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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!!

January Events 

January 1st - February 15th: Aetna Student Health Insurance Open Enrollment at George Mason University. Click for info.

January 1st - January 12th: Potomac Heights Fantasy Football League at George Mason University. Click for info.

January 7th: Professional Development Days at University of D.C. Click for info.

January 8th: National Symphony Orchestra at HUSD at Howard University. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Click for info.

January 8th: Women of Wallstreet at Georgetown University. 6:15 p.m. Click for info.

January 8th: Graduate Program Info Session at Marymount University. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 8th: Advanced EndNote at Uniformed Services University. 11 a.m. - noon. Click for info.

January 11th: National Symphony Brass Ensemble Concert at Trinity University. 2 p.m. Click for info.

January 12th: NSO in Your Neighborhood at Catholic University of America. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 12th: School Counselling Online Info Session at Marymount University. 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 13th: Intro to Adobe Dreamweaver at American University. 9 a.m. - noon. Click for info.

January 13th: "Bigs Talk": A Conversation with Ben Carpenter at Georgetown University. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 14th: Free Meditation Session at University of Maryland. Noon - 1 p.m. Click for info.

January 15th: Dean Hoge Memorial Lecture at Catholic University of America. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Click for info.

January 15th: Systematic Reviews at Uniformed Services University. 11 a.m. - noon. Click for info.

January 15th: Resume Madness! at George Washington University. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 20th: Walk for Wellness Challenge at University of Maryland. Click for info.

January 21st: Men's Basketball vs. Wilson at Gallaudet University. 7 p.m. Click for info.

January 21st: Museum Exhibit: In Motion at Howard University. Click for info.

January 22nd: AU Abroad: Chile at American University. 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Click for info.

January 22nd: Jewish Lit. Live at George Washington University. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for info.

January 28th: Women's Basketball vs. Penn St. - Abington at Gallaudet University. 5 p.m. Click for info.

January 28th: Women's Basketball vs Central Penn at Trinity University. 7 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.