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 2021
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
27-JanKim FreelandTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
29-JanKim FreelandTrace EvidenceRI State Crime Lab
3-FebJimmie OxleyClass OverviewURI Chemistry
5-FebPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept., Plymouth MA
10-FebPaul SouzaCrime SceneSheriff Dept., Plymouth MA
12-FebBruce QuinnExplosivesDeputy Fire Marshal, Bomb Tech
17-FebBruce QuinnExplosivesDeputy Fire Marshal, Bomb Tech
19-FebMark ZabinskiFingerprintRI State Crime Lab
24-FebMark ZabinskiPhotoRI State Crime Lab
26-FebVirginia MaxwellTalking Dirty: Using Soil (& glass) to Solve CrimesUNH Professor
3-MarVirginia MaxwellGlass & SoilUNH Professor
5-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
10-MarCara LupinoDNA AnalysisRI State Forensic Lab
12-MarVictor Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI CS Professor
17-MarVictor Fay-WolfeComputer ForensicsURI CS Professor
19-MarLeslie NolanDrugsRI State Forensic Lab
24-MarLeslie NolanDrugsRI State Forensic Lab
26-MarElaine PagliaroIs DNA Enough?CT State Forensic Lab
31-MarElaine PagliaroUse and Value of Screening Tests & StainCT State Forensic Lab
2-AprRobert AlmeidaToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
7-AprRobert AlmeidaToxicologyRI State Forensic Lab
9-AprPaul Manning, James Given, M. SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
14-AprPaul Manning, James Given, M. SweeneyArsonRI State Fire Marshal
16-AprNeil ClappertonFirearms & Tool Mark ExaminationsRI State Crime Lab
21-AprClass Presentations
23-AprOtto GregoryMicroscopyURI Chem Eng Prof.
Fall 2020
Date Speaker Topic Affiliation
11-SepKurt YeagerThe Life Cycle of a Bombing CaseFBI
18-SepDaniel GreenfieldCurrent Status of Psychedelics or How to Change Your MindAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
25-SepGeorge HandelClinical Consequences of a Chemical Explosion: When Water Isn't the Answer(ret) Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
2-OctDennis HilliardRI State Crime Laboratory - General Forensic ScienceDirector, Rhode Island State Crime Lab
9-OctDavid ThatcherMetal Sensing Technology and Crime Scene Investigation(ret) Office of Criminal Investigation, RIDEM
16-OctJimmie OxleyExplosive Research at URIUniversity of Rhode Island
23-OctJim MedeirosCrime Scene Investigations and Case ReviewURI State Crime Laboratory
30-OctEd PierceLaw Enforcement Issues with Non-Traditional Groups(ret) Warwick Police
6-NovKatie AmaralElements to EvidenceURI Department of Chemistry
13-NovMeredith ScannellLastest Trends and Issues Among Individuals of Domestic and Sexual ViolenceBoston Nursing Institute
20-NovSean BoyceThe Pony ExpressU.S. Postal Inspector
4-DecFrederick BieberDNAProf. of Pathology, Harvard
11-DecLaura CareyThe Role of Forensic Science in Innocence CasesNE Innocence Project attorney

Past Seminars


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