December 3, 2010

Body of Recent Alumna Recovered from Taughannock Falls

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Emergency crews recovered the body of Tine Rubow Ph.D. ’10 from the creek at Taughannock Falls State Park Thursday afternoon, according to a University statement.

Rubow’s body was “recovered from the water about 200 yards east of the bridge near the falls,” The Ithaca Journal reported Thursday evening, citing police officials. The Journal also reported that police said their investigation indicated the death was likely a suicide.

Rubow, 40, was born in Denmark and raised in the Bay Area of California, according to the biographical information listed in her doctoral dissertation. Rubow graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 2005. She received her doctorate in neurobiology from Cornell in August, according to the University.

She was “exploring the effects of circadian rhythm and two progestins on the shifting pattern generation behind midshipman vocalizations,” according to the website of Bass Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.

The University statement said that plans for memorial activities would be made in consultation with Rubow’s family.

Original Author: Sun Staff