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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Since the Associated Press’ weekly Top 25 college basketball poll was released on Monday, University of Virginia fans have been in a state of euphoria.

For the first time since December 1982, the UVA men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the country.

Following Tuesday night’s 59-50 victory at Miami, the Cavaliers have a 24-2 record, including a 13-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

How does this year’s team compare to the Cavaliers’ dominant squads of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Hall-of-Famer Ralph Sampson was patrolling University Hall?

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Peter Belmi still remembers how surprised he was when one of the Stanford Graduate School of Business courses he took, called “Paths to Power,” turned out much differently than he expected.

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University of Virginia professor Peter Sheras and wife, Phyllis Koch-Sheras, have been married for 41 years. That alone would qualify them to offer marriage advice. But the pair are also psychologists and professional marriage counselors.

Peter and Phyllis joined UVA Today on Monday for a lively Valentine’s Day-themed Facebook Live session, which opened with a UVA version of “The Newlywed Game,” aptly called “The Hoolywed Game.” Not surprisingly, in answering several questions about their married lives, the couple got a near-perfect score.

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A December investment of more than $100,000 from NewSchools Venture Fund – an organization funded by nonprofit heavy hitters such as the Walton Family Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor-advised fund (founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan) – has proven to be a “game-changer” for one University of Virginia Darden School of Business student’s startup education nonprofit.

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What is the future of American conservatism?

That was the question at hand Monday afternoon at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, as the center’s “American Forum” host, Douglas Blackmon, spoke with former New Jersey governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.

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Lauren Greenlief says she’s always liked solving problems. That inclination for tackling issues and finding solutions led her to a gratifying career in consulting.

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2011 with undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics, she chose to continue her studies in the McIntire School of Commerce’s one-year M.S. in Commerce program. In that program, she realized that the challenging work of a consulting career was the right fit for her varied interests and progressing skill set.

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Margaret Anderson, a graduate student in the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, put her advocacy for criminal justice into print, co-writing a well-received book about a noteworthy opponent of the death penalty in Virginia and South Carolina.

A second-year student in the Master of Public Policy program, Anderson worked with one of her undergraduate professors at Roanoke College to publish “A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty” (Vanderbilt University Press).

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Stolen personal data. Breaches that compromise millions of credit card numbers in a day. Shady helpdesk phone calls designed to trick employees into fraudulent password resets.

Cybersecurity threats are pernicious and growing, and they’re driving demand for a new field of professionals trained to combat them.

Now, a professor in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is partnering with Facebook and CodePath.org to make sure his students are getting the latest and best cybersecurity training. 

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The hallmark of ESPN’s “College GameDay” is the bevy of handmade – and usually quite clever – signs that fans hold in the backdrop as the hosts discuss the big college basketball games of the day.

On Saturday morning, some seven hours before the No. 2-ranked University of Virginia men’s basketball team was set to tip off against Virginia Tech, thousands of UVA diehards gathered at John Paul Jones Arena as the popular pre-game show returned to Charlottesville for the third time in the last four years.

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A unique silicone rubber developed by a University of Virginia physicist may soon help people avoid hearing damage when exposed to loud noises such as lawn equipment, concert music, heavy machinery in the workplace and gunfire.

Trademarked as “MemorySil,” the shape-memory material is first being marketed as an earplug called EarJellies, referencing the jelly-like texture of the rubber.

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An enthusiastic diver since elementary school, Kylie Towbin, a third-year student in the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, recently made a huge splash when she broke UVA’s diving record.

Towbin broke the record during a meet with the University of North Carolina on Jan. 20, earning 355.05 points in the event on the way to Atlantic Coast Conference Diver of the Week honors.

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Millions around the world suffering from essential tremor now have a far-less-invasive option than brain surgery to treat the disorder, thanks to University of Virginia School of Medicine neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Elias who has pioneered the use of focused ultrasound.

Elias pushed the technology – which eliminates the need for incision – from clinical trials to FDA approval in only five years.

Last week, the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group named Elias the 2018 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year.

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The Berlin Wall has officially been gone as long as it existed.

The wall, built in 1961 to divide the former and future German capital between its Western-controlled sectors and Communist East Germany, stood for 29 years. This year will mark the 29th anniversary of its toppling.

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University of Virginia sculpture professor William Bennett took his first sculpture class as a third-year student at Bucknell University. It’s not hyperbole to say it changed his life.

“Sculpture really saved me,” Bennett said quietly, sitting in the Ruffin Hall studio where he now works with UVA students. He still keeps in touch with his professor from that class, now a valued mentor.

For 40 years, he has been helping UVA students discover similar experiences through courses like his January term offering, “The Human Figure,” featured in the video above.

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