National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month (NMM) is the time each year when our nation spotlights the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life.  When you serve as a mentor, you enrich your own life as much as you do the life of a child.  Become a mentor today!


Also:  Diversity in the Workforce Month,
National Blood Donor Month, National Eye Care Month and National Book Month


1st - Feast of St. Basil (Christian, Orthodox) -Celebration honoring a giant in church history for his spiritual achievements in the fourth century.

1st - New Year’s Day (United States)

6th - Three Kings’ Day (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic) - Also known as the Epiphany, is often viewed as the last day of the Christmas season (end of the 12 days of Christmas).

7th - The Nativity of Jesus Christ (Christian, Orthodox) refers to the accounts of the bith of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels and in various apocryphal texts.

7th - Al Hijra – Muslim New Year also known as Muharram.

13th - Lohri (Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh) – Festival holding great social significance and a day of imparting love to one and all.

17th - World Religion Day – A day set aside to address the need for religious unity.

19th - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - (United States) Observed Birthday of the African American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in civil rights.

26th - India Republic Day – National holiday of India to mark the adoption of a constitution and transition from a British dominion to a republic.

29th - Tu B’Shvat* (Jewish) – Jewish Arbor Day

*Begins at Sunset

UAB Special Events

January 5, 12, 19, 26 - International Women's Group, Smolian International House, 10 am - noon

January 23th - 30th - UAB Community Week - recognizes UAB’s diverse population and to provide opportunities to learn about and appreciate diversity through various programs including lectures, discussions, films, volunteer projects and cultural events. UAB Community Week 2010 Calendar (PDF)

January 23th - 30th - UAB Community Week Resources: Mervyn H. Sterne Library, blog post(s), reading list, www.mhsl.uab.edu