This Week at UA!

Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

Tuesday, January 27, Wednesday, January 28, and Thursday, January 29, 2015

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Lobby


Students and faculty connect with community at Global Cafe.  Afternoons at Global Cafe offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, enjoy conversation, and make friends.  Free coffee and tea.  Open to the public.


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


Archaeology, Digital History and Atlantic Microhistory in Bermuda, 1609-2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

110 AIME Building


The Summersell Center for the Study of the South is pleased to welcome Michael Jarvis, Associate Professor of History and Director of Digital Media Studies Program at the University of Rochester, and Director of Smiths Island Archaeology Project. On Thursday, January 29, at 4 pm in room 110 of the AIME Building on the University of Alabama campus, Professor Jarvis will deliver a public lecture entitled "Archaeology, Digital History, and Atlantic Microhistory in Bermuda, 1609-2015."


Contact Info: Joshua Rothman,, 205.348.3818


International Expressions: International Coffee Hour

Friday, January 30, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

B.B. Comer Hall


Come and enjoy free coffee, tea, snacks, and conversation with UA students from around the world! Students can register for free at


 Elect Her: Campus Women Win

Saturday, January 31, 2015

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Anderson Room Ferguson Student Center


Elect Her: Campus Women Win is a broad initiative that encourages and trains young women to run for student government at the University of Alabama. It recognizes the need to empower women to view themselves as political candidates. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the national Elect Her initiative acknowledges the necessity to build a greater pipeline of women running for office in order to diminish the long-standing political leadership gender gap.


Students may self-nominate, or can nominate other students they feel would benefit from Elect Her. You may begin to nominate students or to register tentatively now. We will follow up with registrants to ensure that they are able to attend the scheduled training program. Selected students will hear from guest speakers at the event and learn skills and strategies to help them run for office at UA.


For more information about Elect Her, or to nominate someone or register yourself for the event, visit!    


Contact Info: Jackie Northrup,, (205) 348-5040



WiSE "Navigating the Future" symposium celebrating women in STEM fields

Saturday, January 31, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Rotunda Shelby Hall


WiSE (Women in STEM Experience) was born from within the University's Graduate School Tide Together initiative that seeks to support women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through mentorship and networking in the hopes of narrowing the existing gender gap in STEM studies and careers. Since its inception, WiSE has become its own stand-alone initiative with the support of multiple departments on campus. Through WiSE and Tide Together, first-year graduate students studying science and math related fields have the opportunity to be placed with a graduate student, faculty, and alumni mentor to help them develop skills in professionalism and in their field of study.


In a further effort to support women in STEM fields, WiSE has created annual symposiums such as Navigating the Future, January 2015 and Pathways for Success, November 2013 as opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to meet with fellow scholars and professionals while learning to navigate science and math related fields and graduate programs. The mission is to serve student organizations, programs, and departments in their efforts to recruit, promote, and support women in STEM. WiSE shares resources, facilitates communication, and supports the UA campus; however, in 2015, WiSE is expanding its outreach and is inviting regional universities to the free symposium in order to strengthen and broaden support of their mission. WiSE is actively seeking collaboration and involvement with other organizations who share the mission to promote women in STEM fields.


Contact Info: Cori Perdue,, 205-348-2118


Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

Saturday, January 31, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Garland 103 Garland Hall


California photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on the socially relevant topic of youth incarceration. Culled from nearly 1,000 images of juveniles at more than 200 detention facilities in 31 states taken over a six-year period, this exhibition is a sobering look at America's prison system. Richard Ross has documented the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities where officials treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. About his art, Ross says, "the work exists at the juncture of art, social practice, and politics with the goal of creating interest and action that goes beyond liking or sharing.


Play, Believe, Achieve

Sunday, February 01, 2015

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coleman Coliseum


Join us for the first ever UA-sponsored event celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day! The goal of this event is to encourage female UA athletes to guide young girls in learning an athletic skill, decrease gendered barriers to an active lifestyle and showcase the fun of girls' and women's involvement in sports. There will be rotating 25-minute clinics and stations set up in Coleman Coliseum open to all area 5th grade girls. Participants will be treated to lunch in Burke Dining Hall and will be able to attend the women's basketball game at 1:00 p.m. . Students will be bused from their home school to UA and back.  For more information, contact Sharmeka Lewis at, or call the Women's Resource Center at (205) 348-5040.


Contact Info: Sharmeka Lewis,, (205) 348-5040