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In the wake of the shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, remember that the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is here year-round for members of the University community who are grieving or need support in coping with news of violence aimed at members of their faith or any other community that is important to their identity. We stand, as always, with all of our students, alums and colleagues working to create a respectful culture on Grounds and across the world.

By: Women's Center | March 18, 2019 | counseling

Danielle Heckert is a second-year Rodman Scholar in the E-school studying Biomedical Engineering. Alongside being a first-year Resident Advisor, Danielle is also an EMT with the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad. When asked about why she is passionate about this work, Danielle responded, "To say this job is hard would be an understatement, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t so incredibly worth it. You get to be that person who’s there for people when they need you most, and honestly that’s what keeps me going every Friday night when I’m serving at the rescue squad.

| March 08, 2019 | international-womens-month

Alex is a graduate student currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology, and recently won the Society of Clinical Psychology (SCP) and Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology’s (CUDCP) Inaugural Distinguished Student Scientist-Practitioner Award. She identifies as a science-practitioner by integrating treatments backed up by research and science while working with her therapy clients.

| March 08, 2019 | international-womens-month

Rachel is a second year undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, and one of the recipients of the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award for her work studying how macrophages control calcium within the MCU complex. Research on these processes could lead to new therapeutic treatments for Alzheimer's, autoimmune diseases, and more. Her passion for research continues to develop as she is given more responsibilities in her lab, and she is constantly inspired by one of her lab mentors, Taylor Downs, who will be starting at UVA’s medical school in the fall.

| March 08, 2019 | international-womens-month

Name: Olivia Phillips
Year: Third
Major: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Hometown: Ashland, VA


1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

| March 07, 2019 | interns

Name: Nadia Camperlengo

Year: Fourth Year

Major: American Studies (concentration in Popular & Visual Culture)

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA


1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

| February 28, 2019 | legal-clinic, interns

Remarks from our 2019 National Girls & Women in Sports Honoree, Jane Miller

It seems like just yesterday that I told someone retirement wasn’t even on my radar. So much for that.

I want to thank Abby and her staff at the Women’s Center, not only for hosting this reception, but for the wonderful work you do at the University for women and men, alike. You change lives.

I also want to thank the NGWS Day Committee for selecting me to represent girls and women in sport today.  I am honored.

By: Jane Miller | February 27, 2019 | Awards

We relish the opportunity for the Women’s Center to be part of the Community MLK Celebration each year but the lecture we hosted for the 2019 celebration of Women in the Movement was an especially fitting one as students and colleagues crowded Minor Hall to hear Brittney Cooper on January 22. January 22 was the third national day of racial healing as a part of the W.K.

By: Abby Palko | February 26, 2019 | Palko POV

This piece has been reprinted from UVA Today. You can find the original article here.

By: Anne Bromley | February 25, 2019 | Awards

Name: Leah Taylor

Year: Second

Major: American Studies/Media Studies

Hometown: Stamford, CT


What brought you to the Women's Center?

My first year at UVA, I struggled to find a place where I felt like I fit in. When I walked into the Women's Center, I immediately felt like I was at home. My internship at the Women's Center has introduced me to so many strong, empowered women who have encouraged me to be more confident in myself and I couldn't be more grateful.

| February 21, 2019 | social-media-marketing, interns