UNL Forensic Science Ambassadors
October 28, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science Ambassadors
October 1, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - Ashley Hall
September 17, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - Picnic
September 7, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science Club
August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013

The Forensic Science Club officers Kate Schwenke and Justine La Violette got a pleasant surprise when they looked up and saw who was signing up for their club on Thursday’s East Campus Welcome Back Fair. 

Lil’ Red was standing at their booth with a pen in hand signing the Forensic Science Club Roster.


UNL Forensic Science - Erin Kimmerle
August 28, 2013

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. 


UNL Forensic Science
May 16, 2013

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:


UNL Forensic Science - Robert Bowen
April 30, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - John Beck
April 24, 2013

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.


UNL Forensic Science - Steve Schmidt
April 17, 2013

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.