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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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  • Morgan State warned of problems with its largest U.S. research program

    Morgan State warned of problems with its largest U.S. research program
    Morgan State University mismanaged the largest federal research program in its history, according to the organization that contracted with the school and alerted it to "serious performance and financial deficiencies" earlier this year. In a letter to...
  • For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late

    For more college freshmen, an offer to start a semester late
    As the fall semester began at Towson University last year, Erin Garnes settled into one of the dormitories and signed up for clubs and other school activities. But one thing separated her from Towson students: All of her classes were taught by...
  • Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
  • Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, radiologist

    Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, radiologist
    Dr. Mark E. Bohlman, chairman of the department of radiology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died July 11 of cancer at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood in Anne Arundel County. He was 64. The son of Earl Bohlman, who was supervisor of...
  • 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...
  • Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor

    Rita Sloan Berndt, neurology professor
    Rita Sloan Berndt, a neurology professor at the University of Maryland Medical School for 25 years who studied people who suffered from aphasia, the loss of the power to use or understand words, died June 17 of lymphoma at her home in Roland Park. She was...
  • Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]

    Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]
    Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road is always busy on a beautiful day and last week was no exception. While walking in the park, I noticed an adorable group of children listening attentively to their camp counselor, Katie Oliver. Ms. Oliver, a...
  • Goucher, UMBC named 'Best Buys' in Fiske college guide

    Goucher, UMBC named 'Best Buys' in Fiske college guide
    Goucher College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County were named "Best Buys" in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges this week. The Fiske Guide recognized UMBC for its undergraduate research, internship and study abroad programs, as well as its...
  • Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor

    Kirwan to step down as university system chancellor
    William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
  • 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,...