for being part of our global community

December 2016 Dear I-House Friends, As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to share with you just a few milestones that made this a wonderful year at International House.

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Big Thanks! You are the I-HOUSE Berkeley Effect

Dear I-House Friends, During this season of gratitude, we want to send a BIG THANKS TO YOU. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful community of residents, alumni, parents, and friends who understand the reasons for giving back to … Continue reading

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