IrisAddieandGinger

Photo courtesy of Adelyn Bender
Fourth-year student and Assistant Editor of Iris Magazine, Adelyn Bender, poses alongside Virginia Moran, former Associate Director of the Women’s Center and Editor of Iris. They were in OpenGrounds at a panel event that was part of Iris Magazine’s Bad A** Women speaker series. Also pictured are Jane Friedman of the Virginia Quarterly Review, Susie McCarthy, of the UVa Politics Department, and Lingerr Senghor, previous Iris staff member.

On Feb.14, Virginia Moran celebrated her final day with the UVa Women’s Center after a successful tenure as the Associate Director of the Women’s Center and the Editor of Iris Magazine. Virginia, known as Ginger to friends and colleagues, will be continuing on to James Madison University as an Associate Professor, while also pursuing her passion as a life, business and book coach.


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BreeonnaSTEMJillTietjen_Edited

Photo courtesy of Jill Tietjen
U.Va. alumna Jill Tietjen, along with current U.Va. engineering professor Joanne McGrath Cohoon, work to encourage women to consider careers in STEM.

With the ongoing national debate about the slow progression of women representation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and SBE (social and behavioral sciences and economics) fields of academia, colleges and universities are launching initiatives to create more opportunities.

U.Va. has taken steps in the right direction.


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Celebrate-Women-Writers-EDITED

Book authors, book club members, local writers and Women’s Center faculty and staff gather for an afternoon of conversation and acknowledgement of each other’s work.

Please note the following content is re-printed from a blog post on March 29, 2014 on the U.Va. Women’s Center website.


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WomenInMediaPanel

From left to right: Associate Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review Allison Wright, Chair of the Media Studies Department Siva Vaidhyanathan, Media Studies Professor Andrea Press, Web Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review Jane Friedman, and third year Media Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality student Alison Kuhn reflect on what it means to be “Bad A** Women in Media.”

Please note the following content is re-printed from a blog post on March 29, 2014 on the U.Va. Women’s Center website.


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Can’t wait for the Bad A** Women in Media Panel on March 20? Neither can we! Get to know our amazing panelists and check out the Facebook event for more details.


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