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UW Scandinavian Studies chair honored with Finnish knighthood

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on November 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Andrew Nestingen Scandinavian Studies Lion of Finland

Andrew Nestingen (right), chair of the UW's Department of Scandinavian Studies, receives the Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland from Stefan Lindström, Finland's Los Angeles-based Consul General.
Media credit: Connor Klentschy; instagram @connor.klentschy

Andrew Nestingen, the UW’s chair in Scandinavian Studies, can now add the honor “Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland” to his list of accomplishments. During a ceremony in UW’s Allen Library, Finland’s Los Angeles-based Consul General, Stefan Lindström, bestowed the knighthood on Nestingen on behalf of Finnish President Sauli Niinistö....

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