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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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  • Glenelg Country's Chancellor Barnard headed to Loyola

    Glenelg Country's Chancellor Barnard headed to Loyola
    There was little mystery in the recruitment of Chancellor Barnard. The Glenelg Country School guard knew exactly where he wanted to go to college — Loyola — and the coaching staff there wanted him, too. But with the Greyhounds’ move...
  • 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...
  • Towson's West, Clark earn CAA football honors

    College football Towson's West, Clark earn CAA honors Towson junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) and senior linebacker Telvion Clark were named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively,...
  • UMBC men advance in America East on OT goal

    College soccer UMBC men advance in America East on OT goal UMBC senior forward Kadeem Dacres scored with 4:48 remaining in the second overtime period and the top-seeded Retrievers edged visiting Albany, 2-1, in the America East Conference men's soccer...
  • Mark calendars now to enjoy sights and sounds of the season [Loch Raven]

    National Chemistry Week did not slip by unnoticed at Halstead Academy and Pleasant Plains Elementary School. Thanks to the Department of Defense STEM Initiative and American Chemical Society, with the help of Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame and UMBC, students...
  • 2013 Howard County girls soccer final power rankings

    2013 Howard County girls soccer final power rankings
    The fall season has come to a close, and it’s time for the end-of-season installment of the girls soccer power rankings. As a group, Howard County teams racked up 19 wins, two regional championships and one state title in postseason play. We saw...
  • Trash becomes craft at Northfield Elementary School [Ellicott City]

    Trash becomes craft at Northfield Elementary School [Ellicott City]
    There was no shortage of trash or crafts at the recent Up-Cycle Kids Craft Day, a Family Fun Committee event hosted by the Northfield Elementary School PTA. The kids had their choice of almost 2,000 craft projects prepared by PTA volunteers. Almost...
  • Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week

    Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week
    Colleges Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week Maryland freshman Will Likely was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Special Teams Player of the Week. Likely returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown for the...
  • 'There's still the soccer team at Towson' — it just doesn't play any games

    'There's still the soccer team at Towson' — it just doesn't play any games
    To the vast majority of the world, it was just another intramural soccer game, played on a Friday afternoon before a meager crowd at Towson University. Unless you'd followed the fortunes of the Towson men's soccer program, the names Grundei, Toribio and...
  • Oneda helps Hopkins women repeat as NCAA D-III cross country champions

    Oneda helps Hopkins women repeat as NCAA D-III cross country champions
    College cross country Hopkins women repeat as NCAA champions The Johns Hopkins women's cross country team won its second consecutive national title Saturday, finishing first at the NCAA championships at Hanover (Ind.) College with 85 points. Sophomore...
  • Fundraiser for Lenny Moore statue, wax figure to launch Monday

    Et cetera Fundraiser for Lenny Moore statue, wax figure launched today Today, the Lenny Moore Statue and Wax Figurine Committee, in collaboration with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, will launch a fundraising drive to purchase and build both...
  • Ellen I. Rhudy, writer and actress

    Ellen I. Rhudy, writer and actress
    Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69. Born...