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CIPR Research Lunch on “GrandFamily Housing with a Branch Library” (April 12, 2012)

Mar 7, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off on CIPR Research Lunch on “GrandFamily Housing with a Branch Library” (April 12, 2012)

Please join the Center for Information Policy Research for a CIPR Brown Bag Research Lunch on Thursday, April 12, 2012 featuring SOIS PhD student Liza Barry-Kessler, who will present:

“GrandFamily Housing with a Branch Library: A Case Study in Mixed-Use Development at the Milwaukee Public Library”

On October 15, 2011, the Milwaukee Public Library, in partnership with Gorman & Company and the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, officially opened the new Villard Square Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library. Although only a block from the previous Villard Avenue Branch library, the new space could not be more different from the old. The new library building is based on an innovative model of mixed use facilities: the building houses a library on the ground floor, and 47 apartments on three stories above for families where grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. This case study will explain how the Milwaukee Public Library came to create this unusual space, how critical decisions launching the project were made, who made them, and how the shared space and proximity to this very distinct community of families, is working for the library staff, as well as leadership and the Board of Trustees.

Thursday April 12, 2012, 12:30pm

Northwest Quadrant, Building B, Room 3511

We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress.

If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

Spring 2012 Research Travel Awards Available

Jan 19, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Spring 2012 Research Travel Awards Available

For Spring 2012, UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is pleased to make available travel funds for members of the UW-Milwaukee community engaging in research related to the mission of the Center. CIPR focuses on key information policy issues such as intellectual property, privacy, intellectual freedom, access to information, censorship, information law, and the complex array of government, corporate, and global information practices and policies (see http://www4.uwm.edu/cipr/about/).

Eligibility:

A broad range of active members of the UW-Milwaukee community are eligible to apply, including faculty, teaching academic staff, and students. A reimbursement up to $500 will be possible for each award. Only one award per applicant is allowed each fiscal year.

Scope of Award: 

Awards will be given to partially defray University-approved travel expenses (transportation, lodging, per diems, and conference fees). To be eligible for support, travel and expenses must comply with University travel policies and be approved through proper campus procedures. Awards will be limited to support travel related to:

  • Research leading to results expected to be disseminated in scholarly publications, presentations, or other appropriate venues.
  • Formal participation, performance, or exhibition of research. Participation is defined as presenting the results of research at a professional meeting or other appropriate venue, not merely attending a conference. Documentation must be provided.

Application: 

Award requests must include the following:

  • Name, position, department, and contact information of applicant
  • Research proposal or abstract, clearly indicating its applicability to CIPR
  • Dates and location of proposed travel, and estimates of costs
  • Explanation of purpose of travel (research, conference presentation, etc)

Requests can be submitted at any time prior to June 1, 2012. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until all funds are expended. All travel must be completed by June 1, 2012. Travel having already occurred since September 1, 2011 can also be considered for an award on an exception basis.

Application materials should be submitted to cipr@uwm.edu, with “CIPR Travel Award Application” in the subject line.

Award processing: 

By June 1 2012, the award recipient must have either:

  • submitted a Travel Expense Report to the CIPR as instructed; or
  • made arrangements with CIPR to have the grant funds transferred to the recipient’s home department.

If this requirement is not satisfied, the travel award cannot be claimed by the recipient.

Please contact CIPR co-directors with any questions at cipr@uwm.edu.

CIPR Research Lunch on Internet Research Ethics (September 30, 2011)

Sep 19, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off on CIPR Research Lunch on Internet Research Ethics (September 30, 2011)

On Friday, September 30, 2011, please join us for a CIPR brown bag research lunch from 12:30-2:00 in Bolton 521 (bring your own lunch).

