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International Student Back-to-School Carnival

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Welcome back to another great school year! Come celebrate the fall semester with a back-to-school carnival hosted by the Berkeley International Office. Make connections with others in the international student community! There will be food, carnival games, prizes, face painting, and more! All are welcome. Please RSVP here!

International Scholars Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are welcome to attend. Hear directly from top officials from UC Berkeley, Berkeley's International Office and International House, Berkeley. Connect and network with other scholars, share about your research, and learn about opportunities and resources to take advantage of during your stay here...

Host Family Program Reception

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Host Family Reception

Every year, friends of I-House are invited to host our new residents for socializing as part of our Host Family Program. With the goal of introducing them to the Bay Area and the local way of life, Hosts offer cultural revelations, new perspectives, day trips, shared meals (and more!) that can lead to long-term international friendships. To apply and RSVP for our Kick-Off Reception, see...

Global Homecoming 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Global Homecoming 2019

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

The Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Tale

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM

In this presentation Jocelyn Bell Burnell will describe how pulsars were inadvertently discovered, describe some instances where they were 'nearly' discovered, and outline the properties of these amazing objects.

Fierce Self-Compassion

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Kristin Neff

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's groundbreaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But that has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. We comfort and soothe ourselves when in pain, just as we might for a...

Friendly and Fearless

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Combining kindness & assertiveness in relationships with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D. In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg use positive neuroplasticity to...