News and Events

  1. 2013 Archaeological Field School this summer »


    This year’s field school will investigate a prehistoric site on Radford Arsenal property and two late prehistoric Mississippian culture (A. D. 900 – 1600) mound sites in Lee County, Virginia. Contact Dr. Boyd for permission to enroll.

  2. One Day Law Enforcement Symposium May 24, 2013 »


    RUFSI will host a one-day symposium for professional law enforcement entitled "Innovations and Best Practices in Forensic Science" on May 24, 2013 at Radford University. 

Forensic Science Institute in university news

Congratulations to Drs. Cliff and Donna Boyd, who were granted Honorary Membership in the Virginia Forensic Science Academy at a ceremony in Virginia Beach on Sept. 3, 2015.  They were recognized for their contributions to the Forensic Science Academy and the advancement of Crime Scene Investigation.

Congratulations to Sharon Roller, Anthropology Major (Forensic Anthropology Concentration)-- recipient of the 2015-2015 Boyd Forensic and Anthropological Sciences Scholarship

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Forensic Science Presentations Sept. 16, 2016, Bonnie Auditorium:

  •         Jessica Wood - "Creation of a Non-Human vs. Human Bone Identification Database" (11:00-11:15)
  •         David Foley - "A Comparability Study of Digital Evidence of Bone Repair in the Diagnosis of Child Abuse"             (11:30-11:45)
  •         Sharon Roller - "Pediatric Antemortem Healing Standards Based on Microscopic Analysis of Fractures in             Known Forensic Child Abuse Cases" (4:30-4:45)