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    Great SouthEast ShakeOut

    Six years ago, the University and East Coast experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake so strong that it cracked the top of the Washington Monument. For many students, faculty, and staff, this was their first earthquake. In an effort to teach our community how to stay safe in an earthquake, the University will join the Great Southeast ShakeOut at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 19.

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Join Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 19

Six years ago, the University and  East Coast experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake  so strong it cracked the top of the Washington Monument. For many students, faculty, and staff, this was their first earthquake. In an effort to teach our community how to stay safe in an earthquake, the University will join  the Great Southeast ShakeOut at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 19.

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UVA Seeks to Strengthen Resiliency

The Deans Working Group, charged by President Sullivan to review the events related to August 11, has presented its findings and key recommendations to the President.  The full report and a timeline of events of August 11 are publicly available. President Sullivan said, "I encourage members of the University community to continue to visit the Working Group’s dedicated website, response.virginia.edu, to share your ideas."

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Take 3

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly, and everyone needs to be prepared to act in an emergency. Please TAKE 3 minutes as you begin this semester to consider these three things:

  • How you will be notified in an emergency
  • Where you would evacuate from class or residence
  • Where you would shelter in place in class or residence
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