Originally posted 1:15 p.m., July 29, 2014

A vigil for slain UNC Professor Feng Liu will be held UNC’s Campus on Wednesday, exactly one week after he was robbed and fatally beaten near the corner of West University Drive and Ransom Street.

The vigil takes place from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the FedEx Global Communication Center, located at 301 Pittsboro Street. It’s sponsored by the Chinese-American Friendship Association. Liu was a native of China.

There will be a memorial service for him on Saturday at UNC’s Memorial Hall at 4 p.m.

Liu came to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. His research interest was in gene and drug delivery for cancer treatments.

Residents of the Westwood neighborhood where Liu was killed have started a fundraiser in his memory at YouCaring.com.

The money will go toward the newly established Feng Liu Graduate Student Award fund UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Donations can be made by mail to:
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation
CB# 7296
194 Finley Golf Course Road, Suite 106
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

You can give directly to the fund here.

Flowers, cards and condolences can be sent to the Liu family at:

The Liu family
c/o UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
301 Pharmacy Lane Suite 100
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7355