William G. Gilroy | Feb. 12, 2013 | College of Science
Visitors to the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Memorial Library on a recent day most likely thought they’d wandered into location filming for a “CSI” or “NCIS” television episode. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded a library study area, and a team of what appeared to be crime scene experts scoured the site for evidence.
The dramatic scene had an academic purpose, however. First-year students enrolled in a “Forensic Chemistry” course taught by chemistry and biochemistry professor Marya Lieberman worked the Hesburgh Library crime scene as the capstone experience for the class.