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2019-06 10

[General]Farewell, Exchange Students!

The spring semester of 2019 is already approaching its end, and students are once again flustered with final exams. This also means those exchange students at Hanyang University who came for a semester are wrapping up their short trip to Korea. As there are a great number of international students at Hanyang University, and more will be welcomed in the future, sharing their experiences sounds desirable. Three of the exchange students who are wrapping up their semester at Hanyang shared with us their experiences at the school and in Korea. (From left) Ashlynne Perez (Department of Financial Management, 3rd year), Alice My-Anh-Thu Tran (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year) and Melvin Ismanto (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 4th year) are posing in front of the lion statue with a HYlion. Ashlynne Perez (Department of Financial Management, 3rd year) is from the United States and goes to the International School of Management in Münich, Germany, majoring in Business Administration. Perez chose Korea because she already had business experience in the U.S. and Europe, and she wanted business exposure in Asia. She thought highly of the development that Korea has gone through over the last 50 years and wanted to come to this country, where all of the heartland of Korea is accessible via subway. Alice My-Anh-Thu Tran (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year) is from the Netherlands and is majoring in nursing at Fontys University of Applied Science. “Growing up, I always felt out of place.” Alice is of Vietnamese descent and was born in the Netherlands. She opened up about her internal wish to visit Asia. She had become familiar with Korea through Korean dramas and her cousin who loved Kpop. She wanted to expose herself to Asian culture. Melvin Ismanto (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 4th year) is from Indonesia and is majoring in Computer Science at Binus University. He says he was lucky to come to Hanyang University through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). When asked about what kind of impression Hanyang University has left on them, all three students responded by saying "very big." Tran found the formal yet very close relationship between professors and students at Hanyang unique. Tran added that "I became motivated to study harder after I came to Hanyang University and saw the students studying for long hours every day.” It was not the first time they had all met. Exchange students have two-hour Korean classes twice a week. They were held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the International Building. “Everyone helped each other out when it came to learning Korean, and the teacher respected the differences in our different ways and speeds of learning," said Ashlynne. Ismanto joined the HY-Buddy Program at Hanyang University, which gave him more opportunities to experience Korean culture firsthand. “I love ice cream. Trying out every single ice cream in Korea was a blast. My favorite is carp-ssamanko(붕어싸만코).” “I wish there were more chances to get to know Koreans in general.” Perez hoped there was a way to simply leap the language barrier and get to know ordinary Koreans. “Even if the menu is not in English, just try new food. Learn to say hello and thank you in Korean. Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable.” This is the advice from Perez to foreign students who plan to visit Korea in the future. Encountering a new environment is always hard at first, but once you decide to “surround yourself in it” and “go with the flow” as she puts it, you will surely have the time of your life during your exchange student period. We wish a safe trip back home to all those leaving Korea soon! Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-06 10

[General]ERICA's Got Talent

The 2019 ERICA spring festival (RE;BOOT) was a wild excitement, with a stage filled with famous singers beloved by the students such as 10cm, Davichi, Monday Kiz, and others. Among the crowd, two extraordinary students were invited onto the stage. Each with a unique talent, Park Min-ji (Department of Applied Music, 4th year) and Kim Sung-yeon (Division of Sport Science, 3rd year) ruled the stage and became overnight internet stars. A duet with Monday Kiz In this year’s festival, one of the main programs was "RE: college song festival," a singing competition for students of ERICA, hosted by a famous YouTuber named Changhyun Street Karaoke. The winner got a chance to sing a duet with the guest singer Monday Kiz on the stage, who was performing on the last day of the festival (May 23rd). Park says she only went to watch the competition, and somehow ended up competing as well. After singing six songs in front of 10,000 YouTube broadcast viewers as well as her colleagues, she won first prize and a chance to sing with the famous singer Monday Kiz. On the stage, Park and Monday Kiz created a beautiful harmony that filled the night. Together they sang "When Autumn Comes" by Monday Kiz. Their song was answered with the audience’s cheers and singing along. Park Min-ji (Department of Applied Music, 4th year) said she wants to pursue a singing career in the future. Park said she always liked Monday Kiz and their songs a lot, which made the experience even more memorable. “I was extremely nervous, so the moment was over before I knew it. After the performance, I received a signed T-shirt, and he even invited me to the upcoming national tour concert which will be held soon,” said Park enthusiastically. I can neigh! Kim, who explained that she merely went to watch the singer 10cm's performance, also captured attention and became a star overnight with her unique talent as well. She spontaneously decided to participate in the short last-minute talent show to reveal her talent. Uniquely, it was neither her singing skills nor dance moves, but rather her ability to mimic horse sounds that earned her victory! While most other participants sang, she tried her luck with a neighing sound. She did not think it would go viral, but the video clip on YouTube currently has more than four million views (click to view the video). “These days, everyone I know comes up to me and ask the same questions: how I make the horse sound, and if I could show them again. Then another person will come along and ask the exact same questions,” said Kim with a laugh. “Even my parents found it hilarious, and my mom seems determined to show the clip to everyone.” Aside from the astonishing horse mimicking sound, Kim says she has a longer list of sounds she can make, which includes cats and elks. She has funny episodes on how she first started to mimic the sounds. Back when she was into horseback riding, she had made the horse sound, just for fun. Surprisingly, the horses thought it was a real horse neighing an emergency and responded to it. Kim said she has been receiving many offers to star in television shows, such as My Little Television and Capture the Moment How is that Possible. “Unfortunately, I decided not to go on television,” explains Kim, but added jokingly, “nonetheless, I would love a collaboration with 10cm.” Kim Sung-yeon (Division of Sport Science, 3rd year) posing like a horse. She has various other talents, working part-time as a translator, photographer, model, and graphic designer. Along with the exciting stages of guest singers, the two students’ quite unexpected talents definitely took the stage to the next level, making a much more impressive and eventful show. Expectations are high on what next year’s festival will bring out of our students and go viral on the internet! Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-06 05

