Collaboration Playlist

By Michele Straube for Music has so many magical properties. It can prompt memory. It can help create memories. It can access memory. It can set the mood. It can change the mood. All these characteristics are beneficial to negotiation and collaboration. So with a little help from my friends,* here is a collaboration […]

A Sea of C’s: Collective and Competing Collaboratives in Colorado

By Ch’aska Huayhuaca for Collaboration is an important tool for addressing increasingly complex environmental problems, such as those that are widespread or cross boundaries; that are prone to conflict or involve a lot of uncertainty; or which are just too expensive or difficult to tackle alone. Collaborative processes linking diverse kinds of stakeholders may […]

Memorial Day closure

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  The Reference Desk will close at noon on Friday, May 24.

The Utah Resilience Map: Making Connections Between Local Sustainability Projects

By Emily Nicolosi for Online collaborative community resource mapping is a new phenomenon that helps to connect local organizations and volunteers in building more sustainable and social justice cities. One such effort, #MapJam, boasts maps of grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons in 72 cities on 6 continents, including our project […]

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 […]