Last week the LFA was present in Qualifica 2016 – Feira de Educação, Formação, Juventude e Emprego, at Exponor (Porto, Portugal). We promoted Forensic Anthropology and related disciplines as well as the education options available at University of Coimbra. During the 14-17th of April, Exponor was a space focused on networking between professionals, students and professors, in a very informal and fun context.
The career of Forensic Anthropologist was promoted today in the 16th episode of La Carrera Especial, a mini-documentary series from El País. In this series of encounters between teachers and students, Professor Eugénia Cunha was chosen to represent the profession. Insights and methods were shared with a student of Criminology and Psychology, Candela Fernández, from the Universidad Europea de Madrid.
On the 16th of this month, the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology was present at Futurália – Oferta educativa, Formação e Empregabilidade, at FIL (Lisbon, Portugal). Futurália is a 5 days event with over 70000 visitors, mostly students looking for education offers or vocation training. Our mission there was mainly to promote and bring awareness to the Lab’s work, and educational programs in which we are involved. Those include a BSc in Anthropology, a MSc in Human Evolution and Biology, and a post-graduation in Forensic Anthropology.
Professor Francisco Etxeberria was the winner of the 9DEMARZO Prize in the Best technological & scientific application and field work category. The professor in Legal and Forensic Medicine in the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) was awarded this prize in recognition for his excellence as a forensic expert. Also, for his contributions on the preservation of historical memory and specifically for his major work in the genetic identification of the human remains of Ruth and José Corboda’s children.