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2018-08 06

[Student]Receiving the Best Student Paper Award: First Prize

Four of the juniors from the Department of English Language and Literature, Kim Su-bin, Kang Na-rim, Park Su-bin, and Lee Kyu-won, received the Best Student Paper Award: First Prize from the academic competition recently held by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) on the 12th of May. The competition had the main theme of presenting a paper on any aspect of American society. The four students focused their paper upon how sex education is taught in American schools, and compared the relatively progressive programs to the relatively conservative ones. For the conservative side, Park and Lee targeted Mississippi and Texas, respectively, while Kim and Kang concentrated on Massachusetts and California for the progressive side. Interesting differences were found between the conservative and progressive states. Mississippi and Texas, the conservative side, focused their sex education upon self-control and moderation rather than on contraceptive methods. According to Park, it seemed as if the politicians from the conservative states were sensitive to the topic and found it uncomfortable to set a curriculum for the subject. On the other hand, Massachusetts and California were much more open to providing detailed sex education to school students. Rather than preaching to students to simply remain abstinent, the two states focused on teaching students how to have a healthier sex life. Taking a step further, some schools in Massachusetts not only taught methods of contraception but also provided birth-control tools to students. Such differences led the four students to conclude that educational curriculums should be free from political bias and become more unified within the American society. (From left) Park Su-bin, Lee Su-bin, and Lee Kyu-won (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year) shared their experience of recieving the Best Student Paper Award at the academic competition held by the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK). They stressed the importance of selecting a theme interesting to both the writer and readers. It was Professor Lee Hyung-seob (Department of English Language and Literature) who first suggested the students participate in this competition. Once they started their research, the four students received only minimal help from the professor. This allowed the students to have higher levels of responsibility and devotion towards their research. “When sharing our work at the actual competition, it seemed as if the other teams had actually received help from professionals. Conducting the whole paper through our own strength allowed us to become more proud of our results,” stated Kim. When asked to give advice to those who are interested in academic competitions, Lee and Kim emphasized the importance of setting an interest theme, as continuous interest in the subject is the key to producing better results. Park also mentioned good teamwork, which requires a lot of responsibility. At last, the four students concordantly said their dedication to the research was the key factor that bore such a positive result. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 06

[Student]Passing the 34th Legislative Examination

There are many backbreaking exams that are difficult to pass in Korea, and one of the most notorious and competitive ones is the Legislative Examination (입법고시). Recording a passing rate of 352 to 1 in 2016, the exam seems challenging, if not impossible. On August 2, 2018, News H met with Shin Hong-cheol (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) who passed the 34th Legislative Examination. Shin Hong-cheol (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) seemed lighthearted and humorous throughout the interview. There are three different paths available for the legislative examination: general administrative official, law official, and finance and economy official. “I chose to try out for the general administrative official because I was always interested in the rights of minorities in society. A policy can be made only when basic human rights have a legal basis. I became interested in the legislative examination when I decided I wanted to support creating that legal basis of the fundamental rights,” Shin said. The first exam consists of the Public Service Aptitude Test (PSAT) and an English test which can be replaced by scores of official English tests. The biggest help that Shin received was from a study group formed in Hanyang University. The group was formed a month before the examination, meeting every single day from morning until night. The second part of the exam was a written essay test of five subjects. At school, the schedule is based on that of private educational institutes. In private institutes, it takes three months to have one rotation of studying the five subjects. They perform about three to four rotations in general. However, Shin thought that economics and administrative law were the two most important subjects, so he prepared for them every single day. He chose what he wanted to study later on, after the two crucial subjects were covered. “The rotation method that the private institutions and the school use is inefficient in my opinion, because they finish one subject after the other. You get tested for all five subjects. It is important that you don’t forget the previous subject that you studied,” said Shin. The final part of the legislative examination was the interview. One advantage at this point is that there are not many people competing, as most did not make it through the two prior tests. In addition, the interview groups are announced beforehand, which makes it easier to focus on practice interviews. The hardest part for Shin when preparing for the exam was his uncertainty about the future. There is only one chance a year open to participants, which makes it different from the regular path of finding employment. To overcome this uncertainty, Shin, who lived in the school dormitory, depended on his roommates. They cheered each other up by always preparing a nice, fulfilling meal together. “I believe that any kind of examination is an impartial system that allows you to be assessed on your ability and effort.” “Any kind of examination brings uncertainty. This is especially true when you are studying instead of preparing for finding a position like everyone else, so it is easy to get anxious which can get in the way of your studies. I received much help from the study groups of Hanyang University, and I believe that there are many great groups available for all kinds of exams. Also, the school provides us with online lectures that are much cheaper than those available at private institutes. I hope those preparing for an exam take full advantage of the benefits and support that the school offers.” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-07 30

