Every Big Ten school has produced leaders who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, whether business, government, science and technology, medicine or education. High Profile takes a look at how these alums rose to the top of their field.
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again.
When it comes to building a better battery, researchers at the University of Maryland are discovering that it’s the little things that matter.
Big Ten universities have a reputation for innovation. The conference’s status as a leader in this area was recently affirmed by Aviation Week magazine, a provider of global news and information for the aerospace and defense industries, which selected six students from five Big Ten schools for its “Twenty20s” awards.
They come home, many of them bruised either physically or emotionally, and all they want to do is get back into the society they chose to protect. At the University of Maryland, there’s an effort underway to help military veterans move on with their lives after years of service and sacrifice.
As we sit down with family and friends to enjoy Thanksgiving, there are many among us who aren’t getting enough to eat.
The work done by Lisa Taneyhill’s lab at the University of Maryland focuses on small objects such as chicken embryos. A recent grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow that research to get much bigger.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
Born in Sierra Leone, Maryland grad and former NFL defensive back Madieu Williams is working hard to provide opportunities to kids in his home country and the U.S.
When terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of school girls in Nigeria in May of this year, it made headlines around the world and sparked a grassroots social media campaign that centered around the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. For University of Maryland student Jennifer Soba Pearse, the news hit close to home — figuratively and literally.
Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.
“Doing good is really the point of our lives. If we can do well and do good, that’s certainly a goal that we would like to accomplish.” — Nick Henninger, Community Pipeline
Two former Maryland Terrapin soccer players, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi, are headed to the World Cup in Brazil this month. A fellow Terrapin will join them as a form of entertainment, although she will not be on the pitch.
Based within a few miles of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., it makes sense that the University of Maryland would have a pronounced program in international studies and a corresponding preponderance of students interested in foreign languages studies.
The study of the lengthy and, perhaps, never-ending struggle of the African American people in the United States led University of Maryland Professor Ira Berlin to receive the W. E. B. Dubois Medal for 2014 from Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies.
This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.