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Hidden treasures of choir stalls made an exhibition

Love poems, playing cards and secret notes. For half a millennium, people who have attended mass at Lund Cathedral have found ways to pass the time when the sermons felt too slow. In a few years, the Lund University Historical Museum will introduce a new cabinet of curiosities, containing notes and strange objects which have fallen down or been hidden between the choir stalls inside the Cathedral. At least, that is the hope of museum director Per Karsten, who has received a first contribution in order to breathe life into the collection.

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Eighty-year-old findings to help solve water mystery

82 years after his death, limnology superstar and the first professor in this field in Lund and the world, Einar Naumann, may have helped solve the riddle of why lakes become brown. With the help of Naumann’s and his students’ work dating back to the 1930s, senior lecturer Emma Kritzberg has created a data series that fill a gap of 50 years.

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Important testimonies digitised

The Ravensbrück archive at the University Library is unique in the world. Nowhere else is there a collection of 500 testimonies from concentration camp survivors, recorded so soon after their terrible ordeal. Now, their stories from Ravensbrück will be made available in digital form, so that anyone can search the archive.

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Should employees be reachable by email during their leisure time?

Is it OK for a manager to email employees in the evenings and on weekends? More employers should have explicit rules about emailing outside working hours, according to Mikael Ottosson, who is researching the work environment within a project entitled “Going home already?

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Teaching staff to learn more about blended learning

In the autumn, Lund University will be introducing a major educational initiative on e-learning and blended learning. It is intended for teaching staff who are curious about testing digital tools in their teaching activities.

“For the University, integrating digital technology in physical teaching is a matter of survival – that is why we are making this extra investment”, says Bo-Anders Jönsson, pro vice-chancellor and vice chair of the University’s education board.

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Is the world becoming a better place? Checkpoint Sweden

  LUM has decided to tap into the zeitgeist of Sweden, and is having economist Andreas Bergh, researcher in social work Håkan Johansson, economic historian Kerstin Enflo, sociologists Malin Åkerström and Roland Paulsen, political scientists […]

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She is looking for what itches, stings and peels

A detective work that reflects society in terms of both working life and fashion trends. This is how you could describe Cecilia Svedman’s task as a dermatologist and researcher, specialising in contact allergies.