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As students approach the end of daunting mid-terms and anticipate arriving at that dream Spring Break destination, Celebrate Every Body Week could not have been better timed. Women’s Center intern Kristina Brown highlighted what she intended for others to take away from the week.
The number of women in top positions in the business world has been consistently disproportionate to the number of men in these positions.
The U.Va. Women’s Center is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 16th annual Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award. The award is presented in memory of Elizabeth Zintl, an accomplished writer and journalist who served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Virginia.
This spring, Iris Magazine at the Women's Center continues its popular series by focusing on women in the media. The event, co-sponsored with the Media Studies Society, will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at OpenGrounds. Lunch will be catered by Take it Away, so guests should come with an appetite! Please RSVP through the Facebook event.
Join the Women’s Center, co-sponsored with the U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns, for a week of fun events aimed at promoting body positivity and raising awareness about eating disorders around Grounds.
Fourth-year student Kathryn Reichel wanted to give back to the community who supported her during a difficult time at U.Va.
“The Women’s Center helped me recover from my eating disorder when I was a First-Year,” she said. “I took time off [...] I came back after I had recovered, and was like, ‘I need to give back to other people.’ That’s what kind of inspired me to start working here.”
Interning at the U.Va. Women’s Center gives students hands-on experience developing skills that will be useful to them in the wide variety of fields they pursue after graduation. Applicants commit to a year-long internship that includes a three-credit fall semester course entitled “Women, Peace and Justice” (WGS), taught by Women’s Center faculty members. In the spring, students have the option of taking a second semester course through EDLF that is team-taught by the Women's Center faculty, or volunteering their time to fulfill their commitment to their internship.
In reaction to U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan’s “Dialogue at UVA: Sexual Misconduct Among College Students” on Feb. 10 and 11, the Women’s Center hopes to continue the discussion with its work.