the end of the nineteenth century the University
of California began to earn a reputation for both
distinguished senior faculty and up-and-coming researchers
and educators. Among these professors were several
whose names would later find their way onto Berkeley
campus buildings and landmarks.
C. Edwards was one of the "Twelve Apostles,"
the first UC graduating class in 1873. He joined
the University's faculty as a professor of mathematics,
and became an avid supporter of the University's
athletic teams. Berkeley's track stadium was named
in Edwards' honor following his death in 1930.