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NCSTL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Director and Director of Outreach, Anjali Swienton, participated at the 18th Triennial Conference of the (IAFS) International Association of Forensic Scientists in New Orleans, LA, July 21 - 26, 2008. Footage was captured on the 4-hour workshop entitled "Ethics in Forensic Science". This footage will be uploaded to www.ncstl.org/education.
  • Director attended ABA Annual Meeting, New York, New York from August 7 - 12, 2008; Future Evidence Committee Chair and Scientific Evidence Committee Vice Chair/ABA Section of Science & Technology.
  • Director of Outreach, Anjali Swienton, presented “The Whole Problem of Post Conviction and DNA” at the Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas on August 25, 2008.
  • Director participated in the American Academy Forensic Sciences Educational Outreach Program to Italy from August 26 - September 3, 2008.
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  • Director was interviewed by Mark Hansen at the ABA Journal regarding “Touch DNA” and on August 9, 2008.
  • Director of Outreach, Anjali Swienton, was interviewed by Nancy Grace on Caylee Anthony in Florida on July 29. Other interviews on the Caylee case were held with Anjali from a distance on July 28 and 29; August 5, 7, 12, 28, and 29.
  • Director was interviewed by Randy Schmid of the Associated Press about an article in the Journal Science regarding fingerprints and detecting explosives residues on August 9, 2008.
  • Director was interviewed by two television stations in Parma, Italy about the possibility of Italy starting its own DNA database on September 1, 2008.
  • Director spoke with Brandon Sweeney at WAMU about new forensic technology on September 10, 2008.
  • Director participated on a panel discussing “New Forensic Technology and DNA Databases” on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (guest host Korva Coleman) on WAMU 88.5 radio (an NPR affiliate) in Washington D.C. on September 11, 2008.
  • Director spoke with Tresa Baldas, at the National Law Journal, about recent shutdown of Detroit's Police crime lab, September 30, 2008.