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Eberly College of Science

Forensic Science Biannual Newsletters

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The newsletter is typically sent about halfway through the Fall and Spring semester each year.


  • Message from the Director
  • Welcome Rebekah Jensen
  • Farewell to Chief Deputy Coroner Judy Pleskonko
  • Notice: Medicolegal Death Investigation Course is Now FRNSC 460, No Longer FRNSC 497
  • Prospective Grad Virtual Open House
  • Dr. Holland Receives the Paul M. Althouse Memorial Teaching Award
  • ISHI presentations
  • The Holland Research Group Taking Strides to Improve the Mitochondrial DNA Database
  • Congratulations to all our Spring 2023 Graduates and Award Winners!
  • First Annual Welcome Mocktail Mixer a Success
  • Thank You to All Our Haunted-U Volunteers
  • Forensic Science Club Haunted House to be Held October 20th and 21st from 


  • Message from the Director
  • Happy Retirement to Dr. Reena Roy
  • Welcome New Forensic Staff Members
  • Congratulations to our Fall 2022 Graduates! 
  • Penn State Forensics at NEAFS
  • Penn State Forensics at ACVP
  • Virtual Open House for Prospective Grad Students
  • New Elective: Medicolegal Death Investigation Course
  • Holland Research Group Awarded NIJ Grant for mtDNA Research


  • Message from the Director
  • Incoming Grads 
  • AAFS presentations 
  • Wieland Scholarship Recipient 
  • Recognizing our Fall 2021 Graduates 
  • Spring 2022 Student Marshal 
  • Virtual Event 
  • New Electives 
  • 006 Althouse Lab Acquired 


  • Meet our Faculty
  • Meet our Staff
  • Graduate Open House