There are many wonderful activities and events offered throughout the month of March! Please spread the word and let others know about all of the exciting opportunities happening this week!

Global Movement Mondays


This Monday - Tai Chi


Monday, March 2, 2015

12 pm




3rd Floor Mezzanine

Ferguson Center



Blend Night!


Monday, March 2, 2015

6:30 pm

Gorgas Library, Room 205


Come on out to Blend Night! One of the fastest growing organizations on campus, Blend works to bring students of all different backgrounds together.


Everyone is invited to come! We will be doing icebreakers, "speed friending", a sustained dialogue, and other activities to help you Blend with others! Snacks and refreshments will be provided! Worth a Pan Point!


Contact Info: Halle Lindsay,, 937-867-8168






International Spouse Group 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

9:30 - 11:30 am

105 B.B. Comer Hall 


The International Spouse Group is specifically designed to bring together the spouses of international students, faculty, staff and scholars for activities and interaction.


The goal of the International Spouse Group is to offer an opportunity for spouses who have come to Tuscaloosa with an international student, faculty, staff or scholar to connect with others, learn from each other, and share unique knowledge and experiences. This group is open for 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.


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



Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

12:30 - 4:00 pm

1000 Bevill Building


In order to deepen the understanding about Japan and to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the United States, a delegation selected by the Japanese government will come to The University of Alabama to speak about Japanese society, business, technology, and culture.


We will divide into groups by the topics and have discussions. 

Contact Info: Yumi Miyatake,




Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation


Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 3-5, 2015

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Lobby of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP) 900 Anna Avenue - by Newks




Students and faculty connect with the 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


Safe Haven: Girls Education in Asia and the U.S.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 pm

324 Lloyd Hall


In honor of International Women's Day, the Women and Gender Resource Center and Capstone International Services will show a short screening of the film, Half the Sky, which focuses on girls education in Vietnam. After the film screening there will be a panel discussion about the status of girls education in Asia and the U.S.


The panel will include Dr. Ingie Givens of the College of Education. For more information, please contact Paige Miller at


Contact Info: Paige Miller,, 205-348-5040




"Where Are You From?" - Networking with The 49


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

6:00 pm

Forum Room - Ferguson Student Center


Join The 49 as it invites all out-of-state students to a social networking event! The event will center around the question "Where are you from?" and is a great opportunity to meet students who may share similar backgrounds, interests and ambitions!


Contact Info: Brandon Skinner,


Aurelio G. Amatucci's "Codex fori Mussolini" and the prospective memory of Italian fascism (Dr. B. Reitz-Joosse, University of Pennsylvania)

Thursday, March 5, 2015           

3:30 pm

111 ten Hoor Hall 


In 1932, a marble obelisk inscribed with the words MUSSOLINI DUX was erected at the entrance of the Foro Mussolini, today's Foro Italico, in the north of Rome. Three gold coins and a piece of parchment were buried under the obelisk; the parchment bears a Latin text offering a eulogistic description of the rise of fascism, the achievements of its leader Mussolini, the fascist programmes of youth education, and finally the construction of the Foro Mussolini and erection of its obelisk. 


Who wrote this text? Why was it buried under the obelisk, and who was its intended audience? Dr. Reitz-Joosse (Niels Stensen Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania) reveals what this long-forgotten text, the Foro Mussolini, and the obelisk have to tell us about the appropriation and remodelling of Classical antiquity that took place under Italian Fascism.


The talk will be followed by a reception. All are welcome, especially those interested in the history of Europe in the 20th Century, monuments and architecture, Classical reception studies, and Neo-Latin literature.

Sponsored by the Classics Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Contact Info: Kelly Shannon,


"The Two Browns: Civil Rights in the Age of Ferguson and Obama"


Thursday, March 5, 2015

6:30 pm

Auditorium Morgan Hall


Please join the Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015, as we welcome Jelani Cobb to The University of Alabama. Director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, Professor Cobb is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker, a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and other national news outlets, and a prominent voice on the issues of race and the criminal justice system that constitute the leading edge of the modern civil rights movement. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in Morgan Hall Auditorium. Cosponsorship provided by the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, New College, the Departments of American Studies, Criminal Justice, Gender and Race Studies, History, and Political Science, University Programs and by UA Crossroads.


Contact Info: Joshua Rothman,, 205.348.3818



International Coffee Hour


Friday, March 6, 2015

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

121 B.B. Comer Hall


Throughout the academic year (August through May), Capstone International Services and Capstone International Center 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 each Friday 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.


Capstone International Services,, 



Dr. Barbara Mooney Interrogates Jim Crow Imagery 


Friday, March 6, 2015

3:30 pm

Gorgas Library, Room 205


In conjunction with its Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History on March 6, The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History has invited keynote speaker Barbara Mooney, associate professor of American art and architecture at the University of Iowa and a leading scholar in race and architecture, as well as a distinguished teacher. Dr. Mooney will present "From Jumping Jack to Jump Jim Crow: The Origins of a Pernicious Southern Stereotype?" on the origins and evolution of racist imagery. Mooney is the author of Prodigy Houses of Virginia: Architecture and the Native Elite (University of Virginia Press, 2008). The public is invited to attend the sessions and the keynote lecture.





A North Alabama Clergyman's Passion for History: Preserving Black History Month through Words and Images


February 9 - March 13, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gorgas Library - Pearce Foyer, 2nd Floor

African American cookbooks, scrapbooks, letters, photographs, and funeral programs collected by Rev. Wylheme H. Ragland from Decatur, Alabama, will be shown in the Pearce Foyer in Gorgas Library. The collection is comprised of artifacts from the Schaudies, Banks, and Ragland families and is housed in the University Libraries Division of Special Collections.

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.