[General]An Opera Celebrating Hanyang's 80th Anniversary

In celebration of Hanyang University’s 80 year anniversary, the Hanyang Opera Theater is holding a performance of La Traviata from June 6th to 8th at the amphitheater. Being the first university in Korea to hold an open-air opera, La Tosca, in 2016 and selling all 2,500 seats, the expectations for the upcoming La Traviata are also high with the anticipation of both an impressive and colorful cast. La Traviata La Traviata is an opera that was first performed in 1853 under the title Violetta, the name of the main character. Being a play adapted from the novel La Dame aux Camelias (1852) by Alexandre Dumas, La Traviata is divided into three stages. The first stage starts with Violetta hosting a party at her house. At this party, Alfredo, the male lead, reveals his feelings for Violetta, and their relationship begins. Giving up her job as a courtesan, a high-class prostitute, Violetta sees a great decrease in her income. The main theme song is "Brindisi (Libiamo ne' lieti calici)." Construction of the opera La Traviata stage and the performers' rehearsal. The opera will be held from June 6th to June 8th. The second stage mainly shows how Violetta confesses her love for Alfredo, but also tells him that they have to end their relationship. Violetta's father also demands Alfredo keep his distance from his daughter. However, after ending their relationship, Violetta and Alfredo see each other at a different party. The third and final stage is about Violetta’s death due to tuberculosis. While Violetta is sick, Alfredo comes to meet her, where Violetta says her last words of how she hopes that Alfredo re-marries a young woman after her death. Behind the stage, Hanyangians are putting forth a tremendous amount of effort into this opera. Professor Lee Beom-noh (Department of Voice) is the director of the opera, while Professor Choi Hee-joon (Department of String and Wind Instruments) is the conductor of the orchestra. The cast consists of the professors and alumni of Hanyang and the choir and orchestra of the students of Hanyang, with some students from the Department of Dance participating in their own part. According to Jung ji-won, from the College of Music Administration Team, the upcoming opera has had an investment of over six hundred million Korean won, which is an amount that exceeds that of the previous opera La Tosca. On and off the stage, Hanyangians are putting a tremendous amount of effort into the opera. Eva Kong and Violetta According to Eva Kong (Department of Voice, '05), she returned to Korea in order to perform in this opera as the main character Violetta on the first day. Being a renowned figure in the field of opera, Kong has to leave for London the day after her performance to begin preparing for a provincial performance. She even gave up a debut opportunity in Germany, as the date overlapped with La Traviata. Having a strong passion about the upcoming opera, Kong showed both her thanks and expectations towards being on stage with the other cast, whom are all renowned figures in their field. Having performed overseas for 14 years as a global soprano, Kong also stated that La Traviata is her first official debut in Korea. She expressed excitement about the fact that her mother will be able to see her perform up close from the front row of the amphitheater. Eva Kong (Department of Voice, 05) is explaining her role of Violetta, the main character. “The Violetta role is often referred to as the most beautiful flower in opera, and it is not easy to perform." La Traviata was the first opera that she saw during her first year as a university student, and Kong said that she feels touched to be on stage as the main character. Playing Violetta on the first day of the opera, there is no doubt that Kong will start the three-day performance off successfully. The opera La Traviata awaits us at the amphitheater from June 6th to 8th, starting at 8 pm. It will provide a wonderful performance of voices by renowned figures and outstanding Hanyang students. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-06 04

