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Affiliates of the Energy Access Project at the project launch in Spring 2018.
November 16, 2018

Three gifts raised through the Bass Connections Challenge Fund help support new research in biodiversity conservation, early childhood development and energy access. read more about Donor Support Spurs Interdisciplinary Research on Pressing Global Challenges »


Stacy Bilbo headshot.
November 13, 2018

Through the generosity of donors and the Bass Connections Challenge Fund, we are pleased to announce seven named faculty professorships that range across three Duke schools. read more about Seven Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Bass Connections Professorships »


Members of the team pose with fellow researchers and friends in Madagascar.
November 12, 2018

Postdoc and team leader James Herrera reflects on two months spent investigating infectious diseases in northeast Madagascar. read more about Mammals, Diseases and the Human Dimension: Collaborative Research in Madagascar »


Carter, Amy, Aria of OSPRI.
November 9, 2018

In collaboration with Red Hat and local middle schools, a Bass Connections team helps young people build coding skills through a program that other schools can freely adapt. read more about Duke Students Enhance Computer Science Education in Durham Schools, the Open Source Way »


Bass Connections team members
November 8, 2018

As autonomous vehicles multiply, state and federal governments are considering how to develop safety regulations for this new technology. A Bass Connections team analyzed trends in state governance across the country and applied lessons learned to... read more about Team Contributes to Policy Roadmap for Self-driving Vehicles in North Carolina »


Christiana Oshotse.
November 5, 2018

Senior Christiana Oshotse shares her experiences researching the medication adherence behaviors and personal perspectives of patients with “invisible” illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis. read more about “Invisible” Illnesses: Exploring Medication Adherence from the Patient’s Perspective »


Jonathan Chapman and Laura Ritchie present at the Bass Connections Showcase.
November 2, 2018

A Bass Connections team examined the relationship between urban development and cultural production in specific contemporary and historical contexts, then zoomed in to focus on Durham. read more about As Arts and Culture Flourish in Durham, Students Assess the Economic Impact »


Bass Connections students learning how outside space can be mapped.
November 1, 2018

Doctoral student Giulia Riccò is the digital coordinator and teaching assistant for a Bass Connections project team that is documenting how community gardens in Durham tackle issues of environmental justice. read more about Looking at Durham Community Gardens for Environmentally Sustainable Solutions »


Sunshine Hillygus and Bass Connections team members.
October 30, 2018

If Taylor Swift’s admonition to vote doesn’t move the needle among young Americans this year, researchers at Duke can help explain why. Students in a Bass Connections project are researching why so many young voters, even those who say they’re... read more about Why Don’t More Young People Vote? »


Students present health innovation projects.
October 24, 2018

The Social Science Research Lab offers a new way for undergraduates to engage in project-based learning about social science methods and their application to societal problems. read more about Social Science Meets Health Innovation in New Hands-on Course »


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