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2018-12 29

[Donation]Hanyang Alumni Volunteers delivered briquettes to low-income people in Seongdong-gu

Hanyang Harmony (the volunteer group) delivered briquettes to low-income households in Seongdong-gu, Seoul on December 15th. A total of 2,700 briquettes were delivered to 14 low-income families by approximately 100 members of the Hanyang family from students, faculty members, and alumni in Seongdong-gu (Majang-dong and Sageun-dong), where the school is located. The goods were provided with support from the Seongsu General Social Welfare Center and by voluntary donations from participants. It has been six years of Hanyang University's volunteer group giving out briquettes to low-income households in Seongdong-gu, Seoul under the philosophy of ‘love in deed and truth.’ Members of the Hanyang Harmony (the volunteer group) are posing for a photo by showing their hands used to carry briquettes. Members of the Hanyang Harmony (the volunteer group) are carrying out briquettes for low-income households in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Another photo of members of Hanyang Harmony (the volunteer group) carrying out briquettes. Members of Hanyang Harmony are standing in line to carry out briquettes. Hanyang Harmony (the volunteer group) is taking their commemorative photo on the Seoul Campus before their volunteer work begins.

2018-12 24

[General]Wrapping up Hanyang's 2018 with NewsH

2018 has been an eventful year for Hanyang University. Here will be a few of Hanyang's meaningful events in 2018, introduced by NewsH articles, with the hope that it will lay the stepping stones for a more promising 2019 to come for all Hanyang members. A year for steady growth According to the released results of JoongAng Ilbo’s ‘Comprehensive University Rankings’ both campuses of Hanyang University have managed to make the top 10, with Seoul campus coming third and ERICA campus settling as ninth. Being the first in 2015, Hanyang University is still the only university to designate both campuses within the top 10 of the Joongang Ilbo university rankings for four consecutive years. The rankings were divided into two categories of ‘Comprehensive Evaluation’, which assess all universities upon a common basis, and the ‘Department Evaluation’ that gives credit to each academic field respectively based upon the individual evaluation-index. Both Hanyang University Seoul and ERICA Campus have managed to each rank as 3rd and 9th on the 2018 JoongAng Ilbo’s ‘Comprehensive University Rankings’, being the only university to enter both of its campuses within the top 10. (Source: Joong-ang / Edit: NewsH) The Seoul Campus managed to achieve especially high results upon ‘Student Education and Achievement’ (1st), due to its high employment rates, and ‘Internationalization-related Indicators’ with the professors publishing research papers that were recognized at a global level (4th) and the well-structured education programs toward international students. The ERICA Campus also showed high points upon both criteria (6th in ‘Student Education and Achievement and 10th in Professor Research), while also displaying its strength in ‘Industry-Academic Cooperation’ in respect to its high levels of achievement within the field of industry cooperation. Already succeeding in both campuses making top 10 for four continuous years, efforts towards making it five are already under progress. (Related Article - 2018 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings: Seoul Ranked 3rd · ERICA 9th) Becoming the first East-Asian member of Ashoka U 2018 was once again a meaningful year for Hanyang in that it managed to become a member of the Ashoka U, the first within the East-Asian region. Ashoka U refers to the higher education program of Ashoka, which is an organization that promotes social entrepreneurs (Changemakers), while forming the world’s largest social innovation network. Becoming a member of the Ashoka U committee shows that Hanyang University has been recognized as a world class university that has the strength to conduct social innovative actions alongside with the existing members such as Brown University and Cornell University. (Related Article - Hanyang University, the first East Asian University selected as the 'Changemaker Campus') The 2018 Seventeen Hearts Festival was held from the November 15th to 17th for three days. The festival is a good example of how Hanyang University is promoting values of social innovation and becoming a Changemaker Campus. Hanyang University has long conducted actions of social innovation in order to become a Changemaker-Campus. It has newly created platforms for social innovation education, with the interdisciplinary major in social innovation and the new department in global socio-economic studies (Master’s degree) only being a start. The school has also recently hosted the 2018 seventeen hearts festival, which has been hosted for four consecutive years and promotes actions of social innovation, both within and outside the school campus. Now being recognized as a ‘Changemaker Campus’ on an international scale, its membership of into Ashoka U will set the grounds for Hanyang University becoming an even more active figure within the social innovation field. (Related Articles - The 2018 Seventeen Hearts Festival , The Power of Hanyang Changemakers) Significant results on State Examinations Once again Hanyang University’s College of Pharmacy has succeeded in producing successful results with showing a 100 percentage of successful applicants in the State Examination of Pharmaceutics (약사국가고시), which has been continued for five consecutive years since its first establishment in 2010. Despite its relatively short history, the College of Pharmacy has already produced around 130 pharmacists and 90 researchers within the field. Based upon such success the College has managed to rank as 91st on the ‘2018 QS World University Evaluation – Academics’. (Related Article - Let’s Explore the College of Pharmacy!) The College of Pharmacy has once again shown successful results upon the 2018 State Examination of Pharmaceutics, managing to pass all applicants since its first establishment in 2018. Even on individual levels, students of Hanyang have produced successful results on state examinations. Kim Geon-hi (Department of Economics and Finance, 1st year) has managed to pass the 2018 Civil Service Examination (행정고시), recording second seat in the serial group of financial administration. Passing the test at 23, which is considered as an early age among applicants, he was able to receive such results within two years of preparation. Two students from the School of Business, Kim Yoo-min (4th year) and Kim Ji-hoon (4th year) have succeeded in passing the 2018 35th Customs Broker Examination (관세사). The two students managed to make it within the low 6.62 percentage of successful applicants of this year’s examination. (Related Articles - Passing the Civil Service Examination , Students from the School of Business Pass the 35th Customs Broker Examination) From left, Kim Yoo-min and Kim Ji-hoon (School of Business, 4th year) are standing in front of the card that congratulates their passing of the 2018 Customs Border Examination, Kim Geon-hi (Department of Economics and Finance) is sharing his advice upon the 2018 Civils Service Examination. Acting ‘Love in Deed’ both within and outside national borders Hanyang University has long made efforts to meet up with its school motto ‘Love in Deed’, being the first Korean university to establish a ‘Social Volunteer Group’ in 1994. ‘Together-Handae (함께한대)’, is an organization that fully meets the school philosophy having conducted both voluntary actions within and outside national borders. Since 2012, Together-Handae have hosted two international voluntary programs every year, each once during the summer and winter vacation. This year the organization has practiced actions of love in Vietnam and Cambodia, completing their 11th and 12th international voluntary programs. Members of Together-Handae are participating in the '2018 Voluntary Activities for Delivering Briquettes'. This year Together-Handae has conducted actions of love both within and outside borders, fully meeting the school principle of 'Love in deed'. It is not only the international society that Together-Hande is giving focus to. The voluntary group has recently finishing its ‘Voluntary Activities for Delivering Briquettes’ and ‘Love Gimjang Sharing Event’, also managing to return its deeds towards the local community. The former successfully delivered 2700 pieces of briquettes to 14 households mainly within Majang-dong and Saguen-dong, whereas the later managed to pack 10 kilograms of Kimchi, which will be delivered to the 500 households in Seongdong-gu. Sharing love both upon a domestic and international platform, further voluntary plans for 2019 are already in progress. (Related Articles - Making the World a Warmer Place, The 2018 Love Gimjang Sharing Event) A Promising 2019 Meeting its 40th year of establishment in 2019, it seems that next year will be a busy year for Hanyang University. Alongside with the newly attending class of 2019, the school president will also be newly elected, with the current president Lee Young-moo successfully finishing his term in office. Likewise to successfully wrapping up this year, there is no doubt that all members of Hanyang will once again share their efforts, taking a further step towards their dreams, and eventually contribute to raising the name of the school and making its membership something to be proud of. Choi Seo-yong

