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May 11, 2016

The first person in her family to attend college, mechanical engineer Pamela Norris has founded two research laboratories, secured several patents and drawn more than $25 million worth of research grants to the University of Virginia over the past 22 years.

That’s not all: She’s also become a champion of mentoring and a leader among the University faculty and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

January 28, 2016

The following article from UVA Today has been re-printed with permission from the author.


The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center has selected Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett to receive the University of Virginia’s 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. A 1988 graduate of UVA School of Law, Garrett will receive the award and speak on Grounds in April.

September 01, 2015

The U.Va.  Women’s Center is pleased to announce the selection of Farzaneh Milani as the recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.  Milani is the current chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) and the previous director of Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) at U.Va. She has been a U.Va. professor for almost 30 years, teaching in both MESALC and WGS.

March 18, 2015

The UVA Women’s Center is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award. The award is presented in memory of Elizabeth Zintl, an accomplished writer and journalist who served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Virginia.

February 12, 2015

As the 2015 honoree for National Girls and Women in Sports Day at U.Va., Meghan O’Leary described her current pursuit of the Olympics in a speech addressed to an audience of more than 130 guests at a reception before last month’s Virginia-Georgia Tech women’s basketball game.

O’Leary grew up playing softball and volleyball, continuing in these sports as a student-athlete at U.Va.

January 13, 2015

Former two-sport Virginia student-athlete and Jefferson Scholar to be recognized at halftime of the women’s basketball game on Jan. 25

December 15, 2014

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is proud and grateful to have continuous support from the U.Va. Parents Fund.

September 29, 2014

Jane Miller’s “three families” were all in attendance on Sept. 18 when she accepted the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award at the U.Va. Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.

The award is presented annually by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center in memory of Elizabeth Zintl, who served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University. Given to a woman employee at U.Va., the award honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity and commitment that characterized Zintl.

August 05, 2014

The following article has been re-posted from the Summer 2014 issue of Dickinson Magazine with permission from the author.

Sharon Davie ’68 is a storyteller. Her voracious appetite for reading as a child led her to earn three degrees in English, author a number of poems and essays and teach dozens of literature courses at Kenyon College and the University of Virginia (UVA).

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