Taking it to the Streets text over a colorful gradient of the streets of Lawrence, KS

Taking it to the Streets

Connecting communities and universities through publicly-engaged academic work.

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Faculty take part in a broader range of creative intellectual work in the name of public engagement, collaborating with community partners outside the campus for the purposes of addressing community issues, improving teaching and learning, creating new and relevant knowledge, and developing civic learning opportunities associated with the public relevance of disciplines.

Exhibit Contents

Opening Reception - March 9th 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm

  • Presentation - "How Catching a Turtle Led to a Career in Science" by Chip Taylor, Found and Director of Monarch Watch and University of Kansas Emeritus Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Pianist - Danlei Wang, KU School of Music

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Opening Reception Video

Panel Discussion on Public Scholarship - March 30st 2023, 3:30-4:30 pm

Panel moderated by Samantha Bishop Simmons, Humanities Librarian & Haricombe Gallery Assistant Coordinator


  • Jomella Watson-Thompson - Director, Center for Service Learning; Associate Professor, Applied Behavioral Science
  • Mercedes Lucero - Founding member of BLACK Lawrence
  • Luke DeCicco - Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Steven Maynard-Moody - Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration

Content Providers

Ani Kokobobo. Nilou Vakil, Joe Colistra, Mercedes Lucero, Charles Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, Dot Nary, Orley "Chip" Taylor, Lucas DeCicco, Shauna Humphreys, Crystal Hernandez, & Steven Stites


Nikki Pirch


The Kansas Collection, KU Libraries

IT Support

Michael Brock, Pam Wagner, & George Thomas

Operations Support

Jeromy Horkman & Christen Caten

Curation & Creation

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

Special Thanks

To the KU Public Scholars Group for their recognition of publicly-facing scholars, to KU Libraries for their support of research and creative work in all forms and venues, and to the many KU and community public scholars who are broadening the reach of their research, talents, and expertise.