The Future of Indian Water Rights in the West

By Nils Lofgren for EDRBlog.org Water is an important and essential commodity for people living in the western United States today. Water is just as important for Indians living on reservation lands in the western states. As the importance of water increases a new trend has begun in the west, Indian tribes are creating settlements […]

Making Room for Give and Take

By Dan Adams for EDRblog.org Recently, I spent 17 days on the islands of Cebu and Negros in the Philippines.  It was a powerful cultural experience.  As a conflict resolution practitioner, I was especially taken by surprise as I witnessed a complete absence of conflict, anger, or frustration exhibited by anyone on the roads.  Whether […]

Murphy and co-author win Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers Award

Forthcoming research by Felicity Murphy, a librarian at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, explores methods behind training law students to cover the reference desk and assist with faculty research. Murphy’s paper, called The Reference Assistant,  won the Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers Award, New Members Division and will soon be published. The honor […]

Preservation Week

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog- April 23-29, 2017 is Preservation Week, an initiative of the Association for Library Collections & Technology Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is a time to focus on and take action to preserve our collections and artifacts. You can read more about […]

“Town Halls” Are Dead. Long Live Town Halls?

By Larry Schooler This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on 03/29/2017 05:25 pm ET, updated Mar 30, 2017. We are reposting it with Larry Schooler’s permission. Imagine walking into a room with hundreds of people looking at you, waiting for you to speak, hanging on your every syllable. We have plenty of these […]

The Clean Air Act: Improving public health at an affordable cost

By Michael Squires At its core, the Clean Air Act (CAA) is a health care statute. Congress found that “the growth in the amount and complexity of air pollution brought about by urbanization, industrial development, and the increasing use of motor vehicles, has resulted in mounting dangers to the public health and welfare.”[1] In 1990 […]

Accomplishing the Impossible: The Spokane River Story

By Adriane P. Borgias for EDRBlog.org “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” HERACLITUS By the end of 2011, the Spokane River community had learned its lesson. After more than eleven years of disputes, delays, and lawsuits, a plan for improving […]

National Library Week 2017

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – April 9-15, 2017 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform”. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of […]

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts to the National Institutes of Health

By Alexis Juergens for BioLawToday.org. President Trump released his preliminary 2018 budget plan on March 15th. While the budget plan proposes decreased federal funding in several areas, one of the agency’s receiving a cut in their budget is the National Institute of Health (“NIH”). The budget proposes to reduce NIH funding by 18%; this equates […]

Empowering Collaboration Through Dark Sky Protection

By Janey Heyman Moving from a small California beach town to Salt Lake City, I realized the night sky was a severely under-utilized resource in my childhood. I can only identify four constellations: the three-starred belt of Orion, the ladle-shaped Big Dipper and its younger sister the Little Dipper, and the cluster of the Pleiades. […]