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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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  • Laurel students named to dean's lists

    The following students from Laurel were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at McDaniel College in Westminster: Brett Haas, honors; Gregory Nolen, honors; Shannon Nolte, highest honors; Mara Seibert, highest honors; and Samuel Whitfield,...
  • McDonogh slightly ahead of Good Counsel heading into final day of MIS tournament

    McDonogh slightly ahead of Good Counsel heading into final day of MIS tournament
    Host McDonogh holds a slim lead over Good Counsel after the first day of the Maryland Independent Schools Wrestling tournament. No. 1 McDonogh leads all schools with 142 points. The Eagles are followed by Good Counsel (139.5), No. 3 John Carroll (113.5)...
  • Lax roundup: Navy men smother Detroit, 11-7, to start the season 2-0

    Defenseman Pat Kiernan and goalie Nolan Hickey anchored a strong defensive effort that surrendered just three goals in the first three quarters as the Navy men's lacrosse team beat Detroit, 11-7, on Friday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium....
  • Traffic: Accident on I-70 east near I-695

    Traffic: Accident on I-70 east near I-695
    As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on I-70 eastbound near I-695, due to an accident. All lanes of the inner loop of the Capital Beltway have reopened in Bethesda as of 11:30 a.m. following two separate tractor-trailer accidents. Maryland State...
  • For school board: Gertler, Giles, Scott

    Howard County voters will help decide some momentous issues this fall, such as who will be the next president of the United States and whether gay marriage should be legal in Maryland. But there's one momentous matter Howard voters will decide on their...
  • Remembering Esther Everitt Dombrowski: True blue Bel Air and more

    Remembering Esther Everitt Dombrowski: True blue Bel Air and more
    There was an unfortunate symmetry of sorts to Thursday, Oct. 11, as some members of The Aegis news staff worked on a story about the 40th anniversary of the opening of Harford Mall. Clipping files covering stories written about the mall from the 1980s...
  • 89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak

    89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak
    The federal Food and Drug Administration identified 89 medical facilities in Maryland that bought drugs from the Massachusetts manufacturer being investigated for a national fungal meningitis outbreak. The facilities are among more than 3,000 in numerous...
  • Two incumbents, challenger elected to Howard school board

    Voters in Howard County elected two incumbents and a first-time challenger to the school board on Tuesday. Incumbent Janet Siddiqui took the top spot, followed by first-time candidate Ann De Lacy and fellow incumbent Ellen Giles. Siddiqui said she was...
  • Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown

    Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown
    Three decades and more than 25 films into his directing career, and Barry Levinson is still mining his hometown for movie ideas. But his latest film, a horror-mystery about a murderous parasite let loose in the Chesapeake Bay, is about as far removed...
  • Superstorm Sandy closures

    Superstorm Sandy closures
    Storm-related closings •Schools Public schools Anne Arundel schools are open two hours late, except 17 schools without power that remain closed: Arlington Echo; Belvedere Elementary; Deale Elementary; Edgewater Elementary; Ferndale Early...
  • O'Malley top legislative officer leaves for lobbying position

    O'Malley top legislative officer leaves for lobbying position
    Joseph C. Bryce, the chief legislative officer for Gov. Martin O'Malley, is leaving his post to go to the lobbying firm Manis Canning & Associates. Bryce has been instrumental to passing the governor's trickiest legislative packages, recently...
  • Quiet master of the State House

    Quiet master of the State House
    This, according to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, is how Joe Bryce made his name in state government: Mr. Bryce, who is leaving his job as Gov. Martin O'Malley's chief legislative officer for the lobbying firm Manis Canning and Associates, was...