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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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  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies

    Top 10 Stories of 2013: Firsts, lasts, milestones and tragedies
    The year just ended brought a number of significant milestones, most of them good, to the area covered by The Record. The highlights include a couple of noteworthy sports accomplishments, completion of a major highway project, the end of a couple of...
  • March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named

    March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named
    AccuPay, Inc., a Bel Air payroll company, permanently closed after a local business filed suit against the company. AccuPay collected and withheld client's payroll taxes, but did not pay the full amount to the state and federal governments. AccuPay...
  • Navy men win nation's-best 10th soccer game in a row

    Men's college soccer Navy wins nation's-best 10th game in a row The host Navy men's soccer team (11-3-2, 7-0-0 Patriot League) extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over Lehigh (2-12-1, 1-6-0) on...
  • Claims of campus diversity don't add up

     Claims of campus diversity don't add up
    In the commentary by George La Noue ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27), he criticizes the recent court decision in the lawsuit brought by supporters of Maryland's historically black institutions against the Maryland Higher Education...
  • Win earns Terps ACC women's soccer berth

    Colleges Win earns Terps ACC women's soccer berth The Maryland women's soccer team (10-9-0, 6-7-0) earned a 3-1 victory over visiting Pittsburgh (4-14-1, 0-13-0) to secure an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament bid. The victory, along with Wake...
  • Schaller wrong to tell protesters to leave

     Schaller wrong to tell protesters to leave
    I read with complete dismay Thomas F. Schaller's recent column about the Western Maryland Initiative and the desire of some to secede from Maryland, the great tax state ("Don't secede; vote with your feet," Oct. 29). Who better to write such a...
  • UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal

    UMBC women's soccer downs Hartford, 2-0, in America East semifinal
    As the No. 1 seed in the America East tournament for the first time in school history, the UMBC women's soccer team played like a favorite. The Retrievers got goals from sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta and junior defender Morgan Taylor in the first...
  • Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver

    Boys' Latin defenseman Gaines commits to Denver
    Boys' Latin junior defenseman Dylan Gaines has committed orally to play lacrosse at Denver. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound recruit plays club for the Baltimore Crabs, attending Adrenaline Black Card, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association, King of the...
  • UMBC men's soccer needs win or tie Wednesday to capture America East crown

    UMBC men's soccer needs win or tie Wednesday to capture America East crown
    The UMBC men’s soccer team is poised to accomplish something the program hasn’t done since 2003. A win or a tie Wednesday night against Stony Brook would give the No. 7 Retrievers their first America East regular-season championship since...
  • Catonsville resident honors memories of JFK assassination 50 years later

    Catonsville resident honors memories of JFK assassination 50 years later
    Almost every American who was alive when it happened can remember exactly where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Catonsville resident Gus Russo...
  • Nonprofit helps Owings Mills High students flex science muscles

    Nonprofit helps Owings Mills High students flex science muscles
    One course uses three-dimensional software. Another involves hands-on projects. A third requires documenting work in an engineer's notebook. Next year, an innovative, award-winning science program is coming to Owings Mills High School and Abbey...