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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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  • MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together

    MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together
    Drug maker MedImmune and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have entered into a $6 million partnership to conduct bioscience research. Under the five-year agreement, Gaithersburg-based MedImmune and the university will provide funding and...
  • UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways

    UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways
    In the midst of a one-win campaign in 2012, UMBC women's soccer coach Leslie Wray found a reason for optimism. Aside from a 5-0 rout of St. Peter's on Aug. 31, the team battled to five draws and lost seven of 11 games by a single goal. That may not...
  • Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach, report says

    Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach, report says
    Baseball Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach Former Orioles manager Dave Trembley will return to the Houston Astros as a bench coach after serving as the third base coach last season, according to the Houston Chronicle. Trembley,...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker

    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker
    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89. "She was a...
  • Spalding guard Jourdan Grant commits to UMBC

    Spalding guard Jourdan Grant commits to UMBC
    Jourdan Grant had been to UMBC a couple times before making his official visit to campus last month. The Archbishop Spalding senior liked what he had seen during his earlier trips to Catonsville, but something was different this time around.  “I...
  • Fiber-optic network lighting aspirations across state

    Fiber-optic network lighting aspirations across state
    Hundreds of miles of new fiber-optic cable about as thick as a garden hose are lighting 21st-century ambitions from one end of Maryland to the other. Economic development officials imagine businesses opening or expanding thanks to more robust Internet...
  • HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources

    HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources
    Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
  • Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools

    Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools
    Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
  • Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller

    Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller
    Fans of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer couldn’t have been happier to see the performance turned in by several of its former athletes Tuesday night at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, when the...
  • Coppin State students feed the hungry

    Coppin State students feed the hungry
    First came the decorations for the bags: a few words of inspiration, a drawing, and a heart with a pound sign scrawled inside. Next came the lunch: a turkey sandwich, an apple, an Oreo cookie and a water bottle — with most of the food paid for,...
  • Under Armour no longer title sponsor of Baltimore Running Festival

    Running Under Armour no longer title sponsor of Baltimore festival Under Armour, which has been the title sponsor of the Baltimore Running Festival for the past 10 years, will not sponsor this year's race, which will be held Oct. 12. The race is seeking...