Future of Higher Ed Symposium

More than 120 faculty members, deans, vice provosts, administrators and postdocs from 45 institutions contributed to Bass Connections’ symposium on collaborative, project-based learning in higher education.

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Partnering With Purpose


Center for Community Engagement

Abdullah Antepli will lead the new university-wide center and coordinate engaged research and teaching.

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Justice Reform Efforts in Durham

Two Ph.D. students are leading a Bass Connections research team with local partners.

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Racial & Social Equity in Local Context

Community representatives helped select the strongest research proposals from Duke faculty members.

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Student Research Spotlights


Creating Connection Through Narrative

Story+ teams used different research methods and storytelling strategies to approach their topics.

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Making Global Health Research Personal

These students chose their summer field research pathways for deeply personal reasons. 

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Building a New Art-Science Collaboration

A Bass Connections team created models for a lab exploring intersections between art and science.

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Duke-Margolis Elevated to University Health Policy Institute

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