Featured in UWM Research Report: “Limiting the danger of new technologies”

Each year the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issues a research report highlighting some of the innovative and influential research within our campus community. I feel privileged to be featured in the 2011 edition (PDF, page 34). Here's an excerpt from my…

Co-Director of Center for Information Policy Research

I'm thrilled to announce (a bit late) that I have been appointed co-director of UW-Milwaukee's Center for Information Policy Research (along with my colleague Dr. Joyce Latham). (We are picking up the reins from our friend Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan, who…

Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security in the 21st Century

If you're in Milwaukee on February 4, please join us for this event organized by UW-Milwaukee's Center for 21st Century Studies, and co-sponsored by the Center for Information Policy Research. Full details here. Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security…

Two Open Information Policy Faculty Positions at UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hiring two open rank faculty positions in information policy. The first position is looking for applicants with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: information…

UWM Homepage Feature: Promoting an ethical compass for the information age

My research in the ethical dimensions of Internet and social technologies is featured on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's homepage this week. The new article, "Promoting an ethical compass for the information age", highlights some of my recent work on the…

A Scientist Might Create Information, but an Information Professional Makes it Useful

As part of the strategic process of changing the name of the UW-M School of Information Studies undergraduate program from a B.S. in Information Resources to a B.S. in Information Science & Technology, I've been thinking a lot lately about…

UW-M SOIS Announces New Name for Undergraduate Degree

This year, I am the interim director of the undergraduate program at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While the School's largest program is the MLIS degree, our bachelor of science degree has been growing, improving,…

Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders (UW-Milwaukee, April 23-24)

Please join us for the UW-Milwaukee Center for International Education's 2010 conference, "Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders," which will take place on April 23-24 at UWM's Hefter Conference Center. Registration is free and open to the public. Law and…

Research Opportunities for Incoming UW-Milwaukee Freshmen

I have a summer research opportunity for an incoming UW-Milwaukee freshman interested in libraries, Web 2.0, and information ethics and policy. The Office of Undergraduate Research is again sponsoring the UR@UWM Summer Research program. Selected students are invited to campus…

UW-Milwaukee Releases Grade Data to Media; What About FERPA?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently received 2 years worth of grading data from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. You can search the data here, which provides specific grading details (but not student names or identifiers) for any particular class or instructor…