Photo courtesy Eric Le Roux

Fresh off their triumph with Spoon River this fall, UMD students and four staff members, including director Tom Isbell, journied to Paris as part of an exchange program between UMD's School of Fine Arts and the Conservatoire de Lyon.

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His family and friends are safe. 

But UMD French professor Milan Kovacovic is still worrying about them and other people in his hometown of Paris, France.