Canyonlands Research Center Collaboration, a Student’s Perspective

By Alice de Anguera for EDRblog.org. The Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) in Southeast Utah is an excellent case study of collaboration between scientists and land managers. I have been studying this venture for my graduate work at Utah State University. CRC’s mission is to conduct research on land use and climate and help create sustainable […]

“I want to exercise my right to die tomorrow”

By Elizabeth Thomas for GlobalJusticeBlog.com On a daily basis, we see a fair number of mentally ill clients. Since starting my work with the SAHRC, I’ve read complaints that range from illegible markings on a napkin to eloquent quasi-slam poetry about the patriarchy of educational institutions. You never know where that person is coming from, or whether […]

Law Library Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – As of Tuesday, July 28, the law library is closed to everyone. We will reopen in our new facility, date to be determined but not until after the start of the fall semester. You may visit the other libraries on campus – the Marriott Library and […]

Water Diplomacy… in the West?

By Danya Rumore for EDRblog.org Throughout the western US, drought conditions have made water a pressing issue on many people’s minds. While the water shortage problem is clear, the solutions are not. But the reality is that there’s only so much we can do because there’s only so much water. Right? Yes and no. Physically […]

Facilitation… or Something More?

By Patrick Field So what is different about facilitation by seasoned environmental conflict resolution (ECR) practitioners? After all, there are countless individuals, small organizations, and staff within large environmental, architecture, and engineering firms who claim they can run meetings. Isn’t facilitation just managing time, summarizing on flip charts, and tracking action items? Clearly, most facilitators […]

Law Library Closure and Move

ATTENTION: The College of Law is moving into the new building during the week of July 12-18. Please be patient as responses to inquiries will be slower. For library services, please read detailed info below: By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – Library personnel and equipment are being moved as part of the ‘people […]

Let’s Be Honest: Doing Group Processes Right

By Renette Anderson for EDRBlog.org. It seems intuitive: Vocal opposition to an issue? Bring the sides together in a problem-solving group. It’s the best way to resolve an issue. But is it? It depends. If you, as an organizational lead or consultant, have the time and are really willing to entertain multiple points of view […]

The ABCs of R-value

By the Green Team.  If you’re a homeowner, you probably already know that the R-value of your house has an enormous impact on your energy use.  For those of you like me, who let the landlord worry about such things, R-value is the resistance that walls, ceilings, floors, etc. have to thermal energy transmission. That […]

Medicaid Reimbursement Problems: Who Can Challenge Low Rates?

By Leslie Francis for BiolawToday.org. The Supreme Court decided Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center on March 31, 2015, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-15_d1oe.pdf.  The decision has not garnered significant publicity (at least, I missed it), but portends a great deal. Armstrong involved a suit by Idaho providers of community-based services challenging the adequacy of reimbursement rates under § 30(A) of the Medicaid Act.  […]

Still Brokering Peace… Between People and Prairie Dogs

By Kevin Bunnel for EDRblog.com. It’s been over a year since my Prairie Dog EDR Blog highlighted the collaborative effort that helped develop the Federal Low-effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Utah Prairie Dog in Residential and Commercial Development Areas of Iron County, Utah. Since then, the process took an unexpected turn but has still […]