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One Last Palko POV

A nostalgic season calls to mind the deep longing and profound need for community, leading to a charge to be the community you want to live in.
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POV: Spark Joy

In all the facets of our work, the Women’s Center calls for justice and healing, committed to amplifying a diverse range of voices, envisioning the day when everyone can flourish. We know the power – and necessity – of passing on the torch. Part of that flourishing is a deep-rooted sense of joy.
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POV: Launching Our Graduates

Graduates, we will follow your next steps, and we look forward to welcoming you back when you visit Grounds.
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POV: Nourishing the Droughts

Where did my words flee?
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25th Anniversary of the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award

We, as a community, often focus narrowly on students when we speak of the presence of women at UVA. Doing so overlooks the enormous contributions of the women faculty and staff who have made our University a more welcoming and inclusive place.

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Joy, too

This is not the first time we have faced collective challenges and traumas. We can endure adversity and thrive again afterwards.
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Palko POV: Leadership

When I’m stretching for a way to explain a thought I’ve been grappling with, I turn to the middle school grammar lessons I led years ago, perched on the edge of the front table, first chalk then white board marker in hand.
A word from the Women's Center

Supporting Members of the Black Community

We are committed to making the University of Virginia a place where everyone is welcome.

Valleys that Nurture Growth

We reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from this year’s graduates, and hope they will similarly reflect on and absorb the lessons they learned from their time with us.

Palko POV: Rising Tide of Inequity

As Texas’ SB8 went into effect on September 1, 2021, Hurricane Ida continued to tear through the country, impacting both the Gulf region and the Northeast, and Western states and communities remained on high alert as they face record-setting wildfires.