Category Archives: I-House Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Manuel Schulze and Torben Fischer

Some I-House alumni have taken the skills they learned at UC Berkeley to parts of the world where local communities are suffering due to the neglect of the environment. For this year’s Earth Day, I’d like to highlight two such alumni, Manuel Schulze (IH 2013-14) and Torben Fischer (IH 2013-14), who won a $10,000 cash grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a contest that supports grassroots projects around the world. Manuel and Torben envisioned a cleaner world when they started Recycle Up! Ghana in 2014.

I recently caught up with Manuel on Linkedin and I’m happy to report that their peace project has been a great success!

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I-House Alumni Couple Spotlight: Sara and Giovanni

Greetings from Berkeley! I am so excited to share an I-House couple interview conducted by alumna Alina Bieschke (IH 2018-20). Our latest alumni spotlight video features Sara Bakhtary (IH 2004) and Giovanni Gonzalez Dubois (IH 2003-04), two people from very … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: November 2020

Embracing Diversity Amidst Profound Polarization Dear I-House Alumni & Friends, I hope that this message finds you well. In this edition of the I-House Connection, I’d like to share some thoughts on the recent U.S. election; highlight a conversation this … Continue reading

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I-House Generations Spotlight: The Stock & Tivol Family

Nancy Stock Tivol (IH 1966-67) knows quite a bit about her family history through International House. From her son Steve Tivol (IH 1991-93) to her parents and also her in-laws from her husband’s side, the Stock and Tivol family’s presence … Continue reading

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The I-House Connection: September 2020

Dear I-House Community – Just over a month ago I wrote to you to share a number of exciting ways to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of I-House’s founding, and to launch our new Global Community Initiative engagement and mentoring platform: ihouse.berkeley.edu/connect. … Continue reading

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Honoring Community Through Service

When I  saw the call for nominations for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, I immediately thought of International House resident Benny Corona. This was affirmed when an email appeared in my inbox just minutes later from another I-House … Continue reading

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Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79)

With a career that spans four decades, Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79) has risen to prominence in the field of architecture. She studied psychology as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, later getting her Ph.D. in architecture where she focused on social … Continue reading

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I-House Berkeley Alum Patrick Thelen on “doin’ good”

Every year, I-House receives a generous grant through Davis Projects for Peace that is awarded to a resident for designing a grassroots project that addresses the root causes of conflict. Patrick Thelen (IH 2016-17) won the 2017 Davis Projects for … Continue reading

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I-House, a Gateway to Love: Mexico Meets Bangladesh

Fall 2015 was the beginning of a new journey for Dania Orta-Alemán. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, she came to UC Berkeley as a master’s candidate at the School of Public Health. Little did she know that an I-House … Continue reading

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I-House Times Newsletter: Building a Foundation for Global Fellowship

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, As we strive to make the resident experience the best it can be, we are also preserving the architectural heritage of our well-loved and well-used building. The latest issue of our International House Times newsletter features stories … Continue reading

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