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At the heart of the most successful cities and metropolitan regions in the world are great universities. This is especially true in Washington where the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area represents the combined resources of the Capital region’s best academic institutions. Comprised of thirteen universities, our member institutions are public, private, federal, historically black, religious, secular, devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, and focused on women’s education. Their student body sizes range from a few hundred to over 35,000. Both the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal agree—Washington is a college town!!

December Events 

December 3rd: Weekly Wednesday Movie Night at George mason University. 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 4th: Bb Video Anywhere at Gallaudet University. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 4th: WHAM on the Town: Ice Skating at George Mason University. 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Click for info.

December 4th: Cybercrime 2020: The Future of Online Security Lecture at Georgetown University. Click for info.

December 5th: Annual Concert for Charity at Catholic University of America. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

December 5th: Light the Season at Catholic University of America. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 9th: The Dianne Whitfield-Locke & Carnell Locke Collection at Howard University. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 9th: UHR - How to Get and Keep Good Credit at University of Maryland. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 10th: Mind-Body Connections: A Time for Forgiveness at Georgetown University. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 10th: Help Save a Life at Howard University. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click for info.

December 10th: PsycINFO & CINAHL Lecture at University of the Health Sciences. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 10th: The Mighty Afterlife of Fiddler on the Roof at University of Maryland. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 11th: Spiritual Therapy Through Chocolate at American University. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 11th: GW Men's Basketball vs DePaul at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 11th: Annual Holiday Concert at University of D.C. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

December 12th: Brazilian Sign Language Seminar at Gallaudet University. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 16th: AU Social Club Meetings at American University. 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Click for info.

December 16th: T-Shirt Travels Film at George Washington University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

December 16th: Essential Search Skills Lecture at University of the Health Sciences. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

Announcements

The 2015 - 2016 Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Fellowship Competition  

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) are pleased to partner in the announcement of the Annual Doctoral Research Fellowships, the Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Fellowships and the Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship. Three $10,000 stipends will be awarded to doctoral-level students from Consortium institutions to support independent research in areas of interest to the Economics.  

Click for purpose, eligibility, and application procedures.

Consortium Welcomes New National Defense University President

Major General Frederick M. Padilla, USMC, assumed the duties as the 15th President of the National Defense University (NDU) from Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt in an Assumption of Presidency ceremony on November 18th.  General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony which was held on the university campus at Fort Lesley  J. McNair. Major General Padilla most recently served as Director of Operations with Plans, Polices and Operations at Headquarters Marine Corps. He has led Marines in operational command assignments at platoon, company battalion and division levels; commanded a Marine detachment aboard the USS Canopus; served in multiple joint staff assignments; and served as Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. Ambassador Nesbitt, who served as interim president, will return to her role as Senior Vice President.

Consortium Joins the City of Washington DC in Mourning the Passing of Councilmember Marion Barry

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area extends its deepest condolences to the family of Councilmember Marion Barry, his colleagues, constituents and many friends upon the somber occasion of his death. His many accomplishments, particularly his service to the youth of the District of Columbia, will be long remembered and revered. The District of Columbia has lost a giant for whom we all mourn.