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UNL Forensic Science - Robert Bowen
March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Dr. Robert Bowen, a Board-Certified Forensic Pathologist with Physician’s Laboratory Services and adjunct faculty member for UNL’s Forensic Science Program, came to discuss issues of forensic pathology.

Bowen indicated that in Nebraska, a coroners system is used where a coroner is an elected official (County Attorney) who then appoints a professional to perform that county’s autopsies.  Dr. Bowen’s lab processed over 700 autopsies last year alone.


UNL Forensic Science - Doug Ahlberg
March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

Doug Ahlberg, Director of Emergency Management for Lancaster County and retired Captain of the Lincoln Police Department, came to discuss emergency management at the local, state and federal level.


UNL Forensic Science - FBI
March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

Michele Stevenson, a Special Agent with the FBI Omaha Division, shared information about careers in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As the Applicant Coordinator and Recruiter for the Omaha Division, Stevenson highlighted several opportunities for students and graduates including paid and unpaid internships, careers as professional staff and as special agents.  She indicated that college graduates with degrees in math and science are very highly sought after for their problem-solving skill development.


UNL Forensic Science - Tiffany Heng-Moss
February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

Tiffany Heng-Moss, Professor of Entomology and courtesy affiliate with UNL’s Forensic Science Program, will be discussing important female scientists in a variety of science careers throughout history as the keynote speaker for the Women in Science Conference.


UNL Forensic Science - DNA
February 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Jerry Soucie, a Lincoln-area Attorney, came to discuss the importance and use of DNA evidence in the court of law.


UNL Forensic Science - Ashley Hall
February 14, 2014

February 14, 2014

Ashley Hall, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science and Forensic Biochemistry Option Coordinator for UNL’s Forensic Science Program has been awarded the Junior Faculty Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence for the year of 2014. 


UNL Forensic Science - Corrections
February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

Two individuals from the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services: Benny Noordhoek, Criminal Investigator, and Jeff Peterson, Intel Coordinator/Analyst, came to discuss  investigations and data mining in the prison system.


UNL Forensic Science - John Beck
February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, John Beck, cadaver detection dog trainer and handler, brought his K9 Jasper to discuss using search dogs to find human remains.

Beck and Jasper, a Labrador Retriever trained as a cadaver detection dog, demonstrated how she uses her olfactory senses to ascertain the location of human remains. Beck noted that humans have been using dogs for as long as we can remember because of their superior sense of smell, hearing and eyesight.


January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

Josey Huffman, Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, and his colleague Staff Sergeant West, presented a variety of forensic science-related careers available in the U.S. Army.

Sgt. Huffman highlighted the career routes and presented information for the following entry-level positions: Intelligence Analyst, EOD (explosive ordinance detection) Specialist, and Health Care Specialist.  These areas were identified as being particularly well-suited for students interested in forensic science.


UNL Forensic Science Club
January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

On Tuesday evening, UNL’s Forensic Science Club met to hold its annual Officer Elections. 

Student involvement in the club is highly encouraged and inviting new students into leadership positions ensures that the vitality of the organization stays intact.  The resulting list of officers is as follows:


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