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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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  • 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....
  • Digital Harbor is diverse, united

    Digital Harbor is diverse, united
    Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship. Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students...
  • M Peet Poillon, LSM C.J. Costabile and SSDM Dan Burns on pace to play for Bayhawks on Saturday

    M Peet Poillon, LSM C.J. Costabile and SSDM Dan Burns on pace to play for Bayhawks on Saturday
    In sore need of a win, the Chesapeake Bayhawks could see several key players return¬†for Saturday’s game against the Boston Cannons at 7:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Coach Dave Cottle said midfielder Peet Poillon,...
  • Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 8th District Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are...
  • 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,...
  • Catonsville High students earn college diplomas at graduation

    Catonsville High students earn college diplomas at graduation
    Last week, Kaylyn Clark, Meera Kesavan, Hannah Matecko-Conti and Shiza Tanveer walked across the stage in the Retriever Activities Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, didn't just receive their diplomas as members of the...
  • 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...
  • Maryland Film Festival has plenty of local flavor

    Beyond showcasing women-helmed films, the Maryland Film Festival once again features movies with local connections. Here's a sampling: 'Actress' Director Robert Greene's film tracks the decision by actress Brandy Burre (fondly remembered by many in...
  • Reservoir High launches a new honor society for science [Fulton/Highland]

    Reservoir High School has a new honor society — the Science National Honor Society. The inaugural class was inducted in the newly formed honor society based on academic successes in science classes, interest to promote science education, and...