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September 04, 2018

Deborah McDowell 2018 Zintl Award Winner

This article has been reprinted from UVA Today. 


Deborah E. McDowell’s colleagues at the University of Virginia call her a “trailblazer,” note her collaborative activities and point to her commitment to diversify not only the faculty on Grounds, but throughout the nation. The University’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center will give McDowell the 2018 Zintl Leadership Award this fall for these and other long-time efforts.

April 23, 2018

Sharon Wood 2018 Distinguished Alumna

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


When University of Virginia alumna Sharon L. Wood was about 8 years old, her father, a civil engineer, took her to a construction site where he was working.

January 31, 2018

As often as the early history of basketball appears in trivia games and PE class quizzes, the special place that basketball holds in the history of women’s athletics is still unknown to many. Thanks to Senda Berenson, the women’s game was introduced at Smith College within months of the sport’s founding in 1891 and quickly caught on at women’s schools across the US.

May 11, 2016

The first person in her family to attend college, mechanical engineer Pamela Norris has founded two research laboratories, secured several patents and drawn more than $25 million worth of research grants to the University of Virginia over the past 22 years.

That’s not all: She’s also become a champion of mentoring and a leader among the University faculty and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

January 28, 2016

The following article from UVA Today has been re-printed with permission from the author.

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center has selected Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett to receive the University of Virginia’s 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award. A 1988 graduate of UVA School of Law, Garrett will receive the award and speak on Grounds in April.

September 01, 2015

The U.Va.  Women’s Center is pleased to announce the selection of Farzaneh Milani as the recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.  Milani is the current chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) and the previous director of Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) at U.Va. She has been a U.Va. professor for almost 30 years, teaching in both MESALC and WGS.

March 18, 2015

The UVA Women’s Center is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 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.

February 12, 2015

As the 2015 honoree for National Girls and Women in Sports Day at U.Va., Meghan O’Leary described her current pursuit of the Olympics in a speech addressed to an audience of more than 130 guests at a reception before last month’s Virginia-Georgia Tech women’s basketball game.

O’Leary grew up playing softball and volleyball, continuing in these sports as a student-athlete at U.Va.

January 13, 2015

Former two-sport Virginia student-athlete and Jefferson Scholar to be recognized at halftime of the women’s basketball game on Jan. 25