Remembering Virginia Tech's Shooting Victims http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9618673 Ross Alameddine Sophomore, English Major Age: 20 Christopher James Bishop German Instructor Age: 35 Brian Bluhm Graduate student working toward a master's degree in water resources Ryan Clark Senior, Biology, English and Psychology Major Age: 22 Daniel Perez Cueva Student, International Relations Major Age: 21 Kevin Granata Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Age: 45 - professor of engineering science and mechanics. He had served in the military and later conducted orthopedic research in hospitals before coming to Virginia Tech. He and his students researched muscle and reflex response and robotics. Ishwar Puri, head of the school's engineering science and mechanics department, says Granata was one of the top five biomechanics researchers in the country, and was working on movement dynamics in cerebral palsy. Matthew Gwaltney Gwaltney, 24, of Chester, Va., Graduate student in civil and environmental engineering. Rachael Elizabeth Hill Hill, 18, Freshman Caitlin Hammaren Sophomore, International Studies and French Major Age: 19 Emily Hilscher Freshman, Animal and Poultry Sciences Major Age: 19 Jarrett Lane Student Age: 22 Matthew LaPorte Freshman, University Studies Major Age: 20 Henry Lee Freshman, Computer Engineering Major Age: 20 Liviu Librescu Professor of Engineering Age: 76 - Students say Librescu tried to keep the gunman from entering the room so that others could jump out of the windows to save themselves. Born and educated in Romania, Librescu was internationally known for his research in aeronautical engineering. He was a Holocaust survivor; Monday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Engineering department head Ishwar Puri said Librescu, who was born in a communist country, had a "great thirst for freedom." G. V. Loganathan Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Age: 51 - professor of civil and environmental engineering. He was born in southern India and had been a professor at Virginia Tech since 1982. He taught courses in hydraulics, hydrology and water resources engineering and was a core adviser for undergraduates in the department. His students described him as one of their favorites, and he received several awards for excellence in teaching. On a Virginia Tech Web site, one colleague, Dr. William Knocke, described Loganathan as "truly one of the most outstanding classroom educators within the College of Engineering." Partahi Lumbantoruan Lumbantoruan, 34, Civil engineering doctoral student from Indonesia. Lauren McCain McCain, 20, of Hampton, Va., International studies major. Daniel O'Neil O'Neil, 22, Engineering graduate student from Lincoln, R.I. Juan Ortiz Ortiz, 26, Graduate student studying civil engineering, was from Puerto Rico. Minal Panchal Panchal, 26, Graduate student from India who wanted to become an architect. Erin Nichole Peterson Freshman, International Studies Major Michael Pohle Jr. Pohle, 23, biology major Julia Pryde Pryde, 23, was a graduate student from Middletown, N.J. Mary Karen Read Read, 19 Waleed Mohamed Shaalan Shaalan, originally from Egypt, Doctoral student in civil engineering. Reema Samaha Freshman Age: 18 Leslie Sherman Sophomore, History and International Relations Major Maxine Turner Senior, Chemical Engineering Major Turner was from Vienna, Va. Nicole White White, 20, was a junior majoring in international studies. Accomplished professors and instructors, and students just starting their academic or professional careers. I grieve for these people and their families and friends. It difficult to write with tears in one's eyes. Let us not forget them.