Tagged with sustainability

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

From OpenGrounds to Rio De Janeiro

From OpenGrounds to Rio De Janeiro

October 25, 2013 What started as an idea in Charlottesville has now become reality in Rio De Jeneiro. Eliot Rosenberg graduated last May from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce and traveled to Brazil to start a social enterprise that has, in a year, grown in size and garnered national press coverage. During his time at … 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

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