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Press Release: Forensic Anthropology: Homicide and History, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales University, Thurs., Sept. 29
Date: 9/16/2005


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Forensic Anthropology: Homicide and History, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales University, Thurs., Sept. 29

Dr. Tom Crist, forensic anthropologist, bioarchaeologist, and an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Utica College, Utica, NY, will speak on, "Forensic Anthropology: Homicide & History," at the DeSales Forensic Forum, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center Auditorium at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa. The presentation will include visual images and actual skeleton remains. The program is open to the public free of charge.

Crist has served as the forensic anthropologist for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office since 1990, and was deployed twice at the World Trade Center after 9/11, as part of DMort, the Disaster Mortuary Response Team. He has a doctorate in biological anthropology from Temple University and has worked on excavations of the first colonial French cemetery in the New World at St. Croix Island, ME, and Revolutionary War burials at Washington Square Park in Philadelphia.

The DeSales Forensic Forum, co-sponsored by the DeSales University Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments, has been an ongoing community educational resource since 2001. The forum was established to provide students with exposure to diverse areas of forensics and offers presentations by prominent scientists. It has featured speakers of international renown, such as forensic artist Frank Bender, former FBI profiler Gregg McCrary, and law professor, James E. Starrs, who once exhumed the remains of Jesse James.

Dr. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales, and an expert in forensic psychology and serial killers, coordinates the programs for the DeSales Forensic Forum. She has published numerous books, including "The Unknown Darkness: Profiling Predators Among Us," which she co-authored with FBI veteran profiler Greg McCrary. Ramsland also has been consulted by national media on forensic issues and has appeared on the Today Show, National Public Radio, and on cable programs, including Discovery, the Learning Channel, the Women's Entertainment Network and AMC.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1445.


Press Release: Forensic Anthropology: Homicide and History, Topic of Forensic Forum at DeSales University, Thurs., Sept. 29 | Posted on: 9/16/2005

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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