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Sat., Oct. 03, 2015
Since 1932, International House has served the University of Chicago and greater Chicago community as a residential cultural center for international exchange and understanding. Celebrate 83 years of international friendship and public programming during the Founder’s Day Celebration featuring the high-energy “rock-a-blues” vocals and guitar of the legendary Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. Buffet begins at 6:00, music at 7:00.
Fri., Oct. 02, 2015
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival with an evening of music from Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band. Yoko Noge, a transplant from Osaka, Japan, moved to Chicago in 1984 to pursue her interest in blues music. The Jazz Me Blues, formed in 1987 by Yoko and five legendary Chicago musicians, melds an incredible mix of Chicago blues, jazz, Japanese music and Yoko’s compositions. The band has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival, and the Asian American Jazz Festival.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Residential Fellowship Program will provide support to 36 students from all areas of the University including the undergraduate College. Fellows will come from 17 countries and were selected based on academic merit, leadership abilities, community activities, and their ability to contribute to the diversity in the House.
The mission of International House is to enable students and scholars from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds lifelong qualities of leadership, respect, and friendship.
Living at International House brings students and scholars into a global community. During their time at International House, residents shape the community through their participation in various resident programs and by initiating their own events.