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VCU Forensic Science alum receives Fulbright research award [View Image]

VCU Forensic Science alum receives Fulbright research award

March 26, 2021

Forensic Science undergraduate alum Dylan Naltraj David will travel to Trinidad, the nation his parents emigrated from, through the Fulbright research award .  This award not only allowed David the opportunity to learn more about his heritage but also expanded the scope of his cancer research. His passion for research is undeniable as he continuously seeks opportunities to study with experts in the field.

He spoke of Marilyn Miller, Ed.D. (VCU Dept. of Forensic Science) as having a very large positive impact on him as a scientist and aspiring physician!

VCU Forensic Science Alumni Return (Virtually) to Share Their Experiences [View Image]

VCU Forensic Science Alumni Return (Virtually) to Share Their Experiences

February 23, 2021

Science Hub presents "Not On My Resume" featuring VCU Department of Forensic Science alumna, Christina Hayes Nash (BS 2012 & MS 2014) on Wednesday, 2/24 at 6pm. Register at http://bit.ly/NOMR-11.

The VCU Deaprtment of Forensic Science is hosting an alumni panel discussion focused on different career paths that may be open to you. Join Yaa Adarkwo Darko BS, Melanie Eckberg PhD, Kevin Martin BS, Michael Murphy BS, and Shirrell Smith Sutton MS to learn what you can do with a forensic science degree.

 

Going virtual: Crime scene reconstruction and lab techniques [View Image]

Going virtual: Crime scene reconstruction and lab techniques

February 5, 2021

When VCU made the decision to move students to online learning last March, Catherine Connon, Ph.D., and Tal Simmons, Ph.D., in the Department of Forensic Science didn’t know what they were going to do.

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Forensic Science Virtual Graduate Open House November 6, 11:00-2:00 (EST). [View Image]

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Forensic Science Virtual Graduate Open House November 6, 11:00-2:00 (EST).

October 27, 2020

Join the VCU Department of Forensic Science for a virtual Informational Session where you can learn about the graduate program curriculum,  the admissions process and the University, meet faculty and current graduate students, tour the department and our partner agency, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. Friday, November 6 from 11:00-2:00 (EST). To join us, complete the form at  https://forms.gle/kjT9Q8V3XB8ECdVFA. A Zoom link and agenda will be sent to you.

Election 2020: Our Future is at Stake! [View Image]

Election 2020: Our Future is at Stake!

September 23, 2020

The 2020 election has Virginia and the rest of the country at a crossroads.  

The College of Humanities and Sciences has set up an Election 2020 site as a resource for the campus community and beyond. In addition to voter registration and ballot information, our faculty have provided expert analysis on various critical issues in the form of articles, videos, and podcasts. New analyses and events will be added over the course of election season.

Visit https://chs.vcu.edu/election-2020/ to learn all about this year's critical elections!

Guidelines for a productive return to VCU [View Image]

Guidelines for a productive return to VCU

June 3, 2020

The One VCU website will serve as your hub for information and resources for a safe return to campus.

Meet the Forensic Science Department [View Image]

Meet the Forensic Science Department

July 30, 2020

Calling all Forensic Science majors and those who think Forensic Science may be for you, (freshmen, transfer, current majors)!
Meet the Forensic Science Department
Thursday, August 20
2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
More cases will be solved’ now that Virginia has eliminated its rape kit backlog, VCU expert says [View Image]

More cases will be solved’ now that Virginia has eliminated its rape kit backlog, VCU expert says

July 14, 2020

The announcement that Virginia’s rape kit backlog has been eliminated is a “momentous occasion,” said Tracey Dawson Cruz, professor and chair of the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

 

Spring 2020 VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity [View Image]

Spring 2020 VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity

May 26, 2020

Congratulations VCU Spring 2020 Baccalaureate Graduates! 

VCU is excited to make a special opportunity available to you. VCU wants to ensure you remain competitive when our global economy rebounds so we invite you to further your education at VCU by pursuing a Master’s degree in Forensic Science.

Consider enrolling in Forensic Science or one of the many Master's programs  at the same tuition cost or less than your undergraduate tuition. 

Department of Forensic Science Donates PPE to VCU Health [View Image]

Department of Forensic Science Donates PPE to VCU Health

April 1, 2020

‘Everyone seems, even if momentarily, uplifted by the idea of helping our colleagues on the MCV campus respond to those that are most vulnerable.’

Silent No More Symposium [View Image]

Silent No More Symposium

January 24, 2020

More than 170 law enforcement, addiction treatment, medical, education, and community services professionals gathered in James Branch Cabell Library on Tuesday, January 14, to discuss and collaborate on ways to address the opioid crisis.

VCU forensic science researchers receive $2.28M for crime scene evidence research [View Image]

VCU forensic science researchers receive $2.28M for crime scene evidence research

December 3, 2019

Researchers in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences have received four grants totaling $2.28 million from the National Institute of Justice to launch studies focused on the development and evaluation of forensic tools for examination of physical evidence. 
E-liquids often contain alcohol as an unlisted ingredient. What are the health and safety implications? [View Image]

E-liquids often contain alcohol as an unlisted ingredient. What are the health and safety implications?

December 3, 2019

After discovering ethanol in vape juice samples, a VCU professor is leading a major study to explore the ramifications for public safety. E-liquids — the flavored nicotine solution used in e-cigarettes — frequently contain the unlisted ingredient ethanol, or alcohol, according to research conducted in the lab of Virginia Commonwealth University professor Michelle Peace, Ph.D.

A Journey Home [View Image]

A Journey Home

December 3, 2019

The remains of more than 50 African Americans discovered in 1994 on VCU’s campus have been returned to Richmond.

CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Level Yet. Here's Why [View Image]

CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Level Yet. Here's Why

August 6, 2019

Forensic toxicologist Michelle Peace has found dangerous synthetics in dozens of CBD vape products. She says a lack of FDA regulations is to blame.

Forensic science lecture series [View Image]

Forensic science lecture series

August 30, 2019

A series of forensic science lectures this fall will explore topics in the field and past cases, including the so-called “collar bomb” case in which a pizza delivery driver in Erie, Pennsylvania, robbed a bank in 2003 with a bomb clamped around his neck that ultimately exploded and killed him.

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