2018-12 24

[General]What Hanyang Professors Do in Their Spare Time

Just as there are many different departments and majors at Hanyang University, there are students and professors with their individual idiosyncrasies. A hobby in one's spare time can give a hint of who they are in their personal life. What would Hanyang professors do in their spare time? We as students usually do not get to see the personal lives of our professors. This week, three professors have shared their fascinating hobbies with us. “Guitar is a seasoning” – Professor Kim Jeong-soo On the last day of every one of Professor Kim Jeong-su’s (Department of Public Administration) classes, a special performance takes place. Kim takes out his electric guitar, and soon the class is filled with a gentle tune along with the students’ enthusiastic cheers. This tradition, almost symbolic in the Department of Public Administration, had started more than 20 years ago. “I wanted to express thanks to students who took my class. Also, I happened to have my guitar in my office. That’s how it all started.” When Kim heard his students say that it does not feel like the end of the semester without his guitar performance, he replied with a proud laughter. Kim has had a strong passion in music since his youth. He fell in love with the band Queen from their debut and started playing the guitar, being especially fascinated by heavy metal. At the time, the opportunities to listen to foreign music was scarce, but Kim zealously collected the LPs of Queen and Led Zeppelin. During his freshmen year, he formed a band with his friends, and they even passed the first preliminary of the MBC Campus Song Festival, a legendary music show that has produced many famous songs. Even after becoming a professor, Kim’s affection for guitar has not ceased. “For me, guitar is a seasoning,” he said. “Too little will make life bland, and too much will remove its original taste; so I try to keep it just right.” Kim Jeong-su (Department of Public Administration) is playing his electric guitar. Kim often records his performances and uploads them on Youtube. (Photo courtesy of Kim) “Cartoon is a meal” – Professor Shin In-cheol A child who has dreamt of becoming a cartoonist or a scientist has become a cartoon-drawing-scientist. As a kid, Professor Shin In-cheol (Department of Life Science) grew up with comic books always held in his hands. His favorite cartoon in his childhood, ‘Kangtawoo’ is still displayed on the shelf in his office, and even now, he buys about a hundred comic books a year, proving to be a true fan of the world of comics. Shin says that even after becoming a scientist, he still had lingering attachment for cartoons. Then one day, he noticed that students paid more attention and remembered better whenever he drew simple cartoons during the lectures. That is why he started on a new journey as a catoonist-slash-scientist. From 2015 to 2017, he published three comic books for the ‘Cartoon College Series,’ explaining the difficult concepts of biology with easy and fun cartoons. The books were of great help to many students, with two of his books being selected as ‘Sejong Books’ through a competition of 15 to 1, while another book was translated and published on Amazon, ranking in the top five percent in sales. Shin commented that he will always be dedicated to his hobby of drawing cartoons. “Comics, Art, and music: these are like meals. We simply can’t live without them.” Shin In-cheol (Department of Life Science) grew his dream of becoming a cartoonist as a child by reading 'Kangtawoo' by Lee Jung-moon. Shin's drawing book. (Photo courtesy of Yonhap) “Wine is communication” – Professor Boo Je-man Students of Professor Boo Je-man’s (Division of Business Administration) classes get special treats before the end of each semesters. As Boo brings in his chosen wines, they all sit around with wine glasses and prick up their ears to listen to his instructions on the proper wine etiquettes, and enjoy the golden opportunity. Boo became fascinated by wine’s elegance after seeing scholars explain about wines at various societies. Since then, he has attended wine academies and studied books and has even created a wine cellar at home. “I once tried to make an entire room into a cellar. Unfortunately, my family did not approve,” he chuckled. Still, Boo constantly collects five to six wine bottles a month, and from time to time, invites students over to throw a wine party. Although wine is becoming more and more popular, Boo says he first planned the special wine session because he realized that not many people are aware of the proper etiquette for enjoying wine. Luckily, this special lecture has gained immense love from his students. At first, it was held only in one class, but students from other classes requested it as well, and now, more and more are eagerly looking forward to the session. "For me, wine is a strong tool for communicating with people,” added Boo. “Plus, you can act knowledgeable at Christmas dinner parties by explaining about wines; so why not?” Professor Boo Je-man's (Division of Business Administration) hobby is to study and drink wine. Boo holds a special wine lecture towards the end of the semester for students in his class. Boo demonstrates wine etiquette for his students during the special wine lecture. (Photo courtesy of Boo) Lim Ji-woo Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-12 24

