Media & Press

MUFSC is featured in many media and press outlets across the country. Our Forensic DNA Analysis services, sexual assault outreach programs, affiliates, and our work with law enforcement often make national headlines. Our Forensic Science Master's Program, alumni, and student organizations receive media and press coverage as well.

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12.14.16
Trial reset in 2004 rape case
The Herald Dispatch
11.13.16
MU forensic science professor to sit on CAP committees
The Herald Dispatch
10.20.16
End of grant funding brings staff changes at MU Forensic Center
The Herald Dispatch
10.15.16
Robert Plymale: Region must leverage available assets, partnerships
The Herald Dispatch
10.07.16
HPD Seeks Consent to Examine DNA Sexual Assault Kit Analysis
HuntingtonNews.net
09.29.16
Marshall University in forefront of providing DNA relationship training
The State Journal
09.28.16
Marshall Forensic Identification Association to host Women’s Expo Thursday
The Parthenon
09.27.16
WV moves forward on rape kit testing
The Herald Dispatch
09.27.16
West Virginia receives $1 million for sexual assault kit testing
Beckley Register-Herald
09.18.16
Marshall Scientist Leading The Way
TriState Update
09.18.16
Quick action in Cabell rape kit backlog case is expected
The Herald Dispatch
08.17.16
WV's testing of rape kits lags other states
The Herald Dispatch
08.27.16
Editorial: W.Va. needs to get moving on rape kit testing
The Herald Dispatch
08.23.16
Man implicated by rape kit testing appears in court
The Herald Dispatch
08.22.16
Hundreds of backlogged rape kits tested; positive matches found
WSAZ News Channel 3
08.21.16
MU Forensic Science Center receives grant
The Herald Dispatch
08.14.16
Marshall partners with national crime center
The Herald Dispatch
08.11.16
MU's Forensic Science Center to research new automated DNA screening
The State Journal
08.02.16
Thumbs up: Forensic students get top marks
The Herald Dispatch
08.03.16
Marshall partners with National White-Collar Crime Center
Gallipolis Daily Tribune
08.01.16
Digital forensics faculty member serves as expert for National Institute of Justice panel
HuntingtonNews.net
07.28.16
Board ranks MU forensics No. 1 in US
The Herald Dispatch
07.26.16
Forensic Science Graduate Program ranks number one in the nation on national assessment test scores
HuntingtonNews.net
07.25.16
MU science, medical programs restructured
The Herald Dispatch
07.24.16
MU forensics showcased at national conference
The Herald Dispatch
07.08.16
Marshall University Forensic Science Center receives National Institute of Justice research grant
HuntingtonNews.net
07.01.16
DNA Technical Leader showcases success of project at conference
HuntingtonNews.net
06.26.16
Students in Appalachian program investigate Marshall forensics
The Herald Dispatch
06.19.16
Forensic science student receives national award
The Herald Dispatch
06.10.16
Girl: Man raped her in home
The Republican Herald
06.03.16
Middle-Schoolers Investigate Mock Murder
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
06.03.16
West Virginia middle-schoolers investigate mock murder
The Herald Dispatch
05.20.16
Marshall University’s Forensic DNA Analysis Lab Receives Criminal Justice Agency Designation
West Virginia Executive
04.29.16
Forensic Science Graduate Program student receives national award
HuntingtonNews.net
04.26.16
Marshall University Forensic Science Program hosts Forensic Science Research Day
HuntingtonNews.net
04.26.16
MU student research showcased at Research Day
The Herald Dispatch
04.20.16
Students, professionals focus on digital safety at conference
The Herald Dispatch
04.19.16
Marshall nursing students learn about forensics
Independent Dispatch
04.18.16
Seventh annual Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence Conference to be hosted by Marshall University Forensic Science Center
HuntingtonNews.net
04.15.16
Marshall University BSN nursing students attend sessions on forensic science and the role of DNA in sexual assaults
