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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

“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

National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture

National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture

October 18, 2013 ArtsFwd is an organization that brings together cultural leaders and community members through events in order to foster dialogues about important issues that face their communities. From October 20 – 23, ArtsFwd is hosting a summit in Colorado to explore the challenges, discoveries, and achievements of daring to depart from traditional approaches. … Continue reading

Students’ Vision for Sustainability at UVA

Students’ Vision for Sustainability at UVA

Everybody talks about sustainability these days. So much so that many people predict the word itself has become unsustainable. Yet, overused or not, students continue to be enthusiastic about the concept of building a sustainable future. This spring dozens of student leaders came together to cast their visions for sustainability at UVA. Overwhelmingly, students felt … Continue reading

Where to Start? OpenGrounds and Student Entrepreneurship

Where to Start? OpenGrounds and Student Entrepreneurship

OpenGrounds is an exciting and ambitious new initiative at The University of Virginia. By acknowledging the interdisciplinary nature of questions and problems University folk wrestle with day in and day out, OpenGrounds strives to facilitate more effective connection, collaboration, and creative solutions to these problems.  As a student entrepreneur, I can think of a myriad of … Continue reading

Flash Seminar at OG asks ‘What is the responsibility of a university to its community?’

Flash Seminar at OG asks ‘What is the responsibility of a university to its community?’

On Tuesday, April 24th, OpenGrounds served as the forum for a Flash Seminar called The Intersection of Water and Health. Students ranging from biochemistry-savvy to less scientifically – oriented (or maybe that was just me) – sat down with medical school Professor Rebecca Dillingham and visiting faculty from the University of Venda. The topic of discussion was … Continue reading