[General]Do You Know Alphaca Studio?

At the ERICA Campus of Hanyang University, there are some students who are working hard to create new content out through the means of YouTube. From April of 2018, Alphaca Studio, which is run by Kim Min-ji (Department of Culture Content, ERICA Campus, 4th year) and students mostly from the Department of Culture Content, have been uploading content that viewers can relate to. So why is it called, “Alphaca Studio”? The term ‘alpha’ has its roots in Greek and implies the beginning or first and is used to mean a new start toward the society. Alphaca Studio on YouTube and their character logo (Photo courtesy of Alphaca Studio) Alphaca Studio began by creating an SNS-based ‘snack contents’ which is a newly coined term that means content that viewers can enjoy as snacks, usually short and light-weight. Their target audience ranges from age 18 to 26, and they are currently and actively creating new content weekly with the keyword being “sympathy.” Currently there are 10 staff members of Alphaca Studio with each assigned roles, but the number can be flexible. In the beginning, they recruited new members whenever new content was open; whereas now, they gather new members seasonally, either on term-time or on vacation. Filming is in process for the Alphaca Studio team. (Photo courtesy of Kim) At present, there are only team leaders and no team members. From planning, public relations, editing, and directing, team leaders take part in a planning conference to think of fun content for new videos. Then, depending on the content of the video, they upload a form asking for personal stories. The writer writes the script and uploads it on the group chat from which the director then finishes the continuity, also known as shooting the script. Then they distribute the roles to actors and begin the filming process. A newly finished video is uploaded once a week. Alphaca Studio usually film in the me-media studio at the International Culture Building of ERICA Campus, but for the web drama content that they created, they needed a bar as a background. They ended up using ‘daldal pocha’ as a background for creating their web dramas, and ‘daldal pocha’ promoted the videos by uploading them on their social media. The actors and people on screen are students from the Department of Culture Content, people recruited through an uploaded SNS form, or acquaintances of staff. “We consider our viewers' reactions and choose content accordingly and realistically in terms that we can create,” Kim Min-ji (Department of Culture Content, ERICA campus, 4th year). Kim personally has deep interest in making videos and new content. She always felt the lack of a stable channel to deliver creative content, especially when students from the Department of Culture Content have the ability to plan, film and edit. She viewed the process of learning how new content is made and distributed as important and wanted her peers to experience the process as well. “We have many planning projects at our department, and I felt sorry for all the great creations that students thought of that were thrown out without being utilized and developed. That was one of the major reasons why I made a Youtube channel," said Kim, the creator of Alphaca Studio. Editing is often the most important part of creating a video, and Kim, the chief editor of Alphaca Studio, said that she focuses on quality and humor the most while editing. She says that people quickly skip through or stop watching a video when it becomes boring or dull. Humor is indispensable in order to keep up the tension and keep the viewers on board. Before filming their web dramas, they made videos that those on camera had much talking to do. Talking videos are difficult to edit, according to the chief editor, because it must contain the whole question and the answers in complete sentences in order to make sense for the viewers. These types of videos relied too much on the capability of the emcee, which made the Alphaca Studio strive for more short videos which they could plan ahead more than the talking videos. The filming time, accordingly, has shortened to about one hour or one and a half as well. The Alphaca Studio makes video content like web dramas, story telling of strangers' real stories called 'ssul,' tips for travel, and relatable videos regarding life in general for youth. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Alphaca Studio’s immediate goal is to create profit. The founder and chief editor, Kim Min-ji stressed how she wished that they can someday write on their resumes about how they earned profit through creating their own content on Youtube. For future video uploads, Kim expressed her wish for wanting to make more web dramas. She went on to say that the team wants to create videos that communicate with the audience as well as videos that reflect the comments and reactions from the audience. Kim Hyun-soo Photo by Lee Jin-myung

