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March 7, 2023 – August 31, 2023
Celebrating 10 years of Bass Connections


Launched in 2013, Bass Connections is a university-wide academic program that supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research at Duke.

Through year-long research teams, intensive summer programs, semester-long courses and student research grants, faculty, staff and students of all levels work together to explore big unanswered questions about major societal challenges drawing on multiple disciplines and robust engagement with community partners.

Bass Connections channels Duke’s unique culture of collaboration, ambitious entrepreneurial spirit and established record of applying classroom learning to pressing global problems and has become a cornerstone of the Duke experience.

We invite you to explore the research stories in this exhibit, which showcase the range of research the program has supported in its first decade. Learn more about Bass Connections by visiting our website: bassconnections.duke.eduClick here to the credit page. 

Bass Connections was named in honor of founding donors Anne T. and Robert M. Bass P’97. We remain ever grateful for the support and engagement of our donors and other members of the Duke community that have enabled this program to grow and thrive.

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.