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.


UNL Forensic Science May Graduation 2015
May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

On Friday, May 8th 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.

The following Forensic Science students were honored (in order left to right): Kaitlyn Baumfalk, Rachel Soukup, Kaileigh Jacobs and Emily Anderson.  Other graduating seniors (not pictured) include: Aktham Adams, Austin Aufenkamp, and Feighanne Tharpe.


Paulette Arguelles presenting her poster. Links to larger image.
May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

The work of Paulette Arguelles, a 2012 Forensic Science Graduate from UNL, has been published in The Anatomical Record and is now highlighted on the Real Clear Science website. The study, “Forensic Palynological Analysis of Intestinal Contents of a Korean Mummy” (Arguelles, Reinhard & Shin, 2015) was a project for the forensic science palynology course (pollen analysis), FORS 446 and focused on examining pollen spores in fossilized feces to determine what an individual ate before they expired.


UNL Forensic Science - Spatterganza2015
April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

UNL’s Forensic Science Club, a Registered Student Organization affiliated with the Forensic Science Degree Program, held its 3rd Annual Blood Spatterganza fundraiser on Wednesday, April 1st


UNL Forensic Science - FBI
February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

As part of the FORS 200 - Forensic Seminar guest lecture series, Michele Stevenson, a Special Agent with the FBI Omaha Division, shared information about careers in the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


UNL Forensic Science - Karl Reinhard
February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015

Dr. Karl Reinhard, Professor of Forensic Science and Environmental Archaeology of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Forensic Science Program, was invited to give a presentation in the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Plenary Session on Anthropology and Criminalistics.