Search this site

Leigh Ann Carver

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.

May 04, 2017

Thank you! All of you who joined us in last month's GivingToHoosDay by donating and sharing our social media posts came together with our matching donor to generate a wonderful infusion of funding for our programs. We were thrilled to receive:

4 gifts at the $500+ level | 3 gifts at the $200+ level | 22 gifts at the $100+ level | 45 gifts at the <$100 level

March 02, 2017

The Virginia Festival of the Book is quintessentially Charlottesvillian in the embarrassment of educational and cultural riches it consistently brings us each year. It fits right in with the bustling local food and beverage scene, the stunning beauty of our natural and built environments, and our ample opportunities to take in elite athletics and vibrant arts offerings. But we’re pleased to point out that this celebration of the written word is one blessing we can extend to you wherever you are.

February 09, 2017

Get to know our very own Communications Coordinator, Alison Kuhn!

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.

December 29, 2016

This has been a year that none of us will soon forget. Many here and around the world experienced 2016 as a time in which uncertainty about the future escalated to levels unprecedented in our recent memories or even our lifetimes. Worst-of lists abound in the end-of-year airwaves. But at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we are fortunate to have a singular vantage point from which we’ve made some observations of a different sort.

March 15, 2016

What’s your favorite thing about living in Charlottesville? Making your meals from fresh goods grown nearby or heading to a favorite locally owned restaurant or take out purveyor? Staying in shape with outdoor, indoor, free, community-sponsored, or boutique fitness options? Listening to live music or seeing live theater at tiny, modest-sized or vast area performing arts venues? Redbuds blooming in the spring or fall foliage? Participating in or spectating a favorite sport - basketball, arm wrestling, soccer, swimming, tennis, lacrosse, roller derby?

January 20, 2016

Our Women, Girls & Global Justice program at the Women's Center provides engaged scholarship experiences aimed, in part, at dismantling what many students see as a boundary between global and local social justice issues. Service in the local community informs students’ understanding of gender equity issues and other inequities faced by people near and far.

December 29, 2015

Over the past 35 years, CNN, Whole Foods, and Abby Wambach have proven that 1980 was an auspicious year in which to get your start. Each of them successfully combined the audacity it takes to go first with the grit it takes to endure. The radically altered landscapes of their respective fields today are populated by numerous and varied players that they inspired. It's difficult for many of us today to even fathom the vision it took for them to strike out on such unblazed, and even unimagined, trails.

December 09, 2015

Serpentine Society Leaders On November 7, 2015, members of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center’s staff had the pleasure of attending the Serpentine Society’s Fall Gala and seeing their long-serving colleague, Claire Kaplan, recognized for her contributions to the University’s LGBTQ community.

October 05, 2015

In the long run, the level of attention brought to the issue of sexual assault nationally and locally over the past couple of years is bound to be a good thing. While difficult discussions and decisions continue to be broached in the public arena and in the private settings in which survivors seek formal services and informal support, here are just a couple of points of agreement that can help to ground us all. One thing we know is that the long run is likely to be quite long indeed in coming.