[General]Hanyang University History Museum Becomes a Cultural Property of Korea

On May 7th, 2019, on the school's 80th anniversary, Hanyang University History Museum (Old Administration Building) was designated as the 751st registered cultural property of Korea. Registered cultural properties are valuable pieces of heritage from modern times subjected to national preservation and maintenance. The registration of the History Museum holds significance as it indicates the acknowledgment of Hanyang University's value at the national level. On May 7th, 2019, Hanyang University History Museum (Old Administration Building) was registered as the 751st registered cultural property of Korea. Hanyang University, initially established in 1939 as Dong-a Engineering College, moved around several times and settled in its current location in 1953. At the time, the Old Administration Building was a two-story wooden building. In 1956, a three-story stone building was constructed, forming the base of the current structure. However, most of the building was destroyed by a fire in 1963, and a large-scale reconstruction took place over the next two years. The result was the Old Administration Building, better known as Hanyang University History Museum today. It was used as the school's Administration Building until 2008, and was recently renovated into the History Museum in 2015. An image of the Old Administration Building, before it was destroyed by a fire in 1963. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Museum) An extract from a newspaper delivering the news of the reconstruction of Hanyang University Old Administration Building. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Museum) The Old Administration Building after its reconstruction in 1965. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Museum) Cultural properties are modern cultural heritages selected for their significant historical value, and were made between the enlightenment and the Korean War. The Cultural Heritage Administration has been registering cultural heritage pieces since 2002, including 800 properties thus far. The Hanyang University History Museum is their latest registration, thus showing acknowledgment of its architectural value. Hanyang University History Museum curator Hwang Na-young explained that the History Museum holds much architectural significance. Hanyang University History Museum curator Hwang Na-Young explains that the building is a representative example of the style of conventional college main buildings in the 1950s. The typical neoclassical form of the era was well preserved in the symmetrical six columns and the triangular roof structure. In addition, the Cultural Heritage Administration notes that the registration of this building, which is the symbolic heart of Hanyang campus, as a cultural property, indicates their acknowledgement of the role of Hanyang University as the first private engineering college which over the years has produced many pivotal figures in Korea’s economic development. On the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University, its history museum, which represents the heart of the school, became Korea's 751st cultural property. Hanyang University's status, fame, and reputation today seem natural, as if almost effortlessly achieved. However, looking at the History Museum, the symbolic building that has stood throughout our history, reminds the world of the long and bright path Hanyang has been walking. Coinciding with Hanyang's 80th anniversary, the museum’s registration as a cultural property shines a light on the path of the rise Hanyang has taken and will continue to take in the future. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-06 03

[General]2019 Global Accelerators Conference and Startup Pitch Session

The Hanyang Startup Lounge was established in 2009 through the proposal of numerous successful Hanyang alumni entrepreneurs. This startup-assisting foundation focuses on increasing the success rate of startups through teaching basic entrepreneurial knowledge and capabilities and providing actual experience. Furthermore, by passing down actual experience and wisdom from successful entrepreneurs among Hanyang alumni, the Startup Lounge puts effort into fostering "prepared businessmen." With such efforts in mind, the Hanyang Startup Lounge hosted the 2019 Global Accelerators Conference and Startup Pitch Session, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University. From May 30th to 31st, leading global accelerators from the United States, Europe, and Asia along with leading domestic investors including large conglomerates were invited to join this conference. The keynote speech was delivered by Kim Kwang-hyun, the director of startup promotion. With a speech by President Kim Woo-seung, the conference began. “As of this year, Hanyang University became 80 years old. The well-known startup university Standford University also celebrated the 80th anniversary of their school, and I believe Hanyang University should grow as a leading entrepreneurial university as well,” said President Kim. He is planning a long-term project that will one day enable Hanyang students to make their own big companies with infinite dreams and to create jobs. Also, the CEO of COMMAX, Byun Bong-deok, gave a congratulatory message offering encouragement to become global leaders. “I am glad to meet you all and I sincerely congratulate you on the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University. I am also a graduate of Hanyang from the Department of Mathematics. As an alumnus, I have noticed the great development and innovation of Hanyang over the years, and as the CEO of COMMAX, I am looking forward to entering the global market as well. Regardless of the size of the companies, competing on a global scale is necessary. I hope many of our potential entrepreneurs from Hanyang step towards the world through this event,” concluded Byun. Along with the president’s speech, many outstanding Korean businessmen delivered speeches on how to become prosperous entrepreneurs and what qualities and attitudes to possess. The first day of the conferencce kicked off with confidential one-on-one meetings to attract startup investments. Then, the conference officially began with a commencement speech from President Kim, a congratulatory speech by Byun, and a keynote speech from Kim Kwang-hyun, the director of startup promotions. After opening the conference, global accelerators continued their speech. The first group had the title, “Foreign investment attraction should not be the same way as now. The startups that North American and European Venture Capitalism (VC) want.” Amongst the invited speakers, Jason Song, the Head of Business Development at Amazon Global Selling, gave a speech regarding the attitude that startups should have and explained the current trends of global markets. “It is important to identify high potential sellers and give them access to the market. In fact, the United States believes Korean products are reliable and great, which is the reason why Amazon Global Sales decided to work with local startups and accelerators. We are looking for startups that are planning to expand into the global market which requires a channel to distribute their products,” said Song. He further gave advice to the audience that startups must know their weaknesses and have the eagerness to continue learning. The first speech session dealt with the current foreign investment attraction and the startups that North American and European Venture Capitalism (VC) want. The second session of the speech began with the title “The respective startup ecosystem in Asia and methods to attract investment into startup companies.” Speakers not only explained how they successfully found partners or attracted investments from Asian countries, but also gave tips on becoming preeminent global entrepreneurs. Ted Kim, the CEO of Campus K which is a corporation that provides co-working spaces in Hanoi, Vietnam, noted, “Goldman Sachs predicted that Vietnam will become the 18th largest economy in the world, and Vietnam’s economy is growing faster than ever. In this sense, you must not only understand the cultural context of the local market, but find the right and relevant local partners that will help you in order to be successful.” After all the speeches were delivered, another round of confidential one-on-one meetings to attract startup investments was held, followed by the networking session with domestic/foreign accelerators and startups. Second speech session regarding the respective startup ecosystem in Asia and methods to attract investment into startup companies were addressed. The second day of the event mostly consisted of pitch session that introduced promising domestic startups seeking investment. After the pitch session, match-ups between investors and startup companies were held. Since Hanyang University provides much support to students who are interested in starting a business, the school encourages them to take advantage of opportunities such as participating in conferences to actualize their potential. Kim Min-jae Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-05 27

