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2020-10 09

[Special]Hangul Day Special: Korean Proverbs and University Life

On October 9th, Korea celebrated Hangul Day, commemorating the proclamation of the unique Korean alphabet Hangul created by King Sejong (the third king of the Joseon Dynasty) in 1446. For 2020 Hangul Day, News H introduced a number of commonly used Korean proverbs (속담 sokdam in Korean) which can be used in daily situations in Hanyang University. 공든 탑이 무너지랴 [gongdeun tapi muneojirya] This proverb directly translates to: a tower would never collapse if it was built with effort. This means that the effort will not be in vain and will yield the deserved result. You could say this to a friend who has studied hard but still is apprehensive about the test result. An English saying, “A man’s labor will be crowned with success" gives a similar moral. 백지장도 맞들면 낫다 [baekjijangdo matdeulmyeon natda] The proverb's literal meaning is that even a piece of paper is easier to carry when lifted by many hands. It means that no matter how easy the task is, it will be much easier if the members worked together. When involved in group projects, sharing the work between members will always ease the workload, even when the assignment is easy. This is when you can use the proverb. An English saying that has a similar meaning is “Two heads are better than one.” 고생 끝에 낙이 온다 [gosaeng kkeute naki onda] This proverb means that good times come after hard times, such as when you spend an especially strenuous last two weeks of a semester studying for the exams, then welcome the start of a jolly holiday. A similar English saying would be, “Of sufferance, comes ease.” 서당개 삼년이면 풍월을 읊는다 [seodanggae samnyeonimyeon pungwoleul eulpneunda] 'Seodang' is an old term for school, and 'Pungwol' are old poems about the beauty of nature. This proverb says that a dog who has lived at school for three years will be able to read and write poems. That is, if one looks or hears about some skill for a long time, they will naturally gain knowledge and get to know how to do it themselves. Like this saying, although you do not know much about your major when you are a freshman, you eventually become the expert by accumulating knowledge over the years. A similar English saying is “The sparrow near a school sings the primer.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 28 Important News

[Special]The Online OOTD Contest (Feat. College of Engineering Students)

The student union of the College of Engineering recently held an online OOTD (outfit of the day) contest. The contest was open to all students of the College of Engineering until September 13, with the theme, 'What would you wear on the first day of school?'. 48 Hanyangians uploaded photos of their look on Instagram which they would have worn for the offline class. Chang Han-kyu (Department of Bio Engineering, 2nd year), a member of the student union, said the union tried to come up with an activity through which the students can reflect their feelings about the start of the semester, as well as keep students connected. "Because the council members are not experts of fashion, we gave high scores on not only the unique style, but also the witty description of the students attached to the photo," said Chang. The 15 winners received small gifts as rewards, including free coffee and chicken, portable charger, and mood lamp. Three winners introduced their award-winning styles to News H. Gold prize: Beige in Fall (subtitle: A bag unusable for engineering students) Jeon Yea-rin (Department of Electrical Engineering, 3rd year): I enjoy uploading photos of myself on Instagram and often take pictures of my outfit, so I decided to participate in the contest. I'm very happy that I received a prize through my hobby. In choosing the look, I love beige color and I think it is the color for autumn, so I chose the style with beige color shade. I think I won thanks to how I titled the photo. As a former member of the student union, I would like to cheer the current members for their hard work to entertain students during the pandemic situation. Jeon Yea-rin (Department of Electrical Engineering, 3rd year) received gold prize with 'Beige in Fall (A bag unusable for engineering students)'. Any engineering student would know that fashionable mini bag is a 'no-no' for heavy engineering textbooks. (Photo courtesy of Jeon) Silver prize: OOTD? Wasn't everyone wearing this? An Jae-hun (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year): I am very interested in and often participate to the events of the College of Engineering. For this event, though, I hesitated to apply because I cannot say that I am a good dresser. Then I thought 'how about uploading a photo related to the current situation?' So I took a photo of myself lying on the bed with my pajama. My only intention was to make people laugh, but I am excited that I got a prize for it. I would like to thank the student union, and I hope they hold many events like this in the future. An Jae-hun (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) received silver prize with 'OOTD? Wasn't everyone wearing this?', a picture of himself wearing pajama, like how everyone is these days. (Photo courtesy of An) Silver prize: 20 credits with six-days part-time job is possible only because of coronavirus Hwang Su-mi (Division of Materials Science & Engineering, 3rd year): This semester, I could keep my six-days a week part time job even after the start of the class. I work at a convenience store, and since the first day of the semester, the work uniform has been my OOTD for lectures. Although I got to study and do part-time at the same time, I still wish I spent my time at school not at a convenient store. I participated to the competition with a photo which shows such hope of mine. The student council of College of Engineering is a great team creating new solutions in unexpected situations. Thank you for your hard work on our behalf. Hwang Su-mi (Division of Materials Science & Engineering, 3rd year) received silver prize with '20 credits with six-days part-time job is possible only because of coronavirus', wearing her work uniform and posing behind the counter. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) Chang appreciated the participation of the students and the enthusiastic help of the student union members. “We know that the current situation must be extremely dissatisfying for the students of our school. The student council will come back with more online events and plans to ease their stress as best as we can,” said Chang. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 21 Important News

