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


Ellie Winslow ’21 reflects on her discovery of the dynamic world of information through the Bass Connections gateway course “Information, Society & Culture.”

Kate Preston and Jon Free

A deep-sea oil well has a blowout. A tsunami leads to meltdowns at a nuclear power plant. A bubble in the subprime mortgage market triggers a global financial crisis. What happens next? A new book examines how such crisis events reshape law and regulation, and how governments can learn from disaster.

Anuhita Basavaraju

“Few resources are dedicated to understanding refugee experiences upon successfully seeking asylum,” says Anuhita Basavaraju. “In Copenhagen, I was struck by the race relations between the brown (majority Muslim) and white Danes. I hypothesized that a big part of the divide between the two groups comes from a lack of empathy as a result of being separated from each other and a lack of direct communication.”


Jan 16

Data+ is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges.

Jan 24

All Duke undergraduate and graduate/professional students are invited to learn more about the Bass Connections project teams for 2018-19, which will be announced on January 10. Faculty and staff will be available to share information and answer questions. Stop by, enjoy a bite to eat and check out the new projects. Applications to join project teams will be due on February 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Feb 09

All Duke undergraduates and graduate/professional students are invited to join us for an info session that will include a general overview of Bass Connections as well as reflections from a panel of current and former participants. Stick around afterward to chat with panelists and grab a quick snack!