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Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke

  • Meet the Candidates for Director of DIBS

    Meet the Candidates for Director of DIBS

    Top candidates for director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences will give a series of talks through December 7.

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  • An Engineering and Dance Collaboration

    An Engineering and Dance Collaboration

    Martin Brooke, Tommy DeFrantz and Tyler Walters lead an interdisciplinary course that evolved through a series of grants.

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  • How Can DNA Be a Tool for Human Rights?

    How Can DNA Be a Tool for Human Rights?

    Sara Katsanis of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society takes part in the Good Question series from the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

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  • Transcending the Limits of Language

    Transcending the Limits of Language

    With a New Directions Fellowship, Laurent Dubois is taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history of the banjo.

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Duke’s rich culture of interdisciplinary collaboration attracts exceptional faculty and students, adds a critical dimension to teaching and promotes study at the frontiers of research. Collaboration across disciplines, schools and institutes has given rise to innovations in undergraduate and graduate education, and in faculty research and recruitment. University-wide institutes, centers and initiatives—including Bass Connections—are incubating some of Duke’s most exciting research and teaching, and are fostering knowledge in service to society.

Today’s challenges demand new forms of expertise. Duke’s approach gives students opportunities to explore issues across disciplines, departments and methods. Learn more >

Interdisciplinary research at Duke takes many forms and can range from a single scholar to a broad team of investigators expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more >

The interdisciplinary experience at Duke goes beyond the classroom and laboratory as faculty and students work to put knowledge in the service of society. Learn more >

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  • Edge Lightning Talks

    Four Bass Connections teams will present lightning talks about their research in progress on December 4. Learn more >

  • Obesity Experts Share Knowledge

    Two Duke Global Health Institute faculty members have articles in a special issue of Health Affairs. Learn more >

  • New Faculty Collaborations in Ethics

    Five collaborative scholarly projects have received grants from the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Learn more >

  • New Bass Connections Team Is Recruiting

    An interdisciplinary team will travel to South Carolina to research the effects of recent floods. Learn more >

The Bass Connections Experience

Bass Connections at Duke unites students and faculty to tackle real-world challenges. Find out why team members consider Bass Connections “nothing less than extraordinary.”

Find out about interdisciplinary events going on around Duke's campus.