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The attacks in Sri Lanka

April 23, 2019 10:30 AM
Dear Members of the UMBC Community,

Our hearts are heavy as we see the devastating impact of terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning that left 300 innocent people dead and injured 500 more. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, the first responders, the Sri Lankan community here at UMBC, and all who have been affected by the attacks targeting worshippers in churches as well as guests and staff in hotels serving international visitors.

We are also aware that many of us continue to be unsettled by previous acts of violence in our state, the nation, and across the world. The most powerful response to this violence is deepening our own humanity by seeking to understand diverse experiences and honoring the benefits such differences bring to our campus and to the world. 

Community members seeking to explore these issues either personally or in community are encouraged to contact International Education Services at 410-455-2624, the Mosaic Center at 410-455-2686, or the UMBC Counseling Center at 410-455-2472. 

President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Philip Rous
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