Great Salt Lake Stink Tank: Moving a Dialogue on Collaboration Forward

By Skye Sieber and Jaimi Butler for EDRBlog.org Earlier this summer, we attended the Dialogue on Collaboration focused on Great Salt Lake. One prominent theme we heard and that collectively emerged during the individual small group discussions was the lack of (and need for) greater public awareness about the importance of Great Salt Lake. While […]

Can EDR Practices Benefit from Learner-Centered Teaching Strategies?

By CK Miller for EDRBlog.org It’s a lush forest scene: trees surround you, the ground is moist and spongy with moss, and above you stretches a seemingly endless canopy filled with lianas and vines. If I ask you to notice all the different green items in this environment, some would immediately pop out: such as […]

Building Trust with the Public in Your Decision-Making Process

By Leah Jaramillo for EDRBlog.org Public participation can be considered risky or a chore, particularly when an issue or decision is highly technical and requires a lot of education to build understanding. I’ve had technical experts tell me that people just don’t understand the information they are sharing or get focused on technicalities that are […]

Protecting Young Athletes From Poor Air Quality

By Maura Murphy for BioLawToday.org As  summer comes to an end, many Utahns are finding themselves far more concerned about the poor air quality than back-to-school shopping. Air quality is an issue every winter for people living in the Salt Lake area, but this year the problem has appeared far earlier, as large fires in […]

Addressing Complex Issues with Trauma-informed Approaches

By Mary Dumas, Dumas & Associates, Inc. for EDRBlog.org Complexity & Confusion In conditions of complexity, it’s important to remember that data do not make decisions, people do! Complex issues occur at international scales, such as peacemaking post conflict, addressing poverty and migration, as well as locally in terms of homelessness and adaption to climate […]

Fall Break Hours

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog- Next week is Fall Break at the College of Law. Fall Break Hours can be found on the library website. The Reference Desk will be closing at noon on Friday, October 5.

A reflection on my Health Law internship experience

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org When I started studying law, people asked what type of law was I interested in? My response was usually along the lines of, “I want to practice health law.” After all, it was during my time working in the Public Health Department in Saba (Caribbean Netherlands) that I felt inspired […]

Banned Books Week

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog: Banned Books Week (Sept 23 – 29, 2018) 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 restrict access […]

Wisdom from the Experts: Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the West

By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org I often find myself wishing I had more opportunities to learn from other facilitators’ and collaboration professionals’ trials, tribulations, and successes. I was therefore excited that the Western Governors’ Association hosted a webinar on “Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools” on August 29, 2018. Since I suspect many others are, […]

A New Academic Year for LABS Fellows

By Angela Turnbow Last May, we said a fond farewell to four of our fellows at the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s commencement exercises. We wish Alexis Juergens, Jason Perry, Breanna Marchesani, and Andrew Unsworth the very best of luck as they move on to establish themselves within the legal community and thank them for […]