The series allows students, faculty, staff, and the public a glimpse into some of the more specialized topics of forensic science, presented by experts in their field.
Seminars will be presented every Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124, 51 Lower College Road. All are free and open to the public.
The complete schedule is as follows:
• Feb. 15, Susan Ballou, program manager of forensic science, National Institute for Standards and Technology, “Misinterpretation of the Science in Forensic Science by Just Being Human.”
• Feb. 22, John Drugan, senior forensic chemist of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, “Explosive Analysis.”
• March 1, Ted Gatchel, Naval War College, “The Munroe Effect: Scientific Accident to Battlefield Success & Beyond.”
• March 8, Cyril Wecht, forensic pathologist, attorney, and medical-legal consultant, “Controversial & Complex Challenges for the Forensic Pathologist.”
• March 22, To be announced
• March 29, John Leo, Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, “Hurricane Sandy Aftermaths.”
• April 5, Doug Klapec, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, “Case Studies with the ATF.”
• April 12, Russ Webster, federal preparedness coordinator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Understanding Disaster Psychology: Why Some Die and Others Don’t.”
• April 19, Robert Thompson, program manager of Forensic Data Systems, National Institute for Standards and Technology, “Firearm Identification in the Forensic Science Laboratory.”
• April 26, Maurice Marshall, United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, “Forensic of Explosions.”
This release was written by Rachel Donilon, a URI Marketing and Communications intern and a writing and rhetoric major.