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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Norwich hosts 4th Annual Real CSI Symposium

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2011

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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– Norwich University will host its fourth annual Real CSI Symposium: A Cross-Disciplined Approach on Wednesday, March 23, 4-7 pm and Thursday, March 24, 8 am-2:30 pm, in Dole Auditorium.

Seven renowned experts in the field of crime scene investigation will present on topics including computer forensics, crime scene processing, digital media, child abuse investigations, WMD’s and forensic ondontology.

The symposium features Detective Inspector Anne Lawrence, a 28-year veteran with the Metropolitan Police Service in London who has been assigned to the Counter Terrorist Command Unit, New Scotland Yard since 2003. She will present on her work heading up an investigation team of terrorist detectives on Wednesday, March 23 from 5-7 p.m. She has played a significant role in the major terrorist investigations in the UK including the July 7, 2005 London bombings, called Operation Theseus.

“Real CSI Symposium is a great opportunity for Norwich students to learn how the advances in science and technology help to solve crimes in the real world,” said Natalia Blank, assistant professor of organic chemistry. “The multitude of lecture topics will allow students to see that the modern detective work is a collaborative effort of a variety of groups specializing in a particular area of investigation.”

This event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, March 23

WMD & the Clandestine Laboratory
4–4:50 p.m. Investigator Robert B Appleton, New York State Police, Forensic Investigative Support Services

Operation Theseus 5–7 p.m. Det. Inspector Anne Lawrence, New Scotland Yard, London

Thursday, March 24

Forensic Computer Investigation
8–9:15 a.m., Inv. Ryan Kubasiak, New York State Police, Computer Crime Unit

Forensic Odontology: Case of Russian Czar family 9:25–10:40 a.m. Dr. Lowell Levine, New York State Police, Forensic Services Unit

Child Abuse Investigation 10:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Gary Kelly, New York State Police, supervisor in the Special Victims Unit

Video Enhancement & Digital Media 12:15–1:15 p.m. James Kennedy, supervisor of the New York State Police Forensic Video/Multimedia Services Unit

Crime Scene Processing & ID 1:30–2:30 p.m., George Maclarty, New York State Police, investigator


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu