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September 18th, 2008
Famed forensic anthropologist Bill Bass to speak at Texas State

From Texas State University

Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center, will give a public lecture Friday, Sept. 26 at Texas State University as part of the University Speaker Series.

Bass will speak at 1 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Texas State campus. The lecture is presented by the College of Liberal Arts with the Department of Anthropology’s Forensic Anthropology Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bass will discuss the new Anthropological Research Facility at Texas State, where forensic anthropologists will study death and decomposition in a variety of scientific settings. Bass will also expand on how this research has applications for law enforcement, medical examiners offices and crime scene investigations.

In addition to founding the Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center, the world’s first major scientific facility devoted to studying human decomposition, Bass has authored more than 200 scientific publications. He has published the “Body Farm” series of novels and is a dedicated teacher who was named National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

For additional information, contact Jerry Melbye at (512) 245-2472

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