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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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  • Rutgers hires Bernhardt as assistant coach

    Rutgers hires Bernhardt as assistant coach
    Men's lacrosse Rutgers hires Bernhardt as assistant coach Rutgers hired Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) as an assistant coach. Bernhardt, a two-time captain with the Terps, worked this spring with his alma mater as a...
  • 'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species

    'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species
    Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and ends others. But researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggest that another actor is...
  • Ex-Orioles outfielder McLouth to undergo season-ending surgery

    Former Orioles and current Washington Nationals outfielder Nate McLouth will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Thursday to repair a torn right labrum. The Nationals feared the veteran's lingering shoulder injury was bad when it didn't respond as well...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • Draft Freeman [Editorial]

    Draft Freeman  [Editorial]
    University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III says he is not interested in becoming chancellor of the University System of Maryland. That is a shame. He is extraordinarily qualified for the job, and if he could do for the...
  • Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts

    Catonsville Chaos softball coaches look forward to tryouts
    After a long and successful softball tournament season, no one could blame the coaches of the Catonsville Chaos 18-and-under squad for taking a few weekends away from the softball diamond at Catonsville Middle School. They did just that for one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, radiologist

    Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, radiologist
    Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, chairman of the department of radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died July 11 of cancer at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood in Anne Arundel County. He was 64. The son of Earl Bohlman, who was supervisor of...