2018-12 18

[General]HYU Hidden Family

Most people easily remember impressive things or an event that particularly interests them. This natural tendency may not necessarily apply to someone or something that happens behind the scenes or in our daily lives. Only when you stop to think about it can you truly acknowledge and appreciate the value of the things that seemed miniscule before. As the year 2018 slowly comes to an end, perhaps it is about time we take a moment and reflect on the things that have been overlooked. "Guards never smile on duty," said Yoon Myung-chul, a security guard of the International Building. Yoon gave a smile after the photo was taken. Walking around the HYU campus, it is not hard to spot campus security guards. They are always in and out of buildings regardless of the weather. Even in the cold where any of your exposed body parts will surely freeze and fall off, they would be there like a stout pillar making sure that things around the campus are in order. Yoon Myoung-chul, a security guard on duty is no exception. “I started working as a security guard since 2015. What I love the most about working at Hanyang University is that I can communicate with students and professors. I even have a special bond with one of the students here. We respect and appreciate each other, and he treats me like his own father. I have about seven posts that I patrol everyday. I patrol about four times a day with a few hours of rest in between, so it doesn’t tire me out at all. I hope I can work here as long as I can until it is time for me to retire,” said Yoon. Park Ok-ja, the ERICA Campus hair dresser, smiles as she gets ready to give a hair cut. While aimlessly wondering around the campus and admiring the lion statue adorned with Christmas ornaments, we ran into a group of students in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). We were then directed to a small salon located in the very corner of the Student Union Building. Park Ok-ja, the ERICA Campus hair dresser greeted us with the warmest smile. “I’ve been working in this small hair salon since the early 90s. My aunt used to own this place, and now I work here alone. It’s a small place and since it’s on campus, cheap haircut prices are expected. For my dear ROTC students, they come here so often that I cut their hair for 5,000 won. Otherwise, it’s 7,000 per cut. My regular customers are like my family. I love the students here and admire their youth and bubbliness,” said Park. Even with the long working hours from nine to seven everyday, Park seemed to be full of energy that would brighten up anyone walking into the shop. Kim Young-keun, an ERICA Campus shuttle bus driver, is making sure that the students get on the bus safely. Over at the ERICA campus, anybody taking their first step onto the school grounds would realize the importance of the campus shuttle bus drivers. With vast ground to cover, it would be a war against time without the shuttles, especially when there is a 9am class to attend. Kim Young-keun, one of the ERICA Campus shuttle drivers said, "all of us drivers have been working here for over seven years. We all wake up at dawn to get ready for our shifts. We receive our daily safety education and then hurry off to work. Some students need to catch their 9am class, you know? I just hope the students don't get on the bus while looking at their phones. It’s dangerous, and we just want them to be safe and sound. That’s our goal.” Jang Yong-jin, the owner of the shoe repair shop on the ERICA Campus Getting off the ERICA Campus shuttle is a small shoe repair shop. Jang Yong-jin, the shop owner, was busily repairing a student's shoes. “I’ve been working here for 16 years from 9am to 7:30pm. It’s a shoe repair shop, but I also fix keys, boots, bikes and so on. Most students come here to fix their bikes, so some call my shop the “bike house.” I feel proud when students visit my shop to ask me for help with fixing things. Some even drop by on their graduation day to say thank you. One time, a student dropped by on his way to a job interview. He said he feels lucky whenever he cleans his boots here. The next time he visited me, he said he got the job.” Whether it is HYU Seoul or the ERICA Campus, they both have something in common: hidden school members full of love for the students. Though their presence may not be prominent, it seems that it was because of their love and unconditional support that the students can truly enjoy their campus life. Park Joo-hyun Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-12 17

