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 experiences in their fields. 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 in URI's Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI, from 3:30 to 5:00p.m.: Friday seminars will be held in Beaupre 100, and Wednesday seminars in Beaupre 105.

Fall 2023
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
6-SepJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
8-SepJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
13-SepKaren MorseAccessing the MacDonell CollectionUniversity of Rhode Island
15-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
20-SepJim CliftCrime SceneProvidence Police Department
22-SepGlen GallagherRI State Health Labs Support of Law EnforcementRI Department of Health
27-SepNeil ClappertonTool MarksURI Forensics Lab
29-SepAnthony SilvaImpaired DrivingRI Police Chiefs Association
4-OctAlyssa ParrellaSeized DrugsRhode Island Department of Health
6-OctDennis NixonShips Don't Leave Skid MarksGSO RI Sea Grant (emeritus)
13-OctMichael CamalHuman TraffickingDHS
18-OctKammrath BrookeStatisticsU. New Haven
20-OctCara LupinoRI Forensics LabRI Department of Health
25-OctCara LupinoDNARI Department of Health
27-OctPeter ValentinBlood Spatter or ReconstructionU. New Haven
1-NovAlexis DonawayLaboratory AnalysisRI Department of Health
3-NovVirginia MaxwellHording AnimalsU. New Haven
8-NovVirginia MaxwellSoil and GlassU. New Haven
10-NovJim McMahonProsecution Cases - Thanks to ForensicsAttorney
15-NovBrian GiebelIRMSCUNY
17-NovAlexis DonawayToxicologyRI Department of Health
22-NovStudent Presentation
29-NovStudent Presentation
1-DecMichael DiLauroArtificial Intelligence & the Criminal LawAttorney
6-DecKim FreelandTrace EvidenceState Crime Lab, URI
8-DecChris FabricantJunk Science & the American Criminal Justice SystemProject Innocence
Spring 2023
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
3-FebPeter FarrCrime SceneProspect Police Dept.
10-FebNeil ClappertonTool MarksRI State Crime Lab
17-FebLeslie NolanDrugsRI Department of Health
24-FebVirginia MaxwellGlass SoilU New Haven
3-MarPaul Manning, James Given, M SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
10-MarAlexis DonawayToxicologyRI Dept of Health
24-MarKatherine SchweitActive ShooterFBI (retired)
31-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI Forensic Lab
7-AprKen ZercieQuestioned DocumentsU New Haven
14-AprDaniel GreenfieldForensic Psychiatry: What Does It All Mean?A. Einstein College of Medicine
21-AprElaine PagliaroCold Case EvidenceHenry C. Lee Institute
28-AprAnthony AmoreIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum HeistIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Past Seminars


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