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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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  • 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,...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • College lacrosse showdown brings Milani cousins together at UMBC

    College lacrosse showdown brings Milani cousins together at UMBC
    Standing on the sideline with a pair of crutches and her team trailing Maryland late in the second half by 11 goals, University of Maryland, Baltimore County sophomore defender Meghan Milani didn’t have lot to get excited about. But with just over...
  • Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]

    Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]
    UMBC is home to students from more than 100 countries and to thousands of students who are first- and second-generation Americans. I continually think about the experiences and perspectives these students bring to our campus and to Maryland. One...
  • Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola

    Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola
    The Johns Hopkins women will host the first Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer event Wednesday night when they meet Loyola in a nationally-televised 5 p.m. game at Homewood Field. A basketball event until now, Coaches vs. Cancer aims to raise awareness,...
  • Camera-shy police [Editorial]

    Camera-shy police  [Editorial]
    Say what you will about the abilities of the Baltimore area's law enforcement community, but they sure know how to star in a viral video. The latest is a Baltimore County auxiliary police sergeant who gave an exceedingly hard time to a 21-year-old college...
  • Maryland men's lacrosse happy to get players into Saturday's rout of Mount St. Mary's

    Maryland men's lacrosse happy to get players into Saturday's rout of Mount St. Mary's
    The 16-3 score by which Maryland trounced Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday indicated the relative ease of the Terps’ effort in the season opener for both teams. In addition to the 10 starters, Maryland rotated 31 players into the game. To...
  • The future of women in tech [Commentary]

    The future of women in tech [Commentary]
    This article has been updated to reflect the correct field for visual arts professor Eric Smallwood.  Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should...
  • Hunter reported in woods near UMBC campus

    Baltimore County Police responded to a call at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday about a man walking through Halethorpe carrying a shotgun. "We received a hunting complaint in the woods near Arbutus Memorial Gardens," said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton....
  • '63 Towson High state champs were kings of the basketball court

    '63 Towson High state champs were kings of the basketball court
    More than 50 years later, Edgar Smith still remembers the feeling of elation he and his Towson High teammates felt riding along York Road on their return trip from College Park in March of 1963. "Just riding down the road yelling and screaming, it was...