Bass Connections Open
For faculty whose research falls outside the scope of the existing themes, Bass Connections Open provides a new way to participate. Faculty may now affiliate team-based, interdisciplinary courses with Bass Connections and propose year-long project teams that do not align with one of the five themes but that otherwise align with the Bass Connections model of interdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry around societal challenges.
Bass Connections Open is not a permanent feature of the program, but rather an experimental channel that we anticipate opening approximately every five years as a means of identifying percolating areas of interest not addressed by the current themes. Faculty may propose projects through Bass Connections Open during the Fall 2018 proposal cycle, by November 5, 2018.
These semester-long interdisciplinary courses address issues that cut across Bass Connections theme areas. Learn more.
Engineering Design and Communication
Stories for Social Change: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence at Duke and in Durham
The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward
Introductory Machine Learning for Data Science
Story+ is a six-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling.
Bass Connections Open is managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Bass Connections, with input from the Bass Connections Faculty Advisory Council and existing Bass Connections themes. For more information, contact Laura Howes, Director of Bass Connections at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-684-9021.