Celebration for the Life of Joseph Penzien

A Celebration for the Life of Joseph Penzien is being planned for the Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Berkeley, California. This event will honor and celebrate the life and achievements of UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Joseph Penzien.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Faculty Club, UC Berkeley Directions
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by submitting this RSVP form

Celebration Agenda:
4:30 pm – Doors Open
5:00 pm – Guest Speakers
6:00 pm – Cocktail Party
8:00 pm – Close

Joseph Penzien Memorial Fund:
A fellowship fund has been established in the name of Joseph Penzien to fund and support graduate engineering students enrolled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need and have chosen the field of structural engineering and structural mechanics. The goal is to raise $500,000 to qualify for a named graduate fellowship.

To make a contribution, please send cash/checks to Enid C. Pollack, Sr. Development Director at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, 210 McLaughlin Hall, College of Engineering, Berkeley, CA 94720-1722. Please make checks payable to UC Berkeley College of Engineering and include check memo: Joseph Penzien Memorial Fund. Ms. Pollack can be contacted at 510-642-2257 or by email at epollack@berkeley.edu.

Download the announcement card for the Joseph Penzien Memorial Fund.

Joseph Penzien, a world renowned pioneer and leader in the field of earthquake engineering, passed away on September 19, 2011 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Redwood City, California. Highlights of Joe’s distinguished career are recounted in the 2004 EERI Connections Oral History of Joseph Penzien (3.2 MB PDF File).

See the notes or comments about Joesph Penzien written by his friends, family and colleagues below: