Anuhita Basavaraju
December 11, 2017

“Few resources are dedicated to understanding refugee experiences upon successfully seeking asylum,” says Anuhita Basavaraju. “In Copenhagen, I was struck by the race relations between the brown (majority Muslim) and white Danes. I hypothesized that a big part of the divide between the two groups comes from a lack of empathy as a result of being separated from each other and a lack of direct communication.”

December 6, 2017

Duke is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities. The Energy Access Project was established by a $1.5 million gift from Jim Rogers and his wife, M.A. Rogers.

December 5, 2017

Duke seniors Meghana Vagwala and and John Lu are among the 43 recipients of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship this year. They were chosen from among 929 applicants throughout the country.

December 4, 2017

Sometimes an extended stay in a hospital is necessary, but long-term hospitalization can contribute to a decline in function and an increase in disability. Rehabilitation services are important for improving patient outcomes, yet they’re often not available in developing countries. Kira Battle wants to change this.

Joshua Grubbs
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 backgrounds represented.”

Jiaxin Guo
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 School.

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.

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 technologically innovative.

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 sustainable animal waste management and healthier meat production processes.

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.