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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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  • Project could bring new restaurant and retail business to Arbutus

    Project could bring new restaurant and retail business to Arbutus
    One of the main gateways into Arbutus is expected to undergo a major change if a project by Catonsville developer Steve Whalen gets underway. The project, Arbutus Station, will bring two commercial buildings near the intersection of Sulphur Spring...
  • Crews working to repair Catonsville water main break, officials say

    Crews working to repair Catonsville water main break, officials say
    Some residents of the Kenwood Gardens condominium in Catonsville said they haven't been able to shower or flush their toilets since Wednesday afternoon. Crews are working to fix a 12-inch water main break that has left about 300 residences in the...
  • UMES parting with men's basketball coach Allen

    UMES parting with men's basketball coach Allen
    Colleges UMES parting with basketball coach Allen UMES will not renew the contract of men's basketball coach Frankie Allen, the school said Wednesday. Allen guided the Hawks the past six seasons, compiling a 42-139 record. He just completed his 24th...
  • Boycott the boycotters [Letter]

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a pernicious undertaking that frequently targets academic organizations pressuring them to boycott and condemn Israel. Recently, as The Sun's editorial reports ("A chilling effect," March 10),...
  • Terps women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas named All-ACC for fourth straight year

    Terps women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas named All-ACC for fourth straight year
    Senior forward Alyssa Thomas was voted first-team All-ACC for the third straight year and freshman guard Lexie Brown was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team by the league's 15 head coaches. Thomas is the third player in Maryland history to earn All-ACC...
  • A chilling effect [Editorial]

    A chilling effect  [Editorial]
    The decisions taken by the American Studies Association, a small, relatively obscure scholarly organization devoted to the study of American history and culture, rarely resonate much beyond the ivied walls of academe. But earlier this year the group...
  • UMBC's Elliott is America East men's basketball Rookie of the Year

    UMBC's Elliott is America East men's basketball Rookie of the Year
    Colleges UMBC's Elliott is top America East rookie UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named America East Conference men's basketball Rookie of the Year on Friday in a unanimous vote by the league's head coaches. Elliott, UMBC's...
  • Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]

    Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]
    UMBC is home to students from more than 100 countries and to thousands of students who are first- and second-generation Americans. I continually think about the experiences and perspectives these students bring to our campus and to Maryland. One...
  • UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution

    UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution
    As if being the oldest player on UMBC men's lacrosse team wasn't enough, 22-year-old Matt Gregoire is battling an early onset of gray hair and is affectionately referred to by his teammates as "the team Dad." "I'm called the team dad every once in a...
  • UMBC starting midfielder Zach Linkous battling shin injury, questionable for Saturday vs. Johns Hopkins

    UMBC starting midfielder Zach Linkous battling shin injury, questionable for Saturday vs. Johns Hopkins
    UMBC’s bid to upset No. 3 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Retrievers Stadium in Catonsville could miss a key ingredient in starting midfielder Zach Linkous. The senior missed the team’s 14-5 dismantling of Richmond on Saturday because...
  • Loyola Md. women lose to BU in Patriot League first round

    Women's college basketball Loyola Md. loses to BU in Patriot League first round Loyola Maryland sophomore Tiffany Padgett recorded her second double double of the season, but it was not enough as the 10th-seeded Greyhounds (5-25, 2-16) lost, 40-35, to...
  • New restaurant brings the flavor of Hawaii to Arbutus

    New restaurant brings the flavor of Hawaii to Arbutus
    Those looking for another option to the pizza and Chinese food offerings in the area can try the eclectic flavors of Hawaiian cuisine at a colorful new restaurant on Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus. Robert Alcain opened Taste of Aloha, his first...