[Student]Samer Samhoun, a Young "Korean" Entrepreneur and Consultant

All those who watched the Korean TV show, ‘Abnormal Summit’ might remember the handsome fellow Samer Samhoun from Beirut, Lebanon. After eight long years, Samhoun (Division of Mechanical Engineering, ’13) also graduated with a Hanyang Global Startup MBA in 2015 and took his big leap forward into the Korean society. His life-changing journey started upon his arrival at the Incheon airport. Prior to his rather abrupt decision to come to Korea to study, Samhoun had no knowledge of the language or culture of the country whatsoever. When he received a scholarship from the Korean Government Scholarship Program (known as the NIIED), he took it without really knowing what to expect. Samhoun first began his life as a Hanyangian at the Hanyang University (HYU) language school. There were about 220 foreign students with scholarships in Korea, and they all had to take both Korean and English exams. Their exam scores would decide which university they were to attend. “I know for a fact that I ranked low on the Korean test, but the HYU Office of International Cooperation (OIC) team still picked me to be one of their students,” said Samhoun. Samhoun with his friends on graduation day (Photo courtesy of Samhoun) Of course, as it is a challenge for many foreign students, Samhoun also went through some difficulties in the beginning. “Although my university life was a blast, I did have some hard time getting along with some Korean students, given the language barrier, but the foreign community was quite nice. It was a whole new system and I even ended up becoming one of the first batch of Global Saranghandae, the school’s honorary ambassador group,” said Samhoun. Samhoun’s career in Korea started during his senior year at HYU. After being recruited by Samsung S1 to be part of their Task Force Team, he began to expand his work scope as a consultant for startups, Middle-east related businesses, and also the medical tourism industry between the U.A.E. and South Korea. He is also an entrepreneur as he runs his own translation and interpretation service company. “I am the only foreigner that is a part of the policy forum for foreigners that initiates research and debates, while including various professors and officials from the Ministry of Justice where the effort to make foreigners’ stays in Korea more simple and easy.” Samhoun on the Abnormal Summit (Photo courtesy of jtbc) As for his experience on Abnormal Summit, Samhoun noted that when he was first recommended to be featured on the show, he refused as he wanted to focus on his work and MBA. However, he ended up giving it a try, and left impressed. He recalled his experience of the first few years in Korea 10 years ago, and noted how the TV program seemed to have brought a positive effect on Koreans. “The TV program addressed culture and diversity with deep conversations. 10 years ago, a lot of things such as immigration laws and the banking system were difficult. Even just getting a phone was a hassle and doing anything on your own was impossible. But at the end of the day, I still did enjoy sleepless, safe and convenient Seoul.” Samhoun as a successful and growing consultant and entrepreneur (Photo courtesy of Samhoun) Samhoun is now an active member of the Korean society, waiting for his Korean citizenship to be announced within a year. After that, he plans to expand his business and have the chance to just talk to students, passing on his experiences and stories as a foreign student making his way up in Korea. “I am still at a young age but financials are behind me at this point and want to strive to give back and build a stronger youth in Korea, the one main power Korea has for its future.” He ended with a note for fellow HYU students - “Be proud of your university and of being a Hanyang student. Know that every experience you had and will have is priceless and will never come back again. Our university is not only educating us, but it’s helping us grow and form a strong society, and it’s a fact that the person buying a coffee at HYU plaza or asking you for help today might be on Forbes tomorrow. So always stay active within your community and stay connected. Study hard, party harder, be grateful, and love truly.” Park Joo-hyun

