Gazette Archive: Research Spotlight

Researchers Identify Best Strategies for Supporting New Science Teachers

Posted: August 28, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Donna Sterling

Research shows that 66 percent of new science teachers will quit the profession within three years. With a nationwide shortage of science teachers and

Wendy Frazier

plummeting student test scores, many school districts are scrambling to find ways to retain and support good science teachers.

Cancer Researchers and Physicians to Offer Clinical Trial with Multiple Myeloma Patients

Posted: August 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Cancer researchers at Mason’s Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) are studying the effects of experimental treatments on living tumor cells taken from multiple myeloma patients undergoing a bone marrow biopsy.

New Study Examines Political Correctness at American Colleges

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new study from a Mason researcher finds that professors who adopt an attitude that is often disparagingly called “politically correct” are as tolerant and fair-minded as those who do not, even if they differ over what they think political life demands of a scholar.

Study Shows Most Health Departments See Climate Change as Looming Health Threat

Posted: July 31, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As some of the biggest threats to nature and humanity in the 21st century, the impacts of climate change are appearing in many places around the globe.

New Study Shows Going Green Adds to Bottom Line

Posted: July 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Companies that develop green production processes can not only offset the costs of regulations, but can also reap further benefits, a new study by Mason researcher Nicole Darnall shows.

Early Screening Is Key to Treating Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients

Posted: July 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Breast cancer patients in fear of developing lymphedema — a potentially painful and disfiguring condition of swelling in the extremities — may be in for some relief.

CEHD Offers Minor in Education Studies

Posted: June 27, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) began offering a new 18-credit undergraduate minor in the spring.

Research Round-Up

Posted: June 26, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A number of Mason professors have recently initiated research on social, scientific and environmental issues. The following highlights some projects under way.

New Intrusion Tolerance Software Fortifies Server Security

Posted: June 18, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In today’s world it is common to manage security using two approaches: intrusion prevention and intrusion detection.

Predicting Space Weather Starts with the Sun

Posted: June 12, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

sun emitting jets

Scientific theories have discussed how a butterfly in Asia flapping its wings can lead to a tornado on the other side of the world. So it’s no surprise that astrophysicists are examining the sun’s impact on earthly GPS systems.