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Meet The Fellows

Molly Carnes

Dr. Molly Carnes joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1985. Dr. Carnes did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and received her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a Masters of Science Degree in Population Health.

John DeMain

Now in his 18th season as Music Director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, John DeMain is noted for his dynamic performances on concert and opera stages throughout the world. "

Hans Sollinger

Dr. Hans Sollinger earned his M.D. from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1973, and his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1975. He came to the University of Wisconsin in 1975, where he finished a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Immunobiology Research Center. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin from 1976-1980. In 1980 Dr. Sollinger joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin under the leadership of Dr. Folkert O.

Emily Auerbach

Emily Auerbach is an award-winning professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also directs the UW Odyssey Project, a free, life-changing college humanities course for low-income adults.  In addition, Auerbach co-hosts University of the Air, a one-hour program broadcast statewide on Sundays on Wisconsin Public Radio.  University of the Air features interviews with faculty in a variety of disciplines.

Warren Nelson

A professional musician and entertainer since the late 1960's, Warren Nelson's trail has taken him across the US, "both sides of 1970." From his first full-time professional group The Tenth Story Window (he met Elvis twice!), to Colorado where he spent five years writing and playing music in the mountains, to the Madison, Wisconsin area where he formed the Lost Nation String Band with Don Pavel.

Truman Lowe

Truman Lowe is professor emeritus of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An acclaimed sculptor who has exhibited nationally and internationally, he served as curator of contemporary art in 2000 for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. His work reflects his Ho-Chunk ancestry and culture and often captures the beauty and force of moving water. Lowe is a dedicated teacher and mentor who continues to help others discover their own artistic voices.

John Harmon

John Harmon was born in 1935 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He began playing piano at a young age with his mother, who played mostly by ear. She taught him the basics, and the two harmonized tunes together. His exposure to jazz came early, too, thanks in part to his father's extensive collection of jazz records, which included recordings of such greats as Duke Ellington, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum.

Joanne Kluessendorf

Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf directs the Weis Earth Science Museum, the official mineralogical museum of Wisconsin. Located on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha, the museum focuses on Wisconsin geology and mining history.  She holds B.S. and Ph.D.


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Phone: 608-263-1692

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