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2018-08 20

[General]Civil University Opens for the Third Time

“Universities are often referred to as ivory towers, confining all their research and knowledge to themselves,” said Park Su-mil (Center for The Education of Future Humanities), director of the Civil University. However, Hanyang University opened up its resources to Seongdong-gu for the third time on August 16th. Civil University provides lectures on various academic fields given by top professors of the university, which are open to everyone. Nam Young (Center for Creative Convergence Education) is giving his lecture, "Creativity of Science, and 'doing’ Science." The first lecture of the third Civil University was given in the Humanities Building on the 16th. The title for the third Civil University is Empathy, Communication and Humanities and it consisted of five separate lectures. The lectures covered not only subjects on liberal arts but also on science and Chinese culture. The first class was given on opening day with the title of "Creativity of Science, and ‘doing’ Science" by Nam Young (Center for Creative Convergence Education). The Civil University will continue until September 11th, having its lectures on Wednesday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., bi-weekly. One of the biggest reasons for this program is to share the university’s resources with the community. Park commented that they are doing so through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seongdong Library. The library is promoting the program to its visitors through vouchers and big placards. But it is not all about the locals. “Taking classes that are not related to one’s major can help clear the mind and give a better understand of the major,” said Park. As the lectures are open to everyone, students and faculty members are highly encouraged to take part in the class. Park Su-mil (Center for the Education of Future Humanities) director of the Civil University mentioned, "I wish to share the university's resources with the community." Park hopes that more people come to the lectures. “I myself gained some insight in liberal arts through today’s class on science,” Park smiled. There is nothing to do beforehand in order to join a class. The upcoming topics are German feminist history (8/30), The viewpoint of Chinese intellectuals looking at fall of the Joseon Dynasty (9/13), "Records of the Grand Historian" by Sima Quian (9/27), and the shrine of Confucius during the Joseon Dynasty (10/11). Those who are interested can show up to the lectures in room 205 of the Humanities building. Kim So-yun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 20

[General]Hanyang's Campus Life during Vacations

During the middle of summer vacation, Hanyang University (HYU) students can be spotted everywhere on campus. It seems that even the scorching hot summer heat cannot keep them away. Most of them are gathered in the school library and student lounges, but they're not necessarily just studying. One tired soul who has fallen alseep. Making your way up to campus slowly from HYU Station exit two, you will end up at the first engineering building. The entrance of the building may not look like much, and the hallways do not scream anything special either. However, a few steps into the building and you will arrive at a spacious student lounge with a white and wooden interior. The air conditioner is on blast, perfect for students to escape from the heat. There is also an area with thin but comfortable mattresses and colorful cushions that allow students to take naps on them. It is definitely the perfect environment for students after or during long nights on campus. The next stop was HYU's library. Apart from its neat and modern interior, the library is quite infamous for its location being on top of a steep hill. Many students moan and groan while making their way to the library, and joke about how healthy their legs will become after the hike. In this heat, normally one would think that no one would have made it there alive. However, it was surprising to see how many students were practically "living" in the library. One look around the library’s first floor lounge showed students not only studying, but also watching movies and napping. Yoon in the midst of carefully selecting a movie. Yoon Hae-min, a senior in Sociology said, “I often come here to watch animations. As a senior, I am loaded with things I need to prepare and study for, and it’s quite stressful. I think other students can agree when I say that the comfortable long sofas, a selection of movies, the library’s peace and quietness, along with the blasting air conditioner makes it the perfect spot for us students to settle in.” She later added that she hoped for a bigger selection of movies to choose from. As you walk back down the hill from the library, you may wonder what other lounges there are on campus. If you’re a female student, you will most likely enjoy the school’s lounges that are exclusively for women. There are about eight of these lounges on campus, and one of them is located on the fourth floor of the Student Union building. The lounge is open Monday to Friday from nine to five. After scanning your student ID card, you will enter a spacious and modern lounge where students can study and take naps. The lounge itself is always kept quiet and bright, creating a calm and studious atmosphere. A student touching up her makeup. Another set of perks of this lounge is that it actually has another room solely for students who want to sleep. The room is dark and cozy with soft blankets and pillows ready for tired souls. There is another room next to the "den," where students can touch up their makeup and quietly chat with their friends. The powder room has huge mirrors with comfy sofas, making whoever sits in front of them feel as if they’re getting ready to shoot a music video or two. Lee Hye-won, a sophomore medical student commented on how she comes to the lounge from time to time to study and rest. As a medical student, studying takes up a huge chunk of her day and the atmosphere here gives her true peace. “My semester has already started and our first exam is coming up next week. This place is soothing because I can just relax and not worry about other unnecessary things.” Park Joo-hyun Photos by Park Keun-hyung

