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UHV students dig up bones

University of Houston-Victoria students Mary Adkins, left, and Alejandro Sueiro practice processing a mock crime scene on Sunday in a field near UH Sugar Land. Six students from Victoria, Cinco Ranch and Sugar Land exhumed replica skeletal remains and identified gender, age, time of death, cause of death and ethnicity. The students are part of a new “Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology” class taught by Jeffrey Ricken, a podiatric surgeon and adjunct lecturer in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences. The class is offered to students pursuing the forensic and biomedical science concentration of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information about the program, contact Richard Gunasekera, professor and director of biological sciences, at gunasekerar@uhv.edu or 281-275-8826.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.