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December 13, 2016

A Bass Connections team worked in two areas of northwest Peru to answer the major questions of how humans and the environment interact and how those interactions influence health outcomes.

December 13, 2016

Duke undergraduate and master’s students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges can apply to join Data+ teams in Summer 2017.

December 13, 2016

Bass Connections team members have published research stemming from their work with the nonprofit organization Voices Together.

December 12, 2016

How well do government regulations actually work? And when government agencies look back to review the impacts of their regulations, is that process as effective as it could be? A History and Political Science major shares her perspectives.

December 7, 2016

This past summer, the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education hosted Bass Connections students who helped create educational enrichment opportunities for young women.

December 6, 2016

The Data+ summer research program received the gold prize in the natural sciences category at the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards in Philadelphia. Paul Bendich and Ashlee Valente accepted the award on behalf of the Data+ team.

November 29, 2016

From shuttered textile mills and furniture factories to dormant tobacco fields, the traditional industries of North Carolina’s Appalachian region have drastically declined. But new areas have emerged, says Lukas Brun, who set out to show that the Appalachian economy is more than a tale of decline: “There are great stories that are not being told.”

November 28, 2016

Marriage rates in the U.S. are declining. In fact, marriage rates are lower today than they were during the Great Depression. The last time they were lower? Ulysses S. Grant was president and the country was still rebuilding from the Civil War. So what’s causing these dramatic changes to this long-held social institution?

Tara Bansal
November 14, 2016

Tara Bansal ’17 wants you to picture what she saw in India. “Imagine standing in the middle of the bustling streets of Bangalore. On one side of the road you see a brand-new luxury apartment complex. Across the street, hidden in the shadows, is a slum. A mixture of tents and poles, buckets and cooktops, this is where millions of people in Bangalore live.”

Manish Nair
November 9, 2016

Bass Connections team members joined other global health researchers at Duke for the fifth annual Global Health Showcase on November 3. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs represented four Bass Connections project teams.

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