2018-08 13

[General]HYU Soccer Team Trained in Croatia

Hanyang University's soccer team went to Zagreb, Croatia for its overseas training from July 9thto 24th. This was their second chance to play games with professional European soccer teams on the field, after their training in Germany two years ago. “Providing opportunities for the players to play in the best environment is how we differentiate ourselves from other schools,” mentioned the coach, Jung Jae-kwon, proudly. Coach Jung Jae-kwon is explaining how he wanted to provide opportunities for the team to have various experiences. Hanyang University's soccer team is the first in the nation to send its players abroad during the summer break. The opportunity first came when one of the players, Seo Yung-jae was scouted to Hamburger Sport-Veriene V., commonly known as Hamburger SV. It is a German soccer team playing in the second league of Bundesliga. The team invited HYU's team over, and the trip to Croatia was arranged. “German teams played the game with more attention to detail and had amazing pass plays while the Croatians were more focused on their physical plays. They play it bigger,” described Yang Jin-Mo (Sports Industry, 4thyear), the captain. Yang pointed out that as joining the European league is the dream of all soccer players, the two trips were highly inspiring for all the students. A photo of the Hanyang University soccer team, taken in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo Courtesy of Jung Jae-kwon) The HYU team had five matches on this trip, with ND Gorica, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, NK Varaždin, Slaven Belupo, and GNK Dinamo Zagreb II, all of which are professional teams playing in the first and the second leagues. The captain commented that through those matches, he gained confidence that Korean players like him can have a chance in the European league, but also felt the huge wall of genetic difference that is manifested through their physical appearances. Coach Jung added, “I thought the fastest way of learning the difference between the European players and Korean players was to gain first-hand experience. It would be way more efficient than me saying it hundreds of times.” “We don’t play to win; we play for the game,” emphasized Jung. The HYU soccer team is now ranked third in the national college soccer league. The games will resume this month and finish before school starts again. Kim So-yun Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-08 13

[General]The Raise of the Minimum Wage and a Day in the Life of Part-time Workers

