School of Information January 2022 Virtual Commencement
Graduating students, faculty, families, and friends are invited to an online commencement ceremony honoring the I School’s Summer and Fall 2021 graduates.
The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Urban, chair of the California Privacy Protection Agency.
The online event will honor graduates from th Ph.D. in information management and systems, Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS), 5th Year Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS), and Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) programs.
We will also be announcing the winners of several student awards:
- Hal R. Varian MIDS Capstone Award for outstanding MIDS capstone project.
- 5th Year MIDS Capstone Award, sponsored by Databricks, for outstanding 5th Year MIDS capstone project.
- Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award for outstanding MICS capstone project.
- Outstanding faculty and teaching assistant awards, as voted by students from all master’s programs.
The event video will be streamed at noon PDT; if you can’t be there promptly at noon, the video will be available for viewing any time after that.
Chair, California Privacy Protection Agency
Clinical Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
Jennifer M. Urban is the chair of the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) and a clinical professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she is director of policy initiatives at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Her research focuses on information policy: intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and security. She regularly collaborates with technologists and academics in disciplines other than law to develop empirically grounded understandings of how new technologies and the regulatory structures around them interact with civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression.
Urban joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2009. Prior to that, she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Before that, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow and an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate). She was the Annual Review of Law and Technology editor while a student at Berkeley Law, and received the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Denise Simard.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Catherine Cronquist Browning with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.