2018-07 30

[Student]The Dreams We Hold

From July 21st to 22nd, students from Hanyang University’s Department of Theater and Film performed a play they produced named The Night Stars (밤별), at Sungsoo Art Hall. The play was held in cooperation with Seongdong Foundation for Arts and Culture and in commemoration of the institution’s third year anniversary. The actors from the Department of Theater and Film are Kim Soo-jin, Jeong Sol-ah, Kim Yul-ah, Kim Joo-hun, Kwon Do-gyun, Kang Jeong-mook, Hong Sang-hyeon, and Kim Se-hee. The director and playwright Kim Ha-ram (Department of theater and film, 2nd year) spoke about the motives for writing the script for the play and what she learned after the performance. The journey of The Night Stars began last year when it was selected by the Creative Development Program at Hanyang University, which was then chosen to be officially presented to the public. The play goes back and forth between the past and present and gives the characters a chance to look back on their childhood and the dreams they used to have, which contrast strongly with the reality they are currently living in. The play The Night Stars is about "stars," which can either mean someone’s dream or a person valuable to another, but come to be lost as time goes. The actors that took part in the play told us that they practiced four hours a day during the semester, and more during vacations. They were all laughing when they traced back their memories to when Kim Ju-heun, one of the lead actors in the play, spoke about the time when he had an allergic reaction on stage, only to find out that the play setup was made of oak and birch wood, which he was allergic to. The director of the play Kim Ha-ram also wrote the play's script. “I was always a kid with a dream, so I thought I was sparkly,” she said when speaking about the motives of writing the script. “However, as I grew up, the person that I wanted to be had faded a little. I felt like I wasn’t shining anymore, and I hated that. I wanted to write a play about the stars, which led me to think that the dreams that we had as children are stars, but that the city’s lights could be stars, too.” The last scene of the play shows two main characters looking over the stars and the lights coming from the city, thinking that those two lights are similar in a way. (Photo courtesy of Kim Ha-ram) The play ends with a scene where the two main characters have grown up to be quite different from the people they dreamed of becoming as children. Two imperfect beings may have settled for the present, but they realize after watching the city’s lights in the night sky that city lights can be stars, too. The play gives the audience the lesson that the hopes and dreams they had as children are special, of course, but that the people they have become in the present is just as special. The strong story line engaged the audience, and the actors’ fluent, professional acting made them laugh and cry throughout the play. The eight actors of the play are posing in front of the photo wall of Sungsoo Art Hall. “A play is an act possible when people gather to form one. I believe that a play is a life, and you can’t really live life without people. I used to think of only my goals, but now I think I’ve learned to take a look around at my surroundings, while running for my goals,” said Kim Ha-ram. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-07 16

[Student]Creating Lasting Memories in the Division of International Studies

The term melting pot refers to the phenomenon of melting different elements together into a harmonious whole. The word is frequently used in today's globalized society as diverse cultures are becoming more and more integrated. Borrowing the term, the anthem for the Division of International Studies (DIS), "The Melting Pot," was written by Kim Cheon-woo (DIS, 3rd year). As it was introduced on the official blog page of the DIS, the song has the meaning of making a harmonious environment for DIS students. Kim Cheon-woo (DIS, 3rd year) shared his experience of making an anthem for the DIS in order to make lasting memories with his fellow students. Having an interest in music since his middle school years, Kim has continuously engaged himself in musical activities. It was Kim who rejuvenated DISound, the band club of the DIS in 2014, which was his first year at Hanyang University. Based upon such activities, Kim managed to gather five more members to make the anthem together. “Returning to school after finishing my military service, I wanted to do something meaningful with my friends that would actually be helpful to our department," recalled Kim during the interview. He explained that it was a disappointment how he and his classmates had to seperate due to internships and exchange study programs. Teaming up with Kim Ha-rim, Shin Joon-ho, Park Jun-hyung, Shin Jae-ah (DIS, 3rd year), and Park Ju-hyun (DIS, 4th year), Kim was able to complete the song "Melting Pot." The term was chosen by Kim, knowing the diversity of ethnicities in the DIS. The diversity includes living in various countries abroad, and how they are able to come together as everything molds together within the same pot. Such various students are able to come together and show respect towards each other while taking the same courses and communicating with each other throughout their school years in the DIS. Kim shared his future plans of pursuing his musical dreams. Going to the U.S. as an exchange student next semester, Kim mentioned how he wants to find his own musical colors during the exchange program. Kim mentioned that the term melting pot was first used to represent the DIS, yet it is not only limited to this particular division but can be applied to Hanyang University as a whole. He showed strong enthusiasm for making a representative song for Hanyang University also. “Although I did use the term melting pot for the anthem, I believe that there is still room for improvement. Just because someone is different, it does not mean that they are wrong. I hope that a culture where everyone is warmly welcomed and respected is set,” concluded Kim. A direct link to the official blog of Hanyang DIS: A direct link to Kim’s Instagram page: A direct link to Kim’s Youtube page: Choi Seo-yong Photos by Park Kuen-hyung

