about open tables

Open Tables at the Corner Studio provide a space for faculty, professionals, visiting speakers, and students to share their expertise and with a diverse group of participants.

Lasting 1-2 hours, these discussions are open to the UVA and Charlottesville community and stimulate interdisciplinary conversation beyond the university classroom.

We are always looking for new hosts and partners. Please contact us to learn more about organizing open table discussions.

open tables discussions

Grab lunch on the corner and come join the conversation!

Upcoming Open Tables

Building Local Capacity while Providing Medical Services Internationally: Smile Train in the Americas.
with Pamela Sheeran, Vice President and Regional Director, Smile Train, Americas
Hosted by the Center for Global Health
October 21, 2015 | 12 – 1:30 pm

Past Open Tables
Generosity, Care and Mindfulness in Designed Nature Research
with Ram Eisenberg.
February 12, 2014 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Ram Eisenberg is an practicing architect and environmental designer as well as a lecturer of landscape architecture at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. Ram's firm REED, is responsible for various scale landscape projects in Israel. Ram specializes in participatory design, community, and urban-nature experience: working with the uniqueness of local narratives, people, places, and found objects, emerging into what he calls considerate designs.

Community Impacts of Chemical Exposures: Are Agencies and Industry Obligated to Tell?
with Wilma Subra.
February 26, 2014 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Maker/Hacker Spaces: Research through making, rapid prototyping digital craft, sketching with hardware
with Jason Kelly Johnson.
March 19, 2014 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Electro-Acoustic Music Mine:
New Methods for preserving
electro-acoustic music

with Tae Hong Park.
February 26, 2014 | 12 - 1:30 pm

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

US intervention in the Middle East: Perspectives from an Al Jazeera journalist
with Dorothy Parvaz
April 23, 2014 | 12 - 1:30 pm 2 - 1:30 pm


Undergraduate Research Network

Human Genetic Modification
February 18, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

What are the ethical limits associated with modifying the human genome? What advantages can we derive from this alteration? When do these benefits become too costly?

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Genetic Predisposition:
Behavioral and Ethical Implications

March 27, 2014 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Join a discussion with Professor Eric Turkheimer and Dr. Emilie Rissman. This Open Table will explore the interdisciplinary nature of predisposition, addressing questions such as "How can our genes influence our thoughts and actions? With an increased knowledge of genetic predisposition for certain behaviors, should we be held fully accountable for our actions?"

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Genes and Business
April 15, 2014 | 12:30 - 2 pm

Who owns our genes? Patent Pending - should companies have full rights to a gene without complete knowledge of its function? With increased ownership of genetic information by large companies, will genetically modified crops affect the interplay between industrial producers and local farmers?


Center for Global Health

Case Competition Discussion
February 25, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

A look at the social context of various refugee settlements on a timescale beyond the UVA 2014 case.

A Conversation with Emily Mendenall
April 7, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Join CGH Fellow Nicola Bulled and Emily Mendenhall, Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service for this exciting conversation.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures.

"Getting Started at UVA"

A series for new faculty members.

Session 1:
Mentoring and Advising
Graduate Students.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 |
12:30 - 2 pm

Session 2:
When to Say "Yes"...
How to Say "No"

Thursday, December 5, 2013 |
12:30 - 2 pm

Session 3:
The Professional Scholarly Writer

A writing and publishing seminar for academic authors
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 9 am - 2 pm

Session 4:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 | 12:30 - 4 pm
(two sessions)

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