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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!!

April Events 

April 2nd: lunch with an Ambassador at Georgetown University. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 3rd: Technology in the Classroom Workshop at American University. 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 4th: "Beyond Broadway" Spring Dance Concert at Gallaudet University. 10:30: a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

April 4th: Exam Techniques at Trinity University. 12:00 p.m. Click for more info.

April 4th:National Capital Water Symposium at University of D.C. 8:30 a.m. Click for more info.

April 5th: Composition Recital at Catholic University of America. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

April 5th: Rock Creek Park Cleanup at Howard University. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 6th: Medieval Day at Catholic University of America. 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 7th: Grief Support Group at Trinity University. 4:30 p.m. Click for info.

April 9th: 2014 Grant Writing Seminar at Howard University. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Click for info.

April 11th: Steel Magnolias Play at Gallaudet University. 8:00 p.m. Click for more info.

April 11th: Child-Centered Play Therapy at Marymount University. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 11th: Korean Cultural Night at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 14th: Professionalism and Workplace Etiquette at Marymount University. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 15th: JazzAlive: Small Jazz Ensambles at University of D.C. 12:30 p.m. Click for info.

April 15th: Evening with Apollo Ohno at George Mason University. 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Click for info.

April 16th: Intro to Adobe Dreamweaver at American University. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 16th: Corcoran Uncorked at Corcoran Gallery. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 23rd: Instructional Technology Lab at George Washington University. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 25th: Mason Day at George Mason University. 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 28th: German Women in the Nazi Fields at Georgetown University. 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

April 30th: Printmaking Workshop at Corcoran Gallery. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for more info.

Announcements

The 2014 - 2015  Economic Club of Washington Fellowship Competition

The Economic Club of Washington and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) are pleased to partner in the announcement of the Annual Doctoral Research Fellowships – renamed the Vernon E. Jordan Fellowship Program in 2009 in honor of the Economic Club’s past president. Also, since the 2007-2008 academic year, The Economic Club of Washington has offered the Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship, honoring the late Philip Dearborn, a leading national authority on urban finance, intergovernmental finance, and regional economic development. 

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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.