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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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  • Hogan accuses Brown of 'blatant lies' and 'disgraceful' attack ads

    Hogan accuses Brown of 'blatant lies' and 'disgraceful' attack ads
    The war of words in the race for governor escalated Thursday as Republican Larry Hogan called his Democratic rival a liar and asked him to take down a series of "slanderous" advertisements.
  • Resch to coach Team USA at indoor lacrosse worlds

    Resch to coach Team USA at indoor lacrosse worlds
    Et cetera Resch to coach Team USA at indoor lacrosse worlds Former Chesapeake Bayhawks assistant coach Tony Resch has been named head coach of the U.S. team for the 2015 Federation of International Lacrosse World Indoor Championship. Resch helped...

    Catonsville High teacher acquires school's first 3D printer

    Catonsville High teacher acquires school's first 3D printer
    For students in Dan Larsen's technology class at Catonsville High School, designing parts and objects with a computer aided design (CAD) program will be more of a hands-on learning experience this year Larsen, 36, a technology education teacher in the...

    Arbutus consignment shop expands to larger space

    Arbutus consignment shop expands to larger space
    When Cheryl Dabrasky's husband, Brian Jones, was diagnosed with cancer and was unable to continue his job in a warehouse about a year ago, she knew she'd have to figure out a way to support their family. The solution for the 48-year-old Baltimore City...

    Towson transfer Kay Banjo 'fits like a glove' at UMBC

    Towson transfer Kay Banjo 'fits like a glove' at UMBC
    After the pain of Towson cutting its men's soccer program in March 2013 had subsided, Kay Banjo was faced with a life-changing decision: He could go pro and try out for Major League Soccer or finish his undergraduate degree and then use his final year...