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Bass Connections Faculty Town Hall Set for Feb. 5
January 30, 2013

All Duke faculty members are invited to an open Faculty Town Hall conversation on Bass Connections (originally called Duke IDEAS) on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in 217 Perkins Library.  There will be two one hour-long sessions; one will be held 2-3 p.m. and... read more about Bass Connections Faculty Town Hall Set for Feb. 5 »


Video: Bass Connections on The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds
January 23, 2013

Catch us on The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds! Duke trustee Anne Bass and her husband Robert are giving 50 million dollars to the university. The money will fund the new "Bass Connections" initiative to encourage students and faculty to tackle complex... read more about Video: Bass Connections on The Week at Duke in 60 Seconds »


A New Way to Connect
January 21, 2013

Bass Connections team leaders Helen Egger and Guillermo Sapiro collaborate across disciplines to focus on child mental health and how inexpensive video cameras with special software might serve as diagnostic tools to track anxiety triggers in young... read more about A New Way to Connect »


Interdisciplinary Learning: Real World Issues
January 21, 2013

Bass Connections at Duke launches with a focus on problems of societal importance that, by their nature, require disciplines to come together while engaging learners at all levels. Read more... read more about Interdisciplinary Learning: Real World Issues »


Nechyba's Niche
January 21, 2013

Tom Nechyba, leader of Bass Connections Education & Human Development theme, sits down and discusses the latest on SSRI West and Bass Connections... read more about Nechyba's Niche »


Working Together to Change the Lives of Children and Families
January 21, 2013

Two researchers at Duke, from disparate fields, are collaborating to create diagnostic tools that could lead to early identification of at-risk children through their Bass Connections team... read more about Working Together to Change the Lives of Children and Families »


Duke IDEAS now Bass Connections following $50M gift
January 21, 2013

Bass Connections—originally named Duke IDEAS—is named after its donors, Anne and Robert Bass. The program aims to enhance students’ educational experience by connecting them with other students and faculty for academic and extracurricular... read more about Duke IDEAS now Bass Connections following $50M gift »


Duke University gets $50M gift
January 21, 2013

Duke University received a $50 million gift from Anne T. and Robert M. Bass of Fort Worth, Texas. With the gift, Duke will establish “Bass Connections,” an initiative to encourage interdisciplinary work with Duke students and faculty reaching across... read more about Duke University gets $50M gift »


$50M gift to fund Duke multi-disciplinary efforts
January 21, 2013

With funding from the gift, Duke is launching an initiative that will encourage students and faculty to collaborate across traditional academic boundaries to develop the broad expertise and perspective needed to tackle complex societal problems.... read more about $50M gift to fund Duke multi-disciplinary efforts »


New Initiative Prepares Students for Society’s Challenges
January 21, 2013

"We believe that this gift will enable broad collaboration among scholars across multiple disciplines to develop truly innovative approaches to some of the most pressing societal problems," said Anne and Robert Bass. Read more... read more about New Initiative Prepares Students for Society’s Challenges »


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