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Palko POV

As the new academic year began, Women’s Center staff and students alike took inspiration from a model of grit and of enthusiastic engagement with learning throughout every stage of life – our very own Maxine Platzer Lynn.

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Laura Hinnenkamp

Student Spotlight: Laura Hinnenkamp

Get to know Iris Magazine intern, Laura Hinnenkamp!

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Student Spotlight: Nick Rupert

"In high school I was a musical athletic nerd, and I think I'm basically the college equivalent of that here."

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Survivor Support Network Training

September 22, 2017

Have you encountered students or co-workers whose academic or work performance was impacted by a history of victimization? Become an ally to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and child sexual abuse by training as a member of UVA’s Survivor Support Network. During the course of this 2-1/2 hour program, you will learn effective strategies to support your students and colleagues, learn about local resources and become part of an on-Grounds network that is designed to make visible the dedicated support for victims that exists at the University.


Survivor Support Network Workshop for students

September 26, 2017

Join the grounds-wide network of allies to survivors of power-based personal violence through the Survivor Support Network. Become familiar with various definitions and UVA’s policies. Learn about trauma and the neuroscience of trauma and how it impacts a survivor’s responses. Hear from survivors who tell their stories, and learn about resources on and off grounds so that you can help your peers in need. This training will be held at the LGBT Resource Center. For a reservation, email Claire at


Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

September 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Most, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Professor of Archaeology, has been selected to receive the Women’s Center 2017 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award. This is an RSVP only event. Please contact Carol Gilbert ( for more information.