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Josie Metal-Corbin

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! – from “If”...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education

Olga Strimple


Olga Strimple truly is a legendary woman. As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well after her...


Modern Dance

When reading the amazing story of Mary Waugh Taylor on the Women’s Archive Project (WAP), it is also important to understand modern dance as an art form. Jaros explores the idea of modern dance as a...


Mary Waugh Taylor


Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education

The 1960s Remembered: How National Events Shaped University of Omaha Students

Living in an atomic age with the ideas of space travel, colonization, and nuclear weapons fueled the imaginations of 1960s students like Gail Cody. While Omaha University sought to address the financi...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Media and Communications, Politics

Ruth Diamond

Ruth Diamond danced her way into Omaha in 1931, knocking down barriers and disrupting gender norms as she pioneered, introduced, and established modern dance as an art form and area of study at the Un...

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education

Wanda Ewing

Wanda studied printmaking before teaching in a tenure-track position in UNO’s art department. Throughout her career, she faced the tensions and pressures of feminism, beauty, racial segregatio...

AREAS OF INTREST: Activism, Arts, Education, Social Justice, Women's Rights

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