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Join us in welcoming Genevieve Brackins, the newest addition to the Women's Center team! Genevieve has joined us as the Outreach Coordinator for the Men's Leadership Project. She will not only be working closely with our Big Brothers, but will be assisting the Gender Violence and Social Change team in planning events and developing programs related to women's and gender issues for the University community. 
 
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.

Editor's note:  Courtney Morgan submitted this post from Zambia during the three-week global internship that she had there in the summer of 2017 as a member of our Women, Girls & Global Justice team. 

By: Courtney Morgan | July 14, 2017 | interns

A couple of birthdays ago, my husband and daughter gave me a plaque for my office with a quote from Louisa May Alcott: “She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain.” How well they know me! Periodic escape into the world of fiction is one of the activities that keeps me me. For as long as I can remember, reading has been a form of self-care for me. When you live on the academic calendar, as I have my whole life, summer becomes a time to indulge in a love of reading. And when you’re a booklover, people often ask for recommendations. Where to start?

By: Abby Palko | July 12, 2017 | blog

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with students, faculty and staff in expressing support to the LGBTQ+ members of UVA’s diverse community who are so essential to the vitality of our University. 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.

By: Women's Center | July 07, 2017 | counseling

Did you know there is a life stage called Emerging Adulthood? Well, as a UVA student or recent graduate, you’re right in the middle of it! It’s an exciting and uncertain time, full of opportunity and change. Read on for tips on how to enjoy and master this important phase of life.

The Five Defining Characteristics of Emerging Adulthood are:

By: Hannah Trible | June 15, 2017 | Tips, counseling

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.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | June 07, 2017 | blog

This spring here at the Women's Center we were honored and humbled to present Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children and a 1988 Darden graduate, with the University's 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award. With Mother's Day occurring just a couple of weeks later, I was struck by the timeliness of the challenge Carolyn posed to the colleagues and admirers gathered in her honor.

By: Abby Palko | June 07, 2017 | Palko POV

It’s never too early to learn about all of the support services and learning opportunities that are available at the Women’s Center.

As part of a “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” celebration, 17 emerging leaders from the Village School gathered at the Center for Global Health to listen to Director of Engaged Scholarship, Jaronda Miller-Bryant, discuss all of the opportunities and services the Women’s Center offers.

By: Alison Kuhn | May 05, 2017 | blog

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

By: Leigh Ann Carver | May 04, 2017 | blog

Hard work paid off for our Gender Violence and Social Change team with the very first Survivor Support Network Training - Student Edition.

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