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University of Maryland Baltimore County

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, also known as UMBC, is a mid-sized public research university that was founded in 1966. UMBC is located on 500 acres in Catonsville, Md. - about 20 minutes away from Baltimore - and is a separate campus from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The school is one of 11 University System of Maryland schools, and it is an "honors university" that offers an Honors College program and many research opportunities. UMBC offers 43 majors, 41 minors and 20 certificate programs.

The university also offers 36 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 17 graduate certificate programs. Notable UMBC landmarks include the Joseph B...
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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, also known as UMBC, is a mid-sized public research university that was founded in 1966. UMBC is located on 500 acres in Catonsville, Md. - about 20 minutes away from Baltimore - and is a separate campus from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The school is one of 11 University System of Maryland schools, and it is an "honors university" that offers an Honors College program and many research opportunities. UMBC offers 43 majors, 41 minors and 20 certificate programs.

The university also offers 36 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral degree programs and 17 graduate certificate programs. Notable UMBC landmarks include the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park; Pig Pen Pond, which is part of the campus and used as a teaching aid; the Commons campus center; and the Retriever Activities Center. The school's mascot is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and the school has 19 Division I sports.

Student organizations include the Retriever Weekly newspaper, Bartleby literary magazine, WMBC radio station, Greek organizations, cultural associations, academic and honor societies, sports clubs, activist organizations, graduate student groups and service clubs. Famous UMBC alumni include CNN anchor Tony Harris, Charm City Cakes owner Duff Goldman and actress Kathleen Turner.
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  • Hunter reported in woods near UMBC campus

    Baltimore County Police responded to a call at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday about a man walking through Halethorpe carrying a shotgun. "We received a hunting complaint in the woods near Arbutus Memorial Gardens," said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton....
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease

    Sickle-cell researcher also suffers from forgotten disease
    The tall, lanky patient enters the room bent over and shuffling like a man twice his age. He climbs on a gurney and lies back, head throbbing. Then Carlton Haywood pulls out a bottle of Tums, relief-in-waiting for the nausea he fears will come. "You...
  • Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

    Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb
    No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...
  • One week and counting

    One week and counting
    Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves...
  • Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller

    Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller
    Fans of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer couldn’t have been happier to see the performance turned in by several of its former athletes Tuesday night at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, when the...
  • Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor

    Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor
    Mold has closed a child care center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a floor of the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park. The UMBC child care facility, operated by the Y of Central Maryland, shuttered...
  • Catonsville resident enters race in District 44B

    Catonsville resident enters race in District 44B
    A third Baltimore County man has entered the race for one of two spots to represent District 44B, which includes Catonsville, in the House of Delegates. Charles Sydnor, a senior attorney at Enterprise Community Partners, in Columbia, will join...
  • MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together

    MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together
    Drug maker MedImmune and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have entered into a $6 million partnership to conduct bioscience research. Under the five-year agreement, Gaithersburg-based MedImmune and the university will provide funding and...
  • UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways

    UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways
    In the midst of a one-win campaign in 2012, UMBC women's soccer coach Leslie Wray found a reason for optimism. Aside from a 5-0 rout of St. Peter's on Aug. 31, the team battled to five draws and lost seven of 11 games by a single goal. That may not...
  • Arbutus chocolate shop to open thanks to change in county law

    Arbutus chocolate shop to open thanks to change in county law
    Move over Willy Wonka, Jama Cocoa has arrived in Arbutus. Jamasen Rodriguez, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, and three of his classmates have started a chocolate-making business that will open in Arbutus in the spring. No exact date has...
  • Catonsville copes with the heat

    Catonsville copes with the heat
    This week's heat and humidity is neither new nor unexpected in Baltimore in July. And like many in the area, those in Catonsville found a way to cope with the scorching temperatures. Construction worker Kyle Brown prepared for the start of his work week...
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