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The Women’s Center is now the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, in honor of the pioneering alumna whose $3 million endowment is the largest gift in the center’s 25-year history.

| July 21, 2014 | blog, events

Summer vacation is usually a time to relax, rejuvenate, travel and enjoy time with friends and family. Being safe while traveling over summer vacation will ensure that your fun is sustained for the three months and that you have good memories of your experiences. Below are some tips to ensure that your summer vacation is great! Travel Tips

| May 28, 2014 | Tips

When U.Va. government and foreign affairs student Amanda Swanson was a second-year, she went from competing in the Virginia Mock Trial to interacting with lawyers at the Women’s Center as a Legal Clinic intern. With her recent graduation, she is now applying the knowledge she gained in these experiences to the job she will begin in June as a litigation assistant at the MoloLamken law firm in Washington D.C.

| May 23, 2014 | legal-clinic, blog, interns

The U.Va.  Women’s Center is pleased to announce the selection of Jane Miller as the recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.  Miller is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Programs at U.Va. and has worked in the Athletics Department for almost 30 years. She is a passionate advocate for women in sports and a role model for all women.

| May 13, 2014 | blog, events, Awards

Supporters of the Young Women Leaders Program enjoyed the Third Annual Fundraising Luncheon in recognition of the program’s successes at Alumni Hall last week.

With evolving technology, the victims of sexual abuse are getting younger, the crimes are getting more violent and the distribution of such acts is becoming more widespread. Therefore, the national child advocacy program, Protect, continues to address the need to make “the protection of children a top political and policy priority at the national, state and local levels.”

The following has been re-posted from the Young Women Leaders Program website.

YWLP will be hosting its Third Annual Luncheon on Wed., May 7!

| May 05, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. Participating in the program has helped solidify career paths in the field of education, as well as created another sort of sorority with bonds made for life.

Ultimately, the program is “fostering competence, connections and autonomy” among everyone involved. The foundation of the program’s curriculum is in this motto.

The following has been re-printed from the April 28, 2014 edition of The Huffington Post with permission from the writer.

Events for the annual Take Back the Night Week ranged from informative Q&As with the “How to Date a Survivor” panel and “Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial” to community building with the “Open Arts Slam” and the “Rally, March and Vigil,” eventually ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness.”

Organizers say hundreds of people attended the “Rally, March and Vigil,” the largest turnout they have seen in years.