Posted in November 2014

Join the Discussion at our Open Table

Join the Discussion at our Open Table

Open Table discussions at the OpenGrounds Corner Studio provide space for University professors, Charlottesville professionals, and visiting speakers to share their expertise and dialogue with the Charlottesville community. These conversations typically last about 1-2 hours, and stimulate interdisciplinary conversation beyond the university classroom. We have had several in the past weeks, including discussions Food Aid … Continue reading

Science in the Lives of Students: A Particle Physicist’s Endeavor

Science in the Lives of Students: A Particle Physicist’s Endeavor

Ajinkya Kamat is a Ph.D. candidate at U.Va. specializing in Particle Physics who has just joined the OpenGrounds Science Straight Up project, a new initiative that OpenGrounds has adopted aiming to promote informal conversation and dialogue about exciting scientific ideas in Charlottesville. Kamat will be speaking at the OpenGrounds studio Nov. 2o at 5:30 pm about the role of particle physics (and other … Continue reading

UVA’s Eileen Chou and the “Coffee Shop Effect”

UVA’s Eileen Chou and the “Coffee Shop Effect”

Eileen Chou, Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Batten school, has chosen an exciting question to answer in her latest research endeavors: “What is it about coffee shops that induces creativity?” Professor Chou’s research focuses on the organizational, social, and psychological forces that shape individual and group behavior in organizational settings. While living in different parts of the … Continue reading

A Newcomer’s View of OpenGrounds

A Newcomer’s View of OpenGrounds

OpenGrounds is an initiative across the University of Virginia looking to foster new, disruptive, creative, inter-disciplinary, bold, fun, intellectual, and engaging ideas. We occupy a studio on The Corner next to the Women’s Center. Thanks for coming to the blog to discover a little more of what we are all about. As an English Major, … Continue reading