November 16-22, 2015

Each week Crossroads provides a list of upcoming opportunities to engage diversity at UA.

Spread the word!

If you are interested in having your event included,
please contact the UA Crossroads office at 348-6930.
Global Movements

Monday, November 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gorgas House Lawn

Start off International Education Week with two wellness activities practiced around the world! Tai chi and yoga are both great ways to exercise and fight off stress. Take this opportunity to learn two new ways to center your mind during a busy school day.

*For the Yoga class, extra Yoga mats will be available, or you may bring your own mat or towel to place on the grass.

Contact Info: Megan Wagner,, 205-534-9002

I Learn America:
One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans

Monday, November 16
5:00 - 7:00 pm
118 Graves Hall

Documentary presented during International Education Week by Capstone International Center and The College of Education.

Contact Info: Joy Burnham,

Education Abroad - Lunch 'n Learns

Monday, November 16 (Japan), November 17 (France), November 18 (Italy), November 19 (Germany), November 20 (United Kingdom)
12:00 - 12:45 pm
135 B.B. Comer Hall

Hear from UA exchange students from that university and be a part of a Skype session with the university partner.

Drinks and dessert will be provided!  Bring your lunch and your questions.  

As part of the annual International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Alabama celebrates International Education Week with a variety of programs and activities that involve the entire community. 

Contact Info: Chad Berry,

An Evening at Global Cafe:
Celebrating International Education in Tuscaloosa

Tuesday, November 17
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Global Cafe, UA Center for Community-Based Partnerships

Global Cafe participants from the U.S. and around the world invite you to join us as we celebrate International Education Week in Tuscaloosa.  Our campus and community partners will lead a panel discussion about career opportunities in International Education. 

Contact Info: Beverly Hawk,, 205-348-7392

Every Woman Book Club
Thursday, November 19
12:00 pm

Participants must RSVP to the WGRC at (205) 348-5040 or

The EveryWoman Book Club will meet to discuss Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  This group is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Diwali: India's Festival of Lights

Thursday, November 19
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Smith Hall

Join The South Asian Society and the Honors College Assembly in celebrating Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, this year! There will be henna, dance performances, crafts, and Indian food.

Contact Info: Sahiti Madireddy,, 708-845-6442

For a full list of events during International Education  Week,
go to:
International Spouse Group

The International Spouse Group (ISG) meets every Tuesday throughout the Fall 2015 semester from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Global Cafe meeting space at the Center for Community Based Partnerships at 900 Anna Avenue. The ISG is specifically designed to provide interaction and support for the spouses of international scholars, students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships.

Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children, and parking is readily available at the site. For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at or Capstone International Services: international@ua.edu205-348-5402.

International Coffee Hour

Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during fall and spring semesters from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 121 B.B. Comer Hall. Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with our friends from around the world. All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff and friends are welcome. 

Contact Info: Capstone International Services,, 205-348-5402

Alabama Students Without Borders Presents: Chats with Coffee, Spanish Conversation
Every Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Ferguson Center Startbucks. Drop in for an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee, and practice your Spanish.

The table will be marked with a Latin American Flag. 
Bilingual Homework Help, presented by Alabama Students without Borders and the Tuscaloosa Public Library
November, 7, 14, 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Get more knowledge with a student from The University of Alabama!

Students Without Borders offers help with homework in Spanish or English. If you don't have homework, you can still come practice your English speaking skills and reading.
EXHIBITION: "Entrelazado" Woodcuts by Cuban Artist Aliosky Garcia
November 3 - 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall Woods Hall

The series of woodcuts to be shown explores the varied nature of human existence and emotion. Figures are isolated against stark, black backgrounds with elements that suggest both built and natural environments. 

Aliosky Garcia is a professor at Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Universidad de las Artes, in Havana, where he directs the printmaking studies program. Founded in 1976, ISA is the center for advanced studies in the fields of dance, visual arts, theatre, media arts and music in Cuba.

For more information, please contact Professor Sarah Marshall:

Image Credit: Aliosky Garcia Sosa, “Solo tengo lo que soy,” 2013, xilografia (woodcut), 60 X 80 cm
Discover Diversity at UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:
  • building relationships across campus cultures through innovative programs and dialogue initiatives
  • engaging students, faculty, and staff in collaborative cultural programming
  • serving as a resource for organizations addressing intercultural issues on campus and in the broader community

  • conducting engaged scholarship through creative activity designed to increase knowledge for today's global society