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.

Noordhoek and Peterson described how data is collected on inmates, which can produce a tremendous amount of information for each individual, and explained how ‘data mining’ is collecting and consolidating this data for use in investigations.


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.


Josey Huffman. Links to larger image.
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:


UNL Forensic Science - Larry Barksdale
January 14, 2014

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...


UNL Forensic Science - Dec Graduates 2014
December 20, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - DNA
November 14, 2013

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).                                          


UNL Forensic Science - Tiffany Heng-Moss
November 13, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - Fred Baxendale
October 29, 2013

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.UNL Forensic Science - Fred in China