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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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  • Medical reasons force Navy linebacker Maika Polamalu to retire

    Navy football Medical reasons force LB Polamalu to retire Navy football senior Maika Polamalu has been forced to retire from the team because of medical reasons. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed after Tuesday's practice that team doctors determined...
  • John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell

    John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell
    Growing up in suburban Toronto, Kimbal Mackenzie used to dream about “playing basketball in the states for college.” The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard thought the best way to make that happen was to leave Canada for high school and enroll at...
  • Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

    Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers. Hopkins, the...
  • Five questions for Stephen H. Morgan

    Five questions for Stephen H. Morgan
    It was a summer job that turned into a career. Camp counselor positions in 1970 and 1971 introduced Stephen H. Morgan to working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and his interest was piqued. He finished college, took a...
  • Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence

    Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence
    Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held...
  • John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor

    John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor
    John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78. "Many believe that he saved UMBC from...
  • Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]

    Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]
    Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road is always busy on a beautiful day and last week was no exception. While walking in the park, I noticed an adorable group of children listening attentively to their camp counselor, Katie Oliver. Ms. Oliver, a...
  • For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late

    For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late
    As the fall semester began at Towson University last year, Erin Garnes settled into one of the dormitories and signed up for clubs and other school activities. But one thing separated her from Towson students: All of her classes were taught by...
  • Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor

    Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor
    Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...
  • Goucher, UMBC named 'Best Buys' in Fiske college guide

    Goucher, UMBC named 'Best Buys' in Fiske college guide
    Goucher College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County were named "Best Buys" in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges this week. The Fiske Guide recognized UMBC for its undergraduate research, internship and study abroad programs, as well as its...
  • Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
  • 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...