New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]

Conflict Mapping Is No Spaghetti Bowl

By Dena Marshall for Conflict mapping is a roll-up-your-sleeves pencil and paper exercise that I have come to appreciate and incorporate into my collaborative process practice and in my personal life. When conflict mapping is used as a tool for analyzing complex disputes it can be a great exercise for individual practice, training group […]

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Banned Books Week (Sept 24 – 30, 2017) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or […]

Collaborating for Cleaner Air

By Ashley Miller for I was all set to start learning on the first day of the Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program’s Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration. The course piqued my interest since much of the work I do in the air quality field as the Policy Director for Breathe Utah would […]

Establishing Collaboration: Breaking Down Silos to Effectively Manage Ecosystems

By Craig Walker for In 2016, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration hosted by University of Utah’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program (EDR).  So often, professional development courses provide little in the way of tangible benefit.  Before agreeing to participate, I wanted to do some […]

Hold Your Horses! Donating Blood Over Time Is Just as Important as Donating After Disasters

By Brian Flach for By now, everyone has seen the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. The acts of heroism, the widespread destruction, but most importantly, the reminders that we as people want to help each other. This is evident in how blood drives seem to spring up overnight, both locally and across the country, to […]

Labor Day Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The Faust Law Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. The reference desk will be closing at noon on Friday, September 1. Enjoy the holiday!

Daring to Dialogue: Stories of “Being the Change”

By Michele Straube and Danya Rumore for On June 15, the EDR Program co-hosted “Fostering Productive Dialogue in Divided Times,” the third in the Dialogue on Collaboration series. At the end of the event, we challenged our nearly 100 participants to write down one thing they would do to engage in dialogue with someone […]

Welcome Class of 2020!

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Welcome to the SJ Quinney College of Law Class of 2020! Visit the library website to learn about services we offer to law students or stop by one of the service desks on levels 1 or 2 for assistance. Have suggestions for ways we can serve […]

Taking the Leap: A Collaborative Process – and Life! — Journey

By Theresa Jensen for Have you ever stood on the edge of a new beginning, noticing all of those excited anxious squiggly feelings dancing around inside . . . and then . . . jumped? That’s what I experienced as I waited for my plane to take off to a new life and job […]