The Facts of the Virginia Massacre

The Associated Press reports a colleague describing Granata as one of the top biomechanics researchers in the country working on movement dynamics in cerebral palsy.

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4. Professor Liviu Librescu (LIV-ee-oo lih-BRESS-cue), 76, Israel

Engineering science and mathematics lecturer. Was a holocaust survivor. (AP)

Confirmed by his wife, Marlon. Librescu had taught at Virginia Tech for 22 years and had been married for 42 years.

The class schedule indicates Librescu was teaching Solid Mechanics in room 204 in Norris Hall.

"His research has enabled better aircraft, superior composite materials, and more robust aerospace structures," said Ishwar K. Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department. (AP)

Librescu's son, Joe, said his father's students sent e-mails detailing how the professor saved their lives by closing the doorway of his classroom against the approaching gunman. (AP)

"My father blocked the doorway with his body and asked the students to flee," Joe Librescu said Tuesday in a telephone interview from his home outside of Tel Aviv. "Students started opening windows and jumping out." (AP)

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5. Professor G.V. Loganathan, 51, India

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Been a professor at Virginia Tech since 1982.

Loganathan, 51, won several awards for excellence in teaching, had served on the faculty senate and was an adviser to about 75 undergraduate students. (AP)

"We all feel like we have had an electric shock. We do not know what to do," his brother G.V. Palanivel told the NDTV news channel from the southern India state of Tamil Nadu. "He has been a driving force for all of us, the guiding force."

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6. Ross Abdallah Alameddin, 20, Saugus, Mass.

Sophomore English, Business Technology and French Major, according to his mother Lynnette Alameddin. (CBS5)

The Boston Herald reports that Alameddin, a graduate of Austin Preparatory School in Reading, was in French class in Room 211 of Norris Hall when he was shot. Messages from friends and family members were pouring in all day on Alameddine's Facebook page, begging him to get in touch with anyone.

7. Brian Bluhm, 25, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Graduate Student, Civil Engineering

8. Ryan Clark, 22, Martinez, Ga.

Was a fifth year student working towards a triple-degree in psychology, biology and English, and had a 4.0 GPA. (CBS5)

Resident Advisor shot at West Ambler Johnston dormitory ( New York Times.) A student resident adviser at the West Ambler Johnston Hall dormitory,

Clark was apparently rushing over to investigate what was going on when he came upon the gunman. Clark well-liked and a member of the university's marching band, the Marching Virginians

The band's Web site has an image of him participating in a food drive and says he enjoyed, among other things, "making t-shirts with his partner in crime, Kim Daniloski, and haggling with street vendors."

9. Austin Cloyd, 19, Charlotte, N.C.

Freshman, International Studies and French. Grew up in Champaign, Illinois.

She was attending French class when she was killed. (CBS5)

Her father Bryan Cloyd is a professor of accounting and information systems at Virginia Tech.

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