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November 12, 2009

New International Study Abroad Program focuses on La Belle Époque; info session Nov. 19

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Division of Music and Division Of Theatre and Dance will provide an informational meeting about a new interdisciplinary study abroad program to be held in Paris next year.

The informational session is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Student Union Ballroom B. The session will cover details about the program, which will be focused on the "La Belle Époque" era, or “Beautiful Period.”

This new interdisciplinary study abroad program will run from May 17-June 4, 2010.

During La Belle Époque, which began with the 1889 World’s Fair and the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the arts underwent a radical transformation during the decades before World War I, according to Dr. Scot Humes, assistant professor of clarinet and saxophone at ULM.

“This program is an interdisciplinary study of dance, music, art, architecture and even cuisine during this interesting time period in history,” said Humes.

The period lasted until about 1915, just as Europe was engaged in World War I, and right before America’s entry into the war. Humes is presenting this course with Robin Stephens, assistant professor of dance.

For additional information, call 318-342-1576 or 318-342-1312, or email or

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