Tagged with collaboration

OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

OpenGrounds Holds IDEAmixer event

On Thursday, January 22, OpenGrounds held its first IDEAmixer, an eventful evening comprising of short presentations of projects, research, art, and business ideas from across the Grounds. The series of one-minute pitch-style presentations was followed by a social hour over refreshments and music. Curated by UVA’s unpredictable David Touve, the evening personified OpenGrounds’ very mission by bringing people … 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

“Float” and Charlottesville Community Church

“Float” and Charlottesville Community Church

OpenGrounds hosted members of Charlottesville Community Church (CCC) for “Float”, an event for people to gather and share their artistic interests. The organizer of the event, CCC worship leader Joseph Holm, transformed the OpenGrounds Corner Studio into a space for aesthetic creation, where both college students and art-minded members of the community could come together. “Our … Continue reading

OpenGrounds Hosts Kendra Emery Concert

OpenGrounds Hosts Kendra Emery Concert

On Friday March 21st, OpenGrounds hosted a concert for Kendra Emery, a musician who incorporates singing, the saxophone and a loop station into her projects. The concert consisted of two singer/song writers from O-Records at UVA who opened and closed for Kendra, using material they worked on during their music careers while at UVA. Kendra plays the tenor sax, … Continue reading

Open Table: Bad A** Women in Media

Open Table: Bad A** Women in Media

Iris Magazine hosted an Open Table on March 20 about Bad A** Women in Media. Moderated by UVA’s Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor in Media Studies, the event consisted of a panel of three incredible women based in Charlottesville: Andrea Press, Jane Friedman and Allison Wright. Andrea Press began the conversation talking about successful women such as Rachel Maddow, Gena … Continue reading