[General]Happy 80th Birthday, Hanyang!

As its former slogan "The Engine of Korea" shows, Hanyang University is highly recognized for its quality education and research results. With the 80th anniversary of the school, Hanyang University launched a new slogan, "The Best for the better world." The Preparatory Committee for Hanyang’s 80th Anniversary (click to visit their website) planned various events to celebrate this honor. Four values are included in the celebration of Hanyang's 80th anniversary: "Hanyang’s Legacy and Future," "Integration of Learning," "Communication among Members," and "Events with Dignity and Internal Stability." The first value, "Hanyang’s Legacy and Future," leads the 3S strategy and aims to establish a 3S network all over the world. 3S stands for Smart education and research, Start-up, and Social Innovation. Next is "Integration of Learning," which tries to integrate various studies in order to provide cooperation between researchers. The third value calls for "Communication among Members" that enables active communication among professors, staff members, students, alumni, and the local community. Last, but not least, Hanyang, as a prestigious, global university, can maintain its dignity by promoting "Events with Dignity and Internal Stability." Based on the goal of cultivating individuals talented in social innovation, Hanyang students participated in the Global Social Innovation Challenge Pitch Competition. (Photo courtesy of the Preparatory Committee for Hanyang’s 80th Anniversary website) 80th anniversary commemorative projects The 80th anniversary commemorative projects started four different projects based upon the four aforementioned values. The first concept was "Hanyang’s history and tradition." It shows the glorious 80 years of Hanyang history and the outcomes that fulfilled the school’s founding philosophy, "Love in Deed." Through the 80th anniversary liberal arts lecture – Reading Culture in Pictures – since April, the school has strengthened the cultural status of Hanyang. The second is "Hanyang’s new future." A variety of startups and social innovative programs were begun in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to contribute to the growth of both the nation and its businesses. "HUGE Launching Funds for Cultivating Talented Individuals for Social Innovation," "Career Avengers," "Happy Playground" and "Forum for Sharing the Results of Hanyang Smart Education 20+" were successfully hosted. The third concept is the "Communication among different studies." This is to promote active communication among not only various studies and majors, but also between Seoul Campus and ERICA Campus. Events such as "Frontiers of Translational Materials Science," "Hanyang-Kobe-Nanyang Joint Symposium in Economics," and "Nobel Lecture International Academic Event" will be held. Lastly, "Meeting with Hanyang" will be promoted. Along with the start of Hanyang’s 80th anniversary celebration, the university held the "Celebration Concert for Freshmen Students" to congratulate them on their successful entrance. Furthermore, diverse events such as "Exchanging among Universities" and "Funding Campaign for Hanyang’s 80th anniversary" will be hosted to allow all Hanyangians to join in and feel a sense of unity. Concert for congratulating and welcoming freshmen students was held in January 2019. (Photo courtesy of Preparatory Committee for Hanyang’s 80th Anniversary website) As many interesting events related to the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University will be held throughout the year, participating in them is highly recommended. Moving forward with many accomplishments and much pride, Hanyang's histiory will continue to add shine to the name. Happy 80th Anniversary, Hanyang University! Kim Min-jae

