Humanities Desk On Demand

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 one for Linh Quang, which serves mostly Vietnamese Buddhists. The temple hosted the Jade Buddha of Universal Peace - a 9 foot tall, 9000 pound... more››
June 20, 2014
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor Chantal Kalisa talks about the Rwandan Genocide and the death of her family members.
June 19, 2014
Norfolk hosts a Chautauqua Festival this week that will bring historical figures such as Willa Cather and Standing Bear to the stage. Young students will also be participating and representing notable men and women from the state's past.
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.
April 15, 2014
Lexington Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools have the only dual language programs in Nebraska. Research and analysis of the programs show students learning in two languages are outperforming their peers.
April 1, 2014
A team of Nebraska historians, archaeologists, and ecologists are working together to do an unusual kind of autopsy. They're dissecting a sod house. Homesteaders across the Great Plains built these houses out of bricks cut from dirt. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have a lot of... more››