From the physics of beauty to the politics of memory: new FHI-Supported Bass Connections teams
The 2016-17 Bass Connections project teams have been announced! Dedicated to a distinctive, new mode of education that explores societal and cultural challenges through collaborative, problem-centered learning, Bass Connections supports project teams in five signature thematic areas: Brain and Society; Information, Society and Culture; Global Health; Education and Human Development; Energy. Since 2015-16, the FHI has provided additional support for Bass project teams that features historical perspectives, diverse language processes and products, or aesthetic dimensions of reflections. Below are the newly selected humanities-related teams, with links to full project descriptions:
- Art, Vision, and the Brain: Autism and Face Processing
- Beauty in Balance and Balance in Beauty: An Exploration of the Laws of Physics in Abstract Modern Art
- The Construction of Memory at Duke and in Durham: Using Memory Studies
Co-led by Robin Kirk, Co-chair of the Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI Faculty Executive Committee; sponsored by the DHRC@ FHI and the Pauli Murray Project
- Digital Cities and Polysensing Environments
- Global Mental Health-Integrative Training Program
- NC Jukebox
Co-led by Victoria Szabo, Director of the FHI's Digital Humanities Initiative and PhD Lab for Digital Knowledge
In addition, the FHI Global Brazil Lab Co-Director John French and Affiliated Faculty Katya Wesolowski will be leading a team on The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense.
Students interested in getting involved with these particular projects, or Bass Connections in general: stop by the BC Open House on Wednesday January 27 from 3-6pm at the Energy Hub on the first floor of Gross Hall!