International House, a residence for visiting scholars, was dedicated Feb. 9, 2008. Formerly the home of longtime business professor Frank Pinet and his family, the house was given to the university in 2001 and had been a residence and offices for visiting faculty and others.
The renovated, furnished house offers five private bedrooms and shared living areas that include a kitchen, dining room, gathering rooms, office space and laundry facilities. A first-floor gathering room is named for Diana Carlin, former dean of the Graduate School and International Programs, who played a key role in establishing International House. Alumni Tom and Jann Rudkin of Los Gatos, Calif., gave $250,000 to KU Endowment to fund remodeling of the historic two-story home.