Bass Connections is a new university-wide initiative that links faculty and students to respond to complex challenges through problem-focused educational pathways and project teams.

In the News

Monday, April 21: Join the discussion of NC's economy from 3-5 p.m. at 103A Erwin Mill. The panel includes our very own Gary Gereffi, who will also be highlighting the contribution of the students in his Bass Connections Education & Human Development project team NC in the Global Economy. Read more about the panel and Gary's team here at Duke Today.

Bass Connections team member Suellen Li discusses how her team Strengthening Community Environmental Health through Duke-HBCU Partnerships confronts environmental injustice and community health issues in a disadvantaged urban neighborhood in Dallas, Texas in her Diaries From The Field blog post.

Duke Today's David Jarmul gives an initial snapshot of one team from each of Bass Connections’ five initial thematic areas, and captures the interdisciplinarity of our problem tackiling intiative in his article Bass Connections: Crossing Disciplines to Tackle Society's Problems


Come check out our Bass Connections project team posters and connect with current project team members! 

This year, in collaboration with the URSO, we have arranged for a section of Visible Thinking to showcase the Bass Connections project teams!  This year’s Visible Thinking is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 11:30am-2:00pm in the French Family Science Center. 

Join the Bass Connections Education & Human Development theme Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30pm in Gross Hall 230 for a screening and discussion of "Corridor of Shame," an emotional documentary about the challenges faced in funding an adequate education for children in rural South Carolina.

Check out the trailer for "Corridor of Shame" here on YouTube.

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