NEWS ADVISORY: Forensic scientist Robert Blackledge talk Monday, Sept. 13, Ockinga Seminar Center.

Michael Mosher
(308) 865-8385

The Department of Chemistry and the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society are jointly hosting a dinner and lecture by:

Forensic Scientist Robert Blackledge

“Glitter as Forensic Evidence”

Ockinga Conference Hall
Sept. 13, 2010

6 p.m. – Social Time
6:30 p.m. – Dinner (Mexican Buffet)
7:15 p.m.  – Seminar

Robert (Bob) D. Blackledge received his B.S. in chemistry from The Citadel in 1960 and his M.S. in chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1962. Starting with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Tallahassee Crime Lab in 1971, Bob worked in forensic science for more than 30 years. Stops along the way included 11 years with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory-Europe, back during the Cold War when there was a crime lab in Frankfurt, Germany.  Bob’s final stint was as the senior chemist with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Regional Forensic Laboratory-San Diego from 1989 to 2006. The author or co-author of roughly 50 journal articles and book chapters, his interests are wide-ranging, but his special passion is trace evidence. Reports of his research have been published in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin, the FBI’s Crime Laboratory Digest, the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Science & Justice, Forensic Science International, Forensic Science Review, Microgram Journal and Analytica Chimica Acta.  He is the editor for “Forensic Analysis on the Cutting Edge: New Methods for Trace Evidence Analysis,” published by Wiley-Interscience in August of 2007.

All are welcome to attend this event. There is no charge to attend the seminar in the Ockinga Lecture Hall. The charge to attend the dinner is $2 students, $5 ACS Members, $8 others.  Please RSVP by Sept. 10 to Michael Mosher ( if you plan to attend the dinner.

Michael Mosher, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-1150