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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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  • An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges

    An antiquated ruling on Maryland's historically black colleges
    U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake issued a long awaited, 60-page ruling this month in the case Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence v. Maryland Higher Education Commission. The litigation was brought by supporters of Maryland's...
  • 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...
  • Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders

    Presentation for Aberdeen's renamed education center draws business, education, political leaders
    The next time you visit the HEAT Center in Aberdeen, you will probably notice the a brand new logo highlighting the name change of the campus' conference room and educational center. On Thursday afternoon, a crowd of business leaders, academics and local...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller

    Former MIAA soccer stars shine as UMBC ousts Navy in college soccer thriller
    Fans of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer couldn’t have been happier to see the performance turned in by several of its former athletes Tuesday night at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, when the...
  • Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor

    Mold closes UMBC child care center, UMD library floor
    Mold has closed a child care center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a floor of the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park. The UMBC child care facility, operated by the Y of Central Maryland, shuttered...