Doctor Johannes Britz, dean of the School of Information Studies (SOIS), recently returned from the World Technology Summit & Awards 2009, having been named a finalist for the Ethics Award. Britz, who was nominated anonymously, was notified in February of this prestigious honor. As one of only five finalists, Britz and Assistant Dean Chad Zahrt traveled to New York, the site of the award ceremony, on July 15th – 16th.
The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Latham, an assistant professor at SOIS, was elected as a 2010 Member-at-Large representative to the Wisconsin Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT).
On Monday, January 4th, 2010, School of Information Studies (SOIS) assistant professor Michael Zimmer was part of National Public Radio (NPR)’s regular program Morning Edition. Zimmer, who is also an associate at the Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR), was the guest of reporter Martin Kaste in a news story concerning privacy groups asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to examine the practices of Facebook.