HuntingtonNews.net
04.14.16
MU Forensic Science Center Receives New Classification
WV Public Broadcasting
03.30.16
Marshall accepting applications for forensics conference
The Herald Dispatch
03.30.16
MU Forensic Science Center now has Criminal Justice Agency status
WOWK 13 News
03.28.16
Marshall Forensic Science Center officially a criminal justice agency
WCHS-TV8
03.27.16
Forensic professor receives award
The Herald Dispatch
03.25.16
Marshall University Forensic Science Center’s DNA Analysis Laboratory is designated as a criminal justice agency
HuntingtonNews.net
03.25.16
Tomblin OKs status upgrade for MU Forensic Science Center
The Herald Dispatch
03.22.16
High school students invited to explore digital forensics and cyber security at AIDE Conference April 20
HuntingtonNews.net
03.13.16
MU looks to increase its stature, enrollment
The Herald Dispatch
03.11.16
Forensic science professor receives national award
HuntingtonNews.net
03.11.16
Forensic Science Center again achieves national accreditation of its forensic DNA testing laboratories
HuntingtonNews.net
03.08.16
WV House OKs bill supporting MU forensic center
The Herald Dispatch
03.07.16
W.Va. House passes bill to let MU forensic center seek fed grants
The Herald Dispatch
03.02.16
Senate approves bill to help MU Forensic Center get federal funding
The Herald Dispatch
03.02.16
Bill would let Marshall forensic center seek fed grants
The Herald Dispatch
02.29.16
WVSP & Marshall team up to work at backlog of untested sexual assault kits
WOWK 13 News
02.23.16
Editorial: Agencies need timelines, standards on testing rape kits
The Herald Dispatch
01.10.16
MUFIA hosts silent auction to benefit Hoops Family Children’s Hospital
HuntingtonNews.net
01.10.16
Forensic student receives first Nicely Scholarship
The Herald Dispatch
01.06.16
Forensic Science Graduate Program student receives first scholarship award for the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship
HuntingtonNews.net

12.26.15
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams
The Herald Dispatch
12.22.15
Marshall forensics project showcased at conference
Independent Herald
12.18.15
Editorial: West Virginia begins work on rape kit backlog
The Herald Dispatch
12.14.15
New effort launched to clear backlog of untested WV rape kits
The State Journal
12.12.15
Agencies strategize over rape-kit backlog
The Herald Dispatch
12.11.15
WV Gets Federal Grant To Reduce Untested Rape Kits
WCHS-TV8
12.11.15
Justice efforts continue for untested rape kits in West Virginia
WSAZ NewsChannel 3
12.11.15
Officials to Discuss Reducing Untested Rape Kit Backlog
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
12.03.15
Nursing students attend sessions on forensic science and the role of DNA in sexual assaults
HuntingtonNews.net
10.10.15
Marshall University Group Hosts Women's Expo In Downtown Huntington
WCHS ABC 8
10.08.15
MU forensics program supports women at expo
The Herald Dispatch
10.08.15
Marshall University Forensic Identification Association to host Women’s Expo at Pullman Square
HuntingtonNews.net
09.27.15
Impact of CSI being felt after series ends
WOWK 13 News
09.25.15
San Benancio Middle School counts two math teachers
The Californian
09.10.15
$3.7M awarded to WV to process untested rape kits
Charleston Gazette-Mail
09.10.15
District Attorney Vance awards $38 Million in grants to heIp 32 jurisdiction in 20 states test backlogged rape kits
New York County District Attorney's Office
09.10.15
White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits
The Herald Dispatch
08.30.15
Rape-kit project can open old wounds
The Herald Dispatch
08.23.15
Editorial: State should expand MU's rape kit work
The Herald Dispatch
08.19.15
Partnership becoming model for reducing number of sexual assault kits
City of Huntington
08.19.15
HPD and Marshall University Team Up to Solve Sex Assault Crimes
WSAZ News Channel 3
08.19.15
Partnership solves cold-case rape
The Herald Dispatch
08.19.15
DNA Testing Partnership Leads to Cold Case Indictment
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
