- Associated Press - Monday, April 7, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Graduating students at the University of Virginia will give presentations on their work to the public for the first time since the mid-1800s.

The university is reviving the Public Day tradition, which was dropped in the mid-19th century.

The event on Friday will be hosted by U.Va.’s OpenGrounds Institute. Fourteen student groups will each give a three-minute presentation.

OpenGrounds professor of architecture and director Bill Sherman tells The Daily Progress (https://bit.ly/1ijjzcB ) that the program’s revival is partially in response to President Teresa A. Sullivan’s call to raise visibility of the work being done at the university.

OpenGrounds program director Lindsay Hepler says faculty members have discussed resuming Public Day for years.

Beginning April 14, the institute also will host a four-day digital exhibition featuring 28 student projects.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, https://www.dailyprogress.com

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