January 27, 2017

In Bass Connections, we are researching to formulate recommendations that have never been made before—there is no perfect answer! This is liberating because we are free to think outside the box and make our own decisions on what our group should research and what is important to this multifaceted issue in the environment and public health.

January 24, 2017

A Bass Connections team traveled to a small village in northeast Madagascar to investigate the effect of traditional cooking practices on human respiratory health, air quality, biodiversity and agriculture. Their goal? To work with the local community to produce sustainable data-driven solutions to foster the health of the people of Mandena and their natural environment.

January 20, 2017

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute has selected six Bass Connections project teams to support for the 2017-2018 academic year.

January 19, 2017

The Information Initiative at Duke hosted the annual Data+ Information Fair to showcase the program’s offerings of Summer 2017 projects and to encourage students to apply.

January 17, 2017

Course development funds are available for faculty, departments or schools to organize new or modify existing courses following the model of Bass Connections.

January 11, 2017

Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to preview the new Bass Connections projects for 2017-2018. Applications will open on January 24 and run through February 17 at 5:00 p.m. To learn more, stop by the Bass Connections Fair on January 24 from 2:30 to 5:30 in Gross Hall.

December 21, 2016

Congratulations to all the recipients of fellowships awarded by The Graduate School for the 2016-2017 academic year, totaling nearly $5.1 million in support. Four doctoral students who are current or previous Bass Connections team members describe their research.

December 14, 2016

Melissa Manus is a leader of the Bass Connections project team Cookstoves and Air Pollution in Madagascar. She provides an update on the team’s progress and reflects on what they’ve learned and where they’re headed.

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.