Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


What does it take to create compelling stories about complex historical, cultural and social realities? This summer, the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections launched Story+, a six-week program for students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling.

The Data+ 2017 Summer Program began with a kickoff breakfast attended by participants, clients, potential clients, faculty and Duke administrators.

Lori Snyder Bennear, theme leader for Bass Connections in Energy, has been named Duke University’s inaugural Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy.


Jun 28

Join the Story+ summer research teams for a public presentation of their work at the Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall in Bay 4 of Smith Warehouse. Lunch will be served afterward.

Jul 28

Learn about all of the Data+ 2017 project teams’ results at this poster session and reception.

Sep 14

Through keynotes, panels, interactive workshops and performances, the conference will engage with four central areas of concern: arts, humanities and healing; access and voice; health and its environments; and unsettling or resettling the human.