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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.


Still from the movie "Till"

Creating Style to Augment Substance

Costume Designer Makes Stars Shine on Small and Big Screens

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Derek Xiao ’19 and girlfriend Claire Rehfuss in traditional Austrian clothing

The ‘Amazing’ Year

Alum Talks Strategy and Struggles, Competing in Third Reality Show Since Summer 2021

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hands holding ballots

Five Ways to Become Civically Engaged This Election Season (And Beyond)

College of Education Professor Offers Tips for Students, UMD Community

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Two students walking toward a brick building surrounded by trees

What It Takes: The Language House

‘Hidden Gem’ Offers Immersive Oasis for Learning More Than ‘Hola’ and ‘Ni Hao’

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Jennette McCurdy smiling holding a microphone and book against a blue background

'It Makes Me Feel Like It Was All Worth Something'

New York Times Bestselling Author Jennette McCurdy Shares Struggles Behind Success

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Jose Antonio Tijerino at podium

‘Your Culture Should Be a Source of Inspiration’

Hispanic Heritage Foundation President Shares Unlikely Journey, Urges Students to Speak Up

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Derek Yarnell sits in front of shelves of Simpsons figurines

A Peek Inside … Derek Yarnell’s Office

UMIACS Director of Computing Facilities Shares Vast ‘Simpsons’ Collection, Makerspace Creations

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Drawing a Path From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence

Center’s Graphic Novel Series, Featuring Terp Artists, Showcases Local Pandemic Stories

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A student uses chopsticks to reach for kimchi as other students and a professor stand around metal table with plates of Korean food

Spicing Up the Terp Teaching Kitchen

UW Professor Cooks Up Fresh Lessons for Big Ten Course in UMD Visit

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Students with robot

From ‘Awww’ Animals to Agri-tech

At the Maryland State Fair, UMD Carries on a Land-grant Learning Mission

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Queen Elizabeth II at Maryland football game

The Day the Queen Cheered on the Terps

With Elizabeth’s Passing, Revisit Her Historic Afternoon at UMD Football Game

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Painting of woman on phone with "hey," "wyd" text bubbles

How to Make Friends as an Adult—and Keep Them

In New Book, Psychologist Debunks Myths, Offers Tips

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