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Nov. 17, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two-time Olympic Medalist and current Virginia swimmer Leah Smith will be honored on National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Cavalier women’s basketball team hosts Duke on Feb. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

By: Alison Kuhn | November 21, 2016 | blog

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Chinyere Okoro!

Year: 3rd
Major: Speech Communication Disorders; Youth and Social Innovation
Hometown: Brookfield, WI

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

By: Alison Kuhn | November 16, 2016 | blog

The University of Virginia is well known for its tradition of student leadership. At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we consistently see students giving their time and talents to a wide variety of ongoing civic engagements. UVA students’ dedication to service is a source of inspiration to us and to our colleagues on the faculty and staff across Grounds. We are also keenly aware that students, as well as faculty and staff, can easily find themselves swept up in their civic engagements to a surprising degree, especially when news of great significance comes unexpectedly.

By: Alison Kuhn | November 10, 2016 | blog

A message from Women's Center Director, Abby Palko

In my four months as Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, I have come to understand that leadership is the culmination of a thousand small and large actions undertaken with the best interests of the group as the guiding principle. It is digging into the weeds of fire code regulations and seeing a decade-long picture of services provided in a single frame.  It is making informed decisions that balance competing needs and desires.

By: Alison Kuhn | November 09, 2016 | blog

Have you ever wondered whether genetics or environment is the primary factor for alcohol dependence? Wondered what is the most devastating drug? Or what are those monkeys doing on the beach?

By: Alison Kuhn | November 03, 2016 | blog

Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Taylor Lamb!

Year: Third
Major: English with a minor in Drama
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

By: Alison Kuhn | November 02, 2016 | blog, interns

While orange and yellow mountains, apple picking at Carter's Mountain, and trick-or-treating on the Lawn are just a few of the many trademarks of Charlottesville during the fall months, nothing is better or more unique than the Virginia Film Festival.

By: Alison Kuhn | October 28, 2016 | blog

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with survivors of gender-based violence. The Women’s Center works to promote a supportive environment at UVA by actively engaging in discussions about social change, connecting with state and national advocacy organizations, and perhaps most importantly, by supporting the many students whose leadership among their peers is essential to bringing about a safe and healthy University community.

By: Alison Kuhn | October 15, 2016 | blog

Get to know Body Positive intern, Madison Baril!

Year: 3rd year
Major: Commerce
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va

1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?

By: Alison Kuhn | October 14, 2016 | blog, interns