E-cigarettes allow smoking sans smoke

A new product may give smokers an alternative to cigarettes that is almost like the real thing. The device, first designed in China, looks like a traditional cigarette. Its thin, white cylinder houses a lithium battery and the faux tan filter contains nicotine, the addictive in cigarettes. The electronic cigarette […]

USF researchers closer to finding a cure for PTSD

Under the direction of one USF professor, a few graduate students are looking for a cure for post-traumatic stress disorder. David Diamond, director of the Center for Preclinical and Clinical Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and a professor of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology at USF, has been studying how […]

Groups mobilize to attract youth vote

With the presidential election less than three weeks away, campaigns and political organizations  are boosting efforts to get young voters to the polls, which one political scientist said might reverse low youth-voter participation. Campaigns this election year have recognized a new, younger audience and have revised campaigning strategies, said political […]

“Quina” questions answered

Students don’t have to wonder what it means to “agree with Quina” anymore. On Thursday, Ivah Quijana Parchment, better known as “Quina,” whose name has been seen chalked on campus sidewalks, printed on fliers and emblazoned on t-shirts, told a crowd of more than 100 what she believes in, clearing […]

Chemical detectors could aid soldiers

USF researchers are developing a device that would aid medics on the battlefield in pinpointing internal injuries that may not be immediately apparent. The device, a project of researchers in the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, would detect biomarkers that are released when a person is injured. “A biomarker is […]

About 3,000 professors sign support for Ayers

Brown Daily HeraldBrown University, U-WireMore than 3,000 educators have signed a statement supporting William Ayers — the man Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain called a “washed-up terrorist” at the third presidential debate last Wednesday. No USF professors have signed it so far, though Florida International University and the University […]

Picture of the Day: Walking tall

Student body president Gregory Morgan and vice president Thomas King donned heels Wednesday and strutted down MLK plaza to protestrape and sexual assault. Joined by other men wearing pumps and wedges, they participated in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” an event sponsored by Necessary Improvements to Transform our Environment […]

Return of street preachers brings new concerns

Jeers and beers and boos won’t stop them. Nor will concerns that their raucous rhetoric is meant to bait universities into costly lawsuits. They’re the street preachers who frequent campus every school year. And judging from the sometimes profane, sometimes ironical back-and-forth between about 150 students and the preachers Tuesday, […]

Picture of the Day: An illuminating event

Rashmi Prakash, a junior biomedical science major, places candles in the MLK fountain in celebration of Diwali, the Indian New Year. Sponsored by the Hindu Students Council and the Delta Pi Omega sorority, students gathered for the “Festival of Lights” and enjoyed flowers, food, lights, music and dancing. Like Diwali, […]

Best friends advocate sexual-assault awareness

Best friends addressed an audience of 230 Tuesday night to talk about sexual-assault awareness as part of the University Lecture Series. Kelly Addington and Rebecca ‘Becca’ Tieder founded the organization Unite for Change, a national campaign that informs the public about sexual assault and tries to help stop sexual violence. […]