International House at UC Berkeley

The newsletter for friends & alumni of International House

Fall-Winter 2009-2010 | Email digest version | Full PDF version

I-House residents at Sunday Supper

"Culture Bridge" Forges Paths for Global Understanding
This fall launched a new initiative that formalizes intercultural skills training at I-House as never before under the mantle of “Culture Bridge.”

Gateway Scholar

Profiles & Stats on Residents Today
Fadekemi Oba, doctoral student in Chemistry, with family ties to Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and the US, is one of eight Gateway scholars at I-House.  Learn more, page 3.
Saul Griffith IH Alumnus and MacArthur "Genius" Saul Griffith Speaks on Green Energy Innovation
A wind energy pioneer, Griffith is working on machines that fly at 2,000 feet and generate clean electricity.
I Feed the Bears at I-House!

Did You Graduate From Cal Between 2005-2009?
Gifts from recent grads will be quadrupled by Cal with the New Alumni Challenge. Multiply the impact of your generosity- $100 becomes $400 - sponsoring dinner for 80 residents at Sunday Supper.

Malalai Joya, Rick Steves, Anwar Ibrahim, Sally Jewell

Programs On International Politics, Responsible Business & Thoughtful Travel
Impressive programs this fall include, from left: Malalai Joya, MP in Afghanistan, Rick Steves, Citizen Diplomat, Anwar Ibrahim, MP in Malaysia and Sally Jewell, President and CEO of REI. Full story, page 1.

Diane Dwyer and Yoshi Akiba Diane Dwyer and Yoshi Akiba join I-House Board
NBC Bay Area News Anchor Diane Dwyer and jazz club owner and restaurateur Yoshi Akiba lend their time and talent to I-House.
Full story, page 5
Erasmia Kitou and Michael Surowiecki

Alumni News & Notes From Every Decade
Erasmia Kitou and Michael Surowiecki were married in Greece in June. Erie and Mike met at I-House during Coffee Hour. More on page 6.

Read alumni news & notes and submit your own story.

I-House Circa 1930s Help Us Celebrate 80 Years!
Special events and reunions are planned for our anniversary celebration from June 2010 to August 2011. Share your I-House perspective via email
Special enclosure: 2008-2009 Honor Roll of Donors and How Do Gifts to I-House Make A Difference?

Also in this issue:

  • Director's Message: A Fresh Perspective: International House in 2010 and Beyond, p.2
  • Letter From: Ahmed Usmani (IH 1993-95) Another I-House Romance! p.2
  • Alumni Couple Ellen and Bjarne Hisdal Leave Legacy for I-House, p.2
  • Resident Usree Bhattacharya Implements Summer Peace Project in India, p.3
  • Barbara Lynch Essays Capture I-House Experience, p.3
  • Senrei Nishikawa Performs at I-House, p.3
  • Improvements In Information Systems p.3
  • Alumni Reunions held in Los Angeles & San Diego, p.4
  • Golden Age Alumni Gather for Tea and Stories, p.4
  • Forum on Obama and Middle East Peace Draws Alumni, Friends, p.5

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