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:
January 14, 2014
Sgt. Larry Barksdale, a professor in the UNL Forensic Science Degree Program and coordinator of the Crime Scene Investigation Option, was nominated by his students to receive a “Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students”.
This award, given by the UNL Teaching Council and the Parents Association is in its twenty-sixth year of honoring faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to the lives of students at UNL. Congratulations Larry! More...
December 20, 2013
On Friday, Dec. 20th 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.
November 14, 2013
Tamika Hare, an undergraduate student at Delaware State University who worked with Dr. Ashley Hall here at UNL over the summer, has been selected to present her work in Dr. Hall’s lab at the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
November 13, 2013
Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss, a professor of entomology and courtesy faculty member of the Forensic Science Program at UNL, was one of two recipients of the 2013 National Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences.
The award is given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and was presented at the 126th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
October 29, 2013
Dr. Fred Baxendale recently returned to UNL after teaching a 3 credit hour Turfgrass Entomology course (MSU - ENT 364) at Sichuan Agricultural University in Ya’an, China. The course, which ran from October 14-25, 2013, is part of a Michigan State University-China joint B.S. degree program in Turfgrass Management.
October 28, 2013
From 9-11 pm Monday night, the Harper-Schramm-Smith Residence Association and UNL’s Forensic Science Club and Forensic Science Ambassadors teamed up to present an educational activity for freshman students.
The student presenters used interactive stations to educate others on different aspects of forensic science including: blood spatter, entomology, fingerprinting, shoe impressions and forensic photography.
October 1, 2013
Forensic science is a major many people are interested in, but may not know much about. That is about to change now that UNL’s Forensic Science Program has brought in 6 students to help spread the word about the major.
The Forensic Science Ambassador program is designed to give current students an opportunity to share their experiences in the major with prospective students interested in forensic science.
September 17, 2014
UNL Forensic Science Assistant Professor Ashley Hall has been researching and assessing the nature of DNA damage and the inhibition of polymerase-mediated primer extension, leading to DNA typing failure.
Her article Assessment of DNA damage induced by terrestrial UV irradiation of dried bloodstains: Forensic implications will be published in the January 2014 volume of Forensic Science International: Genetics.
September 7, 2013
Many people gathered in the backyard of UNL Forensic Science Assistant Professor of Practice Sgt. Larry Barksdale to celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year.
There was BBQ to be had, rock music to be heard and stories to be swapped by new and old Forensic Science Majors alike.
Events like the Forensic Science Welcome Back Picnic give students a chance to reconnect after the summer months, mingle with faculty and staff and get to know students new to the program.