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Alison Kuhn

January 19, 2017 | legal-clinic, blog

UVA students have the opportunity to learn about the legal process by working closely with local attorneys in our Legal Clinic. The commitment from our local attorneys and student interns has allowed our clinic to grow and meet a greater need in the community.

December 29, 2016 | blog

This has been a year that none of us will soon forget. Many here and around the world experienced 2016 as a time in which uncertainty about the future escalated to levels unprecedented in our recent memories or even our lifetimes. Worst-of lists abound in the end-of-year airwaves. But at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we are fortunate to have a singular vantage point from which we’ve made some observations of a different sort.

December 16, 2016 | blog

Our historical home at 1400 University Avenue will be under renovation for all of 2017. During that time, you can find us in Emmet House on McCormick Road!

December 16, 2016 | blog
If you’d like to include the Women’s Center in your end of year giving, please do so here. If your contribution is already on its way, thank you!

December 06, 2016 | blog

Written by Director, Abby Palko

November 30, 2016 | blog, interns

Get to know Women, Girls, and Global Justice intern, Courtney Morgan!

Year: 4th
Major: Leadership & Public Policy
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

November 21, 2016 | blog

Nov. 17, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two-time Olympic Medalist and current Virginia swimmer Leah Smith will be honored on National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Cavalier women’s basketball team hosts Duke on Feb. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

November 16, 2016 | blog

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Chinyere Okoro!

Year: 3rd
Major: Speech Communication Disorders; Youth and Social Innovation
Hometown: Brookfield, WI

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

November 10, 2016 | blog

The University of Virginia is well known for its tradition of student leadership. At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we consistently see students giving their time and talents to a wide variety of ongoing civic engagements. UVA students’ dedication to service is a source of inspiration to us and to our colleagues on the faculty and staff across Grounds. We are also keenly aware that students, as well as faculty and staff, can easily find themselves swept up in their civic engagements to a surprising degree, especially when news of great significance comes unexpectedly.

November 09, 2016 | blog

A message from Women's Center Director, Abby Palko

In my four months as Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, I have come to understand that leadership is the culmination of a thousand small and large actions undertaken with the best interests of the group as the guiding principle. It is digging into the weeds of fire code regulations and seeing a decade-long picture of services provided in a single frame.  It is making informed decisions that balance competing needs and desires.