2012 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award Call for Nominations

January 12, 2012

The U.Va. Women’s Center is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the fourteenth 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.

The Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity, and commitment that characterized Elizabeth’s significant contributions to the University. This award also recognizes that such leadership is found in many areas and positions within the academic community.

Visit the 2012 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award Call for Nominations website for specific instructions on how to submit a nomination.

The deadline for this year’s nominations is Friday, February 17, 2012.

Completed packets should be delivered to the U.Va. Women’s Center by Friday, February 17, 2012 to the attention of Lauren Russo, P.O. Box 800588, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 or emailed to ldr6r@virginia.edu.


2012 National Girls and Women in Sports Day

January 9, 2012

Honoring Paige Selenski (Col ’13) and Michelle Vittese (Col ’13) 
Sunday, January 29
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Pavilion I, West Lawn

Field hockey players Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese represented the University of Virginia on the international stage in fall 2011 as members of Team USA, the first US field hockey team to win gold at the Pan American Games. Both first-team All-Americans, Selenski and Vittese decided to take the 2011-2012 academic year off to pursue their lifelong dream of representing their country. In September 2011, the pair arrived in Guadalajara, Mexico, and helped Team USA achieve victories over Mexico, Chile, Cuba, and Canada and advance to the gold medal game against No. 1 ranked Argentina. Argentina had never lost a single contest at the Pan American Games since field hockey was added in 1987. Team USA’s 4-2 triumph in the gold medal game saw the first and last goals come from Cavaliers. Selenski scored the first goal in the 12th minute, and Vittese capped the win with a goal in the 42nd minute. With this win, the United States secured its ticket to the London Olympic Games, to be held July 27 through August 12, 2012.

Due to space constraints, the reception is by invitation only. Please RSVP by visiting bit.ly/ngwsd2012 by Friday, January 20.

Please note that Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese will be formally honored at the Women’s Basketball game against Flordia State, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Cosponsored with the Department of Athletics.

Voices of Haiti

January 9, 2012

Thursday, February 16
7:00 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

The U.Va. Women’s Center’s International Initiatives program is partnering with the Pultizer Center on Crisis Reporting to bring the U.Va. student body a powerful multi-media journalism presentation on the experiences of those living in post-earthquake Haiti. Journalist and U.Va. alum Andre Lambertson (Col ’81) will explore themes of agency, voice, and identity through a unique presentation combining poetry, original music, and photography. Lambertson has been reporting on Haiti with Keven Simonds and Kwame Dawes, whose previous project was awarded an Emmy and a Webby. Their non-traditional, multi-media reporting brings light to critical issues that are underrepresented in thenews today. The Voices of Haiti presentation will hopefully inspire powerful and transformative discussions here in Charlottesville.

February Legal Clinic

January 9, 2012

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
U.Va. Women’s Center

The Legal Clinic is staffed by professional attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. During the 2011–2012 academic year, the clinic will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information and/or to schedule a half-hour appointment, please call 434.982.2361, or email Deeva Shah dvs2a@virginia.edu or Megan O’Donnell meo3md@virginia.edu.

Celebrate Every Body Week

January 9, 2012

Monday, February 20–Friday, February 24

Celebrate Every Body Week aims to promote a positive body image for women and men of all shapes and sizes through fun and informative events. 2012 events will include: A Day without Mirrors Campaign, The Great Jeans Give Away, Beyond the Body Speed Mentoring (see below), and more. Contact: Amy Chestnutt aek4k@virginia.edu.

For a detailed listing of this year’s events, please click here.

For guidance on how to talk with someone who you are concerned may be struggling with disordered eating, please click here.

Cosponsored with the U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns.

Beyond the Body Speed Mentoring

January 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 22
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
U.Va. Women’s Center

“Today’s female leaders networking with tomorrow’s female leaders.” In this special networking and mentoring event, U.Va. student participants will have the chance to, in a structured environment, meet with University women leaders to solicit career, leadership, and personal development advice. Mentors will share advice from lived experience. After the speed mentoring sessions, a networking reception will be held for mentors and mentees. Contact: Barbara Burke barbaraeburke@gmail.com.

NNVAWI Pre-Conference Symposium on Global Violence against Women

January 9, 2012

Nursing Network Violence against Women, International (NNVAWI) 18th Annual Conference: Pre-Conference Symposium on Global Violence against Women 
Sunday, March 4
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
University of Virginia School of Nursing

The NNVAWI conference brings together an exemplary group of scholars and advocates engaged in anti-violence work around the globe.  Prior to the official conference kick-off, NNVAWI’s Pre-conference Symposium on Global Violence against Women will be held on March 4, 2012.  The pre-conference is intended to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to anti-violence scholarship and policy change. This symposium offers an international forum on gender-based violence and women’s health, with presentations by Tulia Maria Uribe (Colombia), Natalia V. Lokhmatkina (Russia), Ngaropi Diane Cameron (New Zealand), Mirna Perla (El Salvador), and Roszina Karmaliani (Pakistan).  The 18th Annual NNVAWI Conference is dedicated to Anne Cary Bankhead, a granddaughter of President Jefferson who suffered abuse by her husband, Charles. Jefferson wrote letters attempting to ensure his granddaughter’s safety and provided her refuge from her husband in his home at Monticello. For more information, please visit nnvawi.org.

Cosponsored with the University of Virginia School of Nursing and the Vice Provost for International Programs.