2018-07 09

[Student]A Step Toward Resolving Past Mistakes (2)

A briefing session on the retrial regarding a teenage boy who was arrested for violating an emergency measure in 1976, was held by the Hanyang University Legal Clinic on June 1st on the 2nd floor of Law Building II. Four students participated, all of whom are sophomores of the School of Law: Jung Ji-won, Lee Hye-lin, Lee Sun-young and Lim Jun-seong. Sophomore students of the School of Law are taking turns presenting details of the case in a briefing session held on June 1st, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Lee Hye-lin) An emergency measure is the right afforded to the president that was issued in 1972 as part of Article 53 of the Yushin Constitution. At the time, President Park Jung-hee had the authority to put a ban on citizens’ constitutional rights by enacting an emergency measure. The 9th emergency measure was one of the very core clauses of the act that helped to limit people’s freedom to act. As an example, citizens were banned from any actions that opposed, distorted, or slandered the constitutional law of South Korea, and also restricted them from claiming reformation or abolition of the law. The standards for the “unlawful conduct” implied here were very vague, and it was thus exhaustively used against the people of Korea. It all started in the year 1975, when the undertrial had graduated high school and was studying to retake the college entrance exam. In 1976, the victim was drunk when he criticized the dictatorship of President Park’s administration. The boy was then taken by police officers in Daegu who did not even have an arrest warrant, and was brutally tortured. He was declared guilty during the first trial. As a teenager at the time, he was later sent to juvenile court and received the juvenile adjudication in his second trial. The victim was released a year later. In 2013, other victims who had received criminal penalties because of the emergency measure were declared innocent after the statute was proven to be against the constitution by the constitutional court. The core of this case, however is that the undertrial was charged according to juvenile law at the time, which makes the victim unable to receive a retrial. Retrial can only occur when one has been convicted, not dispatched to the juvenile court, as he was in this particular case. As a consequence of the failure of the retrial, demands for national compensation are currently ongoing through the efforts of his attorney, but so far they have lost the first trial. Since there are no more ways to help the victim according to current code of criminal procedure, they plan on executing constitutional petitions. “I signed up for the legal clinic program because I wanted to make practical use of the knowledge I acquired at school. I met professor Park Sun-ah (School of Law) who is especially interested in public interest litigation, which is how I learned about and got to participate in this case. I have heard stories about many people that still live in pain caused by our nation’s history, and I thought it would be meaningful if I used my studies to help out,” said Seonyeong Lee. Students that took charge of this case spoke about the ripple effects it will have on society if this case succeeds in protecting the undertrial’s rights. They claimed that it will be practical help to the victims if the judiciary officially admits the nation’s blunder, and it could prevent similar cases from taking place in the future. On social terms, they said that such opportunity will give us as citizens the chance to reflect on our nation’s history. Professor Park Sun-ah (School of Law) and her students in Legal Clinics course next to a banner that reads “The Boy’s Tears: a case demanding a retrial regarding the boy that violated an emergency measure.” (Photo courtesy of Lee Hye-lin) Students went on to say that for ordinary citizens who lack specialized knowledge in the field of law, expressing concerns about issues in society and sending authentic sympathy to the victims are the best way they can contribute. The vitalization of national petitions today is a very good example of the power of citizens' sympathy. Aside from the endeavors of the attorney and the persons directly involved, encouraging social atmosphere, an active civil society, a righteous judiciary, and aconscientious media are all crucial factors to successfully settling social issues. Kim Hyun-soo

