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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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  • Eclipse prospects dim, but Xmas snow possible

     
    The weather gods give a little and they take a little. The forecast for Tuesday's early-morning lunar eclipse seems to be going sour. But the National Weather Service is posting a 30 percent chance for snow in Baltimore on Friday,...
  • Christmas storm slows; could miss, could be big

     
    There's not much more certainty today about the prospects for a snowstorm on Christmas Day. It does look like the system is likely to slow down, but the computer models are still divided over whether it will steer south and...

    Storm worries appear to fade

     
    The National Weather Service hasn't changed its outlook quite yet, but forecast observers say the the latest model runs appear, finally, to be diminishing the chance that the mid-Atlantic states will see a serious snowstorm this weekend. The storm track...

    Light snow could affect Friday morning rush

     
    The predictions are pretty skimpy - an inch or less in most places across Central Maryland Friday morning. What's got the forecasters' attention this morning is the timing. The dusting is due to start after 4 a.m., making it something...

    Want more snow? Get on any interstate and drive

     
    It doesn't really matter much which way you go. If you want more snow out of this storm, you'll need to get on I-95 and head northeast. Or south. Or I-70 and west. Central Maryland appears to be in a...