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New Chancellor Birgeneau arriving at Berkeley in mid-September

Mary Catherine and Robert Birgeneau
Mary Catherine and Robert Birgeneau (Peg Skorpinski photo)

– UC Berkeley Chancellor-designate Robert Birgeneau is now scheduled to assume the chancellorship from Robert Berdahl on Sept. 22.

Birgeneau is currently president of the University of Toronto; when he was named to the Berkeley post on July 27, he said he hoped to assume the new post by Oct. 1, pending the appointment of an interim president at U of T. With that accomplished at Toronto, Birgeneau said he and his wife, Mary Catherine Birgeneau, are very much looking forward to their arrival on the Berkeley campus a bit earlier than expected.

Although he won't move into California Hall until Sept. 22, Birgeneau will be on campus starting on the Sept. 13 to begin getting acquainted and start attending key meetings.