April 23, 2019
UC San Diego joins citizens around the globe in grieving those who lost their lives and were injured 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 today, 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 https://wellness.ucsd.edu/CAPS/Pages/default.aspx, (858) 534-3755; the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program https://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/hr/divisions-units/fsap.html, (858) 534-5523; the dean of the Graduate Division and the deans of Student Affairs at the undergraduate colleges:
Paul Yu, Ph.D.
Diane LeGree, Ph.D.
Bernard Anderson, Ph.D.
Sherry Mallory, Ph.D.
Kafele Khalfani, Ed.D.
On behalf of our UC San Diego community, we extend our sincere condolences.