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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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  • Checking on Earth's 'chimney'

    Checking on Earth's 'chimney'
    For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe. Now, an...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit

    CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit
    Megan Murduck, a fresh-faced 23-year-old, has plans to change Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries Network as she steps up as the organization's new executive director. "Overall, we're a Band-Aid program, and I'd like to take some steps to promote...
  • Don't equate AP with academic excellence [Letter]

    Don't equate AP with academic excellence [Letter]
    I believe that all high school educators recognize the importance of challenging our very best students, while simultaneously helping them develop the critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and habits of mind needed for success in today'...
  • Peaceful snow, hectic holidays

    Peaceful snow, hectic holidays
    Those sappy carols have it all wrong. "Let it Snow" and "White Christmas" and all the rest lead us to think snow makes this time of year more magical. But in reality, nothing messes up holiday plans in Baltimore like a good snowfall. Churches and...
  • Glenelg's Asher scores way into field hockey record books

    Glenelg's Asher scores way into field hockey record books
    As Stephanie Asher sees it, she was just doing her job. The 36 goals she scored this year — and the 101 in her career — are the result of doing what she's supposed to do. "My job on the field is to score goals," said the Columbia Flier/...
  • Maryland universities joins others in the U.S. protesting Israel boycott

    Maryland universities joins others in the U.S. protesting Israel boycott
    The University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, joined a group of other U.S. universities in opposing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions announced by the American Studies Association this...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies

    Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies
    The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record. The highlights include a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of...
  • March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named

    March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named
    AccuPay, Inc., a Bel Air payroll company, permanently closed after a local business filed suit against the company. AccuPay collected and withheld client's payroll taxes, but did not pay the full amount to the state and federal governments. AccuPay...
  • Mark calendars now to enjoy sights and sounds of the season [Loch Raven]

    National Chemistry Week did not slip by unnoticed at Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains Elementary School. Thanks to the Department of Defense STEM Initiative and American Chemical Society, with the help of Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame and UMBC, students...
  • Starting back Marquez Fernandez inching closer to returning for UMBC men's soccer

    Starting back Marquez Fernandez inching closer to returning for UMBC men's soccer
    The No. 6 UMBC men’s soccer team, which is the top seed in the upcoming America East tournament, may welcome back a key member of the defense. Starting junior back Marquez Fernandez, who has not played since injuring his knee before halftime of...