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‘Bones’ creator to speak at Houston Museum of Natural Science for HCC

Renowned forensic anthropologist and author Dr. Kathy Reichs applauds HCC Northwest film program

HOUSTON, TX [August 23, 2012] – Dr. Kathy Reichs, known for her books and the highly successful FOX television series “Bones,” is the real forensic anthropologist on whom the show’s fictional character, Dr. Temperance Brennan, is based. She will speak at a free event at the Houston Museum of Nation Science to raise awareness of the growing film program at Houston Community College Northwest.

Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains to separating and identifying co-mingled body parts in her Montreal lab, she has brought her own work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. She served on the board of directors and as vice president of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Reichs will address the group about highlights of her careers as a forensic anthropologist, producer of the television series “Bones,” and author of many best-selling novels, including her latest, “Bones Are Forever.”

This event, made possible by HCC film program advisory chairperson Cynthia Neely, is sponsored by HCC Northwest Audio Recording & Filmmaking Department. The Northwest College program is one of the few such community college programs in Texas. This program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and workforce certificates in screenwriting, editing and production. Graduates of the program have moved into every aspect of the film and video industry.

The event is free and open to all HCC faculty, staff, students and community members by reservation. RSVP to or 713.718.5729 by Thursday, Sept 6. Admission to the museum’s newest exhibit of prehistoric bones, the Hall of Paleontology, is included with the event.

WHEN: Friday, September 7, 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive.
Houston, Texas 77030

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