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The patio outside ABP turned into a Bavarian Volksfest for two hours on Friday. 

Oktoberfest brings German food and culture to Duke's campus

The patio outside Au Bon Pain is usually populated by busy students eager to finish their homework, or by hungry ones who prefer the natural air to the AC’s constant blast inside. On Friday, however, the area became home to a dazzling crowd celebrating Oktoberfest, a traditional German holiday held annually at the beginning of fall.  

Patrick Dougherty's "The Big Easy" was projected to stay up until 2019, but was taken down in August due to heavier than expected rainfall this year.

Looking back at 'The Big Easy'

Although Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture “The Big Easy" was projected to be on display until 2019, it was removed from the Duke Gardens Aug. 22 due to rain damage sustained since its construction in February 2017. The saplings used to weave the structure had started to deteriorate, and Duke Gardens opted to remove the entire instillation before it became a safety hazard. 

Daniel Ramos is the recipient of the CDS Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, which recognizes photographers with an in-depth understanding of place.

CDS Dorothea-Lange Taylor Prize recipient discusses vulnerability and immigrant identity

As a recipient of the Center for Documentary Studies’ annual Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Mexican-American photographer Daniel Ramos has crafted a portfolio that can scrupulously capture his life’s winding contours: He was born in Chicago but now lives in Nuevo León, Mexico, and he spent his formative years rotating between these two distinctive places. 

Dancers at November Dances, Fall 2018.

Duke establishes new dance MFA program

Until recently, Duke offered only one Master of Fine Arts program, in experimental and documentary arts. But the desire to create a dance MFA isn't new, said Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance and the MFA in dance program director.