Ahem, ahem. Excuse us, please. The Clog would like to take this opportunity jump on the considerable congratulatory bandwagon for Oliver Williamson, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus, who just won a Nobel Prize for Economics: Congratulations, Professor Williamson! You’ve done us proud. Because we know pleasing the Clog was totally your aim all along.

Now that that’s out of the way, we’d like to point out that Williamson has himself jumped on a bandwagon with the win, as he is the 21st UC Berkeley faculty member to become a noble Nobel laureate. Incidentally, 25 UC Berkeley alumni have won Nobel Prizes. Williamson isn’t one of them, but still. What’s. Up.

Oh, and did we mention that two people who were formerly affiliated with UC Berkeley shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine?  You go, Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn.

Pound it, bros. All of you. Seriously.

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Berkeley Professor Wins Nobel Prize [Daily Cal]
UC Berkeley’s Oliver Williamson shares Nobel Prize in Economics [NewsCenter]
Nobel Prize Awarded to Pair of Former UC Berkeley Affiliates [Daily Cal]

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Krista said:
Oct 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm

But the coolest part is their guaranteed parking space!

Jill Cowan said:
Oct 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm

So true, Krista. We should have mentioned that.

Evante Garza-Licudine said:
Oct 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm

NPR did a piece on the glorious parking perks of winning Nobel prizes.