Do You Own Your Genetic Test Results? What About Your Temperature?

By Jorge L. ContrerasThis blog post was originally posted by Harvard Law’s Bill of Health blog. It is re-posted with permission. The popular direct-to-consumer genetic testing site AncestryDNA claims that “You always maintain ownership of your data.” But is this true?  And, if so, what does it mean? For more than a century, US law […]

A Groundbreaking Medical Procedure and Insurance

By Erika Hanson for This year will no doubt bring new innovations in medicine and technology. Many of these innovations have been in the works for a while, though, but insurance coverage of the procedures has been limited. One innovation that has been in the works is the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a […]

Law Library Reference Desk Closure

The Faust Law Library Reference Desk will be closed, for one day, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Summer Library Hours 2019

Summer hours for the Faust Law Library will begin on Saturday, May 11.  The library will be open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, and weekends from noon to 6pm.  The reference desk is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment

By Emma Frances Bloomfield for In our ongoing disputes and conversations about the environment and climate change, it becomes ever more pressing to uncover and explore obstacles to progress and policy enactment. In my forthcoming book, Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment, I specifically address the sometimes productive and sometimes […]

Preservation Week 2019

April 21-27, 2019 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 Preservation Week here. Preservation Fast Facts • More than […]

Trust – An Essential Collaborative Component

By Dianne Olson “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”  – Stephen R. Covey Never had words rung so true as did Stephen R. Covey’s in his book with Rebecca E. Merrill in The Speed of Trust: The One Thing […]

Easter 2019

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21st for Easter.

It’s not Federal Overreach, It’s Federal Under-Listening: Lessons from Rural Oregon

By Katherine Daly for The EDR Program interviewed Peter Walker, Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, about his 2018 book Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. The book argues that the militants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, in 2016 […]

National Library Week

April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities”. 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 our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote […]