University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Jan 15, 2019

UMBC, other defendants seek dismissal of lawsuit over sexual assault investigations

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County called a lawsuit alleging the school, police and prosecutors improperly handle sexual assault investigations “long on outrage and short on concrete facts” in a motion to dismiss filed Monday. The lawsuit, filed in September, contends that UMBC and law enforcement have a pattern of failing to properly investigate and […]

Apr 8, 2018

IBM general counsel talks law, tech and policy at UMBC

Sharing information on the internet while making sure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands will be a balancing act, said IBM General Counsel Michelle Browdy to an audience of students and faculty members at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Friday. Browdy was one of many speakers as part of an inaugural IBM-UMBC […]

Aug 24, 2016

Baltimore-area laboratory company moving to Frostburg

CUMBERLAND — A laboratory startup business based in the Baltimore area is relocating to the western Maryland city of Frostburg. Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine told the Cumberland-Times News Tuesday that Advent Laboratories Inc. will move by October to the Allegany Business Center technology park at Frostburg State University. Advent CEO Kimberly Brown says the […]

Aug 7, 2016

Newsmakers: UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski III

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has more than 11,000 undergraduates, but President Freeman Hrabowski III doesn’t want it to feel that way. Though it has some advantages of a large research university, Hrabowski wants the school to have the feel of a small liberal-arts college. “The question for any institution has to be, ‘How […]

Dec 28, 2015

UMBC prof pursues faster, cheaper STI test

Microwave-enhanced tests may hold the key to faster diagnosis of some sexually-transmitted infections, according to a researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Faster results can lead to both lower health care costs and a healthier overall population, said Chris D. Geddes, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the university’s Institute of […]

Jun 19, 2015

New website documents Baltimore riots

The Maryland Historical Society has unveiled a new website that features photographs, videos and oral histories from the recent civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The website,, is a collaborative effort between the historical society and faculty from the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The […]

Chess UMBC
Apr 30, 2014

UMBC and the ‘cutthroat’ world of collegiate chess

Ah, chess. It’s a game of strategy, of planning ahead. It’s about putting the right pieces in the right places. As it turns out, in the multi-million dollar world of collegiate chess, bold and well-executed moves are equally crucial off the board, too. And that’s exactly what a bunch of shrewd grandmasters have been doing. […]

Jul 1, 2013

Casper joins UMBC as dean

Dr. Scott E. Casper has joined UMBC as dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history.

Jun 28, 2013

Steiner joins UMBC

Dr. Karl V. Steiner is joining the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as vice president for research beginning Sept. 1.

May 13, 2013

Three Md. leaders among nation’s top earners in higher education

Three of Maryland’s public university leaders ranked among the top 212 earners among their peers in 2012, according to an analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Apr 19, 2013

No O’Malley administration ‘brain drain,’ expert says

Gov. Martin O'Malley has lost three top aides and three department secretaries in the last year, but a University of Maryland, Baltimore County political scientist says that's no big deal.

Jan 25, 2013

UM puts its economic impact at $1.1B a year

Graduates of Maryland’s public universities contribute $1.1 billion in income and sales taxes each year, according to an economic impact analysis commissioned by the University System of Maryland.

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