Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Will Host 'True Crime Exposed' to Investigate Forensic Science

  • Skip Hollandsworth
    Skip Hollandsworth, executive director of Texas Monthly and author of The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, will discuss his best-selling book.
  • True crime
    Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host its fifth annual Director’s Forum, “True Crime Exposed: Examining the Elements of Forensic Science.”
Feb. 5, 2019

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by Jessie Jilovec, student newswriter, Baylor University Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2019) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host its fifth annual Director’s Forum, “True Crime Exposed: Examining the Elements of Forensic Science.” The event will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.

The event will feature a panel discussion on how forensic science has helped solve historic crimes and other activities.

Below is a schedule of events throughout the day:

10 to 11 a.m.: Skip Hollandsworth, executive director of Texas Monthly and author of The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, will discuss his best-selling book.

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Ron Singer, technical and administrative director of Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, will moderate a panel discussion with forensic experts who will address questions about forensic science and its value in solving crimes. Panelists will include Hollandsworth; Jim Huggins, senior lecturer in Baylor’s department of anthropology; and Suzanne Baldon, forensic science instructor in forensic art at McLennan Community College.

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Visitors will experience forensic science up close through demonstrations and discussions with experts and museum staff during a forensic forum.

“Forensic science has long held the fascination of many as evidenced by numerous television programs, films and books on the topic,” said Charles Walter, director of the Mayborn Museum. “The museum is proud to host this exciting array of experts as we dig deep into true crimes and the methods used to solve them.”

The event is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for children. Admission is free for museum members and Baylor students. Lectures are included in the price of admission.

The day-long event is in collaboration with Baylor’s department of anthropology, McLennan Community College’s department of criminal justice and other community partners. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

ABOUT THE MAYBORN MUSEUM COMPLEX AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

The Mayborn Museum Complex celebrates the natural science and cultural history of Central Texas. This 143,000-square-foot building on the Baylor University campus sparkles with numerous vibrant exhibits and compelling hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy over and over again. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/mayborn.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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