2018-06 22

[Student]Singer, Student, and Star

Many of us have tuned in for Mnet’s Super Star K for several years now. One competitor on Super Star K 4 (2012) who made it to the top 12 chose to attend Hanyang University and is now preparing to graduate. News H met Lee Ji Hye (Applied Music, 4th year) on a sunny summer afternoon at an aesthetic café in front of ERICA campus. Lee, on June 20th. She was just like any other Hanyang student, happy for her semester to finally be over. Lee was 17 when she auditioned for Super Star K, and this was her first audition ever. Lee loved music, especially playing musical instruments such as classical piano and Cello. She also loved singing from a young age, but the dream of becoming a singer did not seem like an option for her due to her parents’ disapproval. Nevertheless, Lee stepped up and participated in the audition program, wanting to see how good she was. Lee definitely made a positive impression on the public with her singing. However, there were rumors and hateful comments as well - a harsh thing for a 17-year-old student to handle. “I have still never watched a single episode of the show. But I was able to get through the hard times with my mother’s support and her positivity. We used to laugh at the comments because while they were all very mean, they also praised my singing,” smiled Lee. Through the experience, she believes she has gotten stronger and more careful about talking about celebrities or even friends on the topic of unidentified rumors. Despite the harsh criticism she has received, Lee is thankful for the experience she had, especially the Super Star K Concert in Olympic Park, which was attended by an audience of several thousand people. The high school student grew up to become a mature artist and student at Hanyang who writes her own lyrics. Lee is now officially listed as a songwriter after her recent digital single, "No Spring After All" (2017). The emotional, sorrowful lyrics are partly based on her experiences during college, especially the lessons she learned through break-ups, she had through break-ups. Lee mentioned that “the hardest part while writing a song was to confine my thoughts into a fixed melody. I didn’t want to write lyrics like all the other love songs out there; I wanted to put my feelings and thoughts into it, but it felt like it would be hard for the public to really understand it if I only told it with my own words. Finding the right balance between the two was difficult.” Lee performing on stage. She emphasizes the importance of lyrics and the delivery of emotion through them. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Like the song "No Spring After All" (2017), most of Lee’s songs are ballads. Lee commented that her voice and tone fit with emotional lines, but she has recently started listening to rock music and happy songs as part of an effort to ‘"not be too sad." Lee strives to grow as an artist. She tries especially hard to deliver emotion and sensations through her songs. Now preparing for the upcoming graduation show this October, she is looking forward to being able to impact more and more audiences in the future. Kim So-yun Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-06 19

[Student]The Washington Center (TWC) Internship Program

As the school's nickname “Engine of Korea” suggests, Hanyang University (HYU) offers many programs for outgoing students to build sophisticated skills for independent thinking and to foster knowledge and wisdom through extensive experiences. The Washington Center (TWC) Internship Program is one of the school's programs which provides students with the opportunity to work as interns at desired organizations all located in Washington D.C. The center itself was created in 1975 for the purpose of connecting students and helping them to translate college majors into career paths. It is a unique program in the sense that it is available not only to Korean students but also to those from all around the world, allowing students the chance to work in a real international environment. Lim Gi-hwan (Department of Financial Management, 4th year) and Shin Jae-ah (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) are two students who took part in the TWC program in January 2017 and January 2018. Lim Gi-hwan (Department of Financial Management, 4th year) took part in The Washington Center program in 2017 and 2018. “I actually didn't know about TWC until I got a message from the school. Being able to work in the capital seemed really attractive and that's what got me to apply for the program," said Lim. Shin on the other hand, was well aware of the program since her freshman year, and applied as soon as she became a junior. "It seemed like a great opportunity to build some practical experience in the States, which I'd never been to before.” The whole process was harder than they had first anticipated. After successfully applying to the TWC program, it is entirely up to the students to apply for the final internship interview. Fortunately, the center guides them through each step and tries to match them with organizations that best matches their major, goals, skills, and most important of all, field of interest. There is also no limitation on the number of organizations one can apply for. Lim was able to work at the Department of Small and Local Development, which is a governmental organization that deals with small and medium-sized enterprises. Shin also worked at a governmental organization called the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), dealing with SNS analysis, annual reports on civic engagement, and content creation. Shin Jae-ah (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) at AASCU in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Shin) When asked about some of the hardships faced while working in the States, Lim said “I wasn't really fluent in English, so in the beginning I had some difficulties at work. So I would bring a recorder with me to work and record everything my boss or my colleagues would say, so I could replay it afterwards and practice my English.” Shin reflected on some of the moments of culture shock she had, ranging from different ways of housekeeping to living in relatively "unsafe" residential area due to recent shootings. However, Lim and Shin both emphasized how their lives in the States were enriching thanks to highly accessible and abundant museums, galleries, and academic seminars. “I used to live a very work-oriented life in Korea. After living in the States, I've learned to relax and really enjoy every moment of my life," said Shin. “After completing the program and having lived with roommates from different countries for a few months, I was able to get rid of some of the cultural prejudices I had held before working in the States," said Lim. Shin agreed that despite having lived overseas during her childhood, she realized that she was still culturally biased and was able to learn how to become more understanding of others. "It's not worth judging others. I learned to use my time on other things that are more valuable to me," said Shin. Shin (left) and Lim (right) during the interview on June 15th, 2018. Lim, graduating this semester, will be working at Hyundai Motors, while Shin will continue to complete her junior year. Both strongly recommended the program as it has helped them gain not only the experience of working overseas, but also other valuable life lessons. "I strongly encourage students to just give it a try as there's nothing to lose. It may not be the ideal work experience you've envisioned but it's important to keep in mind the possibility of finding value outside of work as well," said Lim. Shin added, "There are many students who want to work as interns overseas just because it sounds cool, but don't get too caught up in that and focus on what kind of work you really want to do. That will truly allow you to develop yourself as a person and help you grasp a clearer idea of your future path.” Park Joo-hyun Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-06 04

