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August 30, 2016

Mercy DeMenno, Alexandra Oprea and Daniel Ribeiro are among the 14 Duke graduate students selected as this year’s Kenan Graduate Fellows, a program run by the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

August 24, 2016

On a hot and humid August morning, an unlikely group gathered to take a trip to visit a commercial food waste digester in Charlotte, NC. Our backgrounds ranged from engineering professors and Ph.D. students to staff from Sustainable Duke to undergraduate students in Trinity, each lending a unique and valuable perspective.

August 23, 2016

What does a typical lab look like? From my experience in high school and at Duke, a typical lab consisted of reading the lab manual beforehand, working with prearranged samples, analyzing the data and writing the lab report. Yet Bass Connections surprised me with challenges I have never encountered before.

August 22, 2016

Last fall, six Duke students assembled at Loyd Ray Farms to learn how its hogs, in the words of one student, Andrew Seelaus, “are cranking out some of North Carolina’s most valuable carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.”

August 10, 2016

A Bass Connections project team spent the summer at two historic sites in Italy and made significant discoveries. Led by Maurizio Forte, the team discovered two Roman Empire-era facilities, a public building and an amphitheater. 

August 8, 2016

A Bass Connections project has received two external grants to support its work. The Duke iGEM team is led by Nicolas Buchler, Charles Gersbach and Michael Lynch.

August 5, 2016

Duke administrators and evaluation experts will share lessons learned from Bass Connections at the NASPAA and American Evaluation Association annual conferences.

Heidi White
July 20, 2016

Associate Professor of Medicine Heidi White led a project team called Music and Memory in the Aging Brain. “It has been a very enriching experience,” she says. “My faculty colleagues have stretched me, and the Duke undergraduate students are so amazing.”

Megan Snyder
July 19, 2016

A Bass Connections project team examined the effectiveness of daily music listening on the behavioral symptoms of patients with dementia and assessed perceptions of caregiver burden before and after the music intervention.

July 19, 2016

“This is the beginning of what I consider to be a long-term commitment to working with the people of Robeson County,” said John Stanifer, Duke nephrology fellow and Master of Science in Global Health graduate.

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