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History Channel Highlights University's Corporate Faculty

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Dauphin County Coroner and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology corporate faculty member, Graham Hetrick, was featured in Episode 514 of Modern Marvels. The episode, called Corpse Tech, began airing 8 p.m., Friday, June 20, on the History Channel.

Corpse Tech examines the technology used by coroners and forensic anthropologists to both saves lives and catch murderers is examined. Upon learning how Harrisburg University builds a bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical experiences in its forensic program and uses corporate faculty to educate students, the production crew travelled across country to visit. The crew spent several days in the region with Mr. Hetrick and Harrisburg University students before visiting other sites around the nation. The University receives a special thanks at the end of the episode, too.

Modern Marvels is a documentary television series on the History Channel that answers the question of how many things in the modern world are possible and where they came from. Premiering on January 1, 1995, Modern Marvels has produced over 500 episodes of various scientific, technological and mechanical topics.

The University's Forensics program is the true science behind what TV viewers see weekly in shows such as CSI. In forensics, the goal is not only just trying to figure out what happened, but also determining how, when, why, and by whom. University students do facial reconstructions and DNA extractions, visit crime scenes, and intern with Hetrick. Hands-on projects let students develop the variety of skills needed to become a good forensic investigator: one part pathologist, one part dentist, one part psychologist, one part chemist, one part anthropologist, and one part crimi­nologist.

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