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Karen Shih ’09

Karen Shih has come full circle from her toddler days, when she lived with her parents in University of Maryland graduate housing. She's written for a variety of schools, including Brandeis University, Tufts University and Perkins School for the Blind, and she's always ready to cover the next great food or animal story.


ice rift

Research at the Frozen End of the Earth

On Coast of Antarctica, Geology Team Investigates Ins and Outs of World’s Largest Ice Shelf

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Charlie Dory, right, and staff in the Maryland Agricultural College kitchens, circa 1912

The 1856 Project to Hold Inaugural Symposium

Five-session Program to Explore Historical Connections Between Slavery, Universities

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UMD students wearing matching white T-shirts dance in flash mob at basketball game

What It Takes: The Flash Mob

How Maryland Athletics Made a Two-Minute In-Game Student Dance a Decade-long Viral Tradition

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ice dancers Lorraine McNamara and Anton Spiridonov perform

Skating to Success

Ice Dancer Aims to Medal at National Championships This Weekend

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Student pets three golden retrievers

What It Takes: Wags for Wellness

Dogs Deliver Stress Relief Through Popular University Health Center Program

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Student holds baby terrapin

Tiny Terps Teach Big Lessons

College of Education’s Diamondback Terrapin Hatchlings Bring Science, Math and History to Life

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collage of Terp gifts

Terp Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Find Your Perfect Present, From Spirits to Spice Mixes, Body Butter to Bracelets

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students fill plates at Thanksgiving gathering

A Yam Good Time

Terps Enjoy Turkey, Crab Cakes, Korean Pancakes at Thanksgiving Meals Across Campus

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Senior Lecturer Charlie Apter shows students mozzarella

Popular Class Urges ‘Eating With Eyes Wide Open’

Students Analyze Impact of Culinary Choices While Sampling Fare From Food-making Demonstrations

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Alex Lockwood gives TedX talk

From ‘Sesame Street’ to the Stars Above

Alum Brings Breathtaking Images From James Webb Space Telescope to the Public

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Eliza Thompson with art in office

A Peek Inside ... Speech-Language Pathologist Eliza Thompson’s Office

Assistant Clinical Professor Honors Ghanaian Heritage With Art and Action

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Two people link arms with "VOTE 4 ME" button

A ‘Buddy’ for the Ballot Box

Alum’s Site Takes Guesswork Out of Voting With Quick Questionnaire

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