UT will present the first annual International Forensics Day, a.k.a. “CSI Day,” on Thursday, April 15. It will include:
- Live presentations on campus in the Vaughn Center on the 9th floor from 12-4 p.m. by forensics experts from the U.S., Mexico and Canada
- Live, interactive, staged crime scenes in Plant Park from 10 a.m. to noon
- CSI techs from around the Tampa Bay area
The live presentations will include:
- “Rehydration of Mummified Corpses” by Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas, professor of forensic science at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.
- “Body Farm” by Erin Kimmerle, executive director of the Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Science at the University of South Florida.
- “Murder and Maggots!” by Gail Anderson, associate director of the School of Criminology at Simon Frazier University in British Columbia, Canada.
The event is being organized by Tony LaRose, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, with a grant from The University of Tampa’s Board of Fellows and support from the First-Year Experience program, the Office of Operations and Planning and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry.
For more information about the event, contact Tony LaRose at [email protected], associate professor of criminology and criminal justice.
The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 10,000 students from 50 states and about 130 countries. The majority of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.