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Art, Contemplation and Wellness: In collaboration with the Phillips Collection, the Contemplative Sciences Center, The Fralin Museum of Art, and The National Academy of Sciences, OpenGrounds presents a series of events on Art, Contemplation and Wellness.

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Public service award


Proposals due March 17, 2015

Awards for projects focused on service to at-risk children in the Charlottesville community; Open to undergraduate or graduate students who will return to UVA the semester after winning the award; Students from any and all disciplines; Individuals or Collaborations

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The Corner Studio has doubled in size, with new spaces for collaboration, exhibition, and more! Come by to see the new space and schedule your event today.


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What is going on at OpenGrounds? Flash Seminars, Open Table Discussions, Open Hours, and more. Read more about our upcoming events >


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OpenGrounds institutional and corporate partners create a network of distilled experience connecting artists, engineers, designers, scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, and innovators for creative idea-generation...more >

In the News

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Read the latest news about events that have taken place in the OpenGrounds Corner Studio... more >

Contact, Map, Directions

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Stories from OpenGrounds

ElectionStudents and faculty reflect on what OpenGrounds means to them...more >

Open Hours

Drop in afternoons, evenings, and weekends to work in the Corner Studio... more >

What do we create?

OpenGrounds nurtures and accelerates interactions that emphasize creative innovation across disciplines, and catalyzes projects that will redefine the public research university for the new millennium.

Why do we collaborate?

openOpenGrounds was created to generate new ideas that will make a difference, connecting people and inspiring action across boundaries within and beyond the University.

How do I connect?

OpenGrounds links scholars, artists, scientists and other partners in a network of shared ideas, setting the table for conversations that transcend traditional academic structures.