What could a break in a drainpipe possibly inspire? A spontaneous Sinkhole Party, for example? Master’s student Marcus Odlander rapidly set up the event via Facebook; over 2,600 students responded and on Friday evening 28 Nov hundreds of curious student turned up at the fences outside Kårallen.
“The Tekniska Verken workers who were working flat out to repair the pipe and fill in the hole were a bit taken aback. It was an evening they will remember, they told the partygoers – “something to tell their grandchildren,” said Hanna Söderquist, LiU News’ on-the-spot student photographer.
“The student world is devoid of all forms of bureaucracy. If there’s something people like, things can spread amazingly quickly. That’s fun,” said event organiser Marcus Odlander, who of course was in attendance.
The chasm that suddenly opened up outside Kårallen when a cement drainage pipe was eroded by hydrogen sulphide – even taking a lamppost with it – put LiU indubitably on the map.
It’s not every day Campus Valla can boast its own sinkhole. The media was quickly onto it, and over 46,000 people viewed the hole on Facebook...
Photos and research: Hanna Söderquist, student photographer
1 Dec 2014
LiU researchers have joined international calls for a boycott of scientific conferences in the US.
Psychology students took on role of treaters in a study of perfectionism and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy.
Social value creation is on the agendas of more and more companies and organisations. Erik Jannesson, senior lecturer in management control, has just published a book on the subject.
Rolf Holmqvist is one of 17 researchers who are critical to guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Malin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.
Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, a linguist who works with cats at the Department of Culture and Communication, has lost count of the number of times the work has been reported in the media.
On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.
"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.
Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.
Johanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.
Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born.
Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.
Thomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.
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