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Research @ the Beach - Spring 2017

In this issue:

Snap, Crackle, Pop! Energizing Co-Workers Helps Work Performance

Dana Sumpter - Spring 2017

Dana Sumpter

Research in the field of management and organizational behavior has attempted to study how employees work together and the positive and negative effects of these interpersonal experiences at work. Dr. Dana Sumpter’s research explores relational energy at work— comprised of how employees share energy with others and the psychological resources they gain from interactions with other people.

Read more... about Energizing Coworkers

ORSP Recognizes Faculty Receiving New Awards, Mini-Grants and Summer Stipends

Spring 2017

Award Recognition logo

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects recognizes CSULB faculty who received new awards, both internal and external, over the last six months between October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Submissions data: 146 Submissions totaling $52,901,527. 49 New Awards totaling $11,858,796. Numbers represent data for October 2016-February 2017

Brass Studies Program Helps Students Achieve National Recognition

Robert Frear - Spring 2017

Rob Frear on trumpet

Have you heard the old joke ‘Mommy, mommy, when I grow up I want to be a professional trumpet player.’ ‘But son, you can’t do BOTH!?’

That epitomizes the challenge of my job. How do I encourage students to become productive, responsible adults while maintaining the derring-do mentality they must exhibit to be successful in their chosen profession?

Read more... about the Rob Frear and becoming a successful musician.

Love on the Rocks? Learn to Negotiate Relationships Using an Online Game

Ebony Utley - Spring 2017

Ebony Utley

So you bombed Valentine’s Day. You forgot to make plans. You made the wrong plans. You made the right plans but for the wrong person. Whatever the outcome, if you suspect your communication skills might be to blame, Associate Professor Ebony Utley wants to help.

Read more... about Ebony Utley and her web game.

Does Racial Representation Impact American Policing?

Adam M. Butz - Spring 2017

Adam Butz

On August 9, 2014, an unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. Brown’s death led to protests among minority citizens, exposing the community’s sustained frustrations with the reportedly punitive enforcement practices of a predominantly white police force. Indeed, the United States Department of Justice released a 105-page report detailing the severe and discriminatory abuses of power and excessive force perpetuated by Ferguson PD.

Read more... about CSULB about Race and Representative Bureaucracy

Into the Dust

Yu Ji - Spring 2017

Into the Dust unfolded

Art Professor Ju Yi’s work, titled “Into the Dust”, excavates a shared experience in book form. He describes it as an effort to prevent a memory from fading into oblivion. With words written in Chinese Han characters, the book records the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that took place 50 years ago. It is a chronology of a human banality capable of tyranny and inflicting pain to others.

Read more... about Yu Ji and Into the Dust

Ancient Greece: Field Excavation School Discovers 2,600-Year-Old Harbor Town

Paul Scotton - Spring 2017

Students work on a dig site

The College of Liberal Arts' Professor Paul Scotton, chair of Comparative Literature and Classics, discusses his current excavation project of the land features of Lechaion Harbor of Ancient Corinth, Greece. The work is being conducted under a cooperative agreement between the American School of Classical Studies Athens and the Corinthian Ephorate of Antiquities.

Read more... about Paul Scotton's work.