New Faculty Profile: Adam Rule

Assistant Professor Adam Rule’s human-computer interaction research strives to make it possible for everyone, not just data scientists, to tell compelling stories with data. We asked him to share his background and describe why he …

Practicum Experience: Virginia Papke

All iSchool students in the MA program complete a 120-hour practicum experience in a professional setting. We interviewed students in the summer session to learn more about their work. This summer, iSchool student Virginia Papke …

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Ham (1930-2021)

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Ham, who was instrumental in establishing the archives program in the 1960s, passed away in June. Originally hired by the Wisconsin Historical Society as the state archivist, his arrival in Madison coincided …

New director for the iSchool

Leadership changed at the iSchool this spring. Dr. Alan Rubel, who joined the faculty in 2010, will serve as iSchool director for the next three-year term. Dr. Rubel’s research interests are in information ethics, policy, …

iSchool leaps in rankings

The UW-Madison Information School (iSchool) recently moved up in the U.S. News and World Report ranking as the 11th best program for Library and Information studies in the nation.  While the iSchool was already top-ranked …