Terps take Texas

Wow, wow, wow. What a weekend. Andrew and I trekked to Austin to catch Maryland's first football game of the season. As Maryland alumni, we're used to the Terps letting us down season after season, so we had low expectations of the game (I was totally prepared for a complete blowout). But we figured the …

2016 rewind

2016 Year in Review

At work, I helped Clare and Rebecca make a "rewind" video to highlight some of Goddard's observations, discoveries and milestones in 2016. After designing the little cassette graphic, I felt inspired to do my own 2016 rewind. A lot of really awful things happened in 2016, both personally and around the world, and I feel like I …

Snow day

Hey, even grad school students need a break from studying and working. Ok, fine, semester hasn't even started yet. But still, my roommate and I really appreciated having some free time this week to run around in the snow. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day:

UM’s wood stove creators honored for innovation

By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 19, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. It was 91 degrees in College Park earlier this week, but it felt even hotter in Taylor Myers’ lab. Myers, a University of Maryland fire science doctoral candidate, and alumnus Ryan Fisher are developing a prototype of a wood burning stove. They’ve …

Educators work to shrink STEM job skills gap

The Daily Record

Maryland ranked first for its high STEM job concentration, academic research and development activity.   By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 13,  2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. Maryland continues to lead the country in technology and entrepreneurship, ranking first for the third year in a row in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual …

Erasable Inc.

Erasable Inc., the University of Maryland's only all-improv comedy group. They perform on the steps of McKeldin every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they're hilarious. I tested out a beautiful 70-200mm lens while working on fast shutter speeds for my photojournalism class. The only minor issue was the lens was manual focus …

Driving the dream

By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com When university alumnus Sam Blum takes the company car to the grocery store or the movie theater, he’s ready for the cameras to come out. And when he drives down the highway, other drivers honk, wave or laugh. Each week, it’s …

AFL-CIO archive donation largest in University of Maryland library history

Filling up six miles of shelving, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the university libraries ever. By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com In the days following a massive donation of historical labor materials to the university archives, the collection is creating …

Hornbake honors WMUC’s history with ‘Saving College Radio’ exhibit

By Laura Blasey and Jenny Hottle senior staff writers Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com It was a colorful display: dozens of handmade fliers in a rainbow of colors, arranged in an organized but chaotic fashion on the back wall of the Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery. To some, it’s only paper. But to …