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June 20, 2019

Student Taylor Thompson with former President Jimmy Carter at Habitat Site

Taylor Thompson (Arch '21) is this year's recipient of our Beth Garrett Memorial Internship Grant. Taylor's involvement with housing policy came through his long-standing work with Habitat for Humanity International as a volunteer and through his training to follow in his mother's footsteps as an architect.

May 07, 2019

bouquet of peonies

Our unique setting and expertise make the Women’s Center an especially good fit for many students seeking to improve their well-being. Our approach focuses on helping students identify the issues they want to address in their own lives. Our counselors are known for their extensive experience supporting college students with concerns ranging from the stresses of young adulthood to traumatic events in their lives or within their families or communities. 

April 05, 2019

collage of counseling staff members

Cathy Erickson, Trauma Counselor, Janie Williams, Trauma Counselor, Uriel Santiago, Counselor, Margaret Edwards, Program Director for Counseling and Wellness Services, Poe, Psychiatric Service Dog, Latoria White, Counselor in Residence & Case Manager, Amelia Walton, Counselor in Residence & Body Project Coordinator

The Women’s Center has long been known as an approachable place for students and others in the UVA community to seek counseling. Over the past year, our Counseling and Wellness Services Team has grown to include new staff members and has extended the resources offered to better serve the variety of needs at the University. The team’s newest member, Uriel Santiago, joined the Center’s staff this spring to bring special expertise and experience in the role of cultural, racial, gender, and sexual identity in mental health.

January 04, 2019

supreme court building

Feb 12, 2019 Update: Today the Department of Education notified the public that, in an abundance of caution and due to technical difficulties, they are re-opening the comment period for the proposed Title IX regulations for one day only on February 15, 2019. 

We encourage anyone who was unable to submit their input on the proposed regulations during the comment period that ended on January 28 to do so on February 15. 

December 13, 2018

Alumna Sara Duke Grey Continues to Care & Advocate for Survivors

April 23, 2018

Margaret Edwards New Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is pleased to announce that Margaret Edwards, LPC, will be our new Program Director for Counseling & Wellness Services. As a counselor at the Women's Center since 2009, Margaret has provided individual and group counseling to UVA students, staff, and members of the Charlottesville community with a focus on helping clients who have experienced interpersonal violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

February 01, 2018

While’s no great surprise that our Iris editor, Mary Esselman, has not one but four “favorite” fictional heroines, there’s one real-life feminist she loves to sing along with that you’ll have to read to believe.
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.

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.

December 19, 2017

Even in years far quieter than this one, a LOT happens at the Women’s Center over the course of 12 months.

June 07, 2017

During the spring semester of 2016, Curry PhD candidate Nora Arkin conducted surveys and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the Body Project, an eating disorders prevention intervention used in the Women’s Center’s Body Positive Program. Nora’s soon to be presented findings from her research verify the Body Project’s positive impact on undergraduate women at UVA.

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