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Published: March 25, 2021

UT To Host First Annual International Forensics Day on April 15

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; seating is limited
  • Live, interactive, staged crime scenes in Plant Park from 10 a.m. to noon
  • CSI techs from around the Tampa Bay area

Plant Hall
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 Institutional Research and Inquiry.

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 Fraser 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 alarose@ut.edu, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice.


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