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Forensic geology at 'On the Rocks'

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Former geology professor and vice president for research and development at the University of Montana, Raymond Murray, will be the next featured speaker at the University of Montana Western’s “On the Rocks” speaker series. Murray will speak on Monday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in UMW’s Block Hall Room 311. Former geology professor and vice president for research and development at the University of Montana, Raymond Murray, will be the next featured speaker at the University of Montana Western’s “On the Rocks” speaker series. Murray will speak on Monday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in UMW’s Block Hall Room 311. Murray’s presentation, “Forensic Geology: Collecting crime evidence from the Earth,” will focus on how geology is used in crime labs. Murray earned his Ph.D. in geology at the University of Wisconsin where he specialized in carbonate sedimentary rocks. In addition to the University of Montana, Murray taught geology at the University of New Mexico and Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous books and publications on forensic geology and sedimentary geology, including "Origin of Sedimentary Rocks." In 2004, Murray published a book on forensic geology entitled "Evidence from the Earth.”