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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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  • Dacres' goal caps rally as No. 8 UMBC men edge Vermont, 2-1, in soccer

    Colleges Dacres' late goal caps rally as No. 8 UMBC men edge Vermont, 2-1 Senior midfielder Kadeem Dacres headed home the game-winning goal with 12 seconds to play as visiting UMBC rallied for a 2-1 soccer victory at Vermont. The eighth-ranked...
  • Library lands $267,500 grant to developing HiTech initiative

    At a forum on new ideas for the Howard County library system's technology-based HiTech initiative, a group of teen girls bristled at the thought of venturing into science, technology, engineering and math fields, seeing no correlation between science...
  • Maryland HBCU case: A ruling without remedies

    Maryland HBCU case: A ruling without remedies
    A federal district court judge handed Maryland's historically black colleges and universities a partial and in many respects problematic victory last week. She denied them the monetary damages they sought but ruled that the state may not allow its...
  • Caitlyn McFadden growing as a leader for U.S. women's lacrosse team

    Caitlyn McFadden growing as a leader for U.S. women's lacrosse team
    Young Caitlyn McFadden regularly sat quietly and obediently in class, one elementary school teacher observed. Just once, though, she wanted to see her student, a future Maryland lacrosse star, let loose. “I remember something her fourth-grade...
  • Nation's principals build playground for Baltimore school

    Nation's principals build playground for Baltimore school
    Every principal can use an extra set of hands, but Mary Donnelly of Baltimore's John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School never imagined she'd have 80. School leaders from across the country took to the Southeast Baltimore school's yard Wednesday, building...
  • Digest: Webster, Temple back with Wizards; Maynor joins team

    Wizards Webster, Temple back; Maynor joins team With the NBA's moratorium on free-agent signings and trades lifted Wednesday, the Washington Wizards announced three deals. They re-signed forward Martell Webster, signed point guard Eric Maynor and re-...
  • 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...
  • UMBC's Mohamed Hussein breaks Egyptian swim record

    Swimming UMBC's Mohamed Hussein breaks Egyptian record UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein broke the Egyptian record in the 200-meter individual medley at the FINA World Championships on Wednesday in Barcelona, Spain. His time of 2 minutes, 2.29 seconds broke...
  • New STEM center at Aberdeen Proving Ground open to students

    New STEM center at Aberdeen Proving Ground open to students
    At the start of a formal ceremony opening the STEM and Education Outreach Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday morning, Chaplain Lt. Col Juan Crockett gave an invocation. "Lord of science," Crockett said, "thousands of children will come here...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Notebook: Bayhawks' Bernhardt named MLL Defensive Player of the Week

    Notebook: Bayhawks' Bernhardt named MLL Defensive Player of the Week
    Rookie long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) was chosen as the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week after the Chesapeake Bayhawks’ 12-8 win over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night, Major League Lacrosse announced Monday. “...
  • Berlin Little Leaguers drop first game in Bristol, now 2-1

    Little League baseball Berlin All-Stars drop first game in Bristol, now 2-1 The Berlin All-Stars came into their third game Monday morning at the Little League World Series Mid-Atlantic Region tournament with a 2-0 record and in the apparent driver'...