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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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  • 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...
  • Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College

    Season of music and dance opens at Anne Arundel Community College
    At Anne Arundel Community College, spring is a major entertainment season at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater stage at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts. The AACC Symphony Orchestra scheduled its "Made in America" concert for Saturday, April 26,...
  • South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse

    South River graduate Matt Gregoire leaving legacy with UMBC men's lacrosse
    Don Zimmerman can't imagine where the UMBC offense would be if attackman Matt Gregoire had decided to not return for a fifth year of eligibility. "I don’t think I'd want to do that," Zimmerman said with a chuckle on Monday morning. Gregoire, a...
  • Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC faceoff specialist Phil Poe

     Lacrosse Q&A: UMBC faceoff specialist Phil Poe
    Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is UMBC senior faceoff specialist Phil Poe, who will graduate this spring as the...
  • Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC

    Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC
    It's Tuesday morning and the whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC. Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville, has just programmed an infrared laser...
  • Hibbs fights through scoliosis for successful lacrosse career at UMBC

    Hibbs fights through scoliosis for successful lacrosse career at UMBC
    Devan Hibbs' lacrosse career was supposed to be over. As she lay motionless in a hospital bed, just hours after two foot-long rods and 12 screws were inserted into her back to prevent scoliosis from damaging her vital organs, Hibbs' body was swollen...
  • 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...
  • Calvert Hall's Torpey has High Point on 6-game streak

     Calvert Hall's Torpey has High Point on 6-game streak
    High Point's winning streak reached six in a 17-15 victory over visiting UMBC on Saturday. The Panthers (6-2) haven't lost since opening the season by falling to Delaware and Towson. High Point is in its second year as a Division I program. Is it...
  • Archbishop Spalding graduate Nick Haley out for Mount St. Mary's game vs. UMBC

    Archbishop Spalding graduate Nick Haley out for Mount St. Mary's game vs. UMBC
    Mount St. Mary’s will try to collect its first win of the season without its top faceoff specialist. Junior Nick Haley will miss his second consecutive game when the Mountaineers (0-7) host UMBC (3-4) on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Waldron Family...
  • UMBC study among efforts to increase awareness of mental illness

    UMBC study among efforts to increase awareness of mental illness
    This spring, a group of college students will go about their usual campus routines, but with a voice only they can hear calling them names and making other distracting, disturbing sounds. In their case, the voice will come from a recording playing...
  • 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...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...