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UC San Diego Statement: Sunday’s Attacks in Sri Lanka

UC San Diego joins citizens around the globe in grieving those who lost their lives and were injured yesterday in Sri Lanka. On Sunday morning, a series of eight explosions occurred at three churches and three hotels, killing 290 people and injuring 500. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by these horrific acts of violence in the wake of this devastating terror attack.

All are invited to join in a vigil on Tuesday, Apr. 23 from 7:30 - 8 p.m. at the Silent Tree in front of Geisel Library, hosted by the UC San Diego Sri Lankan Student Association.

Together with those across our nation and the world, we condemn discrimination, racism and any form of violence directed at others because of their identity, ethnicity, race, religion or beliefs. For those seeking solace, we are here for you. Support resources for faculty, staff and students include Counseling and Psychological Services, (858) 534-3755; the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, (858) 534-5523; the dean of the Graduate Division and the deans of Student Affairs at the undergraduate colleges:

Paul Yu, Ph.D.
Interim Dean – Graduate Division

Diane LeGree, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Sixth College

Bernard Anderson, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Thurgood Marshall College

Jason Thibodeaux
Dean of Student Affairs – John Muir College

Sherry Mallory, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Revelle College

Kafele Khalfani, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Warren College

Patricia Scott
Dean of Student Affairs – Eleanor Roosevelt College

On behalf of our UC San Diego community, we extend our sincere condolences.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Becky Petitt
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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