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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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  • 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....
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Making his case

    Terry Nolan doesn't look or act like an average lawyer. He has a handlebar mustache, rides a 1983 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and brings his fluffy, white bichon frise with him to work at his cluttered Arbutus law office on Oregon Avenue. He likes to...
  • Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance

    Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance
    Barbara Gruber has never been happier to pay a bill. From CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the bill confirmed that the 55-year-old Mount Washington woman had new, affordable health insurance. She bought it on the Maryland Health Connection, the online...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • In Annapolis, Mount Airy's Zamostny strides to program record for McDaniel track

    In Annapolis, Mount Airy's Zamostny strides to program record for McDaniel track
    Mount Airy resident Jake Zamostny broke his own McDaniel College program record in the 1,000-meter to lead McDaniel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis on Saturday in men's indoor track and field action. The Green Terror finished fourth at the five-team...
  • New course at community college focuses on U.S. presidential scandals

    Commander in chief, leader of the free world, POTUS (President of the United States) — these are common monikers for the U.S. president. Yet after taking Patrick Heline's class on presidential malfeasance, one might come up with a few other...
  • Mullins gets top Soccer America honor again

    Mullins gets top Soccer America honor again
    Men's college soccer Mullins gets top Soccer America honor again Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins on Wednesday became the second two-time winner of the Soccer America Men's Player of the Year, joining Claudio Reyna of Virginia (1992-1993)....
  • Catonsville Fab Lab adds dimension to digital fabrication

    Catonsville Fab Lab adds dimension to digital fabrication
    The din coming from the high-tech Fab Lab in the HTEC building on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County was nearly deafening last week.   Under the watchful eyes of Jason Hughes protected by safety glasses, a silvery...