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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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  • 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...
  • Notebook: Touted midfielder Sherlock transferring from UNC to Loyola

    Notebook: Touted midfielder Sherlock transferring from UNC to Loyola
    Brian Sherlock has left the North Carolina men's lacrosse team and will attend Loyola as a redshirt freshman. Sherlock, a graduate of St. Anthony’s High in Melville, N.Y., was No. 26 on Inside Lacrosse’s Top 40 Midfielders list. Last...
  • 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...
  • Notebook: Dayton says it will add women's lacrosse in 2016

    Notebook: Dayton says it will add women's lacrosse in 2016
    Dayton has announced that it will add women's lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport and begin competition in the spring of 2016. Women’s lacrosse is the fastest-growing team sport in the United States, according to the most recent research by...
  • New STEM center at Aberdeen Proving Ground open to students

    New STEM center at Aberdeen Proving Ground open to students
    At the start of a formal ceremony opening the STEM and Education Outreach Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday morning, Chaplain Lt. Col Juan Crockett gave an invocation. "Lord of science," Crockett said, "thousands of children will come here...
  • A bid to clean the air with algae

    A bid to clean the air with algae
    The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
  • Notebook: Bayhawks' Bernhardt named MLL Defensive Player of the Week

    Notebook: Bayhawks' Bernhardt named MLL Defensive Player of the Week
    Rookie long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) was chosen as the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week after the Chesapeake Bayhawks’ 12-8 win over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night, Major League Lacrosse announced Monday. “...
  • Rutkowski awarded Izaak Walton scholarship

    The Izaak Walton Sportsman Chapter awarded the second annual James A. Thomas Conservation Scholarship to Kourtney Rutkowski, a graduate of C. Milton Wright High School, at its June membership meeting. Rutkowski will be attending University of Maryland,...
  • MARC Train station opens in Halethorpe

    MARC Train station opens in Halethorpe
    Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the Halethorpe community Monday to announce the grand opening of the brand new Halethorpe MARC train station. More than 50 people, including Dels. James Malone Jr. and Steven DeBoy, state Sen. Edward Kasemeyer, Sen. Ben...
  • Shirley D. Patterson, chemist

    Shirley D. Patterson, chemist
    Shirley D. Patterson, a retired chemist who taught at what is now Community College of Baltimore County at Essex, died July 15 of heart failure at her Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She was 68. The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Shirley Dale...
  • 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...