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Sympathy for the Devil: How Children See Villains

Each year during Halloween, children dress up as some of the movies’ iconic villains. New research from Rackham developmental psychology Ph.D. student Valerie Umscheid reveals that they are capable of looking past these characters’ wicked deeds to the moral complexity beneath the surface.

Collaborative Curricula in Puerto Rico

Rackham students Kelsi Caywood and Elena Rosario offer their perspectives on co-creating curricula with public school teachers in Puerto Rico through an annual initiative with the University of Puerto Rico and the U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Rethinking PVC Recycling

A ubiquitous, environmentally toxic modern plastic, PVC was once considered unrecyclable. New research from a U-M team, including Rackham alumna Sofia Camarero, has found a way to not only recycle it, but to turn its toxic components into useful products.