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April 23, 2018

Margaret Edwards New Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is pleased to announce that Margaret Edwards, LPC, will be our new Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services. As a counselor at the Women's Center since 2009, Margaret has provided individual and group counseling to UVA students, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community with a focus on helping clients who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

February 01, 2018

While’s no great surprise that our Iris editor, Mary Esselman, has not one but four “favorite” fictional heroines, there’s one real-life feminist she loves to sing along with that you’ll have to read to believe.
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.

January 31, 2018

As often as the early history of basketball appears in trivia games and PE class quizzes, the special place that basketball holds in the history of women’s athletics is still unknown to many. Thanks to Senda Berenson, the women’s game was introduced at Smith College within months of the sport’s founding in 1891 and quickly caught on at women’s schools across the US.

December 19, 2017

Even in years far quieter than this one, a LOT happens at the Women’s Center over the course of 12 months.

June 07, 2017

During the spring semester of 2016, Curry PhD candidate Nora Arkin conducted surveys and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the Body Project, an eating disorders prevention intervention used in the Women’s Center’s Body Positive Program. Nora’s soon to be presented findings from her research verify the Body Project’s positive impact on undergraduate women at UVA.

May 04, 2017

Thank you! All of you who joined us in last month's GivingToHoosDay by donating and sharing our social media posts came together with our matching donor to generate a wonderful infusion of funding for our programs. We were thrilled to receive:

4 gifts at the $500+ level | 3 gifts at the $200+ level | 22 gifts at the $100+ level | 45 gifts at the <$100 level

March 02, 2017

The Virginia Festival of the Book is quintessentially Charlottesvillian in the embarrassment of educational and cultural riches it consistently brings us each year. It fits right in with the bustling local food and beverage scene, the stunning beauty of our natural and built environments, and our ample opportunities to take in elite athletics and vibrant arts offerings. But we’re pleased to point out that this celebration of the written word is one blessing we can extend to you wherever you are.
 

February 09, 2017

Get to know our very own Communications Coordinator, Alison Kuhn!

1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.

December 29, 2016

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.

March 15, 2016

What’s your favorite thing about living in Charlottesville? Making your meals from fresh goods grown nearby or heading to a favorite locally owned restaurant or take out purveyor? Staying in shape with outdoor, indoor, free, community-sponsored, or boutique fitness options? Listening to live music or seeing live theater at tiny, modest-sized or vast area performing arts venues? Redbuds blooming in the spring or fall foliage? Participating in or spectating a favorite sport - basketball, arm wrestling, soccer, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, roller derby?

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