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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Project could bring new restaurant and retail business to Arbutus

    Project could bring new restaurant and retail business to Arbutus
    One of the main gateways into Arbutus is expected to undergo a major change if a project by Catonsville developer Steve Whalen gets underway. The project, Arbutus Station, will bring two commercial buildings near the intersection of Sulphur Spring...
  • 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...
  • At Catonsville Children's Theatre, young actors create their own characters

    At Catonsville Children's Theatre, young actors create their own characters
    For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script. Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
  • 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...
  • 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...