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May 12, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Erin Alleva!

What do you miss the most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I think the thing that I miss the most are the mountains. I'm from the Pacific Northwest and we have The Cascades, The Olympics, and other amazing mountains that are unlike anything in Virginia.

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.

May 06, 2016

Reflection submitted by Madison Baril

May 04, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Kristi Vandygriff!

Year: Fourth
Major: Secondary Education and English
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia

May 03, 2016

With the 2015-2016 academic year coming to a close, the Body Positive advisory group came together for lunch to reflect on the past year, while looking toward the year to come.

May 02, 2016

IMG_2520The Abidin Awards were established in honor of Dr. Richard R. Abidin Jr., retired Curry School faculty member and former Director of Programs in Clinical and School Psychology. Last week, our Body Positive Coordinator, Nora Arkin, was awarded the Abidin Award for Excellence in Research.

April 27, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Laura Troyano

Year: 4th year
Major: Media Studies major, Spanish minor
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

April 22, 2016

"The Heart is a Muscle– Trauma-informed Approaches to Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence" is a dynamic conference taking place May 4-5, 2016 in Charlottesville to bring together advocates, clinicians, policymakers, law enforcement, educators, healthcare workers, and concerned citizens from across the state. The Virginia Sexual & Domesti

April 21, 2016

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with the Queer Student Union and Black Student Alliance in mounting a positive response to recent degrading messages aimed at black and transgender people on UVA Grounds. An environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes the goals of a modern public institution of higher education.

April 20, 2016

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Abby Wall!

Year: 3rd year
Major: Media Studies and Art History
Hometown: Richmond, VA

What do you miss most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I miss hanging out along the James River and eating at my favorite ice cream place!