2019-05 27

[General]2019 ERICA Spring Festival RE;BOOT

2019 ERICA spring festival RE;BOOT was held from 2019 May 21st to 23rd with its main concept of "new-tro" (new and retro) and the sub-concept of old and new. The theme was chosen in light of the 40th anniversary of Hanyang University ERICA Campus, highlighting the coexistence of the old and the new generations. The festival was designed for all students, faculty, and alumni to enjoy and feel a wave of nostalgia, while celebrating the 40th anniversary of ERICA Campus. Some components of the festival such as the RE; Campus Music Festival, Hanyang Photo Exhibition, Café Conti-new, Roller-skating and Retro style Rest Zone show the contrasting old and new contents. The map of the 2019 ERICA Spring festival “RE;BOOT.” The yellow areas are for performances, the red areas are event booths and company promotion zones, and the blue areas are food trucks, the flea market zone, the roller-skating zone, and RE;BOOT zones. (Photo courtesy of ERICA Student Council) The booths were largely divided into three zones: Company Promotion Zone, Flea-market Zone and the Night market. The company promotion zone was set up at the Democratic Square, where marketing and promotion of companies such as Hyundai Motor Company and Shinhan Bank took place. The flea market was prepared by students who are aiming to launch startups, those seeking a new opportunity, or those looking forward to simply enjoying the festival. There were many booths selling various things like food, jewelry, postcards, clothes and even services such as henna tattooing. The night market further enriched the whole festival by selling food in company with the night performances by famous singers. Various food trucks were lined up near the rest zone. A vintage-feel photo zone (RE;BOOT zone) is located in front of Lion’s Lake. The flea market was open from 11 am to 6 pm in front of the Engineering Building II and the College of Sports and Arts. Café Conti-new played requested songs and delivered stories in an attempt to bring back the music and DJs of the teahouses of the 70’s and 80’s. A student singing during the RE; Campus Music Festival held on the second day of the festival from 11 am until 5 pm The night market is a place where anyone could eat and enjoy the night performances and socialize in the festive atmosphere. At night, starting from about 9 pm, famous singers appeared at the festival and gave exciting performances each day. On the first day, solo singers 10 cm and Hong Jin-young along with the idol group Winner came and added excitement to the festive night. On the second day, the vocalist from the band Buzz, Min Kyung-hoon, and the singing duo Davichi came and performed. Finally, on the third day, singer Monday Kiz, Huh Gak, and a duo Haha and Skull came to wrap up the last day of the 2019 ERICA spring festival. Singer 10 cm performed his famous songs "Stalker" and "What the Spring?" on the first day (21st). Singer Hong Jin-young is singing while holding a flower given to her by a fan on May 21st. The vocal duo Davichi fired up the start of the night performances held on the second day (22nd). Singer Min Kyung-hoon performed on the second day (22nd) as well. Students having a good time watching the performances given by the invited singers The ERICA Spring Festival RE;BOOT successfully brought together both the old and the new generations with its theme that connected the two with a bridge between retro and new-tro. The younger generation could experience and enjoy the recreated retro spaces, and the alumni and faculty could easily harmonize with students in reminiscence through the common ground that they share - being a member of Hanyang ERICA. The RE;BOOT bridged the generational gap and provided an exciting get-together for anyone and everyone from the campus. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-05 20

[General]The Absence of ‘2019 Lachios’

