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Dancers at November Dances, Fall 2018.
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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.


Titus Brooks Heagins' "Kevin and Desniq" from the series "Durham Stories." Heagins is one of the 39 artists featured in "Across County Lines," on display from Oct. 4 to Feb. 10.
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Nasher exhibit explores complexities of the Piedmont

With fall colors rolling in and pumpkins around every corner, leaf peepers from across the country will head to North Carolina's Piedmont to marvel at the extraordinary transformation of the countryside. This Piedmont region – from Charlotte to Raleigh – will celebrate the glorious southeastern American feats of nature.


Indie film company A24 launched a student intern program this semester. The company plans to host film screenings and giveaways on campus.
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Indie film company A24 to promote brand on campus via student program

Since its founding in 2012, the independent entertainment company A24 has quickly gained a reputation — at least among dedicated moviegoers — for putting out some of the most provocative and artistic films in popular cinema. This fall, the indie powerhouse is bringing its brand to Duke’s campus with a series of special events and screenings.