There will be two short presentations, both focusing on issues in Internet research ethics:

  • “Oh the Ethics You’ll Know”, by Nick Proferes, SOIS PhD student. This short (and clever!) presentation shares on-going research into how issues of research ethics are discussed on the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) mailing list. This will be a preview of what Nick will present at the AoIR annual conference in October.
  • “Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: Conceptual Gaps for Ethicists, Researchers, IRBs”, by Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Center for Information Policy Research. This talk contributes to this growing discourse on Internet research ethics by describing conceptual gaps that have emerged with relation to how researchers and IRBs think about privacy, anonymity, consent, and harm in the 2.0 era. This will be a preview of an invited presentation at the International Symposium on Digital Ethics hosted by Loyola’s Center for Digital Ethics & Policy.

We intend to hold informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress.

If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

Announcing CIPR Student Travel Grant for AoIR 2011 Internet Research Conference

Aug 6, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Announcing CIPR Student Travel Grant for AoIR 2011 Internet Research Conference

The Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is pleased to again offer a CIPR Student Award in Information Policy & Ethics, to sponsor one student (undergraduate, graduate or post-doc) for the Association of Internet Researchers IR12 Conference in Seattle, Washington. The amount of the award is US$500.

The student’s research must focus on some aspect of information policy or ethics, and internet studies, broadly conceived. The recipient must have an accepted paper at IR12 and must attend to present the research.

To apply, please send the following documents to Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu:

  • Accepted Paper Abstract
  • CV
  • Brief statement describing how the paper/research will make an impact on the fields of information policy, ethics, and internet studies.

Application deadline is August 31, 2011. Notification of award will be received by September 15.

The recipient should acknowledge the CIPR grant at IR12 and in any subsequent presentations or publications.

Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Policy (2011-2012)

Mar 20, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow in Information Policy (2011-2012)

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The information policy fellowship is designed for recent PhDs who are interested in social, ethical, economic, legal, and technical aspects of information and information technologies with a focus on information policy and information ethics. All applicable research areas are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants whose work investigates the intersections of information policy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, governance, power, and identity.

Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work closely with the Center for Information Policy Research and affiliated faculty, assist in coordination of related events, work with current PhD students, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School. The fellow will be expected to teach one advanced graduate course related to her/his research topic in the spring 2012 semester. The stipend for the fellowship will be $38,000 for a 12-month appointment beginning in August 22, 2011, with a $2,000 research and travel stipend. Fellows are eligible for benefits. The stipend for this position may be subject to UW System furlough and budgetary policies.

Application Information:

  • Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in information studies or related discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by August 2011 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Verification of completion of degree will be required before the start date.
  • Application packages must include: letter explaining research agenda, teaching interests, and appropriateness for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and 3 references.
  • Send all application materials electronically to both Dr. Joyce Latham (latham@uwm.edu) and Dr. Michael Zimmer (zimmerm@uwm.edu).
  • Deadline for application is April 30, 2011. Decisions to be made by May 31 2011.

For more information, please contact either Dr. Latham or Dr. Zimmer, and visit us at http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/ and http://www4.uwm.edu/cipr/.

Spring 2010 Fieldwork

Nov 12, 2009   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Spring 2010 Fieldwork

The Center for Information Policy Research is collaborating with the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom to provide a valuable and interesting learning opportunity for SOIS students.

The goal of the OIF is to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries. The student will work with Assistant Director of the OIF, Angela Maycock, on development and content population of the Privacy Revolution Web site (http://www.privacyrevolution.org/) and maintaining an active online presence, through Twitter, online events, and other online forums.

The suitable student will have strong communication skills, will be mature and self-directed, knowledgeable of web 2.0 tools and platforms, content manage systems, and able to work in a team-environment.

Students will visit the OIF and get hands on experience at ALA, as well as work in the CIPR to support the events and activities of the OIF, as appropriate. CIPR will be sponsoring Privacy Week events in Milwaukee, and the fieldworkers will be a part of the planning and development of those events.

For more information, contact CIPR Director Elizabeth Buchanan at eliz1679@uwm.edu

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