April 17, 2007

Liviu Librescu

Margaret Soltan pointed out that several of those killed at Virginia Tech were faculty, including mechanical engineering professor Liviu Librescu. In this day of Facebook and university webpages, those cut down at Virginia Tech have an instant memorial. A survivor of the Holocaust and with more honors than most faculty can hope for, Librescu was still teaching at 76 and blocked the doorway to save his students.

Damn.

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Posted in Higher education on April 17, 2007 7:08 PM |