[General]Actualizing "Love in Deed and Truth" Through Warm Meals

On December 13th of 2018, the Hanyang University Professor Alumni Association held a warm meal-providing event for 600 Seoul campus students on December 13th and another event for 400 ERICA campus students on December 12th. The meal vouchers were distributed in the College of Human Ecology building on the Seoul campus and the student cafeteria on the ERICA campus. With 540 Hanyang University professors as members of the alumni, the professors contributed to forming this event in order to provide warm meals to students during the final exam period. (From left third) President of Hanyang University Lee Young-moo, President of the Hanyang University Professor Alumni Association, Professor Han Joong-soo (Department of Medicine), and Professor Om Ae-son (Department of Food and Nutrition) are posing for a photo with Hanyang University students during the event. The main purpose of the Hanyang University Professor Alumni Association is to bring about Hanyang University professors who are also the alumni of the school and effectively contribute to the university as a whole as well as to their “hubaes,” otherwise known as juniors. According to the current president of the association, Professor Han Joong-soo (Department of Medicine), also an alumnus that entered the university in 1977, the event was carried out in the form of a volunteer activity in order to provide warm meals to fellow students during the final exam period. “The alumni committee hopes to take this event as a momentum for many more meal-providing events to come,” said Han. Professor Han Joong-soo (Department of Medicine) is giving out vouchers to Hanyang University students on the first floor of the College of Human Ecology building. On the Seoul Campus, students started lining up before 5pm in order to receive their meal vouchers. Among the hundreds of students who received meals, Song Yong-min (Department of Mathematics, 1st year) stated that he hopes to emulate the virtuous actions of the Hanyang University alumni professors in the future. In addition, Lee Jun-ho (Department of Pre-Medicine, 2nd year) came to know of the event during Professor Han’s class. Lee maintained that he was thankful for this meal-providing event during the final exam preparation period. In addition, Oh Yoo-min (Department of Nursing, 2nd year) said, “just as the founding philosophy of Hanyang University, “Love in Truth and in Deed” implies, I was able to feel the effort that the senior professors put into taking care of us, hubaes (juniors). I hope to be able to contribute similarly to the school in the future as well.” Students enjoying their provided meals. (Left) Jung Yoo-eun (Department of Pre-Medicine, 2nd year) and (right) Lee Jun-ho (Department of Pre-Medicine, 2nd year) stated that they were thankful for this event ans hope to be able to contribute to their future hubaes (juniors) in the future as well. When asked what some of the future plans of the Hanyang University Professor Alumni Associations were, Han replied that based on this first volunteer activity for the students, the committee hopes to provide warm meals continuously in the future. Although there were some difficulties regarding the promotion of the event, the university assisted in publicizing it beforehand through the university website and through text messages to students. The efforts and planning by both the professor alumni association and the university resulted in a successful, loving event. Seok Ga-ram Photos by Park Guen-hyung

2018-12 17

[General]Making the World a Warmer Place

On December 15th, 2018, the 6th Voluntary Activities for Delivering Briquettes was hosted by Hamkye-Handae (함께한대), a social volunteering group of Hanyang University. Throughout the day, around 100 participants delivered 2700 pieces of briquettes to 14 houses across the areas of Sageun-dong, Majang-dong, and Cheonggyecheon-ro. The participants receive gloves and aprons for the voluntary program on December 15th, 2018. Participants were divided into three groups, each targeting Sageun-dong, Majang-dong, and Cheonggyecheon-ro. After an opening speech by Professor Kim Yong-soo (Department of Nuclear Engineering), the Executive Director of Hankye-Handae, the participants were divided into three groups, each handling one of the areas stated above. The participants mainly consisted of those from the ‘Seong-su Social Welfare Center,’ ‘Hamkye-Handae S’ (The graduates of Hamkye-Handae), ‘Baepul’ (The 106th Student Council of the Graduate School of Engineering), the students from the Graduate School of International Tourism, and the family members of the Hanyang University faculty. According to Kim, the delivery program first started in 2006, targeting the households within the Seong-dong district, which at the time were more than 200 houses that used briquettes. After going on for two years, the delivery program came to a halt in 2012, only later to be revived alongside the opening of Hamkye-Handae. Kim also explained how the scale of the program has been reduced compared to the former years due in part to the number of households using briquettes that have been showing a sharp decline. Kim mentioned in his opening speech that “the delivery program will be continued until there is at least one household that uses briquettes.” Kim demonstrated his strong enthusiasm towards the voluntary program. In addition to briquettes, Hamkye-Handae has also delivered items such as blankets to senior citizens living alone, which was managed through fund-raising projects. As for any last words, Kim shared his hope that Hanyang University students will become more prominent figures that will come together to embrace the local society, and that they are always welcomed to participate in these voluntary programs. During the opening speech, Professor Kim Yong-soo (Department of Nuclear Engineering), the Executive Director of Hamkye-Handae (함께한대) is reciting a poem titled, 'Asking You (너에게 묻는다)' by the poet Ahn Do-hyun. The Delivery Program (Sageun-dong) After an opening ceremony, the participants each went to their designated areas, with the News H reporting team being appointed to the Sageun-dong team, which was responsible for delivering 1200 pieces of briquettes to six households within the area. Despite the members greatly varying, they all worked together, cooperating in order to provide a warmer winter for the elder citizens within the Sageun district. Shin Seok-ho (Department of Electrical Bio-Engineering, '85) is teaching a NewsH Reporter, Choi Seo-yong how to deliver briquettes in a safe way. According to Shin, it was his fourth participation in this delivery program. According to Shin Seok-ho (Department of Electrical Bio-Engineering, '85), a member of Hamkye-Handae S, it was the coldest day out of his fourth participation in this delivery program. Based upon his past experience, he mentioned the importance of the role of piling up the briquettes in a safe manner within the households of the elderly. Three students from Hanyang Middle-School, Kim Hae-chan, Kim Li-an, and Yu Sung-chen (3rd year) also took place in the delivery program. Participating due to the recommendations of their parents and friends, the three students showed their happiness towards being able to help others in need, despite the work being hard and held early in the morning. Three students from Hanyang Middle School, Kim Hae-chan, Kim Li-an, and Yu Sung-chen (3rd year, from left) are showing their dusty hands during the delivery program. A participant is looking contently towards a seven year old boy who is the son of a faculty member of Hanyang University and a participant in the delivery program. Choi Soo-in (School of Business, '15) mentioned how the work was harder than expected, yet meaningful in that she was able to acknowledge the fact that there are still households that use briquettes. She also commented that the program recalled her memories of living in Sageun-dong during her school years and how she was happy to do something worthwhile for her local society. Kim Su-jin, the director of today’s program, explained how the program was designed to let the participants have an opportunity to acknowledge that not everyone is living within a comfortable environment, such as being equipped with electronic boilers. Although the program does deliver briquettes in person, Kim went on to explain that even after today, acknowledging the simple fact that there are people in need around us would be a great help to them. In her first year with 'Hamkye-Handae,' Choi Soo-in (School of Business, '15) said that she was happy to do good deeds with good people. Kim Su-jin, the director of the delivery program, is being passed a briquette by another participant. Kim hopes that this delivery program raises the awareness of those in need within our local society. “I know that it takes a lot of courage to participate, especially at such an early time in the morning. However, there are things that you cannot feel or learn without actually experiencing it yourself,” maintained Kim when asked for advice towards potential participants in the future. She also added that simply devoting one day can be of much more help than one can imagine. She also showed her hope that more participants can get together in serving their local community. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-12 17

