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Asking the Tough Questions: Bass Connections Team Works to Understand Political Polarization
March 29, 2018

From debate over Confederate statues on public grounds to conversations about the NFL and the national anthem, public dialogue is increasingly politically charged. A Bass Connections team is examining which questions increase humility and which... read more about Asking the Tough Questions: Bass Connections Team Works to Understand Political Polarization »


OSPRI: Harnessing the Power of Open to Transform Education for the 21st Century
March 29, 2018

OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation) is upending traditional models of higher education and working to create a collaborative, student-centered environment where content is shared. read more about OSPRI: Harnessing the Power of Open to Transform Education for the 21st Century »


Submit Your Project Team Poster by April 11 for the Bass Connections Showcase
March 23, 2018

Bass Connections will recognize project teams’ efforts to communicate their research through a poster competition at the Bass Connections Showcase. Project teams must submit their poster by Wednesday, April 11, at 11:59 p.m. read more about Submit Your Project Team Poster by April 11 for the 2018 Bass Connections Showcase »


Student-produced Performance Illuminates Links between Energy, Technology and the Body
March 19, 2018

A Bass Connections team is exploring ways to bring everyday energy flows to life and provoke deeper questioning of the implications of energy usage on our future. read more about Student-produced Performance Illuminates Links between Energy, Technology and the Body »


“Brilliant Teacher” Len White Receives Golden Apple Award
March 16, 2018

Len White has received the 2018 Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Pre-Clinical Science Faculty. He is co-director of the Bass Connections Brain & Society theme. read more about “Brilliant Teacher” Len White Receives Golden Apple Award »


Using Eye Movements as an Objective Tool to Evaluate Adolescent Concussions
March 7, 2018

Senior Neuroscience majors Connor Hile and Daniel O’Connell share their experiences on a Bass Connections team. They discuss their motivations, challenges and rewards, and their senior theses that relate to the project. read more about Using Eye Movements as an Objective Tool to Evaluate Adolescent Concussions »


From Serving Meals to Studying Patients’ Behavior, This Research Team Thrives on Collaboration
March 2, 2018

The Bass Connections project team Patients’ Journey to Medication Adherence went on a journey of its own last month, as faculty and student team members headed downtown to combine some personal bonding with service to the community. read more about From Serving Meals to Studying Patients’ Behavior, This Research Team Thrives on Collaboration »


Investigating the Economics of Durham’s Arts Scene
March 1, 2018

Duke sophomore Jess Chen reflects on her team's investigation of the relationship between creative industries, cultural production and urban development in Durham. read more about Investigating the Economics of Durham’s Arts Scene »


Applications Remain Open for Several 2018-19 Project Teams
February 28, 2018

Still interested in becoming a member of a 2018-19 Bass Connections project team? Several project teams will continue to recruit students until March 9 at 5:00 p.m. read more about Applications Remain Open for Several 2018-19 Project Teams »


Bass Connections Team Investigates Benefits of Exercise on the Female Brain
February 20, 2018

Seeking to fill the gap in our understanding of the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease in women, a Bass Connections team is examining whether exercise at specific stages of a female’s life is more or less effective in protecting the brain... read more about Bass Connections Team Investigates Benefits of Exercise on the Female Brain »


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