There are mainly three elements that make up a school festival: various fun-booths, celebrity performances, and autonomous student activities such as student bars. With the student council failing to be elected this year, there have been limitations on operating the 2019 Hanyang School Festival, ‘Lachios’, being unable to provide the former two of the three elements. Although Lachios is not to be held officially, 11 units in total are planning to prepare their own festivals from May 22nd to 24th. The 47th Emergency Measure Committee With the official student council being unable to be officially launched this year, due to a low turnout, the 47th Emergency Measure Committee (EMC) was launched. Lee Yoon-beom (Department of Architectural Engineering, 3rd year) has been elected as the chairman of the EMC with the term until this September 1st. According to Lee, the absence of the student council has led to several limitations on organizing the school festival. Being fully aware of the students’ expectations towards the school festival, Lee has tried to organize an executive branch, yet the number of applicants were too small. “The lack of members that the EMC is currently facing makes it practically impossible for it to organize a festival. There are more practical issues, including safety that the EMC must take concern of, yet lacks capacity in taking full management. The school festival is not something that can be carried out of passion,” stated Lee. However, Lee has managed to reach an agreement with the presidents of the individual colleges within Hanyang, agreeing to provide support towards those who are willing to prepare activities autonomously. As a result, 11 autonomous units are planning to prepare student activities from May 22nd to 24th. Lee Yoon-beom (Division of Architectural Engineering, 3rd year), the current chairman of the Emergency Measure Committee, is explaining the limitations towards having an official school festival this year. May 22nd-24th The College of Human Ecology is planning to have an ‘Nangyeon-festival’ during all three days of the festival, which is to be held in front of the HIT building, holding student booths that provide various activities. Four colleges, College of Natural Sciences, College of Education, College of Humanities, and College of Social Sciences are collaborating together, also planning to hold activities during the three days of the festival. It is to be held between the Education Building and Engineering Building I, also providing various programs for students to participate in, such as E-sports competition. Food trucks are also planned to come for both festivals, adding an enjoyment for the students. May 23rd On the 23rd, the Hanyang Student Club Alliance (동아리 연합회) is planning to have its member clubs provide performances. Planning to be held at Hanmadang in front of the Student Union Building, other additional activities are also in plan in order to add enjoyment. In addition, the College of Engineering is going to have an ‘Engineer Festival’ divided into day and night activities. During the day, booths are planned to be open in front of the ITBT and Engineering Building I. As for the night, clubs of the College of Engineering are holding performances at the Amphitheater. The College of Business, College of Economics and Finance, and College of Policy Science are also collaborating for this day. In front of the Olympic Gymnasium, ITBT, and Law Building, the three colleges are sharing performances, such as hosting a song festival. After parties are also in schedule, in which each department of the three colleges are preparing activities and bars that students can enjoy. Moreover, food trucks will witness all of the festivals mentioned above. May 24th On the last day of the festival, the Division of Architectural Engineering is having a ‘Night for Architects’. Being held at the Hanmadang, many activities such as song competitions and exhibitions are currently in plan. The students of this division are free of charge for the entrance, whereas students from other colleges or departments have an entrance fee of 5,000 won. Autonomous festivals are planned to be held from May 22nd to May 24th. Although the 2019 Lacihios has been met with limitations of being officially held, many units of Hanyang have prepared various activities that students can enjoy for the three days. Lee, who has shown his sorrow towards the absence of an official school festival with all three elements, has promised his full support towards each of these autonomous festivals. As for the last words, Lee stated that “I know that the school fair is very important to all students, and I hope that they have fun enjoying each and every of the festivals prepared. With safety being our number one concern, the EMC and each of the colleges will prepare patrol members to manage the safety of Hanyang students during this period." Choi Seo-yong Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-05 20

[General]Online Education for Preventing Human Rights Violations and Gender-based Violence

Hanyang University is implementing the Human Rights Violations and Gender-based Violence Prevention Education in accordance with the Measures Against Sexual Harassment in the Public Sector directed by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF), which is the statutory mandatory education at public institutions including universities. Although not mandatory, this highly recommeded course is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Hanyang Seoul Campus from May 1st of 2019 to February 21st of 2020. The course is available online through either Hanyang Portal or Blackboard (click to go to course). Its contents include Human Rights and Gender, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, and Prostitution. Upon completion of the course, a certificate stamped with the official seal of Hanyang University’s President will be issued. Regarding the emphasis on such education, researcher Jang Ga-ram from the Human Rights Center explained the necessity of recognizing the social issues of human rights. Jang Ga-ram from the Human Rights Center explained that students can receive the training regarding human rights and gender-based violence prevention that is available on Blackboard. Importance of education on human rights violations and gender-based violence Since all the teachers and staff members in Hanyang are obligated to participate in human rights education that is assigned by the government, it is highly advisable for students to take the courses as well. Throughout the one-year grace period, students can voluntarily take the course with no obligation. The online course videos were created by the Human Rights Center of Seoul National University, which experts spent a whole year choosing contents and topics for. In fact, approximately 50 universities across the country use them for education. Furthermore, Hanyang has recently been offering offline information about these topics at freshmen orientation as well. For better accessibility to students of all grades, the Research Center decided to open online courses. The significance of this education is to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with human rights and gender equality education. With the start of the #Metoo movement in 2015, the number of declarations regarding sexual harassment or abuse has considerably increased. “As our society is experiencing gender issues through this transformational period, I believe this is the right time for students to take these courses,” said Kang. Understanding the structural problems in Korean society Women’s rights in Korean society in the past were significantly weak. Even though modern society has achieved better rights for women, more efforts need to be made in order to achieve total gender equality. “An abusive relationship could be formed due to the socio-cultural hierarchy system between genders. The reason why sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur in Korean society has become much clearer and is starting to be recognized by the general public, as many incidents are being brought to light. We need to understand the invisible power difference between the two sexes, not as simple relationship conflicts, but as structural problems in Korean society. In order to comprehend the societal imbalance, we strongly recommend students take this course,” emphasized Kang. The overall course content is about how to protect and understand each other. Violence occurs due to various factors such as differences in socioeconomic status , gender, sexual identity, nationality, and religion, and if people are not aware of these structural issues, they can easily misunderstand the violence as simple conflicts in relationships between genders. Kang insists that we need to understand overall society's structural issues in order to properly understand the prevalent violence occurring in Korean society. “Several universities are requiring students to take the course as a graduation requirement or for student council president candidate registration. Instead of making the education mandatory, the Human Rights Center offers it in the most positive way to encourage students' participation. If the completion rate is low, we will look for other methods of encouragement. Recently, the Leadership Center also requested course materials regarding human rights. We want to provide students with such education in various aspects,” insisted Kang. Kim Min-jae Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-05 20

