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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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  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's

    Obama to announce school grants in Prince George's
    President Barack Obama will announce today that Bladensburg High School and two other schools in Prince George's County have won a $7 million federal grant to expand a program that helps students prepare for jobs in the region. The schools are among...
  • Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

    Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg
    Deborah Eisenberg started her law career as a litigator who loved the "thrill of the battle," standing up for the disadvantaged and less powerful. But when it comes to resolving disputes, sometimes she says it's better to talk it out. Eisenberg, a...
  • 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...
  • The day after graduation [Editorial]

    The day after graduation  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama was in Prince George's County today to tout a new $7 million federal initiative to expand programs that help high school graduates prepare for jobs in the region. In a state whose prosperity depends on a highly educated workforce,...
  • Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

    Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools
    Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
  • Reservoir High launches a new honor society for science [Fulton/Highland]

    Reservoir High School has a new honor society — the Science National Honor Society. The inaugural class was inducted in the newly formed honor society based on academic successes in science classes, interest to promote science education, and...
  • The future of women in tech [Commentary]

    The future of women in tech [Commentary]
    This article has been updated to reflect the correct field for visual arts professor Eric Smallwood.  Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]

    Help American children value education as much as international students [Commentary]
    UMBC is home to students from more than 100 countries and to thousands of students who are first- and second-generation Americans. I continually think about the experiences and perspectives these students bring to our campus and to Maryland. One...
  • Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]

    Colleges prepare people for life [Commentary]
    A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS." The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
  • 50 years in American education [Commentary]

    50 years in American education  [Commentary]
    Even as a child, I loved math. As a 12-year-old in a Birmingham church in 1963, I found myself much more interested in the math problems in my lap than the speaker at the pulpit. Suddenly, though, he got my attention. If the children march, the Rev....