Forensic Science

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Nov 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

WHYY Features Student, Faculty Work on Flesh-eating Beetles, Bone Research

If there is a perfect day for a story about flesh-eating beetles, it’s Halloween. On Oct. 31, students and faculty in Arcadia’s biology and forensic science departments were featured in “The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University” on WHYY’s The Pulse, a...

Sep 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison...

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Jul 17, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Haumesser ’11 and Kinebrew ’90 Named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

Each year, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits teacher candidates who have worked or are working in the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) fields to complete a master’s program, earn their teaching licenses, and commit to three years of teaching math and...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Mazzanti Named President of Council of Forensic Science Educators

At the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington D.C., the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) announced Heather Mazzanti, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University, to be its new president. As the president-elect...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Faculty and Students Attend AAFS Meeting

The 65th annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting was held  Feb. 18-23 in Washington D.C. and was attended by faculty and students of Arcadia’s Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program. Second-year students Katie Tynon and Apisri Ieamniramit gave platform...

Feb 20, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko, Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three  NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

Feb 20, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko, Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three  NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

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Nov 29, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Scott Speaks at Forensic Science Forum

Dr. Karen Scott was recently invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Forensic Science Forum held on campus at Arcadia University. Scott spoke about “The Pleasure and Pain of Hair Testing in Forensic Toxicology.” The forum was sponsored by The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, in...

Nov 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Inspired by Father's Police Stories, Paul Pursues Career in Forensic Science

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’13 Real forensic discoveries don’t come in half-hour episodes, neatly packaged. Anisha Paul ’13M, a second-year master's student in the Forensic Science program, knows that when it comes to research, breakthroughs are all about persistence and...

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Sep 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Club Begins Exciting Year with Lecture by Expert Witness

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 At six o’clock on a drowsy Wednesday evening, 25 enthusiastic students in the Forensic Science Club took time out of their busy science-lab-filled schedules and gathered in a seminar room, eager to hear forensic toxicologist Dr. Barry Logan speak about his work on the Casey...

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Aug 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Program Receives FEPAC Accreditation Renewal

The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has renewed full accreditation to Arcadia University's Master of Science in Forensic Science program. In compliance with all standards, the accreditation status is effective January 1, 2012 and will extend through January 1,...

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Aug 2, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Smith and Student Researchers Test Effects of Toxins Commonly Found in Household Items

By Chris Macchi ’12 Dr. Sheryl Smith, Assistant Professor of Biology, is researching the effects of four synthetic toxins on fruit flies. The chemicals—Bisphenol A (BPA), Parabens, Phthalates, and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)—are found commonly in American households. Of these toxins, BPA may be...