Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College

January Food for Thought Luncheon Series

January 11, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
LAC Function Room 170
$8.00 per person and includes a light lunch

Fred Jordan Food For Thought

Guest Speaker:  Fred Jordan

Topic:  The Autopsy

Fans of NCIS and mystery novel readers are no strangers to the role of a forensic pathologist in solving unexplained deaths. But did you know that the origins of the profession began as early as 4000 BC? The answer to the question “Whodunnit?” often depends upon a careful analysis of how it happened. Throughout the ages, those mysteries have been solved by people who were the forefathers of today’s medical examiner.

Last year, Fred Jordan gave Senior College Food for Thought attendees a riveting presentation on the role of the medical examiner’s office in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. On Friday, January 11, he returns to Food for Thought with more information about the history of medical-legal investigations and how they help solve the questions surrounding unexplained sudden death. Two interesting cases will be presented. First, The Case of the Missing Housewife or how do you create a corpus delicti if there is no body? Second, Go West Young Man, a Maine boy went to Oklahoma seeking his fame and fortune in the early 1900s what happened to him? The public is invited to join us as we explore these mysteries with an expert in the field.

Fred Jordan is Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maine. In 2015 he was ordained as a hospital, senior health center, and hospice chaplain. Retired as Chief Medical Examiner, State of Oklahoma and as a clinical professor of pathology, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, he is currently Visiting Professor of Pathology and Legal Medicine, St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies.

The cost of the luncheon is $8.00 pp by RESERVATION ONLY and must be made by noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. 

Senior College reservation line is 753-6510 just follow the prompts.

Those without a reservation can purchase lunch at Cafe L-A on campus and are welcome to listen to the speaker for free.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and the program is from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Please note that there may be rare occasions that we may have to change the program on the scheduled day.  

Contact Information

Senior College Reservation Line
753-6510 and follow the prompts