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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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  • 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,...
  • UMBC's Zerrlaut retires after 41 years

    UMBC's Zerrlaut retires after 41 years
    Kathy Zerrlaut, who has been on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus for 41 years in several roles, will retire at the end of June  2014. UMBC opened in the fall of 1966 and Zerrlaut arrived in 1973 after graduating from Frostburg State....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • Arbutus Achievers Club partners middle schoolers with UMBC students

    Arbutus Achievers Club partners middle schoolers with UMBC students
    Both middle school and college students are learning from each other after school at Arbutus Middle School. The education is thanks to a program called the Arbutus Achievers Club, in which University of Maryland, Baltimore County, students volunteer...
  • Triadelphia Lake cleaner, thanks to volunteers [Fulton/Highland]

    Every year, Ann and George Mech organize a cleanup day for the Howard County side of Triadelphia Lake watershed, walkways and roadways. Volunteers from the Kalmia Farm community meet at a predetermined rendezvous and fan out, gathering the litter that...
  • 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...