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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, 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...
  • UMBC announces major construction projects

    UMBC announces major construction projects
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, officials announced that a number of construction projects will soon be under way on campus, including a larger arena and a more welcoming entrance. The announcement came during the university's annual meeting...
  • UMBC announces plans for new arena on campus

    UMBC announces plans for new arena on campus
    A history of more than 40 years of hosting intercollegiate athletic events, including the regionals of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, as well as high school state championships will begin its final chapter on the campus of the University of Maryland,...
  • School board to review weighted GPAs

    School board to review weighted GPAs
    When John Crosby takes his final exams this week, it will be a lot like playing "Jeopardy." Every question could be the one that costs the Polytechnic Institute senior thousands of dollars. The basketball player has 20 potential athletic scholarships,...
  • Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor

    Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor
    William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
  • Baltimore County takes next step to purchase Spring Grove land

    Baltimore County takes next step to purchase Spring Grove land
    Baltimore County is moving forward with a plan to turn a parcel of land on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville into a recreation space for residents. The Baltimore County Council will vote on May 22 to approve a transfer agreement...
  • 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...
  • Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame

    Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame
    Edgewood High School will induct 10 new members into its Hall of Fame during ceremonies in conjunction with the Class of 2014 graduation day May 29. The inductees will join the 26 who have been enshrined in the four-year-old program, a joint project of...
  • Local singer gets second shot at 'The Voice' [Ellicott City]

    Last summer, 19-year old Trevor Pozoulakis first auditioned for the NBC television show "The Voice" in New York.   While the Howard Community College student didn't make the final cut with his rendition of "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, the aspiring...
  • Harford Community College says farewell to the Class of 2014

    Harford Community College says farewell to the Class of 2014
    Harford Community College's diverse and eager graduates celebrated the start of the next phase of their lives Thursday, proudly walking across the stage to get diplomas and mark a rite of passage. The Class of 2014 featured students of different...
  • 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,...