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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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  • Kids outfitted with new hands made on 3-D printers

    Kids outfitted with new hands made on 3-D printers
    Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon Albert Chi gave a talk last year to families about advanced prosthetics that would someday benefit their children who were missing hands. But when a parent asked what was easy, available and affordable now, Chi was at a...
  • Mount St. Mary's hires Ryan Browning as men's lacrosse assistant

    Mount St. Mary's hires Ryan Browning as men's lacrosse assistant
    More colleges Mount hires Browning as men's lacrosse assistant Mount St. Mary's hired Ryan Browning as a men's college lacrosse assistant coach on Monday. Browning, who attended Calvert Hall, comes to the Mount from Wagner, where he worked with the...
  • With letters in decline, Loyola rips out mailboxes

    With letters in decline, Loyola rips out mailboxes
    When school started at Loyola University Maryland last fall, the administration sent a welcome flier to the mailbox of every student living on campus. By the end of the year, a third of those fliers were still unread. No one ever checked the boxes....
  • Breakfast in Baltimore with Turgeon, Frese, Anderson

    Breakfast in Baltimore with Turgeon, Frese, Anderson
    Maryland basketball Breakfast in Baltimore with Turgeon, Frese, Anderson The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will host "Maryland's B1G Basketball Breakfast in Baltimore" with coaches Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese and athletic director Kevin Anderson...
  • 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. "I've been around politics for a long time. I know it's a rough...
  • Native Dancer, 5 others to be inducted into Md. Hall of Fame in November

    Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford, baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan, lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hopkins holds onto 12th in U.S. News rankings

    Hopkins holds onto 12th in U.S. News rankings
    There were few surprises for local colleges and universities in the oft-quoted U.S. News and World Report annual rankings released Tuesday. The Johns Hopkins University maintained its 12th-place position for national universities, falling between...