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Mural spruces up Bryan Center Greenhouse

You may have noticed several art pieces popping up around campus this year, whether it’s the new mural of the Durham skyline in the Bryan Center or the ever-changing graffiti in the East Campus tunnel or the Nasher’s 10 Anniversary #artstigators buses.

promotional photos for Theater Studies production of "An Experiment with an Air Pump"

Theater department mainstage show questions scientific morals in 'Air Pump'

Duke Theater Department Presents “An Experiment with an Air Pump” The Theater Department’s fall mainstage play presents one simple question: “What price would you pay for knowledge?” “An Experiment with an Air Pump,” by Shelagh Stephenson, examines two families—two communities of scientists—who are each struggling with the morals and ethics of medical research in their respective time periods.


Five women in one: "Unveiled" highlights Muslim identities

Rohina Malik, a playwright, and actress raised in London and living in Chicago, will be coming to White Lecture Hall this Saturday to perform her one-woman show “Unveiled.” The performance, which is sponsored by Duke’s Muslim Students Association covers topics of hate crimes, racism, love, Islam and culture, features Malik playing many different characters and focusing on five women who serve different kinds of tea before the audience and reveal their individual stories.


Conference examines the films of French director Alain Resnais

From a documentary about the Nazi concentration camps to a historical drama about an infamous embezzler to a light-hearted comedy-drama about the effects of terminal illness, Alain Resnais’ work has always been marked by its diversity of both genre and tone. Resnais was a French film director whose work spanned almost eighty years, from the time directly after World War II through contemporary society.


Duke hosts second Arts and Humanities Open House

This past weekend , high  schoolers  working on their college search had the opportunity to see Duke from a new perspective by looking through the lens of its arts and humanities programs.     Last Saturday marked Duke’s second annual Arts and Humanities Open House.