Humanities Desk On Demand

September 26, 2015
Willa Cather writes to childhood friend Annie Pavelka who was the role model for My Antonia.
September 19, 2015
Willa Cather answers a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald who doesn't want Cather to think he plagiarized her work when he wrote The Great Gatsby.
September 12, 2015
Willa Cather writes to American novelist, mentor, and friend Sarah Orne Jewett.
September 5, 2015
Willa Cather wrote thousands of letters to friends and family. Only some of them have been saved. In this letter, Cather writes to her friend Louise Pound.
August 22, 2015
Because groundwater is so important, water quality scientists spend a lot of time studying how contaminants can get into the aquifer, deep underground. Dan Snow says growing up, he wasn't planning on being a scientist.
August 29, 2015
Don Welch is a Nebraska poet and author, recently retired from 50 years of teaching at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He's lived most of his life with his wife Marcia in central Nebraska, where much of his work has been influenced by the natural world.
August 15, 2015
Ann Bleed came to Nebraska from New York in 1972. Her views on water were shaped during her more than 20 year tenure with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, holding positions including director and state hydrologist, and by her participation on negotiations for two interstate litigation... more››
August 8, 2015
Renee Sans Souci grew up hearing stories of sweat lodges, sun dances, and vision quests from her parents and grandparents. But she never saw any of her family's Omaha traditions until she was an adult.
June 27, 2015
Tiauna Lewis didn't like poetry until she learned about slam poetry.