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Lundensaren
ALUMNI NEWSLETTER | #17 | 24 MARCH 2017
Alumni Britt & Siv help newly-arrived residents learn Swedish
These two alumni have been volunteering at a local language café to help newly-arrived residents learn Swedish. In collaboration with the International Citizen Hub Lund, the LU Alumni Network has recruited volunteers for the EOS Language Café. Britt and Siv are both examples of how one can be an active member within the LU Alumni Network as well as a proactive member in the community, even in retirement. Interested in also volunteering? Get in touch! Read more about Britt and Siv here.
Upcoming Alumni Events

6-8 April: 50th anniversary of student exchange between University of California and Lund University 

7 April: 350th Jubilee Alumni event in Shanghai (hosted by LU Alumni in China group; invitation coming soon)

14 May: Alumni Network Family Day at the Historical Museum (details and invitation coming soon)

18-19 May: LUMES Alumni Conference

19-20 May: IIIEE Alumni Conference

Alumni Homecoming Weekend 20-22 October

Plans for the Homecoming Weekend are in full swing and the program will include lots of exciting activities! Event details will be continuously updated on our homepage. Invitations with information about ticket sales and ticket prices will be sent later this spring to registered members in the LU Alumni Network.

International alumni will be offered early bird registration. In order to ensure that you receive the early bird invitation, log in and make sure your profile is up to date with you correct home addres and email address.

Do you plan to come back to Lund for the celebrations? There are several hotels in town offering alumni discounts! There is also an alumni discount on Ahlgrens jubilee chocolates. Read more here.

Follow all the buzz about Homecoming Weekend on the Facebook Page!

Jubilee events

8 April Jubilee magnolias - new planting and lecture (in Swedish)

24-30 April
Science Week: The Digital Society 

8-14 May Culture Week Spring 2017: Live at Lundagård

15-20 May Sustainability Week

Jubilee courses on multiple dates (in Swedish)

Don't miss loads of other exciting jubilee events. Check out the jubilee calendar!

A number of commemorative products have been designed in celebration of the University's 350th jubilee. Read more about these new products here. 

Send a Happy Anniversary Greeting to LU!
Lund University is celebrating 350 years and we are putting together a short video with greetings from alumni near and far. Record a short video clip of your greeting and send it to info@alumni.lu.se. You can keep it simple and record it using a smartphone or your computer. Do you speak a language other than Swedish or English? Send LU a Happy Anniversary greeting in your native language!

All video submissions sent in by 31 August will be entered into a drawing to win a jubilee goodie bag!
The female pioneers – the ones who paved the way at Lund University
Imagine not daring to wear your student cap or to walk home alone after your public defence…. Letters and diary entries show that for the first women in higher education, this was nothing unusual.
Read more
Love@Lund

On Valentine’s Day we welcomed alumni and friends to the grand opening of the Love@Lund exhibition. We learned more about the chemistry of love from Professor Ulf Ellervik and listened to a lovely concert by the Palaestra Vocal Ensemble. Read more about the event here.

If you missed this event, you can see the exhibition in Café Athen in the AF-building until 28 January. 

Love@Lund 2018
Do you have love story from Lund? Share your story with us for the Love@Lund 2018 edition!

We Have A Dream. An exhibition about courage, compassion and human rights
We Have a Dream is essentially a photography project, but one that goes beyond the portrait frames. The initiators – Albert Wiking, who took the portraits of the participants, and Oscar Edlund, who interviewed them – wished to make a contribution to a more liveable world by showcasing positive examples. Having a dream is a strong motivation. The purpose of the exhibition and the book We Have a Dream is to inspire everyone to dare follow their dreams: big or small, now or later in life. Dreaming gives us power and courage.

Lunds konsthall now shows a selection from 114 portraits, taken all over the world between 2002 and 2016. The exhibition is open until 7 May. Read more.
Historical tidbits about Lund University

We are sure you’ve enjoyed reading articles by Fredrik Tersmeden in previous issues of Lundensaren. Did you know that he is one of the main authors of Lund University's jubilee book? Björn Magnusson Staaf, Fredrik Tersmeden and Petra Francke (editor) have put together Lund University over 350 Years – History and Stories. Get your copy!

A second jubilee book has recently been released - Beredd till bådadera. Lunds universitet och omvärlden. This book is only available in Swedish. More about the book and where to buy a copy here (in Swedish).

Alumni Coordinators: Karen Paulson, Maria Johansson
Lund University • Box 117 • 221 00 • Lund, Sweden
Tel: +46 (0) 46 222 00 00

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