UI graduate teaching assistant Salameh remembered after shooting


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A visitation for family and friends was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in memory of a University of Iowa graduate student killed in a standoff with police Sunday.

Mechanical engineering graduate student Taleb Salameh died after police responded to a domestic-argument report at the Holiday Mobile Home Park in North Liberty.

According to his obituary, family members said Salameh was a passionate and active young man.
“Taleb was a man who loved life, believed with strong conviction on much in this world, and acted with passion in his beliefs,” the obituary said. “… He was extremely gifted with knowledge and was like a sponge soaking up more and more. It would be hard to find someone that was more animated as an activist about civil and human rights. He could figure out, fix it, and move on to the next challenge with anything mechanical. But most of all, he was a man that loved his family, believed in his family, and was there for anyone of them anytime.”

Salameh’s former lab partner and friend Majid Emadi, recalled traveling to a number of conferences with the 28-year-old Salameh to present their research findings, including the seventh-annual National Combustion Conference at Georgia Tech in 2010.

“I’m so happy that I had this chance to work with him. He was a great guy, and he was very kind,” Emadi said. “Honestly, if he hadn’t been there with me, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish these [research] papers by 2012. He was someone who was caring about his research. When I heard about the news, I was really shocked. I still cannot believe it.”

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