Author: Sarah Moore

Sexual network models to fight HIV

Let’s call him Naskar. Naskar grew up in a small village outside Calcutta, and moved to the city when he was 22. He is homosexual, and quickly developed a likeminded group of friends. He doesn’t do drugs, though he sometimes drinks. He sees his family infrequently, and spends most of his time inside the city

Miscanthus x giganteus: way of the future?

It looks as though John Caveny has imported a jungle to his 35-acre farm in Monticello, IL. But what appears to be the beginning of some vast tropical hinterland is in fact Caveny’s crop of Miscanthus x giganteus, a tall perennial from Southeast Asia.  Caveny, who describes himself as a “practical conservationist,” grows the grass

Bringing safe water to the desert: A Q&A with Susan Vescovi

At the beginning of July, Roshni Barot , Susan Vescovi and Tracy Yang arrived in India’s Thar Desert to work with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF). Master’s students in the Global and Ecological Health Program, the three hope to help assess water quality in the 140 villages served by the foundation. As part of Northwestern’s

Northwestern group helps bring fresh water to Honduras

Getting a cool drink of water, especially at this time of year, is so automatic that most of us don’t even think about it.  It never crosses our mind that the glass is clean and the water is not only clear and tasty, but pure and safe. Not everyone is so lucky, as the members

Global Health students work to perfect technologies that aid in kangaroo mother care

Several students have recently returned from South Africa, where they worked testing various technologies developed for maternal and neonatal healthcare. As part of the Global Health program, students from various levels – undergrads as well as graduates – are working on developing appropriate technologies for new mothers and babies.  Among the most important of these