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Statement regarding earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

We extend the heartfelt sympathies of the entire University of Utah community to all those who are suffering in the wake of Monday’s powerful earthquakes in Turkiye (Turkey) and Syria. The impact of these quakes is still being tallied, but casualties are now in the thousands and expected to rise.

We have contacted U students in the region and determined they are safe and unaffected. Still, as a global university with personal and professional connections to the region through our students, faculty, alumni, and staff, we recognize that many in our community are feeling anguish in the face of this disaster.

Please tune in to those around you and be generous in your support of anyone who is suffering. Should you find yourself in need, the offices and organizations below are uniquely poised to care for our community in difficult times like these.

As a Global U community, may we resolve to care for one another and contribute to our collective recovery and rebuilding in the days to come.

Brian Gibson,
Chief Global Officer

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