UC Berkeley marks 133 years

Bay City News
Friday March 23, 2001

The University of California at Berkeley is turning 133 years old, and the campus is taking the occasion to celebrate its history, particularly its “Nobel” past. 

The Charter Day festivities will include a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden, UC Berkeley economics professor and recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2000. 

McFadden is the 17th member of the university's faculty to garner that distinction. That legacy will be honored when the university presents a slide show honoring its Nobel Prize history. 

The events begin at 10 a.m., when the school's chancellor, Robert M. Berdahl, will give a welcome speech at Zellerbach Hall. The celebratory events will also include the presentation of two awards, the Elise and Walter Haas International Award, and the Peter E. Haas Public Service award. A birthday party celebration is scheduled to take place in Dwinelle Plaza beginning at noon.