2017 News archive

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December 2017
50th Anniversary Gala Luncheon    View Summary
21 December 2017
Gala Luncheon Flower BouquetIt was 50 years in the making, and with over 130 residents, alumni and friends of International House on hand to celebrate 50 years of International House - it was a day to remember.
November 2017
International House magazine out now   View Summary
24 November 2017
Magazine cover imageThe November edition of the International House magazine is available now for download. After a full year of 50th Anniversary events keeping staff, alumni and residents very busy, we had a lot of ground to cover with this one.
Closing the Year by Candlelight   View Summary
7 November 2017
Photo of candleCandlelight Ceremony, held last Friday night, marked the final formal dinner of our 50th Anniversary year and a chance to reflect on our residents' achievements over the past 12 months.
October 2017
Havin' A Ball   View Summary
19 October 2017
Image of residents at IHMA BallInternational House Members Association Chairperson, Stephen Sanders, reflects on the glitz and glam of the 2017 IHMA Ball
Candlelight Ceremony   View Summary
13 October 2017
Candle imageCandlelight Ceremony began at International House, New York, and has since become a time-honored tradition of all International Houses around the world.
September 2017
Director to Director Interview   View Summary
14 September 2017
Graeme de GraaffHow much has International House changed in 50 years? We invited our foundation director Graeme de Graaff back to the House to find out.
August 2017
Who Was Walter Westman?   View Summary
16 August 2017
Dr Walter WestmanDr Westman was a true renaissance man, whose contributions to science were matched only by his keen sense of social justice.
Exhibition Shines Light on House History   View Summary
11 August 2017
Bronwyn BancroftThe Wool Room was the focal point for the two-week exhibition, with temporary interior walls installed to transform the space into a charming circular art gallery, illuminated by the lights of the Rotunda.
2017 Walter Westman Lecture   View Summary
9 August 2017
Thumbnail image of Simon NiemeyerWe were proud to welcome Dr Simon Niemeyer as our special guest for this year's Walter Westman Lecture on Science, Humanity and the Environment.
July 2017
Ishaa's Project for Peace   View Summary
26 July 2017
Photo of Ishaa SandhuThe Indian government's shock banknote demonetisation project in 2016 left many businesses in crisis, and among those most affected were women whose small businesses dealt primarily in cash.
The Story of International House   View Summary
11 July 2017
International House RotundaABC News recently reported that there are more international students in Australian than ever before, so it comes as no surprise that student accommodation is big business. It's hard to walk around a campus in Australia without seeing new developments rising into the cityscape.
Reflecting on life as an international student   View Summary
10 July 2017
Picture of Senal GoalkeepingThis last semester has had a mix of good times, great times and not so great times all of which have helped me be the person I am now.
June 2017
Public Roundtable Live Broadcast   View Summary
30 June 2017
Image of Simon LongstaffWe will be broadcasting our 50th Anniversary Public Roundtable live from the International House Facebook page, giving alumni from all over the world the opportunity to watch the event as it happens.
Foundation Day Dinner 2017   View Summary
1 June 2017
Nuli LemohThis year will be a special celebration: 50 years since the founding of International House. Our special speaker will be Professor Louise Baur.
May 2017
Food Fair Dishes Up Good Times   View Summary
22 May 2017
Food FairThe House was abuzz with nerves as dishes were being rushed to their respective stalls, fairy lights were turned on, and guests began to enter. The carnival had arrived at Food Fair 2017.
Ruchir Returns to the House   View Summary
8 May 2017
Rachir PunjabiInternational House alumnus Ruchir Punjabi will join us in the Wool Room on Thursday 11 May from 7-8.30pm to discuss entrepreneurship.
April 2017
Congratulations Vaughan!   View Summary
28 April 2017
Vaughan PrattInternational House alumnus (1968-69) Emeritus Professor Vaughan Pratt receives University of Sydney Alumni Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Memories of International House   View Summary
24 April 2017
Image of alumniWere there particular events, moments or people at the House which left a lasting impression on you?
Sneak Peek: Celebration Concert Programme   View Summary
4 April 2017
Image of pianistOur 50th Anniversary celebrations officially start this weekend with a Celebration Concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
March 2017
IHMA Election Results   View Summary
20 March 2017
Image of ballot box"IHMA is an integral part of the House; residents who are elected into a position have the opportunity to gain important real-world experience in a variety of roles and represent the interests of residents from over 40 countries."
Academic Support Program   View Summary
14 March 2017
Image of BookshelfAs the fun of O-Week unwinds, attention at International House is starting to shift from beaches and BBQs to the grind of full-time study - and we want you to get off to the best possible start.
International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange   View Summary
8 March 2017
International House Women's CommitteeInternational House owes a large debt of gratitude to the many women who have worked tirelessly to create an environment of equality and opportunity in the House since our inception in 1967.
International Women's Day #BeBoldForChange   View Summary
8 March 2017
International House Women's CommitteeInternational House owes a large debt of gratitude to the many women who have worked tirelessly to create an environment of equality and opportunity in the House since our inception in 1967.
February 2017
Welcome to O-Week!   View Summary
14 February 2017
O-Week Our O-Week calendar is full of events, workshops and activities to get you into the swing of things at International House
Out Now: 2017 Future Residents' Guide   View Summary
7 February 2017
Brochure cover image of spicesDownload the 2017 Future Residents' Guideā€”it contains everything you need to know about our fees, application process, residents, program and more.