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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders

    Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders
    The next time you visit the HEAT Center in Aberdeen, you will probably notice the a brand new logo highlighting the name change of the campus' conference room and educational center. On Thursday afternoon, a crowd of business leaders, academics and local...
  • Mount Zion Prep gives extra help to get boys basketball players to next level

    Mount Zion Prep gives extra help to get boys basketball players to next level
    Nearly 30 years after they first met while living in the same East Baltimore housing project, and 20 years after they left Dunbar to play college basketball, Rodrick Harrison and Rodney Elliott are back in their hometown with a new dream. Harrison,...
  • UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities

    UMBC bike share program provides options for students, connects communities
    Many college students are without a car or alternate form of transportation to check out what is available off campus. Students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are no different. Beginning Friday, however, UMBC students began having...
  • An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges

    An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges
    U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake issued a long awaited, 60-page ruling this month in the case Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. The litigation was brought by supporters of Maryland's...
  • Glenelg Country's Chancellor Barnard headed to Loyola

    Glenelg Country's Chancellor Barnard headed to Loyola
    There was little mystery in the recruitment of Chancellor Barnard. The Glenelg Country School guard knew exactly where he wanted to go to college — Loyola — and the coaching staff there wanted him, too. But with the Greyhounds’ move...
  • At Catonsville Children's Theatre, young actors create their own characters

    At Catonsville Children's Theatre, young actors create their own characters
    For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script. Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
  • Claims of campus diversity don't add up

     Claims of campus diversity don't add up
    In the commentary by George La Noue ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27), he criticizes the recent court decision in the lawsuit brought by supporters of Maryland's historically black institutions against the Maryland Higher Education...