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Reflecting the Wisconsin Idea

Paul Chotlos

Paul Chotlos

Madison School Counselor, O'Keeffe Middle School

As a counselor, I share with medical and pharmacy students the challenges facing public schools, and the UW students provide emotional and academic support for middle schoolers, resulting in better doctors and pharmacists, and middle schoolers with more confidence and excitement.

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Joanne Cantor

Joanne Cantor

Professor Emerita and Outreach Director

I make research understandable and offer strategies for preserving our productivity, creativity, and mental health in the Internet age.

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Denise Ney

Denise Ney

Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Following the Wisconsin Idea, our interdisciplinary research team has improved the PKU diet using glycomacropeptide (GMP), a protein found in cheese whey that can be made into palatable foods.

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Carolyn Kallenborn

Carolyn Kallenborn

Assistant Professor, Design Studies Department

The Wisconsin Idea reminds me that I need to use my knowledge, research, art, talents, passions and ideas to enrich people’s lives and to make meaningful work.

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Todd Allen

Todd Allen

Director, Center for Material Science of Nuclear Fuels, Idaho National Laboratory

I was introduced to the Wisconsin Idea when given the opportunity to participate in the Wisconsin Idea Seminar, an excellent one-week trip of introduction to the State. In response, I decided to connect to local high school students interested in science and technology by creating the Capital Science & Engineering Fair.

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Amy Charkowski

Amy Charkowski

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology

The seed potato program that I administer has supplied the initial seed for crops worth approximately $1.5 billion since I started at UW–Madison. This program helps me understand the challenges that farmers face and therefore has helped me develop a more relevant research program.

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Lynet Uttal

Lynet Uttal

Director, Asian American Studies Program

The Wisconsin Idea expands what counts as “scholarship” and supports my work to address real needs of Latino immigrant families in Madison as well as lead service learning courses to Honduras and Mexico.

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Tom Eggert

Tom Eggert

Business Sustainability, Wisconsin School of Business

The UW Haiti Microfinance Project began in 2010 to help Haitian people devastated by the Jan. 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake.

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Matt Stoltz

Matt Stoltz

Student

The Wisconsin Idea motivates me to work harder and more diligently to spread the power of sports to children throughout the world.

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Clifton E. Barber

Clifton E. Barber

Associate Dean for Outreach and Extension, School of Human Ecology

I feel that my scholarly efforts and activities are most worthwhile when I can discern their impacts on individuals, families, and communities in our great state.

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Lisa Bell

Lisa Bell

Executive Director, Madison Dental Initiative

The partnership between the Madison Dental Initiative, the Salvation Army Shelter, and the School of Medicine and Public Health brings the Wisconsin Idea to life.

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