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Alumni Newsletter | 14 February 2020
More love for everyone - the digital exhibition of Love@Lund 2020 has opened
Today is Valentine’s Day and the exhibition Love@Lund 2020 is making its premiere. For those who can’t be at tonight's event, you can check out the digital version of the exhibition with love stories that started in Lund...
See the digital exhibition here
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The astrophysicist from LU that became a sought after TV-bachelor
Matt Agnew is Australia’s latest "Bachelor" from the TV-show with the same name. The dapper doctor (PhD) got his Master of Science with a major in Astrophysics at Lund University in 2015. He took some time from his hectic schedule to talk to Lundensaren and, among other things, revealed what he is doing on Valentine’s Day as well as shared some exclusive pictures from his time in Lund.
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Simple magic trick makes both Republicans and Democrats less polarized
Psychology researchers from Lund University, McGill University in Canada, and Royal Holloway in the UK, have found that a magic trick can lead Democrats and Republicans alike to believe that they are more open-minded towards opposing presidential candidates than they thought they were.
Read more or view the video
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Reading tips: Lund University Magazine – LUM
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Book tip: Uarda Academy’s Dictionary, eleventh edition
632 completely new words. Linked to article in Lundagård (in Swedish)

Book tip: Get paid – Why price is everything

Alumnus won Swedish Marketing Book of the Year 2019
Hysterically funny love song is a viral hit on YouTube
He is best known as the physician on the TV programme Fråga Lund, but Henrik Widegren has also written viral hit songs such as “A Statistically Significant Love Song” and “Never Google Your Symptoms”.
Read more about Henrik and enjoy the video
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Upcoming events
14 February, Lund – Ticket release for Kunskapskrogen (event in Swedish)
14 February, Lund – Valentine's Day at Vattenhallen Science Centre
17 – 23 February, Lund – Half-term at Vattenhallen Science Centre
17 – 19 February, Lund – Half-term at the Botanical Garden
19 February, Lund – Science Lunch. When bacteria mutate (event in Swedish)
27 February – 14 November, Lund - Humanities 2020
19 March – Open House at Campus Helsingborg
28 March, Malmö – Regional Final of the Swedish Academies of Music Song Contest (SMASK)
2 April, Lund – LUCSUS Seminar: Folk notions of sustainability: How to study them and why they matter
13 May, Seattle, USA – Alumni & Friends event, Save the Date!

See all events at Lund University here
Lund students and France – a love that cooled
In the mid-1800s, Lund academics loved France. Napoleon III’s empire was seen as a power that “with its spiritual and material cultivation, was at the forefront of Europe’s countries” and themselves as “Frenchmen of the North”. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, there was no doubt where sympathies lay: “La Marseillaise was sung communally, both at the Academic Society and around Lundagård,” wrote a student of that time. However, France’s defeat in the war caused a shift in sympathies, something that, among other things, was reflected in the choice of scholarly language. Archivist Fredrik Tersmeden writes about when Lund academics switched from French to German.
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Kyrkogatan and the Altona Hotel (second building from the right) in the 1880s. Photo source: University Library