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Aguilar Ruvalcaba’s “A Talk about Turtles” was the first Ruby Friday event of the new school year.

Artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba talks desire and economics at Ruby Friday event

Aguilar Ruvalcaba’s “A Talk about Turtles” is the first Ruby Friday event of the new school year, and the artist came to Duke to discuss his work complemented by his own exhibited art. Ruby Fridays invite artists to Duke to share their work and careers in the Ruby Lounge, and this year they will occur every Friday at 12 p.m.

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Jimmie Banks is a Duke Facilities Management electrician of 22 years who moonlights as an artist.
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‘It’s like breathing’: Duke electrician Jimmie Banks reflects on his passion for art

Fittingly enough for a modern-day Renaissance man, Jimmie Banks lists Leonardo da Vinci among his chief artistic heroes. In addition to being an exhibiting artist at the Rubenstein Arts Center, Banks is a Duke Facilities Management electrician of 22 years, a former head cook of a barbecue restaurant, a breakdancer and a friend to everyone he meets along the way.


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Learning how to do nothing

I spent this summer in New York, a cesspool of sights, sounds, and — mostly to its detriment — smells. Armed with a class and an internship and living just a few blocks from Union Square, my days filled quickly. 


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Can’t decide which DEMAN event to attend in November? Take this quiz and we’ll tell you

The Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network — more commonly referred to as DEMAN — will host its annual DEMAN Arts & Media weekend Nov. 1 and 2 on Duke's campus. The events, which include panels hosted by alumni and career-oriented activities, are numerous, and we understand how daunting that can be. (Where do I go? Who should I see? What on earth are “Guac and Talks”?)