Humanities Desk On Demand

Chris Abani teaches Nebraska to walk gracefully and live creatively

September 13, 2014
Chris Abani does a lot. He’s written multiple books, poems and essays, teaches creative writing, and has even given a TED talk. The award winning... more››

Pain, history & memory: US Poet Laureate muses on creativity

August 30, 2014
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey likes to say that geography is fate. She was born in the deep South in 1966, just one year after the passage of... more››

Jade Buddha brings the devout and the curious

August 23, 2014
The Linh Quang Buddhist Center near Lincoln is one of nine places in Nebraska for the state’s 10,000 Buddhists to gather.  This week has been a big... more››

Nebraska Professor Collecting Stories of Rwandan Survivors

June 20, 2014
During the spring of 1994, the world turned its back as the African country of Rwanda was ripped apart by a bloody civil war. 20 years later, a... more››

Historic Nebraska Figures Take The Stage At Chautauqua

June 19, 2014
"Diamond Dick” and “Bright Eyes” will join a host of historic Nebraska figures on the stage this week. The Chautauqua Festival – a week of notable... more››

The Often Forgotten Role of Women Artists in Nebraska History

April 17, 2014
Women artists played a significant role in the early history and foundation of art in Nebraska. But their impact is often forgotten.Nebraska artist... more››

Students In Nebraska's Two Dual Language Programs Outperforming Peers

April 15, 2014
Students at two Nebraska school districts are doing something few students in the country get to do. They’re going to a dual language school. Half... more››

Photography giving a voice to Nebraska youth

March 21, 2014
What people see in a photograph can vary from person to person, and discussing those differences can often lead to a greater understanding of... more››

Photography giving a voice to Nebraska youth

March 21, 2014
What people see in a photograph can vary from person to person, and discussing those differences can often lead to a greater understanding of... more››

Ethics Smack Down! UNL Team in National Philosophy Competition

February 25, 2014
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students... more››

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