Humanities Desk On Demand

January 14, 2008
You expect a little chemistry between characters in a movie. But there's more chemistry in movies than you might expect, according to Dr. Mark Griep and Marjorie Mikasen. For more on Chemistry in the Movies, visit For more on Marjorie Mikasen's art, please visit http... more››
December 17, 2007
Nebraska Police Departments are facing the tough challenge of serving people in their communities who do not speak English.
November 20, 2007
The little monkey from children's literature had a narrow escape as his creators fled the Nazi invasion of Paris.
October 9, 2007
Michael R Beschloss recently gave a speech about his book, "Presidential Courage"—and the past US presidents that have displayed a great deal of it. Bechloss' talk was the twelfth in the Governor's Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the University of Nebraska... more››
September 24, 2007
Sixteen million Americans fought during World War II. Now, fewer than three million—less than a quarter—are still living. With most of them in their eighties, time is running out to hear their stories. To tell your World War II story, please visit
September 24, 2007
Roger Peters was an Army Corporal serving in Europe as WWII ended. He tells two stories, and discusses the lessons he learned from his interaction with a German soldier and a concentration camp survivor.
September 4, 2007
Elsie Eiler talks about being the only resident of her town and the five thousand volume lending library there.
August 27, 2007
A powwow is the latest milestone in a Nebraska tribe's road back from government termination 30 years ago.
August 20, 2007
In the coming week, a group of wheelchair-bound athletes from Nebraska will battle softball teams from across the country to try and take back the national title.
August 16, 2007
Some Muslim workers at a Grand Island meatpacking plant say they are being discriminated against, because of their religion.