Veteran suicide is a pressing national issue in the United States. While veterans make up just under 9 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 18 percent of all suicides.

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Many colleges and universities in Virginia participate in events called “Lobby Days.” Typically, folks who lobby for schools at the General Assembly organize student visits to Richmond, paying for the trip and arranging meetings with lawmakers. Not so at the University of Virginia. Following the strong spirit of self-governance, UVA’s Student Council took full control of the reins.

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Gun control, mental health, violence prevention, and the Second Amendment surged to the front lines of passionate national debate this month about what can or should happen in response to the Florida school massacre that left 17 dead.

Thursday brought the news that both President Trump and Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive, support arming teachers as a potential way to prevent school shootings. “We have to harden our schools, not soften them,” Trump told media.

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When cyclist and two-time University of Virginia graduate Andrea Dvorak first discovered her new protégé, Eddie Anderson, his cycling skills weren’t the only thing causing a sensation.

“We had a mountain bike race in Richmond two years ago, and out of nowhere, Eddie won. He beat all of the bigger names, all of the people we were expecting to win,” Dvorak said.

“And he looked like he was just wearing sneakers,” Dvorak said, smiling as she recounted it. “We were all like, ‘Who is this kid?’”

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When it arrives in Brooklyn, New York, for the ACC tournament early next month, the University of Virginia men’s basketball team will do so as the No. 1 seed.

That became official Tuesday night, when the top-ranked Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech 65-54 at John Paul Jones Arena to clinch at least a share of the ACC’s regular-season season crown.

“It’s definitely a good step in the right direction for what we want to do this year,” sophomore point guard Ty Jerome said. “We just can’t get complacent because we have so much more to go — hopefully at least 10, 11, 12 more games.”

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In the not-too-distant future, roadways will be filled with driverless vehicles. Robots will help surgeons operate more precisely and safely. Homes will sense how their occupants want to live, and adjust systems to make it happen.

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When students think of studying in Spain, destinations like Barcelona and Madrid come to mind. So why has the University of Virginia been operating a program in Valencia since 1983?

One big reason is that in Valencia, rather than in Barcelona or Madrid, students are more likely to use their Spanish.

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If Ted Obi has his way, the taxed healthcare system in rural Ghana will be streamlined by a telemedicine program conceived at the University of Virginia.

The fourth-year student traveled to Koforidua, a rural community in Ghana, last summer with a team of UVA students. Funded by the Center for Global Health and the Parents Fund, Obi and the group, with project leader Emmanual Abebrese, a third-year UVA medical student, spent seven weeks in Ghana.

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The University of Virginia School of Law is one of 12 U.S. law schools from a field of 120 to advance to the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, to be held April 1 through 7 in Washington, D.C.

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The latest figures from the Virginia Department of Education paint a bleak picture of the state’s teacher shortage. In 2016, more than 1,000 paid teacher positions in the public-school system sat unfilled, up by 200 from the previous year.

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the deficit “the single biggest challenge” that would face his successor, Gov. Ralph Northam, when he took office in January.

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The University of Virginia is among the nation’s top producing schools of Fulbright scholars, the U.S. State Department said Monday.

The department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ranked UVA on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-18 Fulbright scholars. The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.

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A seven-foot rabbit came to rest in Artis Plaza on Monday, joining its brethren in the sculpture garden by the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.

The rabbit, officially known as “Rabbit Reach,” sculpted by artist Tim Cherry, joins a fox, an otter bench and a bear with cubs, in populating the plaza in front of the Battle Building. A gaggle of four geese and some turtles will join them later.

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As a varsity cheerleader, fourth-year University of Virginia student Avery Rocke knows how to get the fans pumped up. As a Madison House volunteer with the PB&J Fund, she knows how to wield a kitchen knife and help children stay safe while fixing healthy foods.

Beyond the fun she has in these activities, Rocke, a foreign affairs major, has gained valuable skills and experience that have helped her in her post-graduation job search.

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We’ve showed you how to sink a half-court shot and how not to panic over the volatile stock market, posted about faculty research that led to amazing new earplugs and that could provide new insight on the

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Law students and faculty from the University of Virginia will return to the nation’s capital Tuesday to see a case they prepared – City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt, testing the limits of compelled testimony – argued at the highest court in the land.

The School of Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic is representing the city in the question of whether the Fifth Amendment is violated when statements are used at a probable cause hearing, but not at a criminal trial.

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Space: the final frontier. Wouldn’t it be cool to go there – really go there – to the far reaches of our galaxy, and beyond to other galaxies?

That may not be humanly possible (yet), but we can explore the far reaches of space from here, and space reveals itself from the constant stream of signals it sends to Earth, via light and radio waves and in the infrared spectrum.

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Valentine’s Day brought another sadly familiar hail of deadly, semi-automatic gunfire at a school, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The alleged shooter, a former student, killed 17 people.

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As Americans prepare to mark Presidents Day on Monday, they rate John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan the best of recent chief executives, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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Bruce Wasem, the head football coach at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, was participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Wise when he learned that one of his former players, Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, had qualified for the 2018 Olympics as a bobsledder on Team USA.

“I didn’t know what they were talking about,” the former UVA-Wise football coach said.

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It began with a tweet, as so many things seem to do these days.

Like many, William Antholis, the director of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, was troubled by allegations of domestic violence against President Trump’s staff secretary, Rob Porter. Porter’s two ex-wives told FBI agents of the abuse during a routine background check on the high-level White House aide. Porter, who has denied the allegations, resigned last week when they became public.

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