Gazette Archive: Research Spotlight

Center for Consciousness and Transformation Awards Mini Grants

Posted: October 15, 2009 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: October 14, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Mason’s new Center for Consciousness and Transformation has awarded seven mini grants to interdisciplinary teams.

Research Spotlight: Professor Studies Community Response to Victims of Violence

Posted: October 12, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

With a new grant from the American Psychological Foundation, Lauren Cattaneo is working with a local court system to collect data on victims’ experiences filing court orders.

Mason Psychologist Explores Secrets to Happiness in New Book

Posted: April 28, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Todd Kashdan

With dire news reports each day on our economic recession, job loss and other downturns, it might be refreshing to know that there are researchers out there exploring ways people can be happier.

Professor’s Research Focuses on Birds, Bees — and Elephants

Posted: April 23, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Just as humans reveal much about themselves through their behavior, animals do the same. And for animal behaviorists such as Elizabeth Freeman, assistant professor in New Century College, any sneeze, dance or stomp could be the key to unlocking the mystery behind why animals do what they do.

Grant Will Provide New Equipment for Security Research

Posted: April 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Anyone who uses the Internet regularly is aware of the risk that their computer may become infected with a virus, spyware or other types of malware.

National Science Foundation Rankings Show Research Is Flourishing at Mason

Posted: April 9, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

According to the National Science Foundation’s most recent annual report ranking colleges and universities across the nation in research expenditures, Mason is now fourth among Virginia schools and ranked 159th in the country for total research and development expenditures.

Mason Receives $7 Million Contract for Research and Development to Counter IEDs

Posted: April 8, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason has been awarded a contract — valued at more than $7 million if fully funded over three years — by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) for research and development to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Mason Report Says Reductions in Flights and Flyers Lead to Decrease in Delays

Posted: April 6, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A reduction in passengers and scheduled flights led to a decrease in airline passenger trip delays in 2008, according to a new report by Mason’s Center for Air Transportation Systems Research.

New Research Suggests Key to Happiness Is Gratitude; Men May Be Locked Out

Posted: March 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Todd Kashdan

With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and high school and college graduations approaching, there will be plenty of gift giving and well wishes. When those start pouring in, let yourself be grateful.

Another Downside to the Downturn: Workplace Discrimination Increases

Posted: March 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eden King

When the economy worsens, what happens to diversity programs and affirmative action policies in the workplace? New research suggests that workplace discrimination can actually increase when people feel threatened by outside factors such as finances.