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  • [Weekly insight] Behind the Stories of Patriotic Martyrs
    [Weekly insight] Behind the Stories of Patriotic Martyrs
    Sept. 10 was the 82nd anniversary of the death of patriotic martyr Bong-chang Lee, who stood up for Korea’s independence during Japanese occupation (1910-1945). Along with Lee, there are countless other patriots who have devoted and even risked their lives to free and stabilize the country. Who are these heroes and what are their behind-the-scenes stories? Internet Hanyang New...
  • Driving for the Future
    Driving for the Future
    June 2011 marks a special time in the history of the automobile industry. It was in this year that the U.S. state of Nevada passed a law on permitting the operation of autonomous cars in Nevada, after Google had been lobbying in that state for their ‘Google Self-Driving Car.’ This, also known as autonomous car, is defined as a car that can drive to the target destination witho...
  • Live Music for Charity
    Live Music for Charity
    On Sep 29th, 2014, Hanyang University(HYU) Department of Music and Hanyang University’s volunteer corps Hamggaehandae held the third music concert for charity at the Seoul Arts Center(SAC). The concert helped raise 10 million won for the Hamggaehanda volunteer corps, with approximately 1,600 attending and 200 participating musicians. Internet Hanyang News (IHN) looks on the eve...
  • Excavating Underground Minerals
    Excavating Underground Minerals
    Underground minerals and energy resources are always a hot topic among many nations, particularly as there are growing concerns over mineral depletion of certain resources that humankind has relied heavily upon is increasing over time. In terms of underground minerals and mining, ‘ore’ is a commonly used terms that refers to to the solid material from which valuable minerals c...
  • Art is a Universal Human Right
    Art is a Universal Human Right
    In the field of directing plays, there exists a diverse variety of colors and philosophies of each director, each with its own meaning and value. Some aim to create sensation and public popularity, while others try to convey different social messages through the medium of a play. There is, however, one play director whose color is very different from others. In-Woo Nam (Theatr...
  • Design is for Everyone
    Design is for Everyone
    The Red dot contest is one of the most prestigious in the world. It focuses on design and is popular with a number of aspiring f designers who eagerly apply to enter it. The award ceremony is held annually in Singapore and the contest consists of three parts: product design, communication, and design concept. Due to the number of participants in the contest and the characterist...
  • [weekly insight] Headlines Read by a Professor 12
    [weekly insight] Headlines Read by a Professor 12
    One of the biggest domestic issues in Korea right now is in regards to the liberalization of the rice market. On Sep. 18, 2014, the Korean government announced that it was planning to scrap rice import caps from next year while at the same time, setting an initial 513 percent tariff on foreign rice shipments that exceeded its annual quota of grain imports to soften the impacts ...
  • Ten Scoops for one  Bowl of Rice
    Ten Scoops for one Bowl of Rice
    According to statistics, there are 250 National Livelihood Act recipients at Hanyang University (HYU). In addition to, or aside from worrying about tuition, depending on whether a student is already eligible for scholarships or loans, many students spend a great deal of their time working to make a living while being on their own or to help out their family in some cases. I...
  • A Car Park With A Sensational Touch
    A Car Park With A Sensational Touch
    Jae-kyoung Kim (Professor, Architecture) has recently received an award in the name of Honorable Mention in product design with his project called Dobongsan Transfer Center Car Park. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize with the categories of product design, design concept, and communication design. For those interested in architecture and design, I...
  • Brain Doctor: Curing by Touching
    Brain Doctor: Curing by Touching
    Have you ever imagined yourself losing all your memories, cognition, and finally your own identity? Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause long term loss of the ability to think and reason clearly. It can be severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning. In Korea's growing elderly population, there are now one in ten who are suffering from dementia. B...
  • [Weekly Insight] The Incheon Asian Games 2014
    [Weekly Insight] The Incheon Asian Games 2014
    The Incheon Asian Games were held in Korea, from September 19 2014 to October 4, 2014; the sports arenas taking place in and around the city of Incheon. Involving around 13,000 athletes and officials, 30,000 staff members and 7000 media stations of the Olympic Council of Asia(OCA), the international sports festival aims to promote unity in Asia and bring out diversity of Asian...
  • The Era of Debate
    The Era of Debate
    From ancient Greece to the 18th century’s Age of Enlightenment, debate has been the most effective method of interactive and representational argument. It is now being conducted for educational purposes in order to encourage students to develop their ability to express their opinions rationally while listening to others’ opinions, and ultimately reinforcing their perspectives....
  • Show Me the Hanyang Festival!
    Show Me the Hanyang Festival!
    It is again festival season. Hanyang University (HYU) had decided to postpone the festival that was originally planned for May. Perhaps as a result, students who attended the festivities seemed to be more excited to be there than usual. At the festival there were beautiful lamp decorations and a large number of drinking booths. The Hanyang festival celebrated it’s opening on S...
  • A Perfect Harmony of Voices
    A Perfect Harmony of Voices
    When people think of a musical stage performance, probably what immediately comes to mind are various instruments and performers who are trained professionals. However, the musical style of a cappella requires only human voices used in harmony to create melodic sounds. A cappella started in the sixteenth century and was performed in religious venues like cathedrals. Today h...
  • The Global IT Frontier Program
    The Global IT Frontier Program
    It is often said that South Korea is an IT powerhouse. Recognizing Korea’s humble beginnings on the road to gaining this status, and in an attempt to give back to the global community, every year the National Information Society Agency (NIA) provides students with opportunities to gain experience in the global workforce and to learn about the cultures of other countries where ...
  • [Weekly insight] Going Outdoors, Enjoying Extremes
    [Weekly insight] Going Outdoors, Enjoying Extremes
    For many years, the scope of sports enjoyed by Korean citizens was rather limited to major ballsports such as soccer and baseball. Over the years however, Korea has witnessed the accession of athletes in other sports as well. Still, it has not been until fairly recently that so-called maniac sports or leisure sports, otherwise known as extreme sports, were available in Korea. ...
  • Global Lounge Supporters
    Global Lounge Supporters
    Life in Korea, as much as it may be new and exciting, could be pretty daunting if one does not speak the language fluently or is not familiar with the culture. The trouble does not end when students learn their way around wangsimni, get used to taking subways, and learn to order at restaurants and convenient stores. "Many students, even those who have studied Korean for years...
  • A Binary Life with Law and History
    A Binary Life with Law and History
    Professor Park Chanwoon is a professor of the Hanyang University (HYU) law school. He became a lawyer thirty years ago, and now specializes in human rights. Yet, Park is not only accomplished in the academics of law. Park says that he has always been interested in history. “If I did not choose to be a lawyer, I would probably be a history teacher now,” Park said. After he beca...
  • Science for the Humankind
    Science for the Humankind
    For every researchers and potential scientists, it is considered always an honor to have research published his or her thesis paper in a respected and renowned scientific journal. It is additionally gratifying to have that publication , especially if it is noted and referenced or cited from abroad because that means the work has gained international recognition. globally, gras...
  • [Weekly insight] Dance as though No Time Has Passed / Vibrant and Spirited
    [Weekly insight] Dance as though No Time Has Passed / Vibrant and Spirited
    There is probably no other more vibrant nor spiritual way to describe or experience the roughly 5000-year-long history of Korea than through Korean traditional dances. Dancing and singing have always been essential parts of Korean culture as individuals regardless of their status – from a king to farmers - pursued spirited entertainment known as heung. Korean dance is...



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