Seminar Series

The Forensic Science Seminar Series is offered each semester by the Forensic Science Partnership. Speakers represent the many different specialized areas of forensic science. The speakers present their real-life experience in their field. Seminars are offered for credit, but are also open to the public at no cost. Take a look at this semester's lineup! All seminars will be held on Fridays in Pastore 124 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.


Spring 2015
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
30-JanJimmie OxleyExplosive AnalysisURI Department of Chemistry
6-FebAdam HallMass Spectroscopy & Its Use in ForensicsNortheastern University
13-FebDavid DetoraDeath Scene InvestigationsRI Medical Examiner
20-FebJohn DruganForensic Analyses & Case StudiesMass State Forensic Lab
27-FebDennis HilliardBlood Alcohol Civil CasesRI State Crime Lab
6-MarLeslie NolanDrug ChemistryRI Dept of Health
13-MarLaurie OgilvieToxicologyRI Dept of Health
27-MarWalter WilliamsBlood Spatter AnalysisWarwick Police
3-AprMatt ZarellaK-9 Training & SearchesRISP (Retired)
10-AprPriya BanerjeeThe Medical Examiner's JobRI State Medical Examiner
17-AprPeter TytellDocument ExaminationForensic Research
24-AprAlbert GiustiBreath AnalysisRI Dept of Health
Fall 2014
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
12-SepVictor Fay-WolfeCyber SecurityURI Comuter Science Department
19-SepRobert LeuciThe French Connection RevisitedNYPD (ret) URI English Department
26-SepRobert FitzpatrickBulger et. al.FBI (ret)
3-OctDaniel GreenfieldThe Madness of King George: Several Somatoforensic CasesSeton Hall University
10-OctSteven O'DellCivilian Crime Scene AnalystsBaltimore PD Crime Lab
17-OctJohn JarrellDefective Products and Personal InjuryMaterials Science Associates, LLC
24-OctDebbie SurabianSoil Characteristics that Impact Clandestine Graves & the Use of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
31-OctElaine PagliaroForensic InvestigationsUniversity of New Haven
7-NovSean ReddyArson Investigations w/CanineProvidence Fire Prevention Bureau
14-NovBarry LoganForensic Toxicology TrendsNational Medical Services Laboratories
21-NovGino RebussiniStreet Drugs & the Forensic LaboratoryRoger Williams University
28-NovThanksgiving Holiday
5-DecMike DiLauroJohn Gordon: The Coldest Case in Rhode IslandRI Office of the Public Defender

Past Seminars


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