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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. "I've been around politics for a long time. I know it's a rough...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • More students transferring in to Maryland universities

    More students transferring in to Maryland universities
    Jasmine White was accepted to Morgan State University, her dream college, almost 10 years ago. But the New Yorker discovered she could not afford the out-of-state tuition. "I just started crying because I had no idea where I was going to get [the money]...
  • UB could stop enrolling freshmen and sophomores

    UB could stop enrolling freshmen and sophomores
    Seven years after the University of Baltimore admitted its first freshman class, new President Kurt L. Schmoke is considering a return to the school's roots as an upper-division college that enrolled only juniors and seniors. The enrollment growth that...
  • Md. colleges show mixed results in improving minority graduation rates

    Md. colleges show mixed results in improving minority graduation rates
    University System of Maryland schools have had mixed success in improving the graduation rates of minority and low-income students, according to an annual progress report released this week. Some colleges, including the University of Maryland, College...
  • Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill

    Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill
    Noting that student loan debt in the U.S. has ballooned to roughly $1 trillion, Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin spoke with students at Bowie State University on Thursday to draw attention to a proposal Democrats will push next week to allow...