[Special]New QR-PASS System Installed in Hanyang

As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, the QR-PASS system has been installed in most buildings of the Seoul and ERICA Campuses of Hanyang University. Before entering any building, members of Hanyang and visitors are requried to certify their identity with a QR code through the Hanyang University application (for students) or the phone camera and other general QR applications (for visitors). If correctly certified, the date, count of today's entry, and the name of the building will be displayed on the screen. If correctly certified, the date, count of today's entry, and the name of the building will be displayed on the screen. Why does Hanyang Unviersity use its own QR-PASS? The QR code-based electronic entry/exit register system distributed by the government, such as Naver QR check-in and KI-Pass, effectively records the movement scope of the patient and the people who may have been in contact with the patient. However, they are mostly suitable for small businesses with single entrance and not as efficient in universities that have many buildings and entrances. For this reason, Hanyang University developed a suitable QR-PASS system to reduce the user’s inconvenience and swiftly reflect the various infection control measures to the system, as well as minimize staff standing at the entrances. Self-medical review in the QR-PASS is linked to the existing self medical questionnaire of Hanyang portal, so students only need to fill out one out of the two for each day. The record of the questionnaire is monitored by the infection monitoring staff of each college’s administrative team as a guide to verify the facts and instruct the members with symptoms. What is different from the traditional sticker distribution method? Until last semester, visitors entering buildings were given a sticker after measuring their temperature. The measure had a limit that the place and time of every visit could not be recorded. On the other hand, QR-PASS system allows the staff to check the real-time entry records, as well as the self medical review. Hence, it is possible to keep a watch on the access of those who are under medical suspension from the school. It also minimizes the contact between visitors and staff who check the temperature, thereby reducing the risk of infection for both. [Students] How do I use QR-PASS? Step 1. Log in to the Hanyang University’s mobile application and click the QR-PASS icon (bottom right). Step 2. Scan the QR-code prepared in front of each entrance. Step 3. Fill in the self-medical questionaire. How does the procedure differ for the visitors? Access of the general public is restricted, with the exception of the people who have consulted with the college and replied to the self medical questionnaire. Visitors who cannot use Hanyang University's mobile application will be required to download a general QR-code application to scan the code or use the phone camera instead. Scanning the code with camera will automatically show a link, which if clicked, will lead to the entrance prerequisite form. [Visitors] How do I use the QR-PASS? Step 1. Scan the QR-code with the camera. A link connecting to Hanyang's website will appear on the screen. Step 2. Fill in the name and phone number. Step 3. Fill out the self-medical questionaire. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 14 Important News

[Faculty]Purifying the Underground Particulate Matter

The danger of particulate matter, which are the extremely small hazardous particles suspended in air, has been brought to public attention lately, but the high level of particle pollution inside the subway tunnels are often disregarded. High-speed trains, rail structures, crossties, and roadbeds in airless tunnels produce a large amount of heavy metal particles that cause health problems in the human respiratory and brain nervous systems. To solve this, Professor Jo Byung-wan (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering) obtained a patent on the efficient purification of underground particulate matter. The existing dust collector, which uses a huge motor, had problems with the high energy cost and loud noise, and, thus, are usually not activated. Instead, Jo sought for an economic and scientific method to purify the underground air. As a result, his research was conducted for a period of two years. Jo’s method was based on the Bernoulli principle, which states that the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy of fluid is always constant. The tube designed by Jo gathers the particulate matter by natural ventilation derived from the Bernoulli principle. After the particulate matter gathers up, a charge method of plasma and water particles removes the charge of matter, enabling efficient air cleaning. Professor Jo Byung-wan (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering) obtained a patent on the efficient purification of underground particulate matter. "What's left is the cooperative research with the metropolitan metro for an actual implementation." Jo expects this new invention to lead to a healthier change in the international subway construction. “I am also planning to suggest a customized particulate matter gauge for each underground tunnel by analyzing the characteristics of dynamic fluid in train running," said Jo. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 07

