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URI Forensic Science Seminar Series announces fall schedule

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. – September 24, 2007 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series is under way, and includes talks on forensic psychiatry, nuclear forensics and terrorism. The talks will be held Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124. The seminars are free and open to the public.

The schedule of speakers and their topics is as follows:

-Sept. 21, Kim Freeland of the Rhode Island State Crime Lab at URI, “Trace Evidence”.

-Sept. 28, David DeTora, an investigator in the Rhode Island state medical examiner’s office, topic to be announced.

-Oct. 5, MaryLou Fultz, of the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, “Explosives.”

-Oct. 12, Dr. John Tresrail from the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center, “Murder by Poison.”

-Oct. 19, Naval War College Professor Marc Genest, a former faculty member at URI, “Terrorism”.

-Oct. 26, Marc Weber Tobias of Investigative Law Offices, “Locks, Safes and Security”.

-Nov. 2, Mark Matteo of COX Communications, “Investigation and Forensics.”

-Nov. 9, Rick Snow, a forensic anthropologist from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, “Forensic Anthropology.”

-Nov. 16, Dr. Thomas Gilson, who was appointed chief medical examiner for the Rhode Island Department of Health, “The Medical Examiner.”

-Nov. 30, Dr. Wade Myers professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the University of South Florida “Forensic psychiatry.”

-Dec. 7, Michael Hynes of Raytheon Co., “Nuclear Forensics.”