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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.

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First at Creating a Healthier Global Community

UMD-Founded Public Health Beyond Borders Celebrates 10 Years of Service

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Can a Giant Turtle Shell Full of Games Lure Young Voters?

New Course Designs Creative Ways to Increase College Participation in 2024 Election

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Cherry Cheer, Right Here

Arboretum’s Map Shows Where to See the Famous Blooms at UMD

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Study: Gender Bias Leads to Lower-Rated Female Films

Average Scores on IMDB Don’t Tell the Whole Story

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Curfews, Dress Codes and Cookery Classes

This Women’s History Month, Revisit Rules, Restrictions Co-eds Faced at UMD in Decades Past

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A Peek Inside … Smith School Operations Director Darrell Claiborne’s Office

Cheery Space Features Games, Rare Barbies and Turtles Galore

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Out of the Shell

Twenty-five Years After the LGBTQ+ Equity Center Opened, Its Founders Recount Humble Start, Hard-Won Victories

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A High-Energy ‘Round’ of Appreciation for Native Cultures

Pow Wow Featured Intertribal Dances, Drummers, Vendors

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Return of the Queen

Drag Trivia Host Alum Heads Back to ‘Jeopardy!’ for Tournament of Champions

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A Soaring Success

Bald Eagle Expert Joins Legendary Explorers Club Honorees

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UM-ade in Minecraft

Go Behind the Scenes of Student’s Virtual Build of McKeldin Mall

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6 Times U.S. Presidents Visited UMD

Speeches, Slam Dunks—and Monkey Skin?

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