Part-time jobs are, in most cases, one of the important factors that make up the life of a college student. Part-time jobs give them an opportunity to experience social networks in the workplace. Working to earn the calculated payment and getting paid the right amount is also a crucial issue for college students. Therefore, the raise in the minimum wage in 2019 is an important matter. As the increase in the minimum wage for 2019 is bringing about controversy among employees and employers, NewsHmet with Han Hyung-seo (Department of Information System, 2nd year) and Cho Ye-rin (Department of Information System, 1st year) to discuss issues regarding part-time jobs and wages. Q. Where are you currently working? Han: I am an intern in the IT/BT (Information Technology/Bio Technology department). It has been 3 weeks since I started working here. Cho: I have been working at Burger King for more than 3 months. However it’s been less than a month since I started working at this Burger King near Shindang station. Cho Ye-rin (Department of Information System, 1st year) is posing in front of the place where she spends the most time in at work at Burger King. Q. Can you describe how your work day goes? Han: I sit down at the desk in the IT/BT building at 10 a.m. Starting at 11:40 a.m., I look for research papers or do some codings. I have lunch until 1 p.m. Work ends at 6 p.m., but if there are more things left to do, I stay for an hour or more on occasion. Cho: I arrive at Burger King at 4 or 5 p.m. and go to my locker to change into my uniform. The role isn’t always fixed so I have to ask the manager which position I'll work in for the day. You get a role as a board or fry (Is this like "register" or "fryer"? I'm not sure what "board" means, and "fry" is grammatically awkward.). As a board, you make hamburgers whenever there is a new order. As a fry cook, you’re responsible for roasting meat and frying french fries. Q. Why do you have a part-time job? Han: Working as an intern at Hanyang University and especially in a field that I major in will definitely help me build my career for my future job. What I do can’t be limited to just earning money because it is closely related to what I want to do later in life. Cho: I work to earn my own pocket money. As a college student and a grown up, it isn’t easy to ask for parents’ help when it comes to spending money for my social life. Q. What is the best and the most difficult part about the work you’re currently doing? Han: Since I work in the lab, it requires using my studies and incorporating them in my work. It can be difficult because while the range of contents covered is broad, the time to study for it is limited. On the other hand, what I do now at the IT/BT is closely related to what I learn at school, so I feel that my work time is practical and useful. Cho: The difficult part about working at Burger King is that we have to stand the whole time during work, so my legs hurt a lot. It is also tough when it’s lunch or dinner time and the orders never stop. Han Hyung-seo (Department of Information System, 2nd year) is sitting in the office at the IT/BT and coding. (Photo Courtesy of Han Hyung-seo) Q. The year 2019’s minimum wage will be raised to 8,350 won. What do you think of the increase in the minimum wage next year? Do you think the amount is reasonable? Han: As for the part-time workers or students like me, I think they would appreciate the raise. More money is good. But for the employer, the raise would definitely be a burden because they could lose profits. Cho: It would become more difficult to get a part-time job for the students. Last year, I myself had to worry about getting fired from my last part-time job because of the raise in last year’s minimum wage. The raise does make workers anxious that their employer might reduce their labor force to save money. Q. What could be a peaceful way of resolving the issue of the rise in minimum wage next year? Han: The current administration increased the minimum wage without providing enough time to persuade small businesses, entrepreneurs, and employers in Korea. I believe that the government should have come up with a compromise or at least have listened to what business owners had to say. The big incerase in the minimum wage could result in losses for both parties, so the government should be more cautious when dealing with the nation’s economy and think through the effects that it may bring about. Q. Describe your part-time work in a sentence? Han: Tough but worthwhile. Cho: Once you get used to the work, it feels easier. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Hyun-soo

