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This episode aired September 10, 2019

This episode of CMUnow features Professor of Forensic Anthropology Melissa Connor, PhD, who is also the director of the CMU Forensic Investigation Research Station (FIRS), and Head of the Department of Music Darin Kamstra, DMA. 


Melissa Connor and the Forensic Investigation Research Station 
Professor of Forensic Anthropology Melissa Connor, PhD, speaks about the work she and students are conducting at the Forensic Investigation Research Station (FIRS). FIRS is centered upon an outdoor facility focused on research, teaching and service regarding the decomposition of human remains. It is one of only nine facilities conducting this type of work in the world. 

Darin Kamstra and the 2019-20 Music Season
Head of the Department of Music Darin Kamstra, DMA, and director of jazz studies and percussion speaks about stepping into the department head position and what changes might be made to the program. Kamstra also discusses upcoming music department events including guest artist recitals and the faculty gala, and his pursuits outside of teaching.

Tune in to KAFM community radio at 88.1 on Tuesday, October 8 from 12-12:30pm for the next CMUnow show.

Full transcript of this episode.

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Written by Katlin Birdsall