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Carla Bruni Promotes Arts Exchange Between NYU, Sorbonne

05/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A week ago Nancy Barton, the head of the art department at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development got an unexpected call from the office of Madame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

France's first lady wanted to inform Barton that, as part of an initiative to link New York arts schools with their Parisian counterparts, her foundation was interested in sponsoring a new student-exchange program between the Sorbonne and the Steinhardt, to start in the fall.

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