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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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis

    New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
    One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping. Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
  • Former O'Malley speechwriter enters District 12 race

    Former O'Malley speechwriter enters  District 12 race
    A former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley joined the crowded field of candidates for the three open delegate seats in District 12. Nick Stewart added his name to a group that includes the daughter of a former state senator, a former state delegate,...
  • Johns Hopkins coach Weil gets 300th win; Kronick sets scoring mark

    Johns Hopkins coach Weil gets 300th win; Kronick sets scoring mark
    Colleges Hopkins' Weil gets 300th as Kronick passes Suter Coach Leo Weil earned his 300th victory and junior Hannah Kronick passed Erica Suter (River Hill) as Johns Hopkins' all-time points leader with her two assists, as the host Blue Jays (14-1-1,...
  • Jeffrey F. Ritter, physician's assistant

    Jeffrey F. Ritter, physician's assistant
    Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his bedside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55. Born in...
  • 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...
  • 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...