Norman Weinberger Award

Dr. Norman M. Weinberger, founding UCI faculty member and respected mentor, began his university career on January 1, 1965, just 8 months before the doors opened to the first UCI students later that September. Norm was also a founding member of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and led the planning of much of its activities including the construction of its buildings and conference facilities.

Norm loved serving as a professor and teacher to countless graduate and undergraduate students. His legacy lives on in his trainees who have themselves become influential leaders in the field of neuroscience. Norm was also passionate about public service and writing articles for the general public on the importance of music education and explaining contemporary findings in music science. He authored and published 19 editions of the Music and Science Information Computer Archive (MuSICA). All issues can still be accessed at

 To honor Norm’s memory and vast contributions, the CNLM and the Weinberger family and friends are calling for your support to establish a graduate student award in his name. This award will go to an exceptional graduate student that emobdies Norm’s high standards for doctoral trainees. 

The fund is already more than halfway towards its goal of $25,000, at which point the fund will be converted to an endowment to generate income to support the award in perpetuity. We are also delighted to announce that UC Irvine’s Graduate Division has partnered with us and pledged to match the endowment income dollar for dollar, doubling the value of any contribution to the award fund.

We hope you will consider making a gift to the Norman M. Weinberger Graduate Award Fund. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Click here to make a ONLINE gift to the Norman M. Weinberger Graduate Student Award Fund

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Learn more about Professor Weinberger in by reading One Man’s Lifelong Odyssey