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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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  • Schaller wrong to tell protesters to leave

     Schaller wrong to tell protesters to leave
    I read with complete dismay Thomas F. Schaller's recent column about the Western Maryland Initiative and the desire of some to secede from Maryland, the great tax state ("Don't secede; vote with your feet," Oct. 29). Who better to write such a...
  • Nonprofit helps Owings Mills High students flex science muscles

    Nonprofit helps Owings Mills High students flex science muscles
    One course uses three-dimensional software. Another involves hands-on projects. A third requires documenting work in an engineer's notebook. Next year, an innovative, award-winning science program is coming to Owings Mills High School and Abbey...
  • UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal

    UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal
    As the No. 1 seed in the America East tournament for the first time in school history, the UMBC women's soccer team played like a favorite. The Retrievers got goals from sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta and junior defender Morgan Taylor in the first...
  • Catonsville resident enters race in District 44B

    Catonsville resident enters race in District 44B
    A third Baltimore County man has entered the race for one of two spots to represent District 44B, which includes Catonsville, in the House of Delegates. Charles Sydnor, a senior attorney at Enterprise Community Partners, in Columbia, will join...
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver

    Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver
    Boys' Latin junior defenseman Dylan Gaines has committed orally to play lacrosse at Denver. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit plays club for the Baltimore Crabs, attending Adrenaline Black Card, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, King of the...
  • River Hill girls soccer stuns Damascus to return to state title game

    River Hill girls soccer stuns Damascus to return to state title game
    With only a month left in her time as a River Hill High School student, senior Sheridan Street wants to make sure she fits as many memories as possible in before graduating early and departing for Syracuse — where she has a scholarship to play...
  • 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...
  • Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor

    Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor
    Mold has closed a child care center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a floor of the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park. The UMBC child care facility, operated by the Y of Central Maryland, shuttered...
  • 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...
  • 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...