News

July 17, 2017

Did a pope write a dictionary? And can research be “groovy”? Student researchers sought to answer those and other challenging questions in Story+, a pilot program sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections in partnership with Versatile Humanists at Duke.

Stemming the Opiate Epidemic team
July 7, 2017

A Bass Connections project team wrapped up its summer session with a Naloxone kit-building party in collaboration with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition.

June 26, 2017

What’s it like to be on a Bass Connections team? Duke students Khalid Williams, Erin Locey, John Benhart and Chinemerem Nwosu reflect on their experiences over the past year.

June 16, 2017

What does it take to create compelling stories about complex historical, cultural and social realities? This summer, the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections launched Story+, a six-week program for students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling.

June 9, 2017

The Data+ 2017 Summer Program began with a kickoff breakfast attended by participants, clients, potential clients, faculty and Duke administrators.

June 1, 2017

Lori Snyder Bennear, theme leader for Bass Connections in Energy, has been named Duke University’s inaugural Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy.

May 31, 2017

Esther Sackett, who received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Fuqua School of Business and is an expert in team processes, shares her insights for improving student learning in group projects.

May 26, 2017

“Tracking is endemic in all schools and can perpetuate disparity,” says Kamilah Legette, a leader of a Bass Connections project team that explored tracking and perceptions of academic identity. “Students are aware that they are tracked. That impacts how they view themselves and how teachers view them. And that affects how they’ll perform in the classroom.”

May 16, 2017

Duke awarded distinguished professorships to 13 faculty members and inducted another five into the Bass Society of Fellows for Excellence in Teaching and Research. Among the recipients were three Bass Connections team leaders.

May 8, 2017

A Bass Connections team collaborated with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to investigate health hazards in the auto repair industry. Most mechanics work without gloves and dispose of used motor oil by pouring it into the ground.

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