News

March 2, 2016

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, three representatives from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, came to discuss the work they do in Nebraska’s 10 correctional facilities. 


Nebraska State Trooper Pedram Nabegh
February 24, 2016

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Nebraska State Trooper Pedram Nabegh, a crash scene reconstructionist, came to discuss crash scene reconstruction and present a case study of a scene. 

Nabegh indicated that the job involves many physical science concepts that are used to determine the “how” a crash happened, not necessarily the “why”.  He works mostly when there has been either a fatality, serious bodily injury, commercial motor vehicle collisions, or when another agency requests his assistance.


US Army Recruiters
February 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, representatives from the U.S. Army have spoken to Forensic Science Students about career opportunities in the Army.  Two current students who viewed the presentation last year and have since enlisted in the army reserve, accompanied the representatives during this semester’s presentation: Emma Dubas (far left) and Aaron Gilbert (center left).


Don Gross
February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Donald Gross, Fire Investigator/Explosive Technician with the city of Lincoln Bureau of Fire Prevention, gave a presentation about his work in fire code enforcement, fire investigation, bomb squad and public fire education.


December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015

On Friday, December 18th the Departments of Entomology and Applied Science invited Forensic Science graduates and their families to participate in the joint graduation reception held prior to the CASNR Salute to Graduates reception.


Kate Schwenke
December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

Kate Schwenke, a graduate of the UNL Forensic Science Program in December, 2014 has just finished her training in the Police Academy and will join the force of the Lincoln Police Department.

Lincoln Journal-Star Article


mummified remains from Italy
September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

The September issue of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine features an article by UNL students and faculty associated with the Forensic Science Program (Johnica Morrow, and Karl Reinhard in addition to Leon Higley, Diesel Baldwin and Dario Piombino-Mascali). 


UNL Forensic Science - Jeri Meyers
August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

UNL’s Forensic Science Program has a new instructor for the Fall 2015 semester.  Jeri Myers will be teaching FORS 445/845-Human Remains in Forensic Science as a newly appointed Adjunct Forensic Science Lecturer. 


Samantha Hayek
August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

Over the past summer Samantha Hayek, a forensic science major and Ambassador for the Forensic Science Program here at UNL had an exciting opportunity to be involved in some interesting research. Samantha participated in a UCARE project with forensic science professor Dr. Karl Reinhard and anthropology assistant professor Dr. Carrie Heitman where they examined pollen from Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.


Kate Schwenke
July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015

Kate Schwenke, a recent graduate of UNL’s Forensic Science Program, along with faculty members Sgt. Larry Barksdale and Dr. Ashley Hall, published their research on the International Association for Identification (IAI) website.  Their study, “A Protocol for Discovery of Latent Bloodstains on Dark and Patterned Clothing” was sponsored in part by a scholarship awarded to Schwenke through the IAI Johnson-White Memorial Fund.


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