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Some 150 different programs of study, ground-breaking research on problems of broad significance, and a lively and international student scene. - All this and more make LMU a real "universitas". And each week our homepage turns its "Spotlight" on one of the many facets of this cosmopolitan kaleidoscope.

New series

Master Pieces

The last sentence is complete. It’s time to PRINT! Our new series “Master Pieces” features especially noteworthy Bachelor’s and Master’s theses from LMU – their subjects and their authors.

Art History

A view turned towards the ceiling

Between 1550 and 1800, mural painting on walls and ceilings flourished throughout Europe. Stephan Hoppe studies the relationship between pictorial decoration and architecture in early modern Germany.

BioSysM

The systems of biology

A new Center devoted to research on Molecular Biosystems is the latest addition to LMU’s HighTechCampus in Grosshadern/Martinsried.

Microeconometrics

Taking another look at the data

Economist Amelie Wuppermann quantifies the practical effects of political measures, such as the impact of changes in educational policies on pupils. Now she is one of five female academics at LMU to win the Therese von Bayern Prize.

Biblia Arabica

Bridging religious divides through translation

The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament were first translated into Arabic in the 8th century. Ronny Vollandt, Professor of Jewish Studies at LMU is studying this little known phase in the dissemination of the Scriptures.

ScienceCast

A New Addition to the Molecular Toolkit

Dirk Trauner’s projects are devoted to photosensitive molecular switches which permit him to control nerve-cell activity by means of light. This approach is revolutionizing the field of photopharmacology.

Archaeology

Back to the future

In a project funded by an ERC Starting Grant, Philipp Stockhammer will assess the impact of Late Bronze Age trading networks on the diet and cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean, and points to parallels with modern globalization.

Communication strategies

Meeting the crisis head-on

Manipulation of emission tests by VW, suspicion of corruption in FIFA‘s choice of World Cup hosts: In both contexts, crisis communication is called for. LMU’s Romy Fröhlich explains what it takes and why a crisis can have positive effects.

Student magazines

Thinking outside the box

Student magazines cover more than university life. One LMU title has featured video games, interviewed the editor of “Vogue” and published first-hand reports from Lampedusa on the refugee crisis. – And it has just won a prize.

Biology

Departing from the script

Countdown to catastrophe: Tumor biologist Heiko Hermeking studies the factors that cause cells to disregard natural constraints and opt out of their assigned roles in differentiated tissues.

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