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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

Think about the possibilities

Think about the possibilities

by Amy Curtis August 27, 2013 I graduated from UVA in May. During my fourth year I interned at OpenGrounds, the thin building on the corner with white board walls. I got pretty good at describing the studio to peers and potential employers. “It’s a place to connect, collaborate, innovate, and create, of course.” It … 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

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

Words from Founding Director, Bill Sherman

OpenGrounds is creating new networks to connect faculty, students and diverse external partners.  The goal is to inspire those who take risks at the frontiers of their fields and collaborate across boundaries to make a real impact in the world. It will be a catalyst for outward facing, forward-looking research and curricular initiatives that will … Continue reading