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September 28, 2016

Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Pinky Hossain!

Major: English with a concentration in fiction writing
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia

December 16, 2015

Get to know Iris intern, Allyson Cartwright!
Year: Fourth
Major: English, minor Middle Eastern Studies
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA

December 04, 2015

Iris Magazine invited members of the UVA community to attend a pop-up photo gallery at OpenGrounds. The "Every Body has a Story to Tell" exhibit focused on the relationships women have with their bodies, giving them the opportunity to be photographed in a way they wanted to be seen. Click here to see the entire online photo collection and learn more about the project.

October 28, 2015

Get to know Iris intern, Kimia Nikseresht!

Year: 3rd
Major: Sociology and Spanish
Hometown: Shiraz, Iran

April 29, 2015

In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.

March 18, 2015

The following has been re-printed from Iris Magazine with permission from the author.

February 26, 2015

Last February, Iris held an event celebrating the achievements of women in the Darden i.Lab program, whose focus is to provide education and support for new entrepreneurs.

December 15, 2014

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

August 26, 2014

The following has been re-printed from Iris with permission from the author.

I have been a U.Va. alumna for all of three months now, and to say that I miss the University and everyone I met there is a gigantic understatement. However, life must go on, and I am excited to say that I am about to start a journey that would have never been possible without U.Va. and without the Women’s Center.

March 29, 2014

The Journalist:

As a journalism teacher for six years, I started my new job in January with an ingrained habit of remaining objective in my writing. But I realized during last Thursday’s Celebrate Women Writers event, a reception sponsored by the Women’s Center to honor writers at the Virginia Festival of the Book, that this kind of objectivity has become my comfort zone.

Rules to live by in my former life:

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