1. February 2, 2022

    Pandemic put emphasis on work passion over financial security

    Job instability during the COVID-19 pandemic saw millions of workers place greater importance on work passion rather than financial security, a U-M study shows.

  2. January 17, 2021

    Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ in STEM

    LGBTQ professionals in STEM fields are more likely to experience career limitations, social exclusion and harassment, and devaluation of their scientific and technical knowledge than non-LGBTQ peers.

  3. January 13, 2020

    Professor joins fight club to research ‘no rules’ subculture

    While pursuing his graduate degrees at UCLA, Neil Gong participated in a “no rules fight club,” the core principle of which is reflected in its name. Soon he found himself distracted from his dissertation on inequities in the mental health system and spending ever more time immersed in the fight subculture.

  4. February 20, 2019

    Study finds parenthood affects STEM jobs, but not just mothers

    Nearly half of new mothers and a quarter of new fathers leave their full-time STEM jobs after they have their first child, according to a new study.

  5. October 17, 2018

    Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain

    With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain can reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites, according to a newly published U-M study.

  6. May 1, 2018

    Study shows workplace flexibility bias not just a mother’s problem

    Work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women, particularly mothers — even men and those without children can suffer when they feel their workplace culture is not family friendly, according to a new study.

  7. April 10, 2018

    Golden Apple lecturer details political power of optimism

    Sandra Levitsky, associate professor of sociology, delivered her “ideal last lecture” as the 2018 recipient of the Golden Apple Award.

  8. March 27, 2014

    Sociology offers new minor in law, justice and social change

    The Department of Sociology is offering a new minor in law, justice and social change for the fall 2014 semester.