Humanities Desk On Demand

Nebraska's State Poet Reacts To Inaugural Poem "The Hill We Climb"

January 22, 2021
On Inauguration Day earlier this week, National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb... more››

Pandemic Is The Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man

December 31, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed life for all of us. For one York, Nebraska senior citizen, it’s taken away his ability to perform... more››

Seven Last Words; UNO Collaborative Choral Peformance Raw and Gripping

December 31, 2020
A choral concert earlier this year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha wasn't your typical musical performance. UNO’s concert choir and an A... more››

"We Aren't Typical Seniors": Mullen Students Reflect on a COVID-19 Spring

December 30, 2020
Life changed drastically for Nebraska students when COVID-19 closed schools in March. The stories of seniors from a Sandhills school district that’s... more››

Nebraska Farmer Celebrates Her 106th Birthday On Christmas Day

December 18, 2020
Christmas is just around the corner and a woman from Meadow Grove, a small village near Norfolk, will be celebrating her 106th birthday on Christmas... more››

Scottsbluff Seniors Read Children's Christmas Stories Online

December 17, 2020
Christmas will be a little different this year, but residents at one retirement community in western Nebraska want to read their favorite Christmas... more››

1962 polio vaccine drive relevant for today's push to immunize

December 10, 2020
As the U.S. prepares for one of the largest vaccination efforts in history, it's worth looking back sixty years ago, when the country worked to... more››

Morrill Hall Exhibit Seeks To Expand Understanding of Native American Culture Through Everyday Items

December 1, 2020
The “Diverse Nations” exhibit is part of the museum’s efforts to recognize Native American Heritage Month, which occurs in November. The exhibit was... more››

Omaha Man Hospitalized With COVID: 'I Thought I Could Get Through It On My Own'

November 20, 2020
COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have hit record levels nearly every day this month. As those rising numbers strain the hospital system, one... more››

Digital Archive Catalogues Abuses of Genoa Indian School

November 13, 2020
From its opening in 1884 until its decommissioning in 1934, the Genoa Indian School in Genoa, Nebraska harbored Native American children with the... more››