Arcadia University to Host Two Day Forensic Science Forum, Nov. 2 and 3

Glenside, PA—October 23, 2012—Arcadia University’s Master’s in Forensic Science program and the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education are hosting the Second Annual Forensic Science Forum on Friday, November 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 3, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Stiteler Auditorium in Murphy Hall. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA.

Registration is required. Admission is free and open to the public.

The forum is divided into two days and features a diverse range of forensic topics presented by a variety of experts from around the United States. The goal of the forum is not only to educate students and faculty interested in forensic science, but also to facilitate interaction between the academic and professional communities.

The first day consists entirely of lectures from forensic experts. The second day concludes the lectures, featuring two Arcadia University alumni, and finishes with an optional tour of the Arcadia campus for any interested attendees. Information about Arcadia’s Forensic Science program will be made available for prospective students on both days. To learn more about this and other upcoming courses at the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education visit forensicscienceeducation.org.

The lecturers for this two day forum include Dr. Henry Lee, Chief Emeritus of the Connecticut State Police, and Founder and Professor of the Forensic Science program at the University of New Haven; Dr. Victor Weedn, Chair of the Forensic Science Department at George Washington University; Karen Green, President of Green Forensics, Inc.; Tom Wilkins, Retired Captain, Hamilton Township Police Department; Ja’Neisha Hutley, Forensic Scientist, Philadelphia Criminalistics Laboratory; Dr. Katherine Ramsland, professor of Forensic Psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, and Katey Nori, Criminalist, OCME, New York City.

About the Master of Science in Forensic Science Program: Arcadia University’s Master of Science in Forensic Science (M.S.F.S.) program is nationally accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Arcadia University is one of only a select few institutions in the country to hold this accreditation, which recognizes the high quality graduate forensic science curriculum offered through this program in partnership with the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education and in collaboration with NMS Labs, one of the nation’s premier ASCLD-LAB and ISO 17025 accredited forensic science laboratories.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Reportranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)