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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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  • Zerrlaut retiring after 41 years as UMBC coach, administrator

     Zerrlaut retiring after 41 years as UMBC coach, administrator
    Longtime UMBC coach and athletic administrator Kathy Zerrlaut announced her retirement Thursday after 41 years of working at the university, which has existed for only 48 years. "It's been 41 years, and I'm not getting any younger," Zerrlaut said,...
  • Colleges promote entrepreneurship [Commentary]

    Colleges promote entrepreneurship [Commentary]
    While many aspects of the college experience are steeped in tradition, every year more college graduates are leaving the customary path and seeking less traditional methods of employment, most notably, as entrepreneurs. The number of graduates choosing to...
  • Catonsville High students earn college diplomas at graduation

    Catonsville High students earn college diplomas at graduation
    Last week, Kaylyn Clark, Meera Kesavan, Hannah Matecko-Conti and Shiza Tanveer walked across the stage in the Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, didn't just receive their diplomas as members of the...
  • Maryland's Taylor Cummings named Tewaaraton Award winner

    Maryland's Taylor Cummings named Tewaaraton Award winner
    Maryland’s Taylor Cummings was named a Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the 14th annual ceremony honoring the top male and top female player in the college game at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian...
  • Zerrlaut, who grew women's sports at UMBC, took pride in being evenhanded

    Zerrlaut, who grew women's sports at UMBC, took pride in being evenhanded
    When Kathy Zerrlaut arrived at UMBC in 1973, the women's teams didn't play in the brand new UMBC Fieldhouse, now RAC Arena, and UMBC didn't even have a stadium. The new coach's volleyball team played in the old gym, and her lacrosse team played on a field...
  • St. Frances' Dwayne Morgan makes USA U-18 team

    Varsity boys basketball Dwayne Morgan (St. Frances) is part of USA Basketball men's under-18 national team. Morgan, a 6-foot-8 forward who has signed to play at Nevada-Las Vegas beginning next season, was one of 12 players named Sunday to the final...
  • Arbutus resident at home as leader of Lansdowne, Arbutus libraries

    Arbutus resident at home as leader of Lansdowne, Arbutus libraries
    When Bob Maranto goes to work every day, he is surrounded by hundreds of neatly shelved books. But he doesn't get as much reading done as he would like while he's there. Maranto, 46, is manager of the Arbutus and Lansdowne branches of the Baltimore...
  • Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

    Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend
    The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door. "Najee's gone," the friend said. Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas...
  • Howard PRIDE members say program yields benefits in and out of classroom

    Howard PRIDE members say program yields benefits in and out of classroom
    A group of young men at Howard Community College are giving new meaning to the Orwellian phrase, "Big Brother is watching you." They are members of the community college's leadership program Howard PRIDE (Purpose, Respect, Initiative, Determination,...
  • Maryland Film Festival has plenty of local flavor

    Beyond showcasing women-helmed films, the Maryland Film Festival once again features movies with local connections. Here's a sampling: 'Actress' Director Robert Greene's film tracks the decision by actress Brandy Burre (fondly remembered by many in...
  • UMBC hopes to build connections with Catonsville using Short Line Trail

    UMBC hopes to build connections with Catonsville using Short Line Trail
    The campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is only a short distance from Catonsville High School, Rolling Road Golf Club, the Catonsville Y and other local institutions. Now, school officials are working to bridge a gap that may seem...
  • More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale

    More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale
    A 21.9-acre parcel of land on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville may soon be up for sale. The Maryland Department of Planning has recommended that the land, which is zoned for office technology and lies adjacent to Interstate 695, be...