Travel & Global Development


The 1920s Women Who Fought for the Right to Travel Under Their Own Names
Atlas Obscura, May 2017

How To Blend In At An Alpine Krampus Parade 
Atlas Obscura, December 2016

Designing a Weekend in Copenhagen
The European Adventure, February 2017

Travel Tips from a Pro: Peter Greenberg Tells You What You Need to Know
The Weekly, October 2012

International Development*

Keeping Women in the Know
On Wisconsin, Winter 2015
Journalists often get the credit for shining light into the dark corners of government. But Laura Neuman has a better idea: empower citizens to demand transparency from their elected officials. She’s worked in nearly forty countries, mostly in the developing world, to advance laws designed to reduce corruption and promote human rights.
Rethinking Disaster Management

Wisconsin Week, April 2008
How we think about a disaster stems from the origin of the word itself: “Disastro” is the Latin word meaning “from the stars.” Yet the idea that a disaster is an uncontrollable, divine event is something Don Schramm does not accept.
Engineers Without Borders Wins United Nations Award
UW-Madison News, November 2009
For much of the year, the Saint-Cyr River in northern Haiti is a docile trickle 1 foot deep. However, when the late spring rains bear down on the Saint-Cyr, the river swells in some points to be more than 30 feet across and 10 feet deep. This volatility left a sinking feeling in a group of engineers when they realized the extent of the flooding during a trip to Haiti in June.
New Water-Quality Projects in Kenya

UW-Madison News, September 2008
A warm glass of brackish water isn’t much relief after spending a day in the sun tilling your small farm by hand and guarding your crops from animals or thieves. Unfortunately for residents of the small Kenyan agricultural community of Orongo, the alternative to drinking the salty — but safe — water from distant boreholes (shafts dug deep into the water table) is drinking water from backyard wells contaminated by nearby pit latrines.
Global Laptop Program Comes Home
UW College of Engineering, August 2008
In a snug two-bedroom apartment on Madison’s south side, Silas Bernardoni plugs in green and white laptops, charging them for class. The calm breaks when the doorbell rings and six children ranging from 6 to 10 years old tumble into the apartment, which has been converted into the Southdale Kids Club Day Camp. The students are here for a weekly session of the pilot program to introduce underrepresented minority children to the world of computers.