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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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  • Three middle schoolers win Carson scholarships [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    Congratulations to the 2014 winners of the Carson Scholars Fund Scholarship program from Folly Quarter Middle School and Glenwood Middle School. The Carson Scholars Fund is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, and his wife, Candy,...
  • Loyola annexes Notre Dame, UMD rejoins ACC and more April Fools' Day jokes

    Loyola annexes Notre Dame, UMD rejoins ACC and more April Fools' Day jokes
    Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University students prepare for a violent and drunken clash after Loyola's president declared the college would annex Notre Dame. University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh is carted...
  • Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame

    Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame
    Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...
  • 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...
  • UMBC starting midfielder Zach Linkous battling shin injury, questionable for Saturday vs. Johns Hopkins

    UMBC starting midfielder Zach Linkous battling shin injury, questionable for Saturday vs. Johns Hopkins
    UMBC’s bid to upset No. 3 Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Retrievers Stadium in Catonsville could miss a key ingredient in starting midfielder Zach Linkous. The senior missed the team’s 14-5 dismantling of Richmond on Saturday because...
  • UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution

    UMBC veteran is giving the Retrievers a consistent contribution
    As if being the oldest player on UMBC men's lacrosse team wasn't enough, 22-year-old Matt Gregoire is battling an early onset of gray hair and is affectionately referred to by his teammates as "the team Dad." "I'm called the team dad every once in a...
  • Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

    Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend
    The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door. "Najee's gone," the friend said. Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas...
  • A chilling effect [Editorial]

    A chilling effect  [Editorial]
    The decisions taken by the American Studies Association, a small, relatively obscure scholarly organization devoted to the study of American history and culture, rarely resonate much beyond the ivied walls of academe. But earlier this year the group...
  • Boycott the boycotters [Letter]

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a pernicious undertaking that frequently targets academic organizations pressuring them to boycott and condemn Israel. Recently, as The Sun's editorial reports ("A chilling effect," March 10),...
  • Crews working to repair Catonsville water main break, officials say

    Crews working to repair Catonsville water main break, officials say
    Some residents of the Kenwood Gardens condominium in Catonsville said they haven't been able to shower or flush their toilets since Wednesday afternoon. Crews are working to fix a 12-inch water main break that has left about 300 residences in the...