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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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  • 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...
  • Towson running back West named CAA Offensive Player of the Year

    College football Towson running back West named CAA Offensive Player of the Year Towson football junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) was chosen as Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year, and he is one of 14 Tigers...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Mandela inspired, in Maryland and beyond

    Mandela inspired, in Maryland and beyond
    Kweisi Mfume was a Baltimore city councilman when he received what would be the first of many words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela. "Do not give up," Mfume said Mandela wrote him from prison, where he had somehow read about the councilman's efforts in...
  • Baltimore through student eyes [Commentary]

    Baltimore through student eyes [Commentary]
    When my family and I moved to this region in the late 1970s, we were struck by how many people made a sharp distinction between "the City" and surrounding counties. In today's global society, the boundaries blur. I hear UMBC students from Moscow to...
  • Brenda Frese's son Tyler celebrates end of chemotherapy

    Brenda Frese's son Tyler celebrates end of chemotherapy
    Colleges Brenda Frese's son Tyler celebrates end of chemotherapy Tyler Thomas, a 5-year-old son of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese, celebrated the end of three years of chemotherapy treatments for pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
  • Peaceful snow, hectic holidays

    Peaceful snow, hectic holidays
    Those sappy carols have it all wrong. "Let it Snow" and "White Christmas" and all the rest lead us to think snow makes this time of year more magical. But in reality, nothing messes up holiday plans in Baltimore like a good snowfall. Churches and...
  • Glenelg's Asher scores way into field hockey record books

    Glenelg's Asher scores way into field hockey record books
    As Stephanie Asher sees it, she was just doing her job. The 36 goals she scored this year — and the 101 in her career — are the result of doing what she's supposed to do. "My job on the field is to score goals," said the Columbia Flier/...
  • NCAA might change process of picking men's lacrosse championship weekend locations

    Et cetera NCAA might change process of picking men's lacrosse championship weekend locations The NCAA plans to re-evaluate the men's lacrosse championship weekend after the 2014 event in Baltimore and consider changing expectations and the bid process...
  • MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together

    MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together
    Drug maker MedImmune and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have entered into a $6 million partnership to conduct bioscience research. Under the five-year agreement, Gaithersburg-based MedImmune and the university will provide funding and...
  • UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways

    UMBC women's soccer finding winning ways
    In the midst of a one-win campaign in 2012, UMBC women's soccer coach Leslie Wray found a reason for optimism. Aside from a 5-0 rout of St. Peter's on Aug. 31, the team battled to five draws and lost seven of 11 games by a single goal. That may not...