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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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  • The future of women in tech [Commentary]

    The future of women in tech [Commentary]
    This article has been updated to reflect the correct field for visual arts professor Eric Smallwood.  Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should...
  • College lacrosse showdown brings Milani cousins together at UMBC

    College lacrosse showdown brings Milani cousins together at UMBC
    Standing on the sideline with a pair of crutches and her team trailing Maryland late in the second half by 11 goals, University of Maryland, Baltimore County sophomore defender Meghan Milani didn’t have lot to get excited about. But with just over...
  • Bandbox, Ilikecandy win at Laurel Park

    Bandbox, Ilikecandy win at Laurel Park
    Bandbox and Ilikecandy won their respective races Monday at Laurel Park. Bandbox took the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3), giving the horse its first win in nearly three years. Under Xavier Perez, Bandbox, who is trained by Rodney Jenkins, completed...
  • Lacrosse becoming cold-weather sport

    Lacrosse becoming cold-weather sport
    Winter is synonymous with snow, Christmas and … lacrosse? This year, perhaps more than any other, the coldest season and a sport which crowns a national champion on usually the hottest day in May have been linked arm-in-arm. Since Feb. 1,...
  • Blast rallies past Syracuse, clinches playoff berth

    Indoor soccer Blast rallies past Syracuse, clinches playoff berth The visiting Blast scored the last three goals to defeat the Syracuse Silver Knights, 12-10, on Friday night, clinching a Major Indoor Soccer League playoff spot and moving into a...
  • Blast's Lookingland named MISL Player of the Week

    Indoor soccer Blast's Lookingland named MISL Player of the Week Blast defender Mike Lookingland was named the Major Indoor Soccer League Player of the Week after he totaled five goals in road victories against the St. Louis Ambush and Missouri Comets....
  • Maryland men's lacrosse happy to get players into Saturday's rout of Mount St. Mary's

    Maryland men's lacrosse happy to get players into Saturday's rout of Mount St. Mary's
    The 16-3 score by which Maryland trounced Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday indicated the relative ease of the Terps’ effort in the season opener for both teams. In addition to the 10 starters, Maryland rotated 31 players into the game. To...
  • Checking on Earth's 'chimney'

    Checking on Earth's 'chimney'
    For years, scientists have suspected that the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean play a key role in shaping the Earth's climate. But satellite data provided only a partial picture of what's happening in this remote region of the globe. Now, an...
  • Top Democrats push package for better business climate

    Top Democrats push package for better business climate
    Announcing their first-ever joint agenda, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly said Friday they will work together to pass legislation aimed at improving Maryland's business climate and boosting the state's economy. Senate President Thomas V....
  • CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit

    CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit
    Megan Murduck, a fresh-faced 23-year-old, has plans to change Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries Network as she steps up as the organization's new executive director. "Overall, we're a Band-Aid program, and I'd like to take some steps to promote...
  • Don't equate AP with academic excellence [Letter]

    Don't equate AP with academic excellence [Letter]
    I believe that all high school educators recognize the importance of challenging our very best students, while simultaneously helping them develop the critical thinking, written and oral communication skills and habits of mind needed for success in today'...
  • Discovering the 'magic' of numbers at first Howard math festival

    Discovering the 'magic' of numbers at first Howard math festival
    Math isn't about solving for "X," but rather about searching for "why." That was the message David Gertler had for the hundreds gathered at the first annual Howard County Math Festival Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Centennial High School in Ellicott City....