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Morven Summer Institute

May 14, 2012 - June 9, 2012

The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted at Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning for the University of Virginia. At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology will have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

Students participating in the 2012 Morven Summer Institute select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 14-May 25 and Block B: May 29-June 9). In conjunction with time spent in the classroom at Morven, this interdisciplinary program features guest speakers, field trips, active group discussions, and hands-on projects to ignite creative collaboration among students and faculty.

Interested in learning more about the Morven Summer Institute? Come to an information session!

New: Internship Opportunity

VA Farmers Market Association Internship Opportunity 

Students who take PLAC 5500 as part of the Morven Summer Institute (see below) are eligible to apply for an internship with the newly formed Virginia Farmers Market Association. Interns will travel to selected farmers markets throughout Virginia and collect data across a number of metrics on farmers markets’ structure, operations, and impacts. The data collected will be used to help assess farmers market performance, assist partnering farmers markets with communication of impacts, and create best management practices for farmers markets throughout the Commonwealth.

Internships will begin in mid-June and run for up to 10 weeks. Interns will present their research at one or more events in the fall. This internship is unpaid and course credit is not available.

For application information, contact Leanne DuBois at the Virginia Farmers Market Association: Leanne.DuBois@vdacs.virginia.gov
The Virginia Farmers Market Association is not a part of or an agency of the University of Virginia; the University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for its contracts, acts or omissions.

The Morven Summer Institute is a collaborative effort involving faculty from the School of Architecture and the College of Arts and Sciences; the Office of the Vice President for Research; and the Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs. Students from all years, departments, and outside Universities are welcome to join the Morven community for this unique program. Detailed information about course offerings are now available at Office of Summer Programs.

For more information, please visit the Morven Summer Institute website. For full course descriptions, please visit the Courses section of this website.

 

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