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The University of Virginia’s ultra-secret Seven Society recently announced gifts totaling $115,554 to U.Va.’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center to “more broadly encourage the kind of action and attention necessary to realize the empathy and understanding that must lie at the heart of this place.” The gifts came after the society

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

| April 07, 2015 | blog

The interns and staff of the Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center sponsored a series of events on the Grounds of the University of Virginia throughout the month of March in honor of International Women’s Month (IWM).

The month of events was inspired by International Women’s Day on March 8. The Center intends for this month of themed events to be an annual tradition. The following are recaps of each event.

The Young Women Leaders Program is honored to announce that we have been selected to receive three undergraduate research grants through the Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) program! This highly selective grant program provides funds to teams of U.Va. undergraduates as they conduct research-based public service projects.

| April 03, 2015 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

When Extended Family Asks Questions

| March 31, 2015 | counseling, blog

The message below was originally issued by Teresa A. Sullivan on March 18. For more University statements on this incident, please visit the Office of the President website.


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I write to express my deep concern about an incident that occurred on The Corner early this morning and to provide information about immediate steps that I have taken in response.

| March 23, 2015 | blog

Please read U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan's statement on an incident that occurred on The Corner early morning on March 18. You'll also be able to navigate from there to any additional University statements.

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center is ready as always to receive students and welcomes all students to the Center (982-2361; 1400 University Avenue) to address their needs.

| March 18, 2015 | blog

The following has been re-printed from Iris Magazine with permission from the author.

| March 18, 2015 | iris, blog, events

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.

| March 18, 2015 | Awards, blog, events

UPDATE: We regret to inform you that today’s lecture on “Global Education for Girls: Opportunities and Challenges in Transforming Poverty” is cancelled due to Jessica Posner Odede’s illness. The “Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship Supporting Women’s Education and Global Leadership” will be rescheduled.

Jessica Posner Odede has been selected for the inaugural Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship.