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Amber Ovsak has a deep appreciation for the challenges of college life and academics, shaped by her own experiences attending KU as a first-generation college student.

In the Graduate Student Study Lounge at Watson Library, coffee is brewing as mid-morning light glows through the tall windows.

Haricombe Gallery Pushing Boundaries Flames Illustration

A new digital exhibit in Watson Library’s Haricombe Gallery will showcase KU scholars, centering the importance of imagination and visionary thought in cutting edge research. The exhibition, entitled “Pushing Boundaries with Science and Fiction,” is inspired by the KU Common Book Program’s 2023-2024 selection, “The Parable of the Sower,” a speculative fiction novel by science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler.