UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) Update: Fall 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris visits SOIS

The School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is pleased to share recent news.  

A New Home and a Vist from the Vice President
In August, SOIS moved to its new facilities in the Northwest Quadrant on the UWM campus. The new spaces provide state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and common spaces for gatherings. In late September, the School was selected to host a visit by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris who met with UWM students and Milwaukee Latinx leaders.
 

New Faculty and New Programs
SOIS is pleased to welcome Dr. Hyerin Bak, who recently joined the iSchool as a Teaching Faculty member to support the Information Science and Technology
 and Master of Library & Information Science program. Dr. Bak joins Assistant Professor Dr. Wan-Chen Lee, who teaches knowledge organization and data curation and conducts research in knowledge organization, and Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Julaine Clunis, who brings expertise in knowledge organization and information technology areas, who both joined SOIS last academic year. 

This fall, SOIS launched a new BS program in Data Analytics, co-hosted with the College of Letters and Science. The School also recently began to offer graduate certificates as part of the Master of Science in Information Science and Technology program, or as stand-alone certificates. The new graduate certificate programs include: 

An undergraduate certificate in Cybersecurity will be starting in January.