GVSU Quest Series looks at issues surrounding Turkey-Syria earthquakes

Members of Grand Valley community gather for vigil to remember victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Members of Grand Valley community gather for vigil at the Cook Carillon Tower on February 15 to remember victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills

Note: The GVSU Quest Series: ChatGPT, scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, has been moved to a Zoom webinar. Register on the Provost Office website to receive a Zoom link.

A webinar discussion presented by Grand Valley State University’s Office of the Provost and led by Provost Fatma Mili will examine the myriad of topics surrounding the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria. 

The Türkiye-Syria Earthquake: Earth-Science-Human Collision forum at 4 p.m. February 22 is part of the GVSU Quest Series. Mili and the panel of GVSU experts will discuss the science behind earthquakes, the region’s historical and political issues and ways the Grand Rapids community can help with humanitarian efforts. 

The live webinar is open to the public and viewers need to register online to participate in the forum.

Joining Mili in the discussion will be James Goode, professor emeritus of history; John Weber, professor of geology; and Feryal Alayont, professor of mathematics and a native of Turkey. 

“Our students and our community look up to us for making sense and modeling leadership during these times of loss,” Mili said. “Our faculty and staff have been demonstrating both.

“Through the pain and sorrow of this disaster, I am very proud of the Laker community for their intellectual expertise, their leadership maturity, and by living GVSU values.”

The GVSU Quest Series is a forum presented by the Office of the Provost and capitalizes on the university’s expertise and examines timely issues. For more information, visit the GVSU Quest Series webpage


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