08.19.15
Partnership Between Multiple Agencies Seeks To Reduce Untested Rape Kits, Solve Crimes
WCHS-TV8
08.19.15
Partnership helps solve cold-case rape
The Herald Dispatch
08.19.15
New partnership cutting number of untested sexual assault kits
WOWK 13 News
08.15.15
MU forensic lab faces hurdle
The Herald Dispatch
08.14.15
Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program ranks number one in the nation on national assessment test scores
HuntingtonNews.net
08.06.15
Marshall hosting cell phone forensics workshop for police
The Herald Dispatch
07.28.15
Odd Jobs: Firearms examiner
WCAX
07.18.15
MU forensic science program to host breakfast fundraiser
The Herald Dispatch
07.09.15
Marshall University Forensic Science Center DNA Technical Leader presents success of novel project to review sexual assault cases at national DNA Technical Conference
HuntingtonNews.net
06.27.15
Forensic Science Center director addresses W.Va. prosecutors with information on advances in DNA technology
HuntingtonNews.net
06.23.15
Forensic Science Center DNA analyst delivers training on DNA's role in sexual assault investigations
HuntingtonNews.net
06.12.15
Central names Rock woman of the year nominee
Central College
06.07.15
$1,500 in donations presented to forensic scholarship fund
The Herald Dispatch
05.26.15
MU forensics program gets donations
Independent Herald
05.22.15
Michael J. Farrell and Tamela J. White receive plaques from Marshall University's Forensic Science Center in recognition of their long-term contributions to the forensic science graduate program and improving forensic science education
Farrell, White & Legg PLLC
05.12.15
Four receive Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
The Sentinel
05.08.15
Ohio middle school students investigate MU forensic program
The Herald Dispatch
05.08.15
Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program and student organization host crime scene investigation event for students from Lawrence County, Ohio middle schools
HuntingtonNews.net
04.21.15
Students explore digital forensics at MU
The Herald Dispatch
04.21.15
Marshall invites students to conference on digital evidence
The Herald Dispatch
04.12.15
Students to explore digital forensics, cyber security
The Herald Dispatch
04.09.15
HPD promotes 11 to new ranks
The Herald Dispatch
03.31.15
AIDE to hold sixth annual conference in Charleston, Huntington
West Virginia Record
03.31.15
The 'luckiest' prosecutor
The Herald Dispatch
03.30.15
Marshall researcher to receive national anatomy award
The Daily Sentinel
03.21.15
Thumbs up: MU forensics to help local prosecutor
The Herald Dispatch
03.15.15
Soft skills as important as technical skills
The Herald Dispatch
03.14.15
Professors to conduct DNA tests for prosecutor
The Herald Dispatch
03.05.15
Forensic science students to sponsor 5k run March 28
Gallipolis Daily Tribune

11.15.14
Students investigate MU Forensic program
The Herald Dispatch
11.13.14
Forensic Science Graduate Program student organization to host crime scene investigation workshops
HuntingtonNews.net
10.23.14
Timeline of Fairfield Stadium
The Herald Dispatch
09.26.14
MU student receives prestigious $25,000 scholarship
The Herald Dispatch
08.29.14
Chapman, Green wed in Oklahoma
The Winfield Daily Courier
08.22.14
MU student's research focuses on firearms
The Herald Dispatch
08.20.14
Grants to help agencies in prevention of violence
Charleston Daily Mail
08.14.14
Cold case conviction
McDowell County man convicted of sex crimes indicted on murder charge
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
07.24.14
Marshall University ranks No. 1 in forensic science test
WOWK 13 News
07.23.14
Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
07.19.14
MU forensic program again tops in test scores
The Herald Dispatch
05.20.14
Former Pro Golfer Achieves Success after Crash Changes His Life
PRWeb
05.19.14
US Senator Jay Rockefeller honored by MU at D.C. event
The Herald Dispatch
05.18.14
Forensic science center receives award
