Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Author Announcement: Norman Beaupré
Born in Maine and received his B.A. from St. Francis College, Biddeford; A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University in 1974. Taught 30 years at the University of New England: French literature, French Impressionism, World literature and Transcultural Health Care.
Traveled extensively: France [2 sabbaticals in Paris and received a National Endowment for the arts grant to study Gothic Architecture under Professor Stephen Murray of Columbia Univ.];Brazil[Fulbright-Hayes grant]; Mexico to do research on curanderismo(folk healing); Belgium; Amsterdam; Germany, Prague and most of Eastern Europe; Spain; New Mexico and Arizona.
Professor Emeritus at the University of New England, Maine where he was full professor and department chair of the Humanities Dept.
Received two major decorations from the French Government: Ordre de la Francophonie, la Pléiade and Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres[arts and literature] for exemplary contributions to the French culture.