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In the same week of her 22nd birthday and the passing of her grandmother, along with mid-terms and Spring Break fast approaching, fourth-year student Reiko Simmons still found time to attend the weekly YWLP group meeting at Jack Jouett Middle School.

| March 17, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

As students approach the end of daunting mid-terms and anticipate arriving at that dream Spring Break destination, Celebrate Every Body Week could not have been better timed. Women’s Center intern Kristina Brown highlighted what she intended for others to take away from the week.

| March 05, 2014 | Body Positive, interns, blog, events

The number of women in top positions in the business world has been consistently disproportionate to the number of men in these positions.

| February 28, 2014 | iris, blog, events

The U.Va. Women’s Center is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 16th annual 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 27, 2014 | Awards, blog

This spring, Iris Magazine at the Women's Center continues its popular series by focusing on women in the media. The event, co-sponsored with the Media Studies Society, will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at OpenGrounds. Lunch will be catered by Take it Away, so guests should come with an appetite! Please RSVP through the Facebook event.

| February 26, 2014 | iris, blog

Join the Women’s Center, co-sponsored with the U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns, for a week of fun events aimed at promoting body positivity and raising awareness about eating disorders around Grounds.

| February 21, 2014 | Body Positive, interns, counseling, blog, events

Fourth-year student Kathryn Reichel wanted to give back to the community who supported her during a difficult time at U.Va.

“The Women’s Center helped me recover from my eating disorder when I was a First-Year,” she said. “I took time off [...] I came back after I had recovered, and was like, ‘I need to give back to other people.’ That’s what kind of inspired me to start working here.”

| February 21, 2014 | Body Positive, interns, counseling, blog, events

Interning at the U.Va. Women’s Center gives students hands-on experience developing skills that will be useful to them in the wide variety of fields they pursue after graduation. Applicants commit to a year-long internship that includes a three-credit fall semester course entitled “Women, Peace and Justice” (WGS), taught by Women’s Center faculty members. In the spring, students have the option of taking a second semester course through EDLF that is team-taught by the Women's Center faculty, or volunteering their time to fulfill their commitment to their internship.

| February 19, 2014 | internship-program

In reaction to U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan’s “Dialogue at UVA: Sexual Misconduct Among College Students” on Feb. 10 and 11, the Women’s Center hopes to continue the discussion with its work.

Although most sports fans were gathering around their TV sets in their living rooms or making tailgate food in their kitchens in anticipation of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, there were about 100 guests who gathered together at John Paul Jones Arena for a sports event of a different sort.

| February 10, 2014 | iris, interns, Awards, events