U.Va Launches OpenGrounds Initiative to Connect, Collaborate, Create
by Jane Ford
March 19, 2012 — The 21st century's complex, ill-defined problems – "wicked problems," as they're known – require complex, interdependent solutions. How should a university break the bonds of 20th-century, and even 19th-century, thinking to find answers?
The University of Virginia is embracing the challenge with the creation of OpenGrounds, which launches today in the new OpenGrounds Studio, located in the Corner Building on West Main Street.
The initiative's founding director, Bill Sherman, an award-winning architect, academic leader and associate vice president for research, describes OpenGrounds as a way for U.Va. to tackle big ideas by connecting, collaborating and creating new modes of interdisciplinary alliances and external partnerships to advance not only research, but also teaching and learning.
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Published: March 20, 2012