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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 response to Israel boycott is inadequate [Commentary]

    Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland,...
  • New course at community college focuses on U.S. presidential scandals

    Commander in chief, leader of the free world, POTUS (President of the United States) — these are common monikers for the U.S. president. Yet after taking Patrick Heline's class on presidential malfeasance, one might come up with a few other...
  • Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance

    Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance
    Barbara Gruber has never been happier to pay a bill. From CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the bill confirmed that the 55-year-old Mount Washington woman had new, affordable health insurance. She bought it on the Maryland Health Connection, the online...
  • 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,...
  • In Annapolis, Mount Airy's Zamostny strides to program record for McDaniel track

    In Annapolis, Mount Airy's Zamostny strides to program record for McDaniel track
    Mount Airy resident Jake Zamostny broke his own McDaniel College program record in the 1,000-meter to lead McDaniel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis on Saturday in men's indoor track and field action. The Green Terror finished fourth at the five-team...
  • Making his case

    Terry Nolan doesn't look or act like an average lawyer. He has a handlebar mustache, rides a 1983 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and brings his fluffy, white bichon frise with him to work at his cluttered Arbutus law office on Oregon Avenue. He likes to...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • UMBC men's basketball coach Aki Thomas signs two-year extension

    UMBC men's basketball coach Aki Thomas signs two-year extension
    UMBC announced Tuesday that Aki Thomas has signed a two-year extension that will keep him as head coach of the men's basketball team through the 2015-16 season. Thomas, who at 34 is one of the youngest coaches in Division I, expressed his gratitude...
  • UM ranks as 13th greenest campus

    UM ranks as 13th greenest campus
    The University of Maryland College Park, which likes to tout itself as a leading public research institution, has added a little more green to its laurels. Sierra Magazine ranks the state's flagship campus as the 13th greenest university in its latest...
  • Kip Turner, Michael Evans anchor Bayhawks' defense in championship win

    Kip Turner, Michael Evans anchor Bayhawks' defense in championship win
    To be fair, the Chesapeake Bayhawks’ defensive effort in Sunday’s 10-9 victory over the Charlotte Hounds in the Major League Lacrosse championship final at PPL Park was a team-wide one. Defenseman Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) and long-stick...
  • Arbutus businesses reach out to UMBC's incoming freshmen

    Arbutus businesses reach out to UMBC's incoming freshmen
    The Arbutus Business and Professional Association spent Saturday morning making a sales pitch to one of the community's most valuable resources: students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Again this year, ABPA had a table at the campus'...