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Sowers and Reapers
December 5, 2019

A Bass Connections project team used oral history, photography and other humanities methodologies to examine environmental justice and migration in three Durham neighborhoods. read more about Gardening for Social Change: Exploring Environmental Justice in Durham Gardens »


Bass Connections team members.
November 27, 2019

A Bass Connections project team created an exhibit showing how race and other social determinants influence health disparities in Durham. read more about Bass Connections Team Starts Conversation on How Durham’s History Influences the Health of Its Residents »


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November 26, 2019

As the result of a special call for proposals related to immigration, three new Bass Connections project teams will start this spring. Students can apply by December 10. read more about New Project Teams Will Tackle Research Related to Immigration »


Ethan Czerniecki, Daisy Zhan, Charlotte Sussman and Emma Davenport at the Data+ poster session.
November 25, 2019

Building on the work of a Data+ team, a Bass Connections project team is creating a map showing where the deaths of enslaved Africans occurred in the Atlantic; their original data will support a proposal for a Middle Passage memorial. read more about How Do We Remember and Memorialize the Middle Passage? »


Aria Chernik wiith other #IAmCS ambassadors.
November 18, 2019

Aria Chernik and her Bass Connections project team are working with the state to design an open source computer science curriculum for the third, fourth and fifth grades. read more about Duke Faculty and Students Design Open Source Computer Science Curriculum for North Carolina Schools »


Katherine McCusker.
November 12, 2019

A doctoral student received a Bass Connections Student Research Award to analyze aerial and underground images of the ancient city of Vulci. read more about Cutting-edge Imaging Technologies Enable a New View of an Ancient City »


Saumya and Godfrey.
November 7, 2019

Three students traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, to study male engagement in antenatal care and identify opportunities for couples-based programming in health services. read more about Study Explores How to Get More Men Involved in Their Pregnant Partners’ Healthcare »


Story+ project team members.
October 30, 2019

To help people understand critical environmental issues and inspire social action, a Story+ team produced the pilot episode of an environmental humanities podcast. read more about Beyond Despair: Galvanizing Social Action through Environmental Humanities »


Connor Drake, Sahil Sandhu, Erika Dennis, Meril Pothen and Janet Prvu Bettger.
October 28, 2019

A Bass Connections project team is expanding and evaluating a “Help Desk” program at Lincoln Community Health Center, in which volunteers make follow-up calls to patients. read more about Student Initiative Helps Connect Patients to Community Services in Durham »


Alina Xiao.
October 25, 2019

In the summer of 2019, Alina Xiao and Anna Nordseth traveled to Ivindo National Park in Gabon to study how African forest elephants facilitate seed dispersal in tropical forests. read more about Tracking Elephants and Dung Beetles in Gabon »


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