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Bass Connections team members
November 8, 2018

As autonomous vehicles multiply, state and federal governments are considering how to develop safety regulations for this new technology. A Bass Connections team analyzed trends in state governance across the country and applied lessons learned to... read more about Team Contributes to Policy Roadmap for Self-driving Vehicles in North Carolina »


Christiana Oshotse.
November 5, 2018

Senior Christiana Oshotse shares her experiences researching the medication adherence behaviors and personal perspectives of patients with “invisible” illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis. read more about “Invisible” Illnesses: Exploring Medication Adherence from the Patient’s Perspective »


Jonathan Chapman and Laura Ritchie present at the Bass Connections Showcase.
November 2, 2018

A Bass Connections team examined the relationship between urban development and cultural production in specific contemporary and historical contexts, then zoomed in to focus on Durham. read more about As Arts and Culture Flourish in Durham, Students Assess the Economic Impact »


Bass Connections students learning how outside space can be mapped.
November 1, 2018

Doctoral student Giulia Riccò is the digital coordinator and teaching assistant for a Bass Connections project team that is documenting how community gardens in Durham tackle issues of environmental justice. read more about Looking at Durham Community Gardens for Environmentally Sustainable Solutions »


Sunshine Hillygus and Bass Connections team members.
October 30, 2018

If Taylor Swift’s admonition to vote doesn’t move the needle among young Americans this year, researchers at Duke can help explain why. Students in a Bass Connections project are researching why so many young voters, even those who say they’re... read more about Why Don’t More Young People Vote? »


Students present health innovation projects.
October 24, 2018

The Social Science Research Lab offers a new way for undergraduates to engage in project-based learning about social science methods and their application to societal problems. read more about Social Science Meets Health Innovation in New Hands-on Course »


Data+ team members smile at the Data+ Poster Session in August.
October 23, 2018

Students on 24 Data+ project teams spent their summer working on a wide variety of real-world challenges using health data, voting records, economic and financial analytics and more. read more about Data+ Projects Showcase Applications of Data Science to Real-world Challenges »


Cost of Opportunity
October 18, 2018

“One of the things that has been the most exciting has been student engagement,” says Professor of History John French. “This is especially true on the part of the three graduate students who have impacted our research direction. We have also seen... read more about Team Investigates Access to Higher Education in Brazil »


Fct-checking app screenshot from video
October 17, 2018

A Bass Connections project that combines journalism and computer science is working on an app to provide “pop-up” fact-checking in real time automatically, to help the public determine which political claims are accurate and which ones aren’t. read more about Bass Connections Team Pursues First-ever Automated Fact-checking App »


Tommy Klug
October 16, 2018

A recently released volume of case studies published by Duke’s student-run Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN) features research by former Bass Connections student team member Tommy Klug. read more about Student Research Makes the Case for Improved Cookstoves »


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