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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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  • Getting their due [Commentary]

    Getting their due [Commentary]
    Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time. On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence

    Ex-Oriole Mussina to enter Little League Hall of Excellence
    Baseball Mussina to enter Little League Hall Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be enshrined in the Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence on Aug. 24 at the 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. The ceremony will be held...
  • Howard fire trainee class has bit of everything

    Howard fire trainee class has bit of everything
    Chung Shen Peter Huang knows a thing or two about taking a chance. As a teenager, the Taiwan native took a chance on America, moving here to attend college at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he graduated with a degree in political...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

    Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers. Hopkins, the...
  • Five questions for Stephen H. Morgan

    Five questions for Stephen H. Morgan
    It was a summer job that turned into a career. Camp counselor positions in 1970 and 1971 introduced Stephen H. Morgan to working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and his interest was piqued. He finished college, took a...
  • John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell

    John Carroll guard Kimbal Mackenzie commits to Bucknell
    Growing up in suburban Toronto, Kimbal Mackenzie used to dream about “playing basketball in the states for college.” The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard thought the best way to make that happen was to leave Canada for high school and enroll at...
  • Howard awards scholarships from county-sponsored Pathways program

    Howard awards scholarships from county-sponsored Pathways program
    When Howard Community College nursing student Danielle LaClair discovered that her tuition payment plan had been canceled, she didn't know what to think. As it turned out, the 28-year-old Ellicott City resident had no cause for worry. LaClair was...
  • 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...
  • Medical reasons force Navy linebacker Maika Polamalu to retire

    Navy football Medical reasons force LB Polamalu to retire Navy football senior Maika Polamalu has been forced to retire from the team because of medical reasons. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed after Tuesday's practice that team doctors determined...