[Student]Beyond A Business

An art exhibition took place in the Business Administration building, starting from the 25th until the 28th of May. The exhibition was held by three students: Lee Jae-gi (Financial Management, '14), Lee Sang-Ah (Business, '16) and Ong Uk-man (Business, ‘15), who first met each other at the Hanyang New Business Development Lab. While sharing their interests in art, the three students were able to meet the goal of expanding the start-up company Picto Sales. An art exhibition was held at the Business School building from the 25th until the 28th of May, by the start-up company Picto Sales. The Hanyang Business School has established the Hanyang Biz-Lab in the form of a holding company, and has registered as an institution for field-experience by providing internship opportunities to Hanyang students. It consists of seven departments, including the New Business Development Lab (New-Biz Lab), which mainly focuses on providing support to the participating students establishing a start-up company. It was through this program that the three students were able to meet and share their ideas about the expansion of the newly started Picto Sales company. Being the third management class of the Business School’s New-Biz program, the three students have been able to further expand the Picto Sales business portfolio, which was first conceived by the second generation. The company has the chief goal of providing a transmission platform for little known artists and potential consumers who are willing to purchase low-priced works of art. By displaying artworks of unfamed authors at a relatively low price, Picto Sales tries to benefit both the artists and consumers. Lee Jae-gi (right), the team leader, was responsible for external cooperation, such as meeting and contacting the artists and galleries. Lee Sang-ah (left) had the main role of design and promotion. Although it has the form of a start-up company, Picto Sales prioritizes meeting its corporate social responsibilities over making profits. This was due the agreement of the three students to focus on providing a steady platform where artists can share their artistic creations rather than to simply sell artwork and make profit for the company. While most transmission businesses in the art industry take half of the profit from sales, Picto Sales takes only around 30 percent. Thus, while providing a platform where amateur artists can share their artwork, the company also remits a higher portion of profit to them. Prior to the current exhibition, Picto Sales has already managed to display two exhibitions outside of campus. The first exhibition was held from the 30th of April until the 11th of May at a gallery café located in Hongdae, whereas the second was held at the Kangdong Community Center from May 23rd to the 26th. Lee was careful when selecting the locations for the two exhibitions. The accessibility, parking space, and levels of collaboration were all taken into consideration. Additionally, low rental payments were a priority, as Picto Sales does not have a high budget. Although the rental fees of gallery cafés are known to be high, Lee was able to rent the location without any costs by promoting their actions of providing artistic opportunities to unfamed artists. The pamplets of the two previous exhibitions held by Picto Sales, which were designed by Lee herself. (Photo Courtesy of Picto Sales) Despite their successful exhibitions, there were hardships that Picto Sales had to overcome. The tight budget of the company resulted in the students starting from scratch. They visited over 30 places in order to find an adequate location for the exhibition, and even once the location was arranged, they had to carry the works of art to the exhibition locations themselves. The vacuum of an art major among the members was another difficulty, as they also had to learn how to deal with artwork. “Despite all three of us sharing a great interest in art, there was more for us to learn when dealing with artwork. It was through this experience that I first learned how to attach backing-paper when handling oriental paintings in order to prevent them from wrinkling,” mentioned Lee. While overcoming such hardships, the gratitude they received from the artists whose work they were displaying motivated them the most. The platform that Picto Sales is trying to construct is a wonderful opportunity for them. Aside from the gratitude received by the artists, the high enthusiasm that consumers showed towards the exhibitions was another factor that inspired the members of Picto Sales. According to Lee, despite how hard preparing the exhibition was, once they saw people finding the exhibition and showing interest towards the displayed work, their fatigue lightened. Lee mentioned how he was uaware that the purchase of domestic artwork with a foreign credit card was illegal. Having success with three exhibitions, two outside and one within campus, Picto Sales is now planning their fourth and the last exhibition in June. The three students, being the third generation of the New-Biz Lab, are now ready to pass their company to the fourth generation as their internship ends this semester. Although, it is up to the succeeding generation whether they will enlarge Picto Sales or start a new business, the three students have shown their hopes towards the further expansion of the company. While showing their concerns toward the succeeding generation having passion for art and the promotion of amateur artists, they did not forget to share their advice. "Managing a start-up company requires high levels of preparation. Although it is important to be ready in various aspects, being prepared in legal issues would especially help one to manage his or her business and to spread their passion.” Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-04 16