[General]The Spring Olympics Are Here

It is the Spring Olympics season at Hanyang. Athletes and non-athletes alike joined the annual outdoor activities, and all looked resolute to win. The 2019 Spring Athletics Competition lasted two weeks, from the 7th to the 17th of May. There were four sport entries: soccer, basketball, women’s dodge ball, and marathon running. This year, 32 soccer teams, 16 basketball teams, 16 dodge ball teams, and 47 runners signed up for the competition. The first and second place winners of the tournaments were awarded with prize money and pride. The schedule for the Spring Olympic The most popular event was soccer. With over 30 teams competing in the tournament, the last two teams standing held their final match on the 16th at Eungbong Sports Park. The audience cheered each time a player took a shot. Finally, team Lions won the trophy and 700,000 won. A player from team Lions in the white uniform is dribbling the ball towards the goalpost. A member of the team, Kim Dong-hwan (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year), explains that the Lions are a club with 25 years’ tradition in the College of Performing Arts and Sports. “The Lions are a strong team, and in 2017, we won all six of our matches throughout the year. However, last year, we only managed to win one, so we were determined to win this competition. It feels really good to win,” Kim smiled proudly. The goalkeeper is expertly defending the goal. The 10th was the day of the marathon. Participants gathered early at Salgoji Park, warming up for the long run (10 kilometres for men and 5 kilometres for women). Although none were professional runners, all players displayed serious expressions at the starting line. 'Ready, Set, Go!' - On the count of 10, the signal went off and the marathon started. The marathon started on the count of 10, and the 47 runners started the long journey. Kim Yoon-su (Department of Architecture, 1st year), a participant of the marathon, says she enjoys running but had never run a marathon before. “5 kilometres is quite short, so I’ll try to run relaxed, not losing my pace until the end, and also, not comparing myself with other participants,” said Kim. Some of the runners were from a small club from the Department of Energy Engineering called Let’s, and one of its member, Lee Dong-wook (Department of Energy Engineering, 3rd year), stated his resolution that he aimed to complete the course, “on behalf of the Department of Energy Engineering.” Women’s dodge ball teams were as eager to the win their matches as any other participants, and had perhaps the most enthusiastic cheers from the audience. The finals were held on the 17th in the Olympic Gymnasium. After two matches out of three, the teams were tied. At the end of the last match, team Give Us 200,000 Won eliminated the last player of the opposing team. The final match of women's dodge ball was held on the 17th at the Olympic Gymnasium. “Our team members are all second year students of the Department of Physical Education. Our seniors are in the competition as well so we promised each other to meet in the finals. Unfortunately, they lost in the semi-finals,” said Yoon Bo-kyung (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year). With the prize money of 200,000 won, she says the team plans to go on a nice trip together. Two members of each team are competing to get the ball to their side. The 16 basketball teams contended throughout the two weeks, with the final match on the 17th. At 2:30pm, the game started on the basketball court in front of the College of Law. First place was awarded with 500,000 won, and second place with 300,000 won. In spite of the hot weather, all of the contenders tried their best in each event. Judging by the exhausted but resilient smiles worn on the participants' faces, it seemed that Spring Athletics Competition was a contest where everyone was a winner. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Joo-eun Design by Lim Ji-woo