2018-08 13

[General]2019 Hanyang University Mock Essay

On July 21st, Hanyang University (HYU) held its second online mock essay for hopeful class of 2019 students from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Students could apply to one of the following categories: humanities, natural science, business and commerce, or language sections. HYU’s first online mock essay was held in 2015 to give equal opportunity to students who lived outside of Seoul. Three mock essays were held per year which gave more students a chance to try it out, as the registration is conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To see how efficient and effective this system is, six NewsH reporters O Chae-won (Business Major, 2nd year), Park Keun-hyung (Department of Media and Communication, 4th year), Kim Ga-eun (Department of Information System, 1st year), Kim So-yun (Department of International Studies, 3rd year), Yoo Seung-hyun (Department of Public Administration, 2nd year), and Park Joo-hyun (Sociology Major, 4th year) each took one hoping to share some of their down to earth thoughts about the mock trial. NewsH reporters (from left: O Chae-won, Yoo Seung-hyun, Park Joo-hyun, and Kim So-yun) taking the 2019 mock essay on July 21st. Q. Which section of the mock essay did you take? O Chae-won & Kim Ga-eun:We took the business and commerce section. Kim So-yun &Park Joo-hyun:We took the language section in English. Park Keun-hyung & Yoo Seung-hyun: We took the humanities section. Q. What are some of your thoughts after taking the essay? O Chae-won: Well, I heard that the mock essay level is solely based on what you learn in high school. For the business and commerce section, there’s a written essay in Korean which wasn’t that hard in my opinion, and a math question which was a bit harder than I had expected. Kim Ga-eun: The written essay question was based on AI and the fourth industrial revolution, and I really had to think carefully and lay out my thoughts in logical order. Park Keun-hyung:For the humanities section, I’m not exactly sure how well I did as I never prepared for such written exams in high school. I tried to answer the question solely by using information provided in the question. Kim So-yun:For the English section, the question was about consumer behavior. It was definitely not high-school level as I do not recall ever learning about such a thing. However, as long as you understand the question and the provided text, then I’m sure you’ll have no problem in writing a full essay. O Chae-won (College of Business) and Kim So-yun (Division of International Studies) giving an interview right after taking the exams. Q. Tell us how you approached the test. Park Keun-hyung:I just focused on using short and clear sentences without unnecessary words so that it doesn’t draw the reader’s attention elsewhere. O Chae-won: For the math questions, I tried to tackle the easier one first. I think knowing how to divide your time wisely is very important. As it was harder and took me longer to solve the math questions, I of course finished the written essay question first for efficiency. Kim So-yun: I first read the question and then read the text to solve the question. I think it was a typical HYU essay question because it asked us to link a certain term mentioned in text B with information provided in text A, then link the term in B again with a phenomenon described in text C, and to state our opinion based on the connection. It sounds very tricky, but if you read carefully and make sure to draw an outline of it before writing your essay, it won’t be a problem. Q. What do you think about HYU’s online mock essay system? Park Joo-hyun:I think it’s very convenient especially for students who live outside of Seoul or even for those living overseas. It not only gives you flexibility in location but also time as you can take the mock exam anytime between 9AM and 10PM. You still have to hand it in within an hour after you start, so you’ll still be a bit tense while taking the exam. Park Keun-hyung: I actually think that you need to know how to control that anxiety while taking an exam. Online exams are convenient but you shouldn’t get too comfortable with them. Q. Any last thoughts? Kim So-yun:When it comes to English essays, I think that unless you’re pretty much fluent in English, you should start preparing before Summer. People think it’s easier to get into HYU through essays because it has a relatively low competition rate, but that’s not true at all. O Chae-won:As someone who never prepared for essay exams before, I didn’t really know what to expect prior to taking this mock essay. I’m not bad at math at all, but I still struggled a bit while taking it. You can’t just trust your luck to get into HYU, that’s for sure. Yoo Seung-hyun: Looking back at my high school senior year, there were many ups and downs especially while preparing for university entrance exams. But after all that, living as a university student truly made up for all the hardships I went through. I wish all the seniors currently preparing for the entrance exam best of luck, and I hope to get to meet them at HYU! Park Joo-hyun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 13

[Notice]Recruiting WELCOME Hanyang Volunteers, in the 2nd semester of 2018

The ERICA Campus international team will recruit members for the WELCOME Hanyang Volunteers in the second semester of 2018. If you become a member of volunteers, you will be able to help international and Korean students from Student Welfare Center's Global Information Center on ERICA campus, for three hours every week, from September 3 to December 21. Recruitment is due on August 19. The maximum number of students to be recruited is 30, and the applicants are Korean and foreign students (including graduate students) at ERICA campus. However, freshmen and early graduates, students who are on leave, and those who are expected to graduate are excluded. English or Chinese proficiency is preferred, and former first group of WELCOME Hanyang Volunteers will be exempted from interviews when they pass the document screening process. You can apply at the online page ( For details, please call the International Team (031-400-4918) or mail ( ▲ Poster for recruiting WELCOME Hanyang Volunteers in the 2nd semester, 2018

2018-08 07

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Developing Revolutionary Energy Harvesters