[Student]A Lion in the Sky

As of February 2018, there are more than 30 countries worldwide depending on nuclear power, with about 510 reactors and 160 currently in development. Moreover, there are five remaining Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) in the world. Despite the huge amount of electricity that nuclear reactors generate, the world is heading towards nonproliferation and inhibition of further development due to various security and health issues that could potentially affect everyone on the planet. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology's (KAIST's) Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) offers a scholarship to a limited number of excellent students in Korea, and Jung Yu-jin (Political Science and International Studies, Master’s program) was the first Hanyangian to be nominated in its three-year history. News H met Jung on a lovely spring afternoon. Nuclear nonproliferation One of the main agendas in the quest for international security is nuclear proliferation, due to the terrorizing destructiveness of the weapon. Although it is left in the hands of international relations professionals, many social science students face a psychological barrier when dealing with the technical aspect of the nuclear energy. Understanding the highly complicated process of nuclear division and the fundamentals of weaponizing it or using it as a power source is somewhat critical, setting a limit for social science students. The same applies for nuclear engineering students too. KAIST, one of the leading science institutes, along with Hanyang University, in Korea, founded the NEREC fellowship program aiming to co-research with social science majors in their master's or doctoral program on the issue of nuclear nonproliferation. Counting its third year in 2018, the research fellows have come from various prestigious schools, while Jung is the first Hanyangian member of the group. Jung submitted a research plan with the focus on international nuclear nonproliferation policies in relation to hegemony (leadership or dominance by one country). “The details of the paper will constantly change in the process,” mentioned Jung. The research fellows will conduct their own research until October, having monthly meetings with their academic advisors. A screen capture of Jung's personal webpage. Her biography and past experiences are well organized. ( (Photo courtesy of Jung) International politics as a life career Jung first found her interest in the field when she volunteered at the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit. “I was a third year Policy Studies student, who only knew that this summit was internationally significant but nothing else,” smiled Jung. By having the chance to closely observe the decision making and conference process, her academic interest in nuclear policies grew. This led her to join the Work English Study Travel (WEST) program to work in big organizations that are based in Washington D.C. “When I was working for the Voice of America, I was able to interview and march with the people who support affirmative action. The experience helped me a lot when studying American politics later on,” mentioned Jung. As such, she persued her interest in international politics and nuclear policies trying to experience as much as she could. “I decided to study further after such experiences, especially at Hanyang where the faculty is great and I feel comfortable,” emphasized Jung. She also mentioned that watching theories being applied to real life helped her to cultivate her academic imagination and still inspires her so much. Because studying and experiencing international politics is so exciting for Jung, she plans to apply to begin studying for her doctorate degree this year. “I should focus on the research project in NEREC and my graduation paper; then I look forward to working in research facilities in Korea before I set off to the U.S. for my doctorate degree,” planned Jung with sparkling eyes. Kim So-yun Photos by Choi Min-ju