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Forensic Fridays Series Kicks Off Exploring Fire Investigation Advances

The Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will launch its Spring 2014 Forensic Fridays series by presenting New Advances in Fire Investigation.

The session will address how recent advances in the field of fire investigation are enabling more effective determination of the origins and causes of various types of conflagrations.

Featured presenters include:

  • Donald Brucker, chief deputy and K9 handler for the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office
  • Jason Constanzo, a detective in that office
  • Nancy Love and Daniel Wolfe, scientists in the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Forensic Fridays is a continuing legal education (CLE) and professional education series that was developed to meet the needs of legal and scientific professionals allied with the practice of forensic science.

When:   Friday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Discounts are available for Duquesne University alumni and groups of five or more people. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.