spring 2014

Stories from OpenGrounds

Rita Dove and Matthew Burtner Awarded NEA Works Grant.
The $30,000 grant will support the development of a multidisciplinary project involving Ms. Dove's poetry and Mr. Burtner's music entitled, "The Ceiling Floats Away." More >


OpenGrounds Watches State of the Union Address.
OpenGrounds screened this State of the Union address, allowing members of the University community to come together to watch this instrumental speech. More >

UPC Holds its First Annual Poetry Slam at OpenGrounds.
The theme this year was relevant to the month of February: "Valentine's." More >


OpenGrounds visits the Emerging Creative Student Conference.
Director Bill Sherman, Program Manager Lindsey Hepler, and the Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars took part in the a2ru Emerging Creative Student Conference at Stanford University. More >

Open Tables

Transduction is the process by which materials, devices and organisms, humans included, convert of one kind of energy or signal into another.

Transduction is a Page Barbour interdisciplinary lecture series at the University of Virginia, open to all, with an associated course for credit for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The Transduction Open Tables provide a chance for informal discussion with distinguished speakers on additional cutting edge topics.

Generosity, Care and Mindfulness in Designed Nature Research
with Ram Eisenberg.
February 12, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Community Impacts of Chemical Exposures: Are Agencies and Industry Obligated to Tell?
with Wilma Subra.
February 26, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Maker / Hacker Spaces: Research through making, rapid prototyping digital craft, sketching with hardware,
with Jason Kelly Johnson.
March 19, 2014 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Electro-Acoustic Music Mine: New Methods for preserving electro-acoustic music, with ae Hong Park..
March 25, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
at WallSpace

US intervention in the Middle East: Perspectives from an Al Jazeera journalist, with Dorothy Parvaz.
April 23, 2014 | 12:00 - 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? Please RSVP >


Genetic Predisposition
March 27, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

How can genetic knowledge be used against us? Should companies and lawyers have complete access to genetic information? With an increased knowledge of genetic predisposition for certain behaviors, should we be held fully accountable for our actions?

Genes and Business
April 15, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 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 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. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development.

Session 4:
The Professional Scholarly Writer
A writing and publishing seminar for academic authors
Thursday, March 6 | 9:00 - 2:00 pm

Session 5:
Thursday, April 3 | 12:30 - 4:00 pm
(two sessions) Fall 2013

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