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BU Memorial Highlights the Life of Lu Lingzi

  A memorial service for Lu Lingzi at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel on Monday night celebrated the way the graduate student lived life, not how it was taken away from her. “(Lingzi) is gone but our memories (of her) are very alive,” eulogized her father, Lu Jun, who flew in from China on Friday night with his wife. His words were translated.  His daughter, Lu, 23, was one of three victims who died from the Boston Marathon bombings. “She was the family’s Shirley Temple if you will,” said her father, recounting stories of how his only child confidently entertained through dancing, playing the piano and smiling – always smiling.  Jun said his daughter was never shy, gave congratulatory speeches at family members’ birthday parties on behalf of the entire family, and never wavered in her desire to study abroad. Musical selections such as ‘Pie Jesu’ from Requeim by Gabriel Faure, and ‘Sarabande’ from Cello Suite No. 1 by Bach, were played as Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray looked on.  Zheng Minhui, Lu’s classmate, also recalled her friend’s smile, “Her infectious smile… and she smiled so much.” “She was a truly sweet girl and always wanted to express her gratitude for her friends,” said Minhui, adding that Lu had recently bought her lunch to thank her for helping her with an exam. Jing Li, Lu’s roommate said she and Lu thought they were long-lost sisters being from the northern part of China, and having many similarities such as their passion for the piano, and being gradute students in the Statistics program.  “We both didn’t have a boyfriend… We were sad we were too busy to go out and meet some nice boys,” said Li. Lu’s name meant “wonderfulness and beauty” in ancient Chinese, said Li, which she found out after asking her best friend. A Boston University scholarship in honor of Lu Lingzi, which was endowed this past Friday, was mentioned several times as how Lu’s dreams will live on. “I know Lingzi needs us to be brave and strong,” said Li. “… and try to realize your unfinished dreams.” South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 3:07 am

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BU Scholarship Honoring LU Lingzi

  Boston University has established a scholarship to honor LU Lingzi, the graduate student who was killed by the bombings at the Marathon on Monday. Seven members of the committee of the Campaign for BU already contributed $ 560,000 to the fund according to BU Today. The LU family will be traveling from Shenyang, China to Boston this week. LU’s death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. LU’s Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features).   A memorial service for LU Lingzi will be held on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom. This will be open to the public, but seating is limited to first come, first serve.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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Bombing Victim Lu Lingzi Remembered Back Home

A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu’s death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu’s Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features).  A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo page. “I saw her grow up, and a few scenes from the past are flashing through my mind. Now, she’s becoming a girl, a bit Westernized, but a loud bang has changed everything,” wrote Zhang Xinbo. “I think of her loved ones, and I don’t know how they are coping with this painful news, while still searching for any thread of hope.”  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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