Duquesne’s Wecht Institute To Celebrate Career of Dr. Henry Lee

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University will honor the work and career of Dr. Henry Lee, one of the world's foremost criminalists, at their inaugural Pioneers of Forensic Science conference next week.

Dr. Henry Lee: A Life in Criminalistics will focus on the work of Lee, who is known for cases including the JonBenét Ramsey homicide; the O.J. Simpson case; the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings; the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster; and the investigation into the disappearance and death of Florida toddler Caylee Anthony.

Duquesne University President Ken Gormley will moderate the panel discussion, O.J. Simpson: An Interdisciplinary Retrospective on the Case that Brought Forensic Science to the World, during the conference.

There will also be a reception and dinner program in Dr. Lee's honor. A full program agenda can be found here.

Visit the conference website for more information, such as registration, cost and continuing education credits.

When: Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2

Where: Duquesne University, Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pgh, PA 15282.

Information: For media wishing to cover this event, please contact Jill Greenwood at 412.396.1154/cell 412.736.1877 or greenwoodj1@duq.edu to arrange credentials and parking.

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