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Alumni Newsletter | 12 June 2020
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Watch: An important message from the Vice-Chancellor 
Torbjörn von Schantz
 to you, as an alum!
The Vice-Chancellor and Lund University have a message for you, as alumni, during the coronavirus pandemic. You are important to us and we want you to know that! See the full video message here.

The Alumni Office would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Midsummer!
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Meet the unknown alumnus behind the Swedish American blockbuster Midsommar
When the artist Janelle Monáe included an ensemble dressed in Swedish Midsummer clothes during the opening act at the Oscars, the film Midsommar became a real hot topic around the world. Lundensaren chatted with the alumnus behind the Swedish American Hollywood blockbuster, just in time for Swedish Midsummer celebrations. Meet Martin Karlqvist!
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Photo: Craig Sjodin via Getty Images. Janelle Monae at The 92nd Annual Academy Awards
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Corona-related content
All news related to the coronavirus in English can be found here
All news related to the coronavirus in Swedish can be found here
All corona-related video interviews with researchers (mostly in Swedish) can be found here

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Detailed Covid-19 maps presented
The COVID Symptom Study (where the Swedish public is asked to register possible symptoms in an app) has published 18 maps of Sweden with an estimated presence of symptomatic Covid-19 per county. Recently the research group has presented detailed maps for Skåne, Västra Götaland and Stockholm.
Read more (in Swedish)

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Fika break with the Regional Manager of the Ambulance Service, alumnus Lucas Johansson
When Lundensaren calls, alumnus Lucas Johansson, the Regional Manager for the Ambulance Service Samariten, is sitting inside an ambulance, parked at a rest stop along the road, with a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll. He is taking a well-deserved break to talk to us and we ask him what some of the biggest challenges are for the ambulance service in the region right now...
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More news
Lund University to participate in international obesity research project

Facts and fallacies about perfumes and body odours

Key gene in leukemia discovered

Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food or gyms

Food ethnologist sees new trends following decades of lifestyle eating

WATCH: Babies know when you imitate them - and like it

How toxic protein spreads in Alzheimer’s disease

Syrian linguist given sanctuary at LU
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Lunds universitet (Swedish) on Instagram – 26 April 2020
Translation: It is time to say thank you to everyone who followed us this week and thanks for all the questions! In honour of the F5 Swedish Air Force Flying School, which was located on this site between 1926 and 1998, we stand here in front of a decommissioned SK60 in military aircraft livery. Please follow us on @trafikflyghogskolan. All the events of this week have been saved in the @lundsuniversitet profile under “TFHS” #lundastudent #lundsuniversitet #TFHS
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Listen -  "Palmemordet"
An extra episode from the Facululty of Law's podcast Öppet Fall  (in Swedish)

Read - De drabbade by Karin Wahlberg
The latest page-turner taking place in Skåne by a Lund University alumna (in Swedish)

Listen: "Working from home - tips and tools for teleworking"
An episode from IIIEE’s Advancing Sustainable Solutions podcast

Listen - "India and COVID-19: Fighting fake news on social media"
A podcast episode from the Swedish South Asian Studies Network

Watch - Urpremiär
Saturday matinés with the actors of tomorrow from Malmö Theatre Academy (in Swedish)

Read - LUM
The latest from Lund University Magazine
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Ongoing, Lund – Art exhibit in the Botanical Gardens, until 31 July

Ongoing, online – Summer courses (in Swedish)

17 June, Lund – Seminar, AI Lund 2019 revisited: Distribution of Responsibility for Artificial Intelligence Development

22 June, Helsingborg – Carbon Ruins. The Exhibition Case, until January

10 September, Malmö – Materiality and Aggregation - an exhibition examining plastics

12 -18 October, Lund – “Save the date” for The Future Week

For all upcoming events and the latest updated information, please visit the official Lund University calendar (in Swedish)
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Visit the Alumni Blog for interesting historical stories
Normally you would find a deep dive into an interesting story of yesteryear here. Unfortunately, due to the effects of the coronavirus, there was not enough time to translate the story for this issue. However, as soon as it is ready, we will publish it on our blog and share it with you on our Facebook page. In the meantime, please have a look on our blog where you will find the scandalous love story of "When Alfons met Polly."