[Academics]Fear Not English Writing; Use Translation

Learning a second language is laborious as one can recall the horrors of attempting to write for the first time using the foreign language. Out of the four skills of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), writing skills are thought of as the most difficult to master. That is why most English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes leave out the writing until the last. Nevertheless, Professor Lee Mun-woo (Department of English Language Education) argues that no exposure to writing at the early stage merely indicates that the hardest task is procrastinated to the later stage. “I figured that, instead, we should allow the beginners to face the writing but with little help from their first language.” In her paper, ‘Translation revisited for low-proficiency EFL writers,’ Lee proposes a case for a successful method in teaching EFL writing: namely, a translation method. Professor Lee Mun-woo (Department of English Language Education) aims to develop an EFL education model specific for Korean teachers and students. Lee held a three-semesters-long action research, personally teaching thirteen middle and high school students, all of whom had very low levels of English proficiency. “By low-proficiency, I mean that some students could barely read and write in English,” she recalled. At first, students were told to create their own stories, written in Korean. Those were then translated into English by the students themselves. Initially, they were not allowed to use their dictionaries. “It was a very difficult process. Students would write ‘I…’ and nothing more came out.” After that, they were allowed to discuss in groups. Although none had a sufficient knowledge of English, some unexpectedly accurate suggestions emerged from time to time. On the last stage, they completed their writings with the peers' feedback and the one-to-one writing conference with the teacher. Lee analyzed the collected data, her notes, and the students’ written pieces. The outcome was significant. “The participating students showed clear improvements in both their confidence and their actual capacity for English writing,” remarked Lee. Students, who at the start stopped at inserting English words into the slots of the corresponding Korean words, started to be aware of the change in verb tenses, the English word order, and even of the appropriate uses of the ing-verb form and to-verb form. "I wish my beloved students would grow up to be ones that are recognized for their ability and loved for their personality." Lee clearly remembers the simultaneously growing confidence of her students. They often said, "I was afraid of English writing before – now, I feel like I can manage. I’m not scared anymore." She projects that the translation method could bring about a meaningful effect, especially in the English classrooms in Korea. For this, a follow-up study is being conducted; this time, however, the study will target students at a higher English proficiency. Lee says her aim is to build an EFL education model for Koreans. “Although having English-proficiency is important in Korean, most Korean EFL classes do not have a teaching method specifically adjusted for Korean students. Thus, many Koreans are troubled with learning. This study is meaningful in that it sets the first stepping stone toward developing a Korean-specific EFL teaching method, especially for those who are the most marginalized inside the classes.” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-12 10

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Key to Possibly a New Generation of Batteries

