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Pushing Boundaries

KU scholars rely on imagination and forward-thinking as they consider the fate of our planet.

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In conjunction with the 2023/2024 KU Common Book, Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler, KU Libraries are honored to showcase the innovative merging of science and fiction seen at the University of Kansas. With the cutting edge research of interdisciplinary scholars and the rich collections, courses, and programming of our libraries, centers, and museums, KU is pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.

Exhibit Contents

Coming Soon

Content Providers

Anthony Boynton II, Ali Brox, Masoud Kalanari, Joonmo Kang, Berl R. Oakley, Paul A. Scott, Ian J.M. Crossfield, Yoni Brande, Allison Kirkpatrick, and Elspeth Healey


Nikki Pirch

Communications & Promotion

Christy McWard, Nikki Pirch, Kevin McCarty, Christin Monts, and Wendy Conover

IT Support

Michael Brock, Pam Wagner, & George Thomas

Operations Support

Jeromy Horkman & Christen Caton

Curation & Creation

Samantha Bishop Simmons, Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Owen Murphy, & Kevin McCarty