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 the new Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences building: Beaupre 105, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.


Fall 2017
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
8-SepDennis HilliardCSI@URIRI State Crime Lab
15-SepEric GahaganExtreme ForensicsMass Bomb Squad (ret)
22-SepPriya Banerjee Overview of Death Investigation and Forensic PathologyRI Medical Examiner
29-SepKen Zercie The Crime Scene: Where Forensic Science StartsCT State Crim Lab (ret)
6-OctSean Boyce The Pony ExpressUS Postal Inspector
13-OctDanny Sendroff Facial Recognition & Machine-Readable Zone of Identity DocumentsSenior Special Agent ICE
20-OctBob Hathaway Firearms & Tool Marks: The Martin Luther King CaseRI State Crime Lab (ret)
27-OctJack Levin Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass MurderAuthor
3-Nov Lt Colonel Gregory BannerWhy Halifax sends a Christmas Tree to Boston Annually--the 100th AnniversaryUS Army (retired)
10-NovDan GreenfieldThe Great American Opioid ExplosionAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
17-NovTim WhiteOrganized Crime in New England & the Great Bonded Vault HeistWPRI
1-DecSteven MedeirosA Day in the Life of an FBI AgentFBI
8-DecRay HandelCharacteristics of Chemical ExplosivesCenter for Disaster & Human Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
Spring 2017
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
25-JanJimmie OxleyIntroductionURI Chemistry
27-JanMark TobiasThe Security Threat from 3D Printing & Scanning TechnologyAttorney
1-FebGerald KaganWorking at the NYPD Forensic LabURI Chemistry
3-FebVirginia MaxwellGlass and Soil EvidenceU New Haven
8-FebGino RebussiniStreet DrugsRI Forensic Lab (retired)
10-FebJames CliftCrime Scene Processing in the CityBCI Detective Providence PD
15-FebGino RebussiniClan Lab DrugsRI Forensic Lab (retired)
17-FebTim KupferschmidThe Medical Examiner--Challenges for Today & TomorrowDirector NYC OCME
22-FebJane NorthupQuality & Lab Safety in ForensicsRI State Crime Lab
24-FebTim WhiteNew England La Cosa NostraWPRI TV Investigative Reporter
1-MarNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksRI State Crime Lab
3-MarBarbara CostelloThe Role of Friends in Crime and ConformityURI Professor, Sociology
8-MarCara LupinoDNARI Forensic Lab (retired)
10-MarJack LevinMass & Serial MurdersAuthor
13-MarSpring Break
22-MarLaurie OgilvieForensic Toxicology RI Dept. of Health Forensic Toxicology Laboratory
24-MarElaine PagliaroPost-Conviction ForensicsCT State Forensic Lab (retired)
29-MarWalt WilliamsCrime ScenesWarwick Police
31-MarJudith CrowellDefending the GuiltyAttorney
5-AprMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
7-AprRoderick KennedyForensic Science: Judicial Gate Keeping Judge (retired)
12-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
14-AprRobert FosterForensic Science in Chemical Weapons DisposalAttorney
19-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
21-AprDon HayesThe Boston Strangler Case RevistedDirector Boston PD Forensic Lab
26-AprStudent Presentations (25 minutes)
28-AprMaurice MarshallRunning a Large Forensic Explosive LabDefense Science & Technology Lab (retired)

Past Seminars


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