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TACNY Sweet Lecture " Forensic Science"

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Tuesday February 7, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY  (map)


Speaker: Anita Zannin

Affiliation: President, AZ Forensic Associates, and adjunct professor,Syracuse University

Title: Forensic Science

Location: Room 101, Whitney ATC,Onondaga Community College

The lecture is free, but you must rsvp  sweet.lecture@tacny.org in order to register for the talk. 

Thisis a priceless opportunity to hear about forensic science from one of our own local professionals who has been an expert witness in federal and state courts, and has worked on criminal and civil cases in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Anita was recently featured on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" in a report about the evidence used in the Horinek murder conviction. Anita will discuss the science of forensics and bloodstain pattern analysis, a topic that has risen to prominence thanks in large part to the tremendous popularity of CSI and other similar television crime dramas. She will tell us how technology has transformed this field of investigation and will share her thoughts on the future of forensic science. Anita will also share her insights on a sample of the many cases that she has been involved with.

Anita Zannin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Chemistry and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Anitawas awarded the McCrillis Scholarship and earned her Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Syracuse University, where she now serves as an adjunct professor. She received her certification as a Competent Forensic Expert in Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation from the Institute on the Physical Significance of Human Bloodstain Evidence, a credential that has been earned by only six professionals worldwide. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the International Association for Identification (IAI), and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). She is also a charter member of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association (IVFSA). Anita is also a Visiting Professor at the Francisco Marroquin Law School in Guatemala.

Contact: sweet.lecture@tacny.org


John Edson Sweet, one of the founders oft he Technology Club of Syracuse -- now known as the Technology Aliance of Central NewYork, or TACNY -- left a trust so one of his principles would carry on: enlightenment from discussing technological advancements in our society.

Since 1916, TACNY has sponsored aminimum of six lectures a year in theseries named afer John Edson Sweet.The lectures are free and open to the public, and include an opportunity for attendees to mingle before and after the event.

Most Sweet Lectures are held in Room 101 of Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College campus. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., the speaker is introduced at 6 p.m., the presentation is slated to run from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.,and the event ends at 8 p.m.

Each lecture is followed by questions from the audience.