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September 22, 2017

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March 28, 2017

Study finds trust, satisfaction high in consensual open relationships

Monogamy is considered by many to kindle commitment, trust and love, but a new University of Michigan study finds that those in nonmonogamous relationships are just as happy.

Despite the stigma, heterosexuals in consensual open relationships report high levels of satisfaction and trust, as well as low levels of jealousy. 

March 28, 2017

IRWG announces 26 research awards for graduate students

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies have awarded funding to graduate students for wide-ranging projects related to women, gender and sexuality.

March 23, 2017

RNA Symposium March 31 to focus on personalized medicine

Leading researchers in personalized medicine diagnostics, therapeutics and health care with a focus on RNA will gather at the University of Michigan on March 31 for the annual RNA Symposium sponsored by the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine.

March 22, 2017

Boys secure in their racial identity seek more diverse friendships

Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity.

Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study.

March 16, 2017

Kota to receive 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Professor Sridhar Kota has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2017 for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wings.

February 22, 2017

Study suggests need for new approach to unintended pregnancy

Contrary to prevailing thought, first-time mothers who receive more educational advantages at an early age are more likely to have their first birth result from an unintended pregnancy, a new University of Michigan study found.

February 10, 2017

Hack my car? Most believe it can happen

Most Americans have some concerns that self-driving cars can be hacked to cause crashes, disable the vehicle in some way or even be used as weapons by terrorists, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

February 7, 2017

How work, health and insurance may change post-ACA

Long-run labor market trends have not been favorable to many workers in the United States.

Changing technology and globalization have undermined the demand for the skills needed in traditional middle- and low-wage occupations, leading to stagnant wage growth and a gradual, but steady erosion of employer-sponsored health insurance.

January 30, 2017

Support sought for study of how xenophobia, racism affect students

As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are affecting college students of color.

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