Berger to deliver last lecture before retirement
After 47 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Patrice Berger will offer his parting thoughts during a retirement celebration in his honor, slated for April 28.
Berger, professor of history and director of the university's honors program, will give his last lecture, “Remembrance of Things Past,” at 3:30 p.m. April 28 in the Colonial Room of the Nebraska Union. He will officially retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
The Honors Program Student Advisory Board is sponsoring the event and will provide refreshments. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Berger began his teaching career in 1970 in the Department of History at Nebraska. In the early 1980s, Berger was a member of the committee tasked by then-Chancellor Martin Massengale to attract and retain the brightest in-state students.
Following the committee recommendations, the university established the Honors Program in 1986 and tapped Berger to lead it. The program initially accepted 93 students, and has grown to more than 500 students admitted each year. Berger has been the program's director since its founding.