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 2014
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
24-JanDennis HilliardIntroduction to ForensicsR.I. State Crime Lab
29-JanMike PlatekMicroscopyURI, Engineering
31-JanTed SchwartzTrace Evidence & Scene ReconstructionWestchester NY Forensic Lab
5-FebVictor Fey WolfeComputer ForensicsURI Computer Science
7-FebCara Lupino DNARI Forensic Lab
12-FebCara Lupino DNARI Forensic Lab
14-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab (ret)
19-FebGino RebussiniDrugsRI Forensic Lab (ret)
21-FebLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
26-FebLaurie OgilvieForensic ToxicologyRI Forensic Lab
28-FebMarc TobiasLocks & Lie DetectorInvestigative Law Offices (SD)
5-MarBruce QuinnArson InvestigationRI State Fire Marshal
7-MarTom ThurmanPan Am Flight 103Eastern Kentucky University
19-MarJane NorthupCourt TestimonyRI State Crime Lab
21-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI State Crime Lab
26-MarMark ZabinskiFingerprintsRI Crime Lab
28-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass & SoilUniversity of New Haven
2-AprDr. Virginia MaxwellGlass & SoilURI College of Pharmacy
4-AprElayne SchwartzDNAWestchester NY Forensic Lab
9-AprJudy CarrollEthicsURI College of Pharmacy
11-AprDonna BrandelliCrime SceneTorrance, CA PD Lab
16-AprDonna BrandelliCrime SceneTorrance, CA PD Lab (ret)
18-AprKim Freeland TraceRI State Crime Lab
23-AprKim Freeland TraceRI State Crime Lab
25-AprKaren LynchCODISRI Forensic Lab
Fall 2013
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
13-SepRobert FitzpatrickPost Mortem on BulgerFBI (ret)
20-SepDr. Cyril WechtSome of My Most Interesting CasesPA State Coroner
27-SepElizabeth Trendowski & Dr. Michael McCabeThe Dram ShopRobson Forensics
4-OctDebbie SurabianSoil Characteristics that Impact Clandestine Graves & GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) InvestigationsU.S. Department of Agriculture
11-OctDr. Daniel GreenfieldBeyond Holmes: A Curious Case of NeurosyphilisProf. of Neuroscience
Seton Hall Univ.
18-OctDr. Neal LangermanQuo Vadis: Laboratory Safety after UCLAAdvanced Chemical-Safety
25-OctPeter HefferanHistory of Black PowderU.S. Army Picatinny
1-NovLauren HannonForensic ArchaeologyForensics
8-NovShawn DolanFingerprint AnalysisForensic Consulting
15-NovDr. Michael SigmanForensic Research and Analysis of Smokeless PowdersDirector National Center Forensic Science (UCF)
22-NovJoan MeadMicrobial Forensics in Biocrime FictionRI author
29-NovTHANKSGIVING BREAK - No Forensics seminar
6-DecKenneth MartinCrime Scene ProcessingMA State Police (ret)

Past Seminars


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