The Herald Dispatch
05.03.14
MU students showcase work at research event
The Herald Dispatch
04.21.14
MU hosts digital evidence conference
The Herald Dispatch
04.07.14
Rape kit testing in Louisiana
Gambit
03.06.14
Rape Evidence Collection Bill Passes W.Va. Senate
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
02.17.14
MU Forensic Science Center collects DNA of criminals across the country
The Parthenon
02.10.14
Editorial: Nurse training critical to prosecuting rape cases
The Herald Dispatch
02.05.14
House OKs bill to improve handling of sex crime evidence
Charleston Gazette
01.29.14
CSI: Huntington: Takes Kids to the Scene
The Parthenon

11.15.13
Students investigate forensic workshop at MU
The Herald Dispatch
11.11.13
West Virginia State Police seeks more child crimes investigators, analysts
WOWK 13 News
11.08.13
Overcoming Challenges
Florida Trend
11.06.13
2 Huntington residents among college board members
The Herald Dispatch
11.01.13
MU program provides training for nurses
The Herald Dispatch
10.30.13
Nurses Trained To Aid Young Victims Of Sex Assault
WCHS-TV8
10.30.13
Marshall hosts pediatric sexual assault training
Charleston Gazette
10.18.13
Not quite 'CSI', Rasmussen works in forensic science reality
Inside: The official site for UW-Green Bay News and Features
09.11.13
Lenoir man convicted as accessory in 2010 murder
Hickory Daily Record
09.06.13
Governor Releases September Edge Business Report
West Virginia Department of Commerce
08.06.13
What does "#1" ranking mean for Marshall forensics?
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
07.27.13
MU's forensic center continues strong showing
The Herald Dispatch
07.23.13
Marshall forensics students excel in national test
Charleston Gazette
07.23.13
Marshall forensics students excel in national test
The Herald Dispatch
07.01.13
Profile: West Virginia
Delta Sky Magazine
05.30.13
MU DNA analysis IDs burn fatality
The Herald Dispatch
05.29.13
DNA Identifies Victim In January Fire
WITN
05.29.13
DNA identifies man killed in January blaze
The Daily News
05.21.13
Man sentenced in deaths of Caldwell man, woman
The Charlotte Observer
05.21.13
Granite Falls man convicted of accessory in 2010 murder
Hickory Daily Record
05.06.13
Events planned for MU's graduates
The Herald Dispatch
05.02.13
Saturday 5K to support Forensic Science scholarships
The Parthenon
05.01.13
MU med school gets new space
The Herald Dispatch
04.30.13
Marshall med school gets more research space
Charleston Gazette
04.29.13
5K to benefit Forensic Science Center
The Herald Dispatch
04.28.13
Awareness group takes to Pullman Square for Victims' Rights Week
The Parthenon
04.17.13
MU hosting digital evidence conference
The Herald Dispatch
04.15.13
Marshall Hosts Conference on Digital Evidence
WSAZ News Channel 3
04.01.13
AIDE to hold fourth annual conference in Huntington, Charleston
West Virginia Record
02.25.13
Skull found in N.C. belongs to handicapped girl
Times Leader
02.22.13
Round table discussion focuses on prescription drug abuse
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
02.21.13
Officials: W.Va. pill users turning to heroin
San Antonio Express-News
02.21.12
Session focuses on cutting demand
The Herald Dispatch
02.21.13
Skull belonged to disabled North Carolina girl, prosecutor says
CNN
02.21.13
Police: Skull found in 2012 belongs to murdered Hickory girl
WRAL
02.19.13
Rockefeller backs drug treatment bill
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
02.14.13
Rockefeller, Rahall, Manchin sponsor pill abuse bills
Charleston Gazette
02.05.13
Rahall Assembles Federal, State and Local Officials to Tackle Substance Abuse in WV
Congressman Nick J. Rahall
01.23.13
Cabell County fights synthetic drug use
The Parthenon

11.27.12
Legislators visit Marshall forensic science center
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
11.26.12
Members of Judiciary Subcommittee B Tour Forensic Science Center at Marshall
West Virginia Legislature
11.26.12
Legislators get close-up look at forensics
The Herald Dispatch
11.26.12
