As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Jim Davidsaver, Director of Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Management, discussed his work in emergency management. Davidsaver, a 28-year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department with 10 years as a crime scene technician, now teaches UNL’s Survey of Criminal Justice in addition to his other duties.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.