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In Celebration of our students' achievements, the School of Information Studies invites Spring graduates and their families to the Spring 2013 Recognition Ceremony. All eligible graduates and spring semester scholarship recipients are invited! Saturday, May 18th, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 W. Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211

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In his book Resistance is Fertile, published in April 2013 by University of British Columbia Press, Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus develops a critical political economic analysis of agricultural biotechnology in Canada that situates empirically and theoretically some of the ways in which both biotechnological information and materiality have been insinuated in the trajectory of contemporary capitalist social relations.

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SOIS Instructor Steven J Miller was featured in "Another DAM Podcast Interview" on April 04, 2013. Steven discusses how he became involved with Digital Asset Management(DAM) and some of the challenges and successes with DAM. He also talks a bit about his How to Manual - Metadata for Digital Collections. Listen to the interview here!

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Please join us for the School of Information Studies Open House on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Explore careers in the information professions; Meet current students, alums, faculty and staff; Learn about online and onsite degree programs; Explore our labs and facilities. Free refreshments and giveaways! We hope to see you there!

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Ben Specht and Brian Thompson take to the Twittersphere as guest-tweeters for @UWPowersMe. They begin making regular contributions to the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) social media campaign on April 8. Specht and Thompson will be the first UWM students featured and the first to tell their story from overseas.

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Matthew Reidsma (MLIS '10) is a featured Tech Leader in Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers 2013" - March 15, 2013 issue. Learn more about Matthew and his current position as Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI
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David Kwasny has managed to weave his workplace and academic experience into success. “I think I have more to contribute in class and in projects because of the work experience. I really get to see the practical side of everything I’m learning. When we talk about theory, I often have the experience of actually doing it.”

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Participate in a non-credit bearing, volunteer career development program specifically designed for 15 undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of Information Studies and Education. In addition to learning about international information access and philosophies of education and community development, students will contribute to a community-led project that increases information access and improves the quality of education in Santiago Rodríguez, Dominican Republic.

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, the Office for Intellectual Freedom is coordinating a "50 State Salute to Banned Books Week." The "50 State Salute" will form the core of ALA's participation in this year's Banned Books Virtual Read-Out and will consist of videos from each state proclaiming the importance of the freedom to read.
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The Information Organization Research Group (IOrg) completed an anthology on the epistemology of information organization titled Cultural Frames of Knowledge. The book was co-edited by SOIS Visiting Professor Dr. Richard Smiraglia and Associate Professor Hur-Li Lee. It’s published by Ergon Verlag of Germany, and includes eight chapters written by nine authors, five of whom are IOrg members
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