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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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  • 'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking

     'Drugs, Inc.' look at heroin in Baltimore substitutes reality TV for documentary filmmaking
    I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore’s drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city’s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television....
  • New UMBC arts center is built for show

    New UMBC arts center is built for show
    The just-completed Performing Arts and Humanities Building atop the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes quite a statement from almost every angle — the sun-reflecting, stainless-steel-wrapped Concert Hall; the glass-...
  • Spending jumps during back-to-college season

    Spending jumps during back-to-college season
    At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles. "Back to College" is a well-...
  • Ex-Orioles outfielder McLouth to undergo season-ending surgery

    Former Orioles and current Washington Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday to repair a torn right labrum. The Nationals feared the veteran's lingering shoulder injury was bad when it didn't respond as well...
  • Getting their due [Commentary]

    Getting their due [Commentary]
    Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time. On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences...
  • Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts

    Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts
    After a long and successful softball tournament season, no one could blame the coaches of the Catonsville Chaos 18-and-under squad for taking a few weekends away from the softball diamond at Catonsville Middle School. They did just that for one...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Howard awards scholarships from county-sponsored Pathways program

    Howard awards scholarships from county-sponsored Pathways program
    When Howard Community College nursing student Danielle LaClair discovered that her tuition payment plan had been canceled, she didn't know what to think. As it turned out, the 28-year-old Ellicott City resident had no cause for worry. LaClair was...
  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • Medical reasons force Navy linebacker Maika Polamalu to retire

    Navy football Medical reasons force LB Polamalu to retire Navy football senior Maika Polamalu has been forced to retire from the team because of medical reasons. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed after Tuesday's practice that team doctors determined...
  • John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell

    John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell
    Growing up in suburban Toronto, Kimbal Mackenzie used to dream about “playing basketball in the states for college.” The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard thought the best way to make that happen was to leave Canada for high school and enroll at...
  • Howard fire trainee class has bit of everything

    Howard fire trainee class has bit of everything
    Chung Shen Peter Huang knows a thing or two about taking a chance. As a teenager, the Taiwan native took a chance on America, moving here to attend college at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he graduated with a degree in political...