2019-05 20

[General]The 11th Annual Book Festival of 2019

A reader is a leader. In an attempt to promote students' reading, Hanyang University arranged an event that allowed students to exchange their already-read books with others that they had not yet read. The 11th Annual Book Festival was held from May 16th to 17th from 9:30 am until 5 pm in the lobby and front courtyard of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. A total of 685 books were exchanged on the day of the book festival, and 650 students joined the festival. This year’s event drew the attention of those interested in looking through the books available for exchange, as well as those wishing to win a grand prize giveaway by participating in the booths at the event. Book Share Hanmadang (도서나눔한마당) was located in the lobby of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. At the Electronic Information Fair (전자정보 페어), a free trial of Rosetta Stone, an online language learning program, was offered to 100 Hanyang students. “Book Share Hanmadang” (도서나눔한마당) and the “Electronic Information Fair” (전자정보 페어) were held in the lobby of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. The former allowed students to donate their books to share and exchange them for books that interest them. The latter promoted a variety of digital information that Hanyang University subscribes to that are available for students’ use. Students are looking around the booths located outdoors. Discounted books and stationery items from Kyobo Book Centre were being sold in one booth in the front courtyard of the library. Another was a book share booth held by the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). A promotion booth for the book festival was arranged as well. Participants gathered for the giveaway drawing, which was announced at 4pm each day. Students were only allowed to enter once a day. A winner of the HYU hoodie is receiving the prize. Students who participated in one to two booths could put their names in the drawing to win automatic umbrellas. Those who took part in three booths had the chance to win prizes such as iPads, Bluetooth speakers, HYU hoodies, and gift certificates. “The large arrangements of books makes me, though I'm normally not interested in reading, become engaged in looking through good books," said Kang Yi-sak (Division of Business Administration, 1st year). Although the current trend of electronic devices and digital media is predominent, the Book Festival promoted reading printed texts. The 11th Annual Book Festival was a success in that it drew the attention of many students and gave them an opportunity to exchange their books and further grow their interest in reading. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-05 13

[General]Sharing Knowledge Through Debate

The 2019 Havruta Debate Competition was held on May 10th at the International Concerence Hall of Paiknam Library. First having started last year, this year’s competition had a total of 167 participants with only three teams, Paper-nomad (페이퍼 노마드), Toronheyum (토론헤윰), Homohavrutas (호모하브루타스), making it to the finals. The 2019 Havruta Debate Competition was held on May 10th at the International Concerence Hall of Paiknam Library. The competition began with an opening speech by Professor Han Hyun-soo (Division of Business), the Dean of Paiknam Library. According to Han, the Havruta Debate Competition has its roots in the debating habits of the Jewish tradition with the main objective of broadening one’s thoughts through questioning and answering. The Havruta Debate Competition requires students to prepare and share their ideas based on two selected books, which were Regarding the Pain of Others (Susan Sontag, 2003) and Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, 1932) for this year’s competition. The presentations and Q&A sessions Each team prepared presentations which were followed by a Q&A session led by the other teams. 10 minutes were allotted for each presentation, and the Q&A sessions were led by three questioning teams, with the team Paper-nomad receiving questions from team Veritas (베리타스), Homohavrutas from Be-human (비휴먼), and Toronheyum from Chalddeok-pie (찰떡파이). All six teams fiercely debated their ideas about the two books, fulfilling the objective of the Havruta Debate Competition. Be-human team having a debate during the Q&A session Lee Seung-chang (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) of team Toronheyum is giving a presentation about the book Regarding the Pain of Others (Susan Sontag, 2003). After the three presentations, time for panels was provided. Various questions were asked to the three presenting teams, creating a vigorous atmosphere where everyone shared their knowledge and thoughts. With the panels also actively participating, this year’s Havruta debate was one that became extended to not only the participating teams but also the audience, who was welcome to share their ideas and knowledge based upon the given agendas. The panels also actively participated by asking high-level questions, making the competition more vigorous. Hwang Soon-hyung (Division of International Studies, 4th year) of team Toronheyum is answering questions from the panels. The award ceremony It was said by Professor Lee Moon-hee (Department of Composition), this year’s chairperson of examiners, that the levels of the presentations and debates were beyond expectation and that the five examiners had a hard time selecting the winner for this year’s competition. She also showed her satisfaction toward how it showed that although only two books were selected, the participants also referred to other additional books during their presentations and debates. “The Havruta Debate is a new means of adding delight to reading, and I am pleased to see that all teams have done so,” stated Lee. Many people came to the 2019 Havruata Debate Competition, making it a great success. Team Homohavratus was selected as the winner of this year’s Havruta debate, followed by Toronheyum, and Paper-nomad. The top three teams were awarded with one million won, 800,000 won, and 600,000 won respectively, as well as a certificate. The three questioning teams were awarded participation prizes, with Chalddeok-pie additionally being awarded the Best-question prize. Various prizes were also prepared for the audience, especially those who actively participated in the panel question session. The ceremony ended with a closing speech and photo-taking. According to Kim Mi-rang (Department of Policy Studies, 1st year) team Homohavratus had long prepared for the competition since its first announcement. As the Havruta Debate Competition is a large scale competition, Kim mentioned that her team was able to learn a lot from both preparation and participation in it. Managing to achieve an outstanding outcome in their first competition as university students, the team also stated that they are willing to actively participate in other upcoming competitions. As for the prize money, the team members have decided to spend 100,000 won to buy gifts for those who helped them and divide the remaining amount into 300,000 won for each team member. Team Homohavruta, Kang Mi-rang, Kim Jung-min, and Song Ye-rim (Department of Policy Studies, 1st year), from left, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Havruta Debate Competition. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kim Joo-eun