December 13, 2016

Bass Connections team members have published research stemming from their work with the nonprofit organization Voices Together.

December 12, 2016

How well do government regulations actually work? And when government agencies look back to review the impacts of their regulations, is that process as effective as it could be? A History and Political Science major shares her perspectives.

December 7, 2016

This past summer, the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education hosted Bass Connections students who helped create educational enrichment opportunities for young women.

December 6, 2016

The Data+ summer research program received the gold prize in the natural sciences category at the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards in Philadelphia. Paul Bendich and Ashlee Valente accepted the award on behalf of the Data+ team.

November 29, 2016

From shuttered textile mills and furniture factories to dormant tobacco fields, the traditional industries of North Carolina’s Appalachian region have drastically declined. But new areas have emerged, says Lukas Brun, who set out to show that the Appalachian economy is more than a tale of decline: “There are great stories that are not being told.”

November 28, 2016

Marriage rates in the U.S. are declining. In fact, marriage rates are lower today than they were during the Great Depression. The last time they were lower? Ulysses S. Grant was president and the country was still rebuilding from the Civil War. So what’s causing these dramatic changes to this long-held social institution?

Tara Bansal
November 14, 2016

Tara Bansal ’17 wants you to picture what she saw in India. “Imagine standing in the middle of the bustling streets of Bangalore. On one side of the road you see a brand-new luxury apartment complex. Across the street, hidden in the shadows, is a slum. A mixture of tents and poles, buckets and cooktops, this is where millions of people in Bangalore live.”

Manish Nair
November 9, 2016

Bass Connections team members joined other global health researchers at Duke for the fifth annual Global Health Showcase on November 3. Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs represented four Bass Connections project teams.

November 3, 2016

Got a question about Bass Connections? Get to know who’s on our 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council, and don't hesitate to reach out. The council includes Duke students from all levels, representing all five of the Bass Connections themes. Members come together for monthly lunch meetings, supplemented by side meetings of the three working groups.

November 1, 2016

Nicole Schramm-Sapyta and Zachary Smothers wrote an opinion piece for The Hill about the U.S Department of Justice’s new toolkit to help law enforcement officers deal with mentally ill individuals.