August 28, 2013
PRNewswire-USNewswire published an article about the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarding a $423,528 grant to the University of South Florida.
May 16, 2013
The work of several UNL students, faculty and a visiting scholar was presented at the Brazilian Symposium of Paleobotany and Palynology this week. The presentations were:
April 30, 2013
On April 30, Robert Bowen, MD, with Physician’s Laboratory in Omaha, NE was granted an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Forensic Science with UNL’s Forensic Science Degree Program.
Dr. Bowen is a coroner’s physician and is Board Certified in Cytopathology, Clinical Pathology and Anatomical Pathology.
April 24, 2013
As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, John Beck, cadaver detection dog trainer and handler, brought his K9 Athena to discuss using search dogs to find human remains.
Beck and Athena, an Australian Cattle Dog trained as a cadaver detection dog, demonstrated how she uses her olfactory senses to ascertain the location of human remains. Beck has trained her to use aggressive indications like barking and scratching to identify the location of human remains.
April 17, 2013
On April 17, Steve Schmidt, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, was granted a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor of Forensic Science in the Forensic Science Degree Program.
Steve is a welcome addition and will be providing an important legal perspective on forensic science.
April 17, 2013
Dr. Jim Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Dentistry at UNMC Dental School, gave a presentation providing information about Forensic Odontology and the work of the Nebraska Dental Forensic Team.
April 5, 2013
UNL forensic science professor Karl Reinhard has just been welcomed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine as an Editorial Board Member.
Reinhard will be refereeing papers submitted for publication and offering advice about various aspects of the editing and production of the journal.
March 27, 2013
As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Jeff Ward, Certified Crime Scene Investigator for the Nebraska State Patrol, gave a presentation providing information about the different types of investigations that he does as a CSI.
March 15, 2013
Sgt. Larry Barksdale, retired Criminal Investigations Case Manager and Crime Scene Tech Supervisor for the Lincoln Police Department, has now become a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice in Forensic Science.
March 13, 2013
As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Pat Condon, Chief Deputy Prosecutor for the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office shared information about being a credible expert witness.
Condon outlined the order of proof and indicated several points to being credible when presenting expert witness testimony including conduct, consistency, knowledge and honesty.