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July 7, 2016

Opioid addiction is an increasingly urgent health problem in the United States. Since 1999, deaths from prescription opioid pain relievers have quadrupled. This summer, students on a Bass Connections project team are linking with many community partners to better understand the problem and take steps that could lead to saving many lives.

July 6, 2016

While many students are spending their summer vacations at the beach or traveling with family and friends, 67 students are hard at work on their Data+ research projects at Duke. Two of the projects are focusing on issues of time: a time series analysis of night vision; and time spent waiting in line at theme parks.

June 29, 2016

Aashna Aggarwal, Katherine Guo and Danielle Holt are participants in a DukeEngage project that emerged through a Bass Connections team. They are volunteering with WindAid in Peru, where they’re helping to build turbines and assess their impact. A Kickstarter campaign aims to raise money for one of their projects.

June 22, 2016

While others are preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Duke research team is working in Rio de Janeiro to study the effects of the Brazilian government’s expansion of the university system.

June 21, 2016

The 2016 SciComm Fellows Program is now accepting applications from Duke science faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Organized by Duke Science & Society, the program will take place on three half-days this fall.

Tony Fuller
June 10, 2016

Leaders of a new Bass Connections project team, Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda, found themselves with far more applicants than they could accept. “People are really interested in this topic,” says Tony Fuller, a fourth-year medical student who helps lead the project.

June 6, 2016

Bill Pan and colleagues have led a Bass Connections team, Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America, since 2013-2014. “Peru’s government used the Duke team’s latest study to determine which riverside communities should receive the emergency aid,” says an article in Nature.

June 1, 2016

At the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Assessment Conference on June 7, Duke University will present a session on evaluating dynamic, multi-stakeholder programs in higher education, learning from Bass Connections.

Jun Wang
May 31, 2016

“My participation in this Bass Connections project is one of the most meaningful and rewarding Duke experiences I have had,” writes Jun Wang, who received her Ph.D. this month. “It not only helped me land my first job, but also helped me find my true passion.”

Steve Hicks
May 27, 2016

At the 2nd National Energy Education Summit on June 7, Steve Hicks will present a session on project-based learning as a catalyst for energy education. Hicks is associate director for education at the Duke University Energy Initiative and theme administrator for Bass Connections in Energy.

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