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 or 281-275-8826.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Katy Walterscheidt 361-570-4342