University of Rhode Island explosives expert Jimmie Oxley featured on global media outlets

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Jimmie Oxley

Jimmie Oxley. Photo Michael Salerno Photography

KINGSTON, R.I. —October 29, 2018—While a serial bomber instilled fear in high-profile Americans and had the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement officials on high alert for days during the week of Oct. 22, more than 400 print, broadcast and online media outlets from across the nation and beyond, including, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post, featured URI Professor Jimmie Oxley, co-director of the University’s Center for Excellence in Explosives, Mitigation and Response.

Oxley, who assisted bomb squads following the 2005 London bombings and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, shared her expertise on the making and traceability of the pipe bombs, which had been mailed, last week, to more than a dozen current and former politicians, intelligence officials and public figures. She gave a number of broadcast interviews, via Skype, from URI’s Kingston, R.I. campus, in addition to print media interviews.

Oxley is also well-known for developing a database that is now used by scientists, law enforcement and military personnel around the world to combat explosives-based terrorism.  A professor of chemistry at URI, Oxley helps lead the most diverse explosives curriculum in the country.

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