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Professor Amy Cyphert Cited by Eastern District of New York in U.S. v. Parra

West Virginia University College of Law professor Amy Cyphert was cited last week by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Court cited Professor Cyphert's article, Prisoners of Fate: The Challenges of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents, 77 Md L. Rev. 285 (2018), in support of its sentencing decision in United States v. Parra.

From the abstract of Prisoners of Fate: The Challenges of Creating Change for Children of Incarcerated Parents:

Professor Charles DiSalvo is a Featured Scholar at UCLA Conference on Gandhi

West Virginia University College of Law professor Charles DiSalvo is a featured scholar this week at "Truth and Nonviolence in Post-Truth Times: An International Conference Mohandas Gandhi" . The conference is hosted at UCLA and takes place from January 30 to February 2, 2020. The conference brings together the world's leading scholars on Gandhi and nonviolent resistance to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Professor DiSalvo will speak on Sunday, February 2nd. His talk is titled "Advocate Gandhi: Race, Role, and Redemption?"

Professor Jena Martin Speaks at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

West Virginia College of Law professor Jena Martin recently moderated a panel at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, November 25, 2019. Professor Martin moderated a session titled "Voices from the Ground" during which participants offered insights into the lives and struggles of human rights defenders and community representatives and highlighted their expectations to businesses, investors and governments. Professor Martin guided discussions on achievements in defending human rights in business, common challenges, and what business, investors, and government entities can do to improve safety for human rights defenders and respect for human rights in their countries.

Read more of Professor Martin's scholarship on SSRN and find Professor Martin on Twitter @jenatmartin.

Professor Van Nostrand Speaks at Northwestern University Research Roundtable on Energy

West Virginia University College of Law professor James Van Nostrand recently spoke at the Fourth Annual Research Roundtable on Energy Regulation, Technology, and Transaction Costs: Cross-Cutting Perspectives. The event was held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.  Professor Van Nostrand was one of four speakers to present scholarship. His talk was titled "Quantifying the Resilience Value of Distributed Energy Resources".

Read more of Professor Van Nostrand's scholarship on SelectedWorks and SSRN.