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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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  • Triadelphia Lake cleaner, thanks to volunteers [Fulton/Highland]

    Every year, Ann and George Mech organize a cleanup day for the Howard County side of Triadelphia Lake watershed, walkways and roadways. Volunteers from the Kalmia Farm community meet at a predetermined rendezvous and fan out, gathering the litter that...
  • Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

    Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend
    The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door. "Najee's gone," the friend said. Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas...
  • Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC

    Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC
    Toward the end of a breakout sophomore season at Houston Baptist, Cody Joyce decided it would probably be best if he left the new Division I program for a school closer to home. Though the Huskies struggled mightily during Joyce’s two seasons, the...
  • Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

    Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg
    Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out. Eisenberg, a...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Advice for students and families on staying safe in college

    Advice for students and families on staying safe in college
    Handling stress, peer pressure, drinking and other issues that face college students were the topics for a group of panelists at the Arbutus Library on Thursday, April 10. The evening seminar designed for college-bound students and their families, was...
  • The day after graduation [Editorial]

    The day after graduation  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama was in Prince George's County today to tout a new $7 million federal initiative to expand programs that help high school graduates prepare for jobs in the region. In a state whose prosperity depends on a highly educated workforce,...
  • Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's

    Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's
    President Barack Obama will announce today that Bladensburg High School and two other schools in Prince George's County have won a $7 million federal grant to expand a program that helps students prepare for jobs in the region. The schools are among...
  • Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program

    Colleges Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program Freshman guard Marquis Marshall, the son of former Connecticut star and NBA journeyman Donyell Marshall, is leaving the Towson men's basketball program, coach Pat Skerry announced. "Marquis...
  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball

    Ex-Terps player Billy Jones reflects on breaking ACC's color barrier in basketball
    On occasion, Billy Jones' granddaughter reminds him of what he'd as soon forget. "Pop-Pop, you are old," Cleo Pounds will say. That's Jones' cue to dig out his scrapbooks, curl up on the sofa and regale the 8-year-old with sporting tales of yore —...
  • Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame

    Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame
    Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...