This series brings leading figures in several forensic science specialties to URI, and is free and open to the public.
The lectures take place on Fridays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in URI’s Pastore Hall, 51 Lower College Road, Room 124.
The series speakers and their topics are as follows:
• Friday, Sept. 12, Victor Fay-Wolfe, professor of computer science and statistics and founder of URI’s Digital Forensics Center, “Cybersecurity.”
• Friday, Sept. 19, Robert Leuci, former New York Police Department narcotics detective, URI English department professor, “The French Connection Revisited.”
• Friday, Sept. 26, Robert Fitzpatrick, former Boston FBI agent and author of “Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent Who Fought to Bring Him Down,” on the Bulger case and “The Police-Shooting Riots in Ferguson, Mo.”
• Friday, Oct. 3, Daniel Greenfield, professor of neuroscience, Seton Hall University, “The Madness of King George: Several Somatoforensic Cases.”
• Friday, Oct. 10, Steven O’Dell, Baltimore Police crime lab, “Civilian Crime Scene Analysts.”
• Friday, Oct. 17, John Jarrell, Materials Science Associates LLC, “Defective Products and Personal Injury.”
• Friday, Oct. 24, Debbie Surabian, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, “Soil Characteristics that Impact Clandestine Graves and the Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar.”
• Friday, Oct. 31, Elaine Pagliaro, project director, University of New Haven Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, “Forensic Investigations.”
• Friday, Nov. 7, Sean Reddy, arson investigator, Providence Fire Prevention Bureau, “Arson Investigation With Canine.”
• Friday, Nov. 14, Barry Logan, national director of forensic and toxicological services, National Medical Services Laboratory, “Forensic Toxicology Trends.”
• Friday, Nov. 21, Gino Rebussini, professor of environmental science, Roger Williams University, “Street Drugs and the Forensic Laboratory.”
• Friday, Dec. 5, Mike DiLauro, director of training and legislation, Office of the Rhode Island Public Defender, “John Gordon: The Coldest Case in Rhode Island History.”