News

May 17, 2018

North Carolina experienced an 800 percent increase in opioid drug deaths from 1999 to 2016, largely driven by a growth of illicit heroin use, according to a study of death certificates conducted by a Bass Connections team.

May 10, 2018

Three Bass Connections team members appeared as guests on “The Measure of Everyday Life” to share their experiences researching respiratory diseases in humans and animals.

May 7, 2018

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors! Read what 17 of them have gotten out of their Bass Connections participation.

May 7, 2018

Shruti Rao ’18, a member of the North Carolina Competitiveness project team, recently published a solo-authored article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Rural and Community Development.

May 7, 2018

A new report, “Activating History for Justice at Duke,” aims to help make more diverse parts of Duke history accessible to students and the public.

May 4, 2018

On April 18, the 2017-18 project teams shared their research highlights with the community at the second annual Bass Connections Showcase. Approximately 500 people took part in the event, and President Vincent E. Price gave opening remarks.

April 26, 2018

More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students plus faculty and postdocs have taken part in Bass Connections research projects that tackle societal challenges around the world, ranging from autism therapy in local schools to public health in Peru.

April 17, 2018

A poster from the Addressing Global Health Needs Among Refugee Children and Families in Durham project team has won the Bass Connections Poster Award, Judges’ Selection. The team will be recognized at the Bass Connections Showcase.

April 17, 2018

Alex Rudee (MEM ’18) traveled to Washington, D.C., with his Bass Connections team. Rudee shares his insights from two intense days of meetings with agriculture and forestry experts, policymakers and business leaders.

April 13, 2018

Senior Katie Kanter reflects on two years of work with the Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach team. “Everything that we have accomplished – every success and failure – has been devised completely from scratch, beginning with a simple conversation about ideas.”

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