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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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  • Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC

    Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC
    It's Tuesday morning and the whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC. Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville, has just programmed an infrared laser...
  • 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...
  • Hibbs fights through scoliosis for successful lacrosse career at UMBC

    Hibbs fights through scoliosis for successful lacrosse career at UMBC
    Devan Hibbs' lacrosse career was supposed to be over. As she lay motionless in a hospital bed, just hours after two foot-long rods and 12 screws were inserted into her back to prevent scoliosis from damaging her vital organs, Hibbs' body was swollen...
  • Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College

    Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College
    At Anne Arundel Community College, spring is a major entertainment season at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater stage at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts. The AACC Symphony Orchestra scheduled its "Made in America" concert for Saturday, April 26,...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC

    Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC
    Toward the end of a breakout sophomore season at Houston Baptist, Cody Joyce decided it would probably be best if he left the new Division I program for a school closer to home. Though the Huskies struggled mightily during Joyce’s two seasons, the...
  • South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse

    South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse
    Don Zimmerman can't imagine where the UMBC offense would be if attackman Matt Gregoire had decided to not return for a fifth year of eligibility. "I don’t think I'd want to do that," Zimmerman said with a chuckle on Monday morning. Gregoire, a...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...