2019-2020 Bass Connection Projects

Bass Connections Invites Proposals for 2019-2020 Projects by November 5

Bass Connections is now accepting proposals for 2019-2020 team-based research projects that engage faculty, undergraduates and graduate/professional students in the interdisciplinary exploration of big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges. Please see the project proposal guidelines. The deadline is November 5 at 5:00 p.m. Projects may be proposed in relation to one or more of Read more about Bass Connections Invites Proposals for 2019-2020 Projects by November 5[…]

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Join the project on Mindfulness in Human Development

Be part of the Bass Connections team to embed yoga and mindfulness programming and practices into the school day This Bass Connections project brings together Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty and students, Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC and community educational partners to analyze the effects of a regular yoga and meditation practice on Read more about Join the project on Mindfulness in Human Development[…]

EHDx Talk 2016

EHDx Talks: A New Tradition

Culminating Event Celebrates Student Achievement Undergraduate research is central to Bass Connections. So to recognize the students’ hard work and dedication, the Education and Human Development (EHD) Bass Connections theme gathered for the first annual EHDx Talks on April 13, 2016 at the Nasher Museum of Art. The culminating event celebrated the achievement of students Read more about EHDx Talks: A New Tradition[…]

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Bass Connections in Baixada Fluminense

About a decade ago, the political party in power in Brazil launched a massive initiative to make high-quality, affordable university degrees accessible to students from low- income families. This past summer, the president of that party faced impeachment, and Brazil’s economy was on the brink of collapse. A group of eight students on a Duke-sponsored Read more about Bass Connections in Baixada Fluminense[…]

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Should Shotgun Weddings Take Place?

EHD Bass Team Investigates Marriage rates in the US 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 of the United States and the country was still rebuilding from the Civil War. So what’s causing these dramatic Read more about Should Shotgun Weddings Take Place?[…]

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Opportunities for Undergraduates in 2016-17

Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative that brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams. For undergraduate students, benefits of participating in a Bass Connections project team include: Building research skills in a small group setting Applying coursework to a complex societal challenge Deepening grasp of an Read more about Opportunities for Undergraduates in 2016-17[…]