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Exoneration Exhibit: Jim Fogle

The West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science in partnership with the WVU College of Law Innocence Project will be sponsoring an exhibit of Jim Fogle’s artwork being held at the Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street through the month of September. 

Cold Case Investigative Research Institute

The Department of Forensic and Investigative Science and the WVU College of Law Innocence Project recently partnered with the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI), a 503(c)3 non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA. 

Forensic Professional Education at West Virginia University

        photo      bloodstain

Forensic Department Welcomes New Students

Today , 108 new first year students were welcomed to the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science. After faculty introductions, Dr. Rachel Mohr engaged the students in a forensic science exercise that encouraged them to use their critical thinking skills. Students asked a series of objective questions to determine the identity of an unknown object that was hidden inside of a box. This exercise highlighted the importance of teamwork, scientific analysis, listening, and risk-taking. Students left this event excited for a new school year to begin.

J. Edgar Hoover Foundation establishes scholarship in forensic science program

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation has awarded a scholarship to West Virginia University to establish The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship for students enrolled in the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. This first-of-its-kind philanthropic gift from the Hoover Foundation will provide scholarships for four qualified students in the 2016-2017 academic year.