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An Evening with William Oppenheim - Philanthropist, Rhodes Scholar & Mountaineer

Monday, March 3, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Strand Union Building, Ballrooms

William Oppenheim, Founder and Director of Omprakash, will speak about his experiences as a student, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Oppenheim has lined his résumé with several outstanding accomplishments, demonstrating for all what it means to be a leader.

In 2010, Oppenheim was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Education at Oxford University. Already, he has acquired a bachelor's degree in combined Anthropology, Religion, and Education with a minor in Teaching.

In his personal life, Oppenheim has led numerous group and solo backcountry cross-country and snowshoe trips. He is a rock climber, ice climber, and mountaineer and has guided and taught in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Pakistan, Chile and Argentina.

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Founded in 2005, Omprakash is a web-based platform that connects a diverse network of over 100 pre-screened grassroots social projects in over 40 countries with a global audience of volunteers, classrooms, and communities that can learn from and support their work. Through direct dialogue with project leaders, individuals that register in the network can find robust opportunities to volunteer, intern, or conduct research at a range of health, education, and environmental projects.

Omprakash is built on the idea that positive social change begins with human relationships. The primary goal is fundamentally educational: by forging connections within the network, Omprakash strives to "lead out" the citizens of the world towards an awareness of the human community from which they are indivisible and within which they can enact change.

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