University of California, Berkeley
1. University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Berkeley
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2. HISTORY The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Established in1868, Berkeley is the oldest institution in
the UC system
the college was named in honor of the Anglo-Irish
philosopher George Berkeley.
3. The most popular majors are: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Political Science, Molecular and Cell Biology,Environmental
Science, and Economics.
4. Notable alumni Jerry Brown - Jr., BA 1961, former Governor of California, former California Attorney Christina Romer, Professorof Economics, 25th Chairman of the
President's Council of Economic Adviser
5. INTERESTING FACTS Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 72 Nobel Prizes. To date, UC Berkeley and its researchersare associated with 6 chemical
elements of the periodic table and the Berkeley Lab has discovered 16
chemical elements in total – more than any other university in the
Faculty member Edward Teller was the "father of the hydrogen bomb".
6. HEADS Position of rector was created in 1952 Since this position was held a 9 rectors
7. Traditions The official university mascot is Oski the Bear, who debuted in 1941. The California Victory Cannon, placed onTightwad Hill
overlooking the stadium, is fired
before every football home game,
after every score, and after every