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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!!

November Events 

November 12th: Blush Fall Festival at George Mason University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 13th: Paul Mitchell Hair Styling Event at George Mason University. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 13th: Relaxation Night for Veterans at University of D.C. 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 14th: Video Editing with iMovie (MAC) at Gallaudet University. 10:00 a.m. Click for info.

November 14th: Exhibit: The African American Migration Experience at Howard University. Click for info.

November 14th: Money Management Workshop at Trinity University. 3:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 15th: Memorial for Professor Ema E. Stewart at Howard University. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 17th: Creative Writing Club at American University. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 17th: Men's Basketball VS Connecticut State at University of Maryland. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: Riding Your Bike in Traffic Course at Georgetown University. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: Community Meal Packaging Event at Marymount University. 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: JAZZAlive - Small Jazz Ensembles at University of D.C. 12:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: Bill Nye Evolution Lecture at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: Screening of "Wadjda" at Marymount University. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: MS Excel-Beginner's Workshop at Trinity University. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 20th - 23rd: La Perdida (Play) at Catholic University of America. Click for info.

November 21st: Student Health 101 + Chance at $1,000 at University of Maryland. Click for info.

November 21st: Values of Music Philosophy Lecture at Catholic University of America. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 21st: Slavery and Forced Labor: Human Rights in North Korea at Georgetown University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 22nd: GW TRAiLS - Indoor Rock Climbing at George Washington University. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 24th: Blackboard Getting Started Workshop at Gallaudet University. Click for info.

November 25th: Women's Ice Hockey Fundraiser at American University. 5 p.m. Click for more 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.