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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.


astronaut uses a hammer and chisel during nighttime simulated moon walk

Back to the Moon—But First, Arizona

UMD Research Scientist Leads Safety Planning for NASA’s Artemis Lunar Test Mission

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A girl in a wheelchair throws a ball with an adaptive lacrosse stick into a net

For a Girl With Cerebral Palsy, a Lacrosse Goal Achieved

College Park Academy Students Design Adaptive Stick as Part of Engineering for Us All Program

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Restoring ‘Sight,’ One Child at a Time

New Movie Traces Alum’s Journey From Impoverished Immigrant to Renowned Eye Surgeon Who Treats Blinded Orphan

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Camila Soler portrait

‘The Very Best of What It Means to Be a Terp’

5 Graduating Seniors Honored as Medalist, Finalists Recognized for Stellar Academics, Service, Character

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Sustainability Fund Awards Record $600K to Green Initiatives

Projects Combine Solar Power and Agriculture, Mitigate Methane Production, Reduce Stormwater Pollution

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Colin Vale in a mask and goggles carving a woodpecker with a chainsaw

Carving New Life Into Dead Wood

Alum’s Chainsaw Sculptures Celebrate Nature Throughout D.C. Area

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'Redefine What It Means to Be a Family'

Professor and Alum Wife Honored as D.C.’s Foster Parent of the Year

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Presper Eckert and Walter Cronkite with UNIVAC

The Dawn of Election Night Computer Forecasting

Journalism Professor’s New Book Details How ‘Mechanical Brains’ Paved Path for Modern-Day Coverage

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What It Takes: Terps Against Hunger

3 Million Meals. Hundreds of Volunteers. One Giant Truck. A UMD Student Group Has a Recipe for Fighting D.C.-Area Food Insecurity.

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Talking Politics—Without Getting the Silent Treatment

Family Therapist Offers Tips for Navigating a Fraught Election Year

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Four Edwards sisters in red Terps gear hugging in pairs

Terp Twins Times 2

From Family Dinners to Built-in Besties, 4 Sisters Share Benefits of Attending UMD Together

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Study: Grieving Pet Owners Comforted by ‘Supernatural’ Interactions

From Phantom Footsteps to Doggy Dreams, Information Studies Professor Analyzes Ghostly Encounters

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