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December 18, 2017

Student applications are now open for Data+ 2018, which runs from May 29 through August 3. Data+ is part of the Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture theme.

December 15, 2017

Ellie Winslow reflects on her discovery of the dynamic world of information through the Bass Connections gateway course “Information, Society & Culture.”

Kate Preston and Jon Free
December 13, 2017

A deep-sea oil well has a blowout. A tsunami leads to meltdowns at a nuclear power plant. A bubble in the subprime mortgage market triggers a global financial crisis. What happens next? A new book examines how such crisis events reshape law and regulation, and how governments can learn from disaster.

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.

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