September 14 - 20, 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 email

Hispanic/Latino Street Art Project

Monday, September 14, 2015 *this will  continue  through September 25
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ferguson Center Art Gallery

In celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, please join the Ferguson Center Student Union and UA Crossroads to paint! The finished project will be on display in the Ferguson Center Art Gallery throughout Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, along with Cuba photographs by UA Professor Chip Cooper and Cuban photographer  Julio Larramendi.

Black Student Union General Body Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm
133 Lloyd Hall

Want to learn more about BSU and all that we do? Attend our first general body meeting and see how you may benefit from being a member of this organization. 

Contact Info: Alvin Lockett,, 205-792-9175

International Spouse Group

Tuesday, September 15
9:30 - 11:30 am
Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Global Cafe
The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff, and scholars for activities and interaction.

This group is open to the wives or husbands of international students, faculty, and staff, as well as American spouses who are interested in making international friendships. We provide support in adjustment and acculturation while living and learning in the U.S.

Babysitting services are available for those spouses who wish to bring their children, and parking is readily available at the Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Global Cafe.

For any questions or general interest, please visit the ISG page at 
International Spouse Group or contact Ozgur Ozlem Dogru at

Contact Info: Capstone International Services,,

Fired with UP

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm
3700 Forum Ferguson Student Center

Come express your inner Picasso with University Programs and paint ceramics courtesy of All Fired Up. Choose your ceramic piece and create a masterpiece that All Fired Up will take and fire in their kiln for you. 

Register for free at!

Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
UA Promenade
(Outside of the Ferguson Center)

UA's Education Abroad office will host the Fall Study Abroad Fair at the UA Promenade (next to the Ferguson Center) from 10 am to 3 pm. Come explore the options you have to study abroad during your time at UA! Education Abroad staff, UA faculty, and representatives from UA affiliate providers will be on hand to meet with students and find a program that works for you. 

The purpose of the Study Abroad Fair is to:
  • familiarize students with the faculty and organizations they can go abroad with
  • showcase new and existing programs
  • advise students on programs relevant to their majors
  • offer information on finances and application for student funding
Contact Info: Chad Berry,, 205-348-5256

"Year of Utopia" Kicks Off at UA

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00 pm
205 Gorgas Library

The College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's book  Utopia , which told the tale of an ideal island of the same name, with a yearlong series of events that will include themed lectures and courses.

Year of Utopia website

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences
Contact Info: Michael Mendle,, 205-348-7104

International Coffee Hour

Friday, September 18
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
121 B.B. Comer
Throughout the academic year (August through May), Capstone International Services and Capstone International Center will host a weekly event: Capstone International Coffee Hour.
All international and American students, scholars, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome to join.
Capstone International Coffee Hour is held on Fridays during the 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. 

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 
Family Game Night

Sunday, September 20
7:00 pm
Women's Soccer Field
Join the Women and Gender Resource Center before the UA Women's Soccer kick off their game against Jacksonville State! Enjoy playing games and celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month and learning about new cultures.

Contact info: Jackie Northrup,, 205- 348-5040
Polk Photos of
George Washingon Carver

August 27 - September 25, 2015
The University of Alabama's Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art

The  Paul R. Jones Gallery is located at 2308 6th Street in Downtown Tuscaloosa. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the first Friday of every month until 8:00 pm.

Renowned Alabama photographer P.H. Polk's images of famed botanist George Washington Carver during his days at Tuskegee Institute will be on display August 27 - September 25 at The University of Alabama's Paul R. Jones  Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa.

As one of Tuskegee Normal and Technical School's first photography students, P.H. Polk became the official photographer for The Tuskegee Institute, a position he held for 45 years.

George Washington Carver, a faculty member at the time, became one of Polk's most photographed subjects. These intimate scenes show Carver at work in his laboratories and greenhouses, as well as in the fields, teaching eager students, receiving accolades, and lecturing about his many discoveries.

Photographs of famed botanist George Washington Carter, taken by Alabama photographer P.H. Polk, will be on display Aug. 27-Sept. 25 at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Joyce J. Scott:  Truths and Visions

September through October 16, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall

Contemporary sculptural works by Joyce J. Scott, featuring meticulous beadwork combined with blown glass, molded glass components and found African wooden artifacts, on display at The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.
Scott's art practice spans more than forty years, reflecting her African American, feminine and urban identity. She combines beauty and sophisticated craftsmanship with current cultural issues of race, gender and class.

The exhibit will be on display in Sarah Moody Gallery of Art,  103 Garland Hall through October 16.

"Look Mom, A Doctor!", 2008 by Joyce J. Scott (American, b. 1948), seedbeads, thread, wooden African sculpture, coins, glass. 17 3/4 x 10 x 10 inches. Image courtesy of MOCA, Cleveland.


From September 15 - October 15, 2015, The University of Alabama will be celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (HLHM). Be on the lookout for the HLHM Calendar, which will be distributed online and throughout the UA Campus. There will be many great events for everyone to enjoy!

For more information:  UA Crossroads

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

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