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Open Table Discussions


Open Tables at the Corner Studio provide opportunities to discuss questions posed by hosts on a wide range of topics.

How Much, What Cost?
Financial Education in the High School Curriculum

April 11 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
For more information, and to RSVP, contact Faith Lyons >

URN: Genes and Business
April 15 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Transduction:Energy Experimentation (xENERGY);
the biocharCHA and other explorations towards distributed energy production
, with Natalie Jeremijenko.
April 18, 2014 | 11:30am-1:00pm

Diplomacy Lab

Secretary of State John Kerry announces the Diplomacy Lab, a new collaboration between UVA and the State Department.

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Public Day

In the early years, UVA’s academic year concluded with “Public Day” when the students would present their research, sharing the fruits of their studies with the community. The tradition faded away but this spring the university revives the tradition with student presentations on a variety of subjects and a digital exhibition in the OpenGrounds studio.

Presentations and Reception: April 11, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition: April 14 – 18, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, daily

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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

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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.