As it is a global agenda to adopt a lifestyle that is more environmentally friendly, developing technology that allows eco-friendly processes and production outcomes has also shifted into focus. Professor Sung Tae-hyun's (Electrical Engineering) research on energy harvesting technology is a prime example that shines a ray of hope onto our path of sustainable development. According to research from Cambridge University, only 12 percent of electric power generated from a power plant is used, while the other 88 percent goes to waste. Consequently, "energy harvesing," the idea of saving and using the wasted energy, has become a crucial research topic for more effective and efficient use of energy generated. It would eiminate concerns about creating a completely different type of power plant or unintentionally harming the environment. "Energy harvesting technology will allow us to convert various types of wasted energy into usable energy,” said Sung. Sung Tae-hyun (Electrical Engineering) explains the different types of energy and how massive an amount of it is wasted. There are different types of convertible energies such as piezoelectric energy (electric energy created from vibration), heat energy (electric energy created from heat), and photovoltaic energy (electric energy created from lighting). Sung focused on piezoelectric and photovoltaic energy when researching energy harvesting technology. The purpose of his research was to successfully create an "energy harvestor" with a sensor that detects the different types of energy, then converts them accordingly to electric energy that is entirely usable and more environmentally friendly. “Sensor technology is actually the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution since everything is connected through internet of things (IoT). It can detect anything anywhere without limitations, and that’s what would make the energy conversion process more efficient, especially in places where all types of energy are generated.” Energy harvestors demonstrated in a smart factory (Photo courtesy of Sung) Sung is in charge of Hanyang University's (HYU's) SEED laboratory that researches energy harvesting technology. In 2011, it even broke a record for retaining the world’s best piezoelectric energy harvesting data. According to Sung, he approached the energy waste problem by first communicating with the workers in the field, detecting and redefining the problem at hand, moving on to the ideation process, creating prototypes, and then testing it out to see if it was realistically applicable and effective. Sung is now in the process of testing out the developed energy harvestors in four big industries such as LED production, smart factories (industry where the whole production process is combined with digital automation solutions), and industries where both offices and production scenes are located in the same building and power plants. “Currently, we are working on the development and commercialization of applicable IoT sensors applied to energy harvestors, but we hope to create harvestors with massive energy conversion capacity in the future. Not letting any energy go to waste is the main goal,” said Sung. Sung explains the application process of energy havestors in various industries. Behind Sung’s passionate research, there was a strong drive that was truly inspirational. “Our lab is called the SEED lab, like the seed in an apple. You may know how many seeds are generally in an apple, but you never know how many of them will actually become an apple. It is the work of a miracle, and that is the kind of miracle that our lab members wish to achieve together. I ask myself, what kind of fruit am I expecting in 10 or 20 years when I’m planting this seed? In other words, what is my goal in life that takes the form of the fruit? There are so many people that eat the seed before it grows just to fulfill their self-interest. I’d say that those people are myopic, as they may be full and satisfied for the moment, but they will not be in the future. It sure takes a long time to grow and harvest the seed, but once it grows and starts to bear fruit, a never-ending cycle begins. One seed will bear hundreds of fruits ever year. So the next question is, how will you use these fruits? For me, that’s the question of what I want to achieve in my life, and my life goal is to give back the fruits I’ve harvested to the society, and spread the happiness.” Sung talks about his beliefs and philosophy, ending with some inspirational advice for Hanyang students. “I hope that I can share this belief with the Hanyang community. I hope that we can work together to grow the seeds of Hanyang into a strong tree that will bear many fruits, and spread the miracle to the world. That being said, I would like to tell the students not to be afraid of failure, to have a life-goal that can change the world, not to be devastated from failure, to always be positive but not conceited nor arrogant, and to love challenges. Our body is systematically goal-oriented, and once we have a goal, it becomes our drive to keep going even when we are tired. On top of that, if you think that our purpose in life is for the happiness of our community, then you will become a true global leader.” Park Joo-hyun Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-08 06