Interims Begin Monday In Capitol City
MetroNews
11.09.12
Students Get Lesson in Solving Bullying Crime
WSAZ News Channel 3
11.09.12
Lessons in forensics
The Herald Dispatch
11.05.12
TAG students learn about crime solving
The Ironton Tribune
10.17.12
Marshall, West Virginia State Police partnership recognized
Forensic Magazine
10.15.12
Marshall University and the West Virginia State Police receive the 2012 United States Attorney’s Award for Innovation in Justice
West Virginia Executive
07.18.12
Marshall U, W.Va. police partnership recognized
Charleston Daily Mail
07.18.12
Jay wants reductions in 'wrongful convictions'
The Register-Herald
07.12.12
International program strengthens Marshall
The Parthenon
06.19.12
MU forensic program director to participate in biometrics forum
WOWK 13 News
05.31.12
Hackers pose large threat to companies on Net
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
05.22.12
AIDE begins third annual conference
The West Virginia Record
05.21.12
Digital Evidence Conference Hosted by Marshall Forensic Science Center
DFI News
05.19.12
Marshall to host conference on digital evidence
Charleston Gazette
05.19.12
Marshall to host conference on digital forensic evidence
The State Journal
05.18.12
Marshall Forensic Science Center to host Digital Evidence Conference
WOWK 13 News
05.02.12
George Washington students learn forensics at Marshall
WOWK 13 News
04.27.12
Marshall University to host Forensic Science Research Day
WOWK 13 News
04.15.12
Marshall Forensic Science Center helps New Orleans Police
WOWK 13 News
04.10.12
Forensic center lauded
The Herald Dispatch
04.10.12
New Orleans Rape Kits Tested at MU Forensic Science Center
WSAZ News Channel 3
04.10.12
Marshall Forensic Science Center lends hand to New Orleans Police
The State Journal
04.05.12
Marshall University program achieves accreditation
WOWK 13 News
04.05.12
MU digital forensic program is first school in nation to gain accreditation
The State Journal
04.04.12
Editorial: Forensic center adds to Marshall's reputation
The Herald Dispatch
04.03.12
Manchin celebrates accreditation of MU Forensic Science Graduate Program
The Parthenon
04.03.12
Digital forensics first to be accredited
The Herald Dispatch
04.03.12
MU Digital Forensic Becomes First Accredited Program in the US
WSAZ News Channel 3
04.03.12
MU Digital Forensics program first in U.S. to be accredited
The Herald Dispatch
03.29.12
Manchin Kicks Off Two Week Tour Focused On 'Fighting For Every Job'
Joe Manchin, United States Senator, West Virginia
02.08.12
Uncovering the Forensic Science Center
The Parthenon
01.22.12
Goodwin touts Marshall University crime lab
Cumberland Times-News
01.11.12
Marshall forensics program focuses on digital devices
Charleston Daily Mail
01.10.12
U.S. Attorney touts forensic center
The Herald Dispatch
01.10.12
Goodwin Calls Forensic Center Instrumental in the Prosecution of Child Exploitation Crimes
United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

12.10.11
Nicholas County students receive training on cyber safety
The Herald Dispatch
12.07.11
Commerce Committee Hearing Reviews the Science of Forensics; MU Professor Testifies
Senator Jay Rockefeller for West Virginia
12.07.11
Turning the Investigation on the Science of Forensics
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
11.17.11
Backlog Eliminated DNA Unit Now Operating in Real Time
KLFY 10 Eyewitness News
11.17.11
Gov. Jindal Announces Elimination of DNA Backlog, DNA Unit Now Operating in Real Time
Office of the Governor, State of Louisiana
11.02.11
High schoolers get time in forensics lab
The Herald Dispatch
10.19.11
Speakers offers insight on cyber security
Register-Herald Reporter
10.13.11
New Orleans rape-kit backlog will be tested by start of 2012, police say
The Times-Picayune
10.13.11
NOPD looks at rape kits from old cases
WWLTV Eyewitness News
10.12.11
NOPD Working to eliminate rape kit backlog; Arrests 16 in drug buy project
City of New Orleans
08.22.11
Forensic Nexus Q/A Session with a Forensic Chemistry expert and professor!
