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 100, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM.

Spring 2022
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
28-JanJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Department of Chemistry and Forensic Sci
4-FebNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool MarksURI, RISCL Firearms Examiner
11-FebDaniel GreenfieldMental Health Professional in the Legal SystemAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
18-FebGeorge HandelClinical Consequences from Chemical ExplosionsUniform Services University of Health Sciences
25-FebWalter WilliamsBlood Evidence Before the LabWarwick Criminalist
4-MarKirk YeagerBombings Throughout the AgesFederal Bureau of Investigation
11-MarWayne MillerBang Boom BurnATF (retired)
25-MarBrooke (Weinger) KammrathForensic Analysis of PaintU New Haven; Assistant Director, Henry C. Lee Inst.
1-AprPriya BanerjeeForensic Medical ExaminationFormer State Medical Examiner, now Anchor Forensics
8-AprAdam HallThe Life and Legacy of Dr. Richard SafersteinBoston University, Professor of Forensics
15-AprJim CliftCrime Scene InvestigationProvidence Police Detective
22-AprJames FoxMass Shootings at Home, Work, School & Public PlacesNortheastern Univ. Professor of Criminology
29-AprSteven JohnsonFacial IdentificationPrivate Investigator
Fall 2021
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
17-SepAnthony AmoreIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum heistHead Security, ISG Museum
24-SepLisa DadioCSISenior Lecturer, U New Haven
1-OctThomas MaurielloTruth & Lies of the PolygraphForensic Consultant
8-OctBridget BuxtonForensic ArchaeologyURI Professor
15-OctBruce GoldfarbFrances Glessner Lee - unexplained deathsChief Mediacl Examiner, MD
22-OctEliot SpringerChoose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life (Confucius ~ 479 B.C.) – Reflections on Forensic Science!Deputy Director Police Lab, NYPD
29-OctEva Marie MancusoCivil remedies for Criminal ConductManaging partner, Hamel, Waxler, Allen, Collins
5-NovMichael JagodaActive ShooterURI Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police
12-NovPatrick Youngs, III; Michael A. DiLauroBest Practices for Criminal Discovery DisclosuresOffice of Attorney General; RI Public Defender
19-NovMike DriscollImpacts of Fire Spread on Major Loss InvestigationsForensic Investigator
3-DecJudith CrowellDefending the GuiltyDefense Attorney
10-DecJoseph CourtesisThe Ethical Use of Investigative Technology in Law EnforcementJCour-Consulting

Past Seminars


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