Phones, laptops, cars, and many other daily necessities that we use are run by batteries. Batteries are something we need and can be obtained easily in any stores, but how much do we actually know about the basic principles of batteries, and what goes on behind the doors of the labs that research and experiment these must-haves? After numerous trial and error, Professor Sun Yang-kook (Department of Energy Engineering) and Dr. Hwang Jang-yeon's (Department of Energy Engineering) paper on the “Development of P3-K0.69CrO2 as an Ultra-High-Performance Cathode Material for K-ion Batteries” marks a huge milestone in the research field of batteries. The principle of batteries (Photo courtesy of A battery has three parts with different charges called a cathode (positive terminal) and an anode (negative terminal) on each side of the battery and an electrolyte in the middle. When either end of the battery is hooked up to an electrical circuit and the battery is turned on, the chemical reactions in the battery cause a build-up of electrons at the anode, after which, some of them flow through the electrical circuit into the cathode. Meanwhile, the ions in the anode travel across the electrolyte into the cathode. This process can be reversed, and this is how you charge and recharge your battery. The process of charging something with your battery and then recharging your battery is called a cycle. When cycles repeat, the electrochemical processes change the chemicals in both the cathode and the anode, eventually burning them out. This is why a battery has a limited lifespan. The current commercial rechargeable batteries that one can commonly see in any phones or cars are lithium-ion batteries. According to Sun, there has been a boom in sodium-ion and potassium-ion batteries as a possible substitute for lithium-ion batteries since 2010. “It’s because sodium (Na) and potassium (K) are more abundant, and, therefore, low in cost. The better accessibility and availability make them a better candidate in case lithium-ion batteries need to be replaced in the future,” said Sun. Although the mechanisms of sodium-ion and potassium-ion batteries are similar to that of lithium-ion batteries, there have been major difficulties hindering the commercialization of these batteries. Lithium (Li), sodium (Na) and Potassium (K) are in Group 1 of the periodic table. (Photo courtesy of BBC) Some of the difficulties come from sodium and potassium being highly reactive to oxygen and water. Based on the periodic table, reactivity increases as you go down the group as the size of the ions increase. That is why sodium (Na) is more reactive than lithium (Li), and potassium (K) is more reactive than sodium (Na). Principally, because there was a lack of appropriate equipment that could foster the experiments of such highly reactive materials, it was only last year that research on potassium-ion batteries was revisited. “The size of potassium-ions are very big, so it’s hard for them to slip into the cathode part of the battery that is optimized for lithium-ions as much as they can. This means that this battery will not be efficient enough and die out quicker than lithium-ion-charged batteries,” said Sun. This was the beginning of his research on potassium-ion batteries. According to computer simulations, it seemed theoretically possible to overcome such problems. However, Sun was the first to successfully realize this theory by finding the right balance of electrodes with potassium, chromium (a transition metal that makes the transition of the ions and electrons possible in a battery, also used in lithium-ion batteries), and oxygen. “In the case of lithium-ion batteries, about 100 cycles of charging and recharging was possible, whereas sodium and potassium-ion batteries could produce around 30 cycles. In order to carry out research on potassium-ion batteries, it was important not to have it exposed as it would easily react with air and water, contaminating the experiment. This is why we created a “cell” that created an optimal, no air and no water environment,” said Sun. Sun explaining the findings of the P3-K0.69CrO2 (Photo courtesy of Sun) After numerous trial and error, Sun was able to find the right balance between the amount of potassium (K) and chromium (Cr) needed to become a stable battery. P3-K0.69CrO2 shows that for a potassium-ion battery to be stable and work as a battery, there needs to be a ratio of 0.69 potassium, 1 chromium, and 2 oxygen. In the case of lithium-ion batteries, there needs to be a ratio of 1 lithium and 1 chromium to work as a full battery. “Then we put sodium in the cathode and potassium in the anode. Because sodium is smaller in size than potassium, more of the sodium can be stored into the potassium anode when charging, while the bigger potassium would help keep the battery charged. After 300 cycles of experimenting, we found the optimal balance,” said Sun. With this right balance, Sun was able to create a potassium-ion battery that is usable for 1000 cycles. Sun wishes to continue his study on potassium-ion batteries until he develops an electrode solely for potassium-ions. “Although I was able to get the number of cycles up, it is still less efficient than lithium-ion batteries. I hope that in the future potassium-ion batteries can also become commercialized, as it is a much more affordable and abundant option than lithium.” Park Joo-hyun