Forensic Nexus
08.10.11
City of Huntington to recognize 2011 Wall of Fame inductees
The Herald Dispatch
08.09.11
Forensics lab dissects the tech
Charleston Daily Mail
07.29.11
Marshall forensics center helps Huntington solve crime
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
07.28.11
Editorial: DNA advances produce benefits, challenges
The Herald Dispatch
07.07.11
Marshall to host second Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence Conference
The Herald Dispatch
07.07.11
MU event offers digital education
The Independent
06.07.11
Diane Mufson: Marshall's forensic center truly impressive
The Herald Dispatch
05.06.11
MU Forensic Science Center offers SANE training for registered nurses
The Herald Dispatch
01.28.11
Bill would establish MU forensic center as state DNA lab for police
The Herald Dispatch
01.14.11
Bills Promoting Public Safety and Child Protection to be Introduced During Session
West Virginia Legislature

12.22.10
MU Forensic Science Center received award from D.C. Police Department
The Herald Dispatch
12.21.10
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department awards the Marshall University Forensic Science Center with commendation
HuntingtonNews.net
12.15.10
3 Years Later: DNA and the Leah Hickman Case
WSAZ News Channel 3
11.08.10
Forensic center works outside spotlight
The Herald Dispatch
10.28.10
West Virginia’s DNA database helps solve cold case
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
10.22.10
Analysis of DNA nabs rape suspect
The Herald Dispatch
10.22.10
Marshall University's Forensic Science Center at Forefront of DNA Technology
WSAZ News Channel 3
10.15.10
Forensic science students learn explosive techniques
The Herald Dispatch
10.07.10
Digital forensics program offers Marshall students the ability to learn by helping with real police
The Parthenon
09.24.10
Marshall's Forensic Science Center to receive more than $5.9 million in federal funds
The Herald Dispatch
09.23.10
$5.4M Awarded to Marshall University Forensic Science Center
WSAZ News Channel 3
09.23.10
Funding for MU forensics center passes Senate committee
Charleston Gazette
07.31.10
Digital evidence conference wraps up at Forensic Science Center
The Herald Dispatch
05.23.10
Marshall’s Crime Scene House draws national attention
The Herald Dispatch
05.23.10
Art student donates sculpture to the Forensic Science Center
The Herald Dispatch
04.17.10
Edward Tucker tops at architecture awards
The Charleston Gazette
04.08.10
Marshall Center On the Cutting Edge of Forensics
WVNS-TV
03.01.10
Students and law enforcement get hands-on experience in the Marshall University crime scene house
Law Enforcement Technology, March 2010 Issue
02.25.10
Director leading MU's forensic department forward
The Herald Dispatch
02.14.10
MU to conduct research for AccessData
The Herald Dispatch
01.20.10
Forensic Science Center Solves Crimes
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
01.09.10
MU Forensics Center Helps Crack Crime Cases
The Herald Dispatch
01.07.10
Marshall Lab Work Leads to Arrests in South Carolina
The Charleston Gazette
01.07.10
DNA Program Working
The Post and Courier