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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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  • Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]

    Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]
    Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road is always busy on a beautiful day and last week was no exception. While walking in the park, I noticed an adorable group of children listening attentively to their camp counselor, Katie Oliver. Ms. Oliver, a Timonium resident and former preschool and kindergarten teacher for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has run Camp Meadowood for three summers.
  • Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor

    Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor
    Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...

    Five Bayhawks named to U.S. roster for FIL World Championship

    US Lacrosse announced Monday that five Chesapeake Bayhawks will be on the final, 23-man roster representing the United States at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship this month. Representing the Bayhawks on Team USA are...

    Colleges promote entrepreneurship [Commentary]

    Colleges promote entrepreneurship [Commentary]
    While many aspects of the college experience are steeped in tradition, every year more college graduates are leaving the customary path and seeking less traditional methods of employment, most notably, as entrepreneurs. The number of graduates choosing to...

    Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...