U.Va. Reunions Weekend celebrates the 5-45th anniversaries of the undergraduate classes of the University of Virginia. In attending Reunions Weekend, you will reconnect with your classmates and the University through class events, seminars, student organization receptions, tours and much more. Visit this link for the full schedule of events and details on accommodations from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015.
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is excited to announce Catherine Erickson as our new full-time counselor! The position was made possible by additional funding from the University expressly for an additional Trauma Counselor at the Women’s Center. U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan made the announcement following the Rolling Stone media coverage of sexual assault on Grounds.
For U.Va. students who are in town this summer and would like to get involved, here are just a few ways you can help continue and support the work of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center:
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is excited to welcome the newest addition to our staff, Rashona Sharpless!
There is now one more way to connect with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center on social media – Visit our library’s new profile on Goodreads! The digital catalog for the Jill T. Rinehart Library at the Center boasts a collection of resources covering a variety of topics related to gender studies – all available for the public to peruse online and check out in person.
In the early 1990s, I moved to Charlottesville to obtain psychiatric and psychopharmacological treatment. I lived in Charlottesville from 1991-1997, and it was an extremely difficult and very sad time in my life. However, the helpful and friendly staff at the U.Va. Womens’ Center, now renamed Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, helped to make a sad and difficult time as bearable and productive as possible.
The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is grateful for the recent donation of $2,424 from The Order of Claw & Dagger. In its accompanying letter, the group attributes the reason for the gift as recognition of the Center’s “significant infrastructure” and “tireless work.”
The letter continued by elaborating on what the Center has developed over time in support of survivors, namely students at U.Va. The Order of Claw & Dagger is hopeful that the Women’s Center will continue its efforts and create a lasting impact on the community.
In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.