Dear Campus Community,
On Thursday, September 27, 2012 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 50 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word. The ceremony will conclude with the placement of personal tokens at the memorial site. Those attending are invited to bring a flower, ribbon or other token. All are invited to attend.
The campus memorial is an important Berkeley tradition. The ceremony symbolizes the care and support that distinguish the Berkeley community.
In coming together to remember and to honor the lives of the deceased, we reach out to our many colleagues and friends who have suffered loss, and we share in a universal human experience that touches us all.
In trying to ensure the inclusion of all the names of the deceased in the September 27 event, please take a moment to review the names collected so far listed here:
If you note any errors or omissions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct information by 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 25.
Please join me for this campus event on September 27 at 12 p.m.
Robert J. Birgeneau