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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 hopes to build connections with Catonsville using Short Line Trail

    UMBC hopes to build connections with Catonsville using Short Line Trail
    The campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is only a short distance from Catonsville High School, Rolling Road Golf Club, the Catonsville Y and other local institutions. Now, school officials are working to bridge a gap that may seem...
  • More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale

    More land on Spring Grove campus in Catonsville may be for sale
    A 21.9-acre parcel of land on the Spring Grove Hospital Center campus in Catonsville may soon be up for sale. The Maryland Department of Planning has recommended that the land, which is zoned for office technology and lies adjacent to Interstate 695, be...
  • 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,...
  • Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC

    Former Southern big man Cody Joyce transfers to UMBC
    Toward the end of a breakout sophomore season at Houston Baptist, Cody Joyce decided it would probably be best if he left the new Division I program for a school closer to home. Though the Huskies struggled mightily during Joyce’s two seasons, the...
  • Advice for students and families on staying safe in college

    Advice for students and families on staying safe in college
    Handling stress, peer pressure, drinking and other issues that face college students were the topics for a group of panelists at the Arbutus Library on Thursday, April 10. The evening seminar designed for college-bound students and their families, was...
  • Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola

    Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola
    The Johns Hopkins women will host the first Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer event Wednesday night when they meet Loyola in a nationally-televised 5 p.m. game at Homewood Field. A basketball event until now, Coaches vs. Cancer aims to raise awareness,...
  • Camera-shy police [Editorial]

    Camera-shy police  [Editorial]
    Say what you will about the abilities of the Baltimore area's law enforcement community, but they sure know how to star in a viral video. The latest is a Baltimore County auxiliary police sergeant who gave an exceedingly hard time to a 21-year-old college...
  • Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system

    Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system
    A year and a half into the tenure of the superintendent they hired for his communication skills, Baltimore County school board members probably did not expect such an uproar. Protesters rang cowbells, blew horns and chanted in the cold night air outside...
  • 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...