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


The newly endowed professorship was made possible through a gift from Gregg Hymowitz that received matching funds from the Bass Connections Challenge Fund. Boyd will join Mary Story as the co-theme leader for Bass Connections in Global Health.

Did a pope write a dictionary? And can research be “groovy”? Student researchers sought to answer those and other challenging questions in Story+, a pilot program sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections in partnership with Versatile Humanists at Duke.

Stemming the Opiate Epidemic team

A Bass Connections project team wrapped up its summer session with a Naloxone kit-building party in collaboration with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition.


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.

Oct 11
Cathy N. Davidson

In her latest book, educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past-and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change.