2018-12 10

[General]Students Promoting Traditional Activities

Among the numerous social clubs from various fields in Hanyang University, there are some with the purpose of promoting Korean traditional activities. This week, News H met three presidents of such a club: Choi Si-young (Department of Chemical Engineering, 4th year) of Shim-gung-hwe, Ahn Yong-hoon (Division of Material Science and Engineering, 2nd year) of Bun-puli, and Kim Tae-hee (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 1st year) and Kim Rok-hee (Department of Bio-Engineering, 2nd year) of Gum-woo-hwe. Introducing the clubs Shim-gung-hwe (Choi): I am the current president of Shim-gung-hwe, which is the social club that promotes guk-gung, the Korean traditional form of archery which focuses on shooting arrows through mental concentration. In this sense, guk-gung greatly helps practicing the mind and on concentration skills. Additionally, as guk-gung requires the use of the shoulder and back muscles, it is beneficial for posture correction. First starting as a small club of Galmuri, the social club that promotes Korean traditional martial arts, Shim-gung-hwe gained its stance as an independent social group in 2012. With around 21 active undergraduate members including 35 graduates, Shim-gung-hwe has formed a close relation between its seniors and juniors. Choi Si-young (Department of Chemical Engineering, 4th year), the president of Shim-gung-hwe, is introducing the social club and how guk-gung, the Korean form of archery, is benefical for the training of the mind and posture correction. Bun-puli (Ahn): We use the term dumok, which means leader in Korean, when referring to the president. Although Bun-puli, mainly focuses on promoting activities related to pungmul, a form of Korean traditional percussion music, it also puts a large importance on building strong relations between its members. This is because pungmul does not use musical cords, but rather focuses upon the sounds that the percussion instruments harmonize together. The more people participate the more colorful the sound becomes, which allows everyone to gather together while sharing their moments of enjoyment. Being over 30 years since its first establishment, Bun-puli is one of the three social groups that form the Patriotic Pungmul Alliance, alongside with the Hanyangdal of the College of Natural Sciences, and Gaenalnalri of the Division of Architectural Engineering. Ahn Yong-hoon (Division of Material Science and Engineering, 2nd year), the president of Bun-puli, is explaining about the Patriotic Pungmul Alliance, which consists of three social groups within Hanyang University: Bun-puli, Hanyangdal, and Gaenalnalri. Gum-woo-hwe (Kim Tae-hee and Kim Rok-hee): We are each the president and vice president of the 54th class of Gum-woo-hwe, the social group that promotes kendo (traditional Japanese martial art). Although kendo does have its origins in Japan, it is a traditional sport that has not only been enjoyed by the Japanese, but also embedded in the Korean culture for a significant amount of time. As all members have a strong passion towards the sport, we gather anytime possible throughout the week. We have both fencing and shower facilities prepared on the sixth floor of the Student Union building, which allows the members to freely practice without any concern. Kim Tae-hee (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 1st year) and Kim Rok-hee (Department of Bio-Engineering, 2nd year), the president and vice-president of ‘Gum-woo-hwe’ from left, are explaining how they were first attracted to the courteristic characters of kendo. Main Activities Shim-gung-hwe (Choi): We meet once a week for regular lessons which are held at the Salgoji archery field in Gunja city. Taught by a professional instructor, the members are given coaching on their shooting and posture. Being a member of the ‘Seoul Gukgung Alliance,' consisting of the social groups within the universities located in Seoul, various interactive activities are also prepared. We also participate in competitions such as the national competition hosted by the Korean Military Academy, producing successful results. As for promoting guk-gung, international exchanges with Chinese universities are in progress, alongside opening a booth every year during the school festival, which provides the experience of guk-gung towards Hanyang students. Under the coaching of Choi, News H reporters Choi Seo-yong and Kim Ga-eun are trying guk-gung. Bun-puli (Ahn): Every Monday of the week is a time for all members of Bun-puli to gather together and share their everyday lives with each other in order to build a stronger relationship. As for Thursdays, classes related to pungmul are prepared for the members. In order to learn more deeply, the members go to ‘passing down sessions,' with pungmul social groups from other schools. Regular performances are held in the form of goot, a Korean form of exorcism that promotes the good and stops the evil. The most famous are the Jip-shin-balb-gi, meaning 'stepping on the ground and preventing the evil from coming up,’ which is held in alliance with the stores in Wangsimni, and the ‘Autumn Goot,’ which promotes the goodness around the campus of Hanyang University. Bun-Puli is preparing the 'Autumn Goot' (top row) and the Jip-sin-balb-gi in order to keep away the evil and promote the good within Wangsimni and Hanyang campus. (Photo courtesy of Ahn) Gum-woo-hwe (Kim Tae-hui and Kim Rok-hee): Rather than having regular sessions, meetings are held by the possible members on a free basis. Still, members meet more than three times a week for more than two hours each meeting. Having a professional director, the members are given close lessons upon important factors such as strokes and posture. There are two competitions held by the ‘Seoul Universities Alliance’ with each held in spring and autumn. Gum-woo-hwe has shown positive results in such competitions with Kim Tae-he winning the silver medal in this year’s autumn competition. Various exchange programs are also in progress with other universities including the Korea Military Academy and Seoul National University of Science and Technology. The members of Gum-woo-hwe are competing against each other in a kendo training session with full gear on at the kendo facilities of the group. Kim is adjusting the posture of a member of Gum-woo-hwe. Additional Comments Shim-gung-hwe (Choi): With guk-gung being introduced through various forms in the media, it is gaining more interest, yet many do not know where and how to practice this particular martial art. Even if you do find an archery field, you are not allowed to shoot until you fulfill a certain period of practice. Yet, by joining Shim-gung-hwe, you are open to more chances of practicing guk-gung, alongside close training and other related activities. Bun-puli (Ahn): Most performances prepared by Bun-puli are prepared for a good purpose by driving out the evil and bringing in the good, mostly targeted towards students of Hanyang and the residents of Wangsimni. The preparations require a long time and effort and can become even more colorful if given the positive interests of the surrounding people. As they are mostly done for a good cause rather than to simply view them as something that is noisy, we hope that people can view the performances as something that is fun and share in the enjoyment. Gum-woo-hwe (Kim Tae-hui and Kim Rok-hee): Gum-woo-hwe consists of people who are all simply passionate in kendo. We do not have a strict rank of order but rather a family-like atmosphere. The age difference varies greatly, even with graduate students newly joining the club. The best part is that Gum-woo-hwe lends the gear needed in practicing kendo for free to its members with no time limits. Open at all times, we hope that those who have an interest come and join Gum-woo-hwe, which is located on the fifth floor of Hanyang Plaza. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Lee Jin-myung