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Happenings

  • Arts Scholars Showcase

    On November 24, The Arts Scholars held their first annual student showcase at OpenGrounds.

  • Hearst Business Media Challenge

    "How can we help people make better choices about their own health?" More >

  • Diplomacy Lab

    The U.S. State Department is partnering with the OpenGrounds and the Presidential Precinct on a national pilot program to help address “the extraordinary proliferation of complex challenges” facing U.S. diplomats in the 21st century. More >

  • Auksalaq

    The Phillips Collection Lu Magnus Gallery, and UVAOpenGrounds announced the U.S. East Coast reprise of the award-winning telematic opera Auksalaq. More >

  • Open Tables

    A four part discussion bringing together experts in fields of art, architecture, psychology, engineering and education for a unique conversation about how to design online learning environments. More >

  • City talk

    Concept of the City Open Tables

    Students and faculty gathered in the Corner Studio. More >

OpenGrounds is taking on the challenges of today, to develop the knowledge, tools and behaviors that will shape tomorrow.

The OpenGrounds Corner Studio hosts a number of different events to foster collaboration and to inspire ideas with impact.

Ongoing programs include Open Hours and Open Tables.

Affiliated Programs

Changing Views

$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity for projects focused on Art and Environmental Action
Announcing the Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars Program. Applications are due on November 15, 2013 by 11:59 pm. More Information >

Hearst Business Media Challenge

"How can we help people make better choices about their own health?"
Hearst and OpenGrounds invite UVA undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs to submit the most innovative ideas to build a healthier society. More >
The Results are in!

1st Place TruFood, $15,000
2nd Place Sportakus, $7,000
3rd Place MyPlace, $3,000

 

Diplomacy Lab
The U.S. State Department is partnering with the OpenGrounds and the Presidential Precinct on a national pilot program to help address “the extraordinary proliferation of complex challenges” facing U.S. diplomats in the 21st century. More >

OpenTables

Online Learning vs. Learning Online: How online tools are transforming Higher Education

Session 1: Changing the Classroom Dynamic. Thursday, October 10 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Session 2: Exploring the Use of Learning Portfolios at UVA. Wedensday, November 13 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Session 3: Educational technologies beyond the classroom. Wednesday December 4 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

More Information >

"Getting Started at UVA"
A series for new faculty members.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development

 

Session 1: Mentoring and Advising Graduate Students. Thursday,
November 7 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Session 2: When to Say "Yes"...How to Say "No"
Thursday, December 5 | 12:30 – 2 PM

Despite the efforts of some departments to shield early career faculty members from service obligations, this isn't always possible. Faculty often struggle with how to balance service requests against their own teaching and scholarship, and figuring out when (and sometimes how) to say "no." At the same time, saying “yes” and/or actively seeking out activities that count as service can be an important career move, when done strategically. Join us for a panel of faculty members who will discuss some of the strategies they have used to achieve balance, and their best advice for managing and being strategic about service as you move towards tenure.

Session 3: Thursday, February 6
12:30 – 2:00 pm

Session 4: Thursday, March 6
12:30 – 2:00 pm

Session 5: Thursday, April 3
12:30 – 4:00 pm (two sessions)

Notable Events

Flash Seminars
Flash Seminars are held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, plus additonal times as announced each week.
Join EngageUVA for more information >

Hoos Well Programs. More >

The Democracy Network
A group of citizens facilitating education on, discussion about, and engagement with democracy in America.

Beginning at the University of Virginia, the Democracy Network is working to increase participation and to reach out to University students and Charlottesville community members. This group is not limited to those interested in politics and policy. Conversely, this group is open to all citizens of our American democracy. We believe that every

citizen has a role in the political process and that participating in politics is beneficial and worth our time. More >

Did Your Vote Count? A discussion of the meaning of voting after the election on November 6.
November 10th, 3:00 pm | Clemons 407

Democracy Network Meetings
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm at OpenGrounds.