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Interdisciplinary Collaboration Drives Change for Mercury Toxicity in the Peruvian Amazon
November 28, 2017

Joshua Grubbs ’18 describes his team’s project to evaluate the impact of a dietary intervention on mercury toxicity. “Our progress is the natural product not only of a committed team with passionate mentors, but also the diversity of academic... read more about Interdisciplinary Collaboration Drives Change for Mercury Toxicity in the Peruvian Amazon »


Bass Connections Course Propels Students from Classroom to U.N. Climate Change Conference
November 27, 2017

Through the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum course, Jiaxin Guo and 11 classmates took part in COP23 in Bonn. “Every student worked with a client organization to gain practical experience,” says Guo, a master’s student at the Nicholas... read more about Bass Connections Course Propels Students from Classroom to U.N. Climate Change Conference »


Leveraging Technology and Cross-sector Partnerships to Improve Stroke Care in China
November 20, 2017

Fragmentation in healthcare is a major barrier to high-quality care. Seven undergraduate members of a Bass Connections team traveled to China to learn about healthcare infrastructure and the use of technology to bridge gaps. read more about Leveraging Technology and Cross-sector Partnerships to Improve Stroke Care in China »


As Global Demand for Meat Increases, Animal Waste Management Is a Challenge Worth Solving
November 16, 2017

John Benhart ’19 shares his insights from a Bass Connections project, and announces the team’s new website to connect consumers, producers and advocates with information on waste management practices that are environmentally responsible and... read more about As Global Demand for Meat Increases, Animal Waste Management Is a Challenge Worth Solving »


Uncovering New Paths to Sustainability
November 16, 2017

Agriculture has to be part of the conversation around climate change. A Bass Connections team examined animal husbandry in five countries and did field research on North Carolina farms. They hope to enact U.S. policy change that results in more... read more about Uncovering New Paths to Sustainability »


Engineering Students Seek a Better Way to Track Endangered Marine Mammals
November 15, 2017

Ashley Blawas, Brandon Dalla Rosa and Sam Kelly received a Follow-on Student Research Award to improve on the methods employed by their Bass Connections team History and Future of Ocean Energy. read more about Engineering Students Seek a Better Way to Track Endangered Marine Mammals »


Meet the Members of the 2017-18 Student Advisory Council
November 14, 2017

Interested in learning more about Bass Connections? Get to know the members of the 2017-18 Student Advisory Council, and do not hesitate to reach out! read more about Meet the Members of the 2017-18 Student Advisory Council »


Epidemiology Research Explores the Effects of Mining in the Peruvian Amazon
November 13, 2017

Luiza Perez received a Follow-on Student Research Award to look at differential gene expression and DNA damage caused by methyl mercury on the mitochondrial DNA of people living in Madre de Diós. read more about Epidemiology Research Explores the Effects of Mining in the Peruvian Amazon  »


Bass Connections Students Win Poster and Photo Awards for Research in Uganda, Honduras, Nepal and Peru
November 9, 2017

Bass Connections team members were among the winners of the Duke Global Health Institute’s student fieldwork photo contest and poster competition. read more about Bass Connections Students Win Poster and Photo Awards for Research in Uganda, Honduras, Nepal and Peru »


Course Fosters a Hands-on Approach to Environmental Challenges
November 8, 2017

Environmental challenges are inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on principles from ecology, earth sciences, biochemistry, economics, political science and ethics. A Bass Connections course engages graduate and undergraduate students in... read more about Course Fosters a Hands-on Approach to Environmental Challenges »


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