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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.

October 17, 2016

Jennifer Lamy and her fellow Bass Connections team members spent a day touring local farms to explore differing production styles and animals.

October 17, 2016

George Elliott, a member of the Animal Waste Management and Global Health project team, shares what he took away from the inaugural Carolina Food Summit.

October 13, 2016

With her Bass Connections Follow-on Student Research grant, doctoral student Yuting Song recruited 21 Chinese nursing home residents at different functional levels and explored their care needs related to physical function.

September 27, 2016

Janet Bettger and Catherine Staton are co-leading the Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) Bass Connections team to examine life-altering disabilities from multiple perspectives and cultures.

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