Memorial Resolutions (CMR)

The University of California has a long-standing tradition of honoring members of the academic community with commemorative resolutions prepared by their colleagues.  In earlier years, tributes to distinguished faculty were included in the University of California Chronicle, which was established in 1898.  Subsequently, memorials were published in the Academic Senate’s In Memoriam, which now continues online.  The committee arranges for the preparation of the memorials by faculty who are familiar with the individual’s work.  In addition to recognizing the contributions of scholars, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, librarians, administrators, and others, the memorials serve to record the growth of academic fields at Berkeley.  They also shed light on the campus as a living institution of learning and teaching.

Committee Roster 2023-24


  • Claudia Polsky (Law) - Chair


  • Margaret Chowning (History)
  • Michael Manga (EPS)
  • Joseph Shapiro (ARE)
  • Cihan Tugal (Sociology)
  • Paul Vojta (Math)

Ex Officio

  • Maximilian Auffhammer (ARE/IAS), Division Chair (nonvoting)


Committee Resources, Documents, and Links

The committee welcomes contributions from Senate members and provides these guidelines. Please contact the CMR chair if you can assist.

          Guidelines for Writing UCB Memorials 

Meeting Schedule

October 10 

February 9

Annual Report

Please contact the committee analyst for additional reports.