News

May 31, 2017

Esther Sackett, who received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Fuqua School of Business and is an expert in team processes, shares her insights for improving student learning in group projects.

May 26, 2017

“Tracking is endemic in all schools and can perpetuate disparity,” says Kamilah Legette, a leader of a Bass Connections project team that explored tracking and perceptions of academic identity. “Students are aware that they are tracked. That impacts how they view themselves and how teachers view them. And that affects how they’ll perform in the classroom.”

May 16, 2017

Duke awarded distinguished professorships to 13 faculty members and inducted another five into the Bass Society of Fellows for Excellence in Teaching and Research. Among the recipients were three Bass Connections team leaders.

May 8, 2017

A Bass Connections team collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to investigate health hazards in the auto repair industry. Most mechanics work without gloves and dispose of used motor oil by pouring it into the ground.

May 4, 2017

The flowers have bloomed and the campus has fallen quiet as students prepare for and take their final exams. And while attention is soon turning to graduation, summer vacation and internships, the Education & Human Development (EHD) Bass Connections teams shared one last event to look back on the year and celebrate their work.

May 4, 2017

Bass Connections has awarded course development grants to three groups of Duke faculty members whose pedagogical ideas will expand interdisciplinary curricular options for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students.

May 1, 2017

Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen announced that Laura Howes will begin a new role as Director of Bass Connections and the Rubenstein Fellows Academy, effective May 1. Howes has been part of the Bass Connections team for the past three years as Associate Director of Strategy and Operations.

May 1, 2017

On April 20, undergraduate and graduate students from the 2016-2017 project teams shared their research with the Duke community and highlighted what they’ve accomplished. Through lightning talks by five teams and a poster session, students presented findings to a packed crowd in Scharf Hall. The event was also an opportunity to recognize the winners of several awards and grants.

April 25, 2017

A poster from the Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda project team has won the Bass Connections Poster Award, Judges’ Selection. The Energy Data Analytics Lab project team received the Bass Connections Poster Award, Audience Choice.

April 17, 2017

Two Duke graduate students, three undergraduates and two groups of undergrads will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year with grant funding from Bass Connections.

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