Who: Dr. Bill Bass, University of Tennessee Professor Emeritus and founder of the UT Forensic Anthropology Facility (aka the “Body Farm”)
What: Media availability and “Life at the ‘Body Farm’” lecture
When: Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6 p.m. (lecture begins at 6:30)
Where: Floor of Hale Arena, Murphy Center, MTSU Campus
Media contact: Gina E. Fann, Gina.Fann@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5385
Details: Dr. Bass will be available for brief media interviews before his April 19 speech at MTSU. Still photography will be allowed during Bass’s lecture, but flash photography is discouraged. The lecture also may be videotaped for b-roll, cutaways and short sound clips, but taping it in its entirety is discouraged.
NOTE:Media with early deadlines may get still photos and b-roll from Dr. Bass’s scheduled 10 a.m. visit Thursday to Murfreesboro’s Siegel High School, located at 355 W. Thompson Lane. He will be speaking to about 100 students interested in forensic science there. Media interested in the Siegel stop should contact Mitzi Dunkley at MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education (615-494-7713 or Mitzi.Dunkley@mtsu.edu) before 8 a.m. Thursday to arrange access.
Bass’s lecture is part of MTSU’s William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship, which the University established in 2007 when it opened FIRE. FIRE uses an interdisciplinary approach—including biology, chemistry and anthropology programs—to provide training and continuing education for law enforcement and forensic specialists and bring a forensicfocus to campus education.