Fiona M. DoyleIn response to the shocking news of the mass shooting that occurred in Orlando, FL targeting the LGBTQA+ community, I wish everyone an empowering and safe Pride Month as we mourn the events and innocent lives lost in the attack. I encourage everyone to be safe and vigilant if you are attending any events at SF Pride next weekend and to report any concerns to authorities immediately.

This tragedy comes on the heels of the senseless murder of Professor William “Bill” S. Klug, a respected, dedicated and caring faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. I echo Chancellor Dirks’ sentiments in standing in solidarity with the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters of our sister campus and the rest of our UC community.

These tragedies strike at many of the core principles of our tolerant, respectful academic community. As details unfold, it is normal to have a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions even if you have not directly experienced or been affected by the crisis. I encourage you to take advantage of the campus resources available, and familiarize yourself with training and protocols for campus emergencies. See some resources for students and staff below.

Sincerely,

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Fiona M. Doyle
Dean of the Graduate Division
Donald H. McLaughlin Professor of Mineral Engineering


Resources for students and staff

GenEq Resource Center

  • 9am – 5pm | Monday – Friday | 202 Cesar Chavez Student Center
  • For general questions: (510) 642-4786 or geneq@berkeley.edu
  • For advocacy and support: (510) 643-5727

UHS Tang Center – Students

UHS Tang Center, Be Well at Work — Employee Assistance

  • University Health Services, Tang Center, Suite 3100 (3rd floor)
    2222 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
  • Phone: (510) 643-7754
  • Email: employeeassistance@berkeley.edu

Emergency Protocols

For additional information about coping with death, violence, loss and other trauma, please see the UHS website.


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