[Performance]A Trophy at Last

Hanyang University (HYU) boasts many talented athletes, and the volleyball team has many of them. After many years of hard work, the university volleyball team won a trophy in this year’s Cheongyang National Volleyball Competition, defeating its rival 3 to 1 in the final play-off. The competition was held in Cheongyang-gun from July 16th to 23rd, co-hosted by the Korean University Volleyball Federation (KUVF) and Cheongyang County Volleyball Federation. Among the players, the competition is commonly referred to as "the second competition." This is because there are two competitions during each summer vacation, aside from the year-round tournament during the spring and fall semesters. HYU volleyball team was not able to make it to the final round during the "first competition." Surprisingly enough, this is what has been happening with the team for several years. Director Yang Jin-woong commented, “Although their final rank was 6th, defeating last year's champions on the way boosted the team’s ego a lot.” The team captain let the director take the credit. “The training got much more organized and made it possible to win,” smiled Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th year). Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th yr), the captain of the volleyball team, commented that he wants to make it to the play-off this year and bring home a prize on August 1st. The toughest match in the competition was the final round, where HYU met Kyunghee University. “Our players couldn’t even move their legs in the first round,” reminisced Yang. That fear did not come from the loss to Kyunghee during the home-and-away matches earlier this year, but the fact that they had never made it to the final round. But with the director’s fierce encouragement, the players were able to play as well as they had during practice. The captain also revealed a secret source of encouragement from the coach. “He promised the team two more days of vacation and 1 million won prize money. That really raised the team spirit,” laughed Ryu. Both the director and the captain showed confidence for the coming home-and-away games. Ryu emphasized that although the HYU volleyball team did not make it to the play-offs for the past four years, it seems highly possible this year. “When I was on the university volleyball team, I was proud to be part of it. I will work hard to get that glory back,” said Yang with contentment. The upcoming season starts when school starts again and runs until October. Wish the team luck! Kim So-yun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 01

[Event][Channel H] Hanyang International Summer School 2018 Graduation Ceremony

■ Date : July 27th, 2018 ■ Location : Hanyang university Olympic Gymnasium

2018-07 30

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Observation of Unique Properties of Anti-PT-Symmetric Systems

Professor Song Seok-ho (Department of Physics) has recently announced his research on the observation of an Anti-Parity-Time (APT)-Symmetric exceptional point and energy-difference conserving dynamics in electric circuit resonators. When dividing an electric circuit in half, the two parts show a symmetric stream in both time and space. This is referred to as Parity-Time (PT) Symmetry, which enables electricity to flow in the same stream in both directions inside an electric circuit. By "breaking" the unidirectional converter, the symmetric stream of the forward and backward propagation differs, and the PT-Symmetric form is broken. This picture shows the breaking of the Parity-Time (PT) - symmetric form and how the flow of light changes. By breaking the symmetric middle part, the forms of foward and backward propagation differ, which allows for the creation of diodes. (Photo courtesy of Song) Breaking the PT-Symmetric form allows for the creation of diodes which are semiconductor devices that allow electricity to flow only in one direction and prevent any form of backward propagation. Being a key element of the flow of electricity within an electric circuit, the creation of photodiodes has been a long-term goal in the field of nanophotonics. Based upon the idea of substituting electricity with light, which would allow electric devices to be used with higher speed and energy efficiency, nanophotonics have long been troubled with a loss of energy due to the absence of diodes which allow the efficient flow of energy. Thus, Song’s current research of creating diodes through the "breaking" of PT Symmetries has significance, as it may provide a foothold for the creation of photodiodes. Song has verified his research by successfully breaking symmetries within electric circuits formed with resistance-electric condensers. The experimental process was made as simple as possible based upon the professor’s belief that easy verification leads to easy commercialization. “It is the process of thinking out ideas that should be given effort, whereas the experimental process should be done with ease,” explained Song. This can be seen in the fact that only simple devices with educational purposes were used in the verification of this research. Professor Song Seok-ho shared his research philosophy of the making process which should receive the bulk of time and effort. On the other hand, he mentioned that the experimental process should be conducted as simply as possible, as simple verification leads to simple commercialization. When asked of his future plans, Song explained how he has managed to break through one mere field of nanophotonics. He also maintained that “there are so many fields to overcome. By applying concepts to each field, breaking through the current limitations of physics is my next goal.” Succeeding with the observation of anti-PT-symmetries, it does not seem like it will be long before Song provides another foothold towards a novel breakthrough in the field of nanophotonics. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Choi Min-ju