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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 and one college, our member institutions are public, private, federal, historically black, religious, secular, devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, focused on women’s education, and devoted to the arts. 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!!

July Events 

July 9th: Intro to Adobe Photoshop at American University. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 9th: DAWN on Campus at Gallaudet University. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 9th: TRX Workout at University of Maryland. 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Click for info.

July 10th: Summer Piano & Chamber Music Showcase at George Washington University. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 11th: Children's Theatere Workshop at Howard University. 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Click for info.

July 14th: The Eichmann Trial at Georgetown University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

July 16th: Continental Drift at American University. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 16th: Corcoran Uncorked: Heavy Metal at Corcoran. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 18th: Careers in Politics for Women Workshop at Georgetown University. Click for info.

July 19th: HUAA Summer Fundraiser at Howard University. 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 25th: Women Inspire Action Lab at George Washington University. All day. Click for info.

July 27: Washington International Piano Festival at Catholic University of America. 6:45 p.m. Click for info.

July 27th: An Evening at the Ball Park at University of Maryland. 5:07 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Click for info.

July 30th: Create at Corcoran: Interior Design Workshop at Corcoran. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for info.

Announcements

University of Maryland School of Public Health Adds Courses for Summer 2014

The University of Maryland School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will be offering graduate courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and SAS this summer. We strongly encourage our MPH and PhD students to take SAS prior to taking Biostatistics II. Students will also benefit from taking SAS prior to the dissertation/thesis/project phase of their degree.

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Consortium Board of Trustees Selects New President and CEO

Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has been selected as President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities replacing Mr. John B. Childers who retired in January.  Dr. Cavanaugh took over in March 2013.

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Washington D.C., Area Consortium Universities Support Almost 200,000 Jobs in Region

Washington, D.C., area universities are a major source of jobs and income in the region, with an economic impact as critical as that of the hospitality industry, according to a study authored by Stephen S. Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University and summarized in the Consortium's new publication CAPITAL ASSETS Economic Impact and Beyond.  Consortium-member universities, the largest private employers in the District, add $11.3 billion to the regional economy each year.