[Special]Youth Change Makers Teach SDGs to Teenagers

Youth Change Makers is an educational program that teaches the middle and high school students about the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and change makership (spirit of actively discussing the solutions to daily problems). The mentors consist of Hanyang University students, and their aim is to interact with the student mentees to help them study what SDGs are, talk about social problems they want to solve, and come up with solutions together. This semester, 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. About Youth Change Makers In 2017, Park Chan-young (School of Nursing, 3rd year) encountered the concept of SDGs and change makership through the Center for Social Innovation. Thinking the younger students could also benefit from the lessons, Park established Youth Change Makers with his colleagues. There are 12 to 14 mentors participating each year. The team's goal is to run at least one program per semester, and for each one, they send notifications to all applicable schools to recruit mentees. Normally, the mentees are recruited from the schools in the metropolitan area, but the 6th program recruited nationwide because it was conducted online. Over the past six years, a total of 170 mentees joined the program. The 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. (Photo courtesy of Park) Online workshop held this semester Over the four-week course, the mentees are grouped into teams of three to five students. For the first week, students chose a problem of their interest, defined the causes of the problem and came up with a hypothesis for the solution. They were mainly local regional problems that students could easily find around them. On the second week, mentors gave feedback on the ideas that students designed. Throughout the next week, they conducted prototype tests, improving the solution until it satisfied all requirements of the users. The last week consisted of the final presentation, which was held on August 25. The members of Youth Change Makers. (Photo courtesy of Park) Park Seo-hee (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) said the biggest difficulty in changing the workshop to online was that communicating freely was not easy. Two people could not speak at the same time, causing the lack of active discussion. The team tried hard to improve the quality of the online workshop through test runs. On the other hand, it was the most meaningful that the students from all over the country could participate to the workshop thanks to proceeding it online. Since the mentors were from different regions, they received an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by sharing issues of other regions. The team appreciated the participation of the students in spite of the exam and vacation. “The program was successfully completed thanks to the students who participated passionately, and we hope this activity will make the students closer to the changemaker,” said Lee Won-hee (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year). "Through the 6th workshop, we gained confidence that it is possible to convey enough information about change makership and SDGs even through online. We are planning to prepare for the future programs as well." The Youth Change Makers is recruiting new members for the 7th programs and are working hard to plan a follow-up program that encourages students to implement the solutions found in the 6th program. Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 31 Important News

[Student]From Miss Grand Korea to Pianist, Actor, and Robot Inventor

Lee Hyun-young (Department of Theater and Film, 3rd year) is called by many titles: a concours-winning pianist, a first-prize inventor at a robot competition, a video director, and an actor. Recently, she won the 'Queen' at Miss Grand Korea, adding this new title to her career. As a young pianist "I loved music and the arts since childhood," said Lee. When she was 8 years old, Lee won the grand prize at the JoongAng music concours as a young pianist. Since then, she has participated in concours each year until middle school. "The experience allowed me to build confidence in expressing myself to the audience and enjoy the tension on stage from a young age.” Her love towards the arts gave Lee the motivation to try and experience all fields of comprehensive art and study deep into this field. This was also the motivation behind Lee entering Hanyang's Department of Theater and Film. Lessons from the filming site During her school years, Lee appeared in a number of movies and dramas as a supporting actor. Lee shared one of her episodes, saying, "I once filmed a scene with Yeo Jin-goo (a famous actor), and in the middle of the scene we both burst into laughter. It was captured in the bloopers video which I sometimes watch again to remember those days." While experiencing the filming site in person and meeting with the directors and broadcasting producers, Lee said she learned to look at the media from different angles and to understand the intention of production. Lee Hyun-young (Department of Theater and Film, 3rd year) is active in various fields, achieving great results in music, acting, and inventing. (Photo courytesy of Lee) Expanding into the field of science Lee's interest streched beyond the boundary of arts. Lee participated in diverse science and engineering contests since middle school. She was also interested in technology entrepeneurship. "At the time, I even interviewed the CEO of Korea Venture Business Association for information." Based on what she learned, Lee spent three years watching the lectures on knowledge convergence, future humanities, and CEO to create her own business model, and analyzed the real case strategies of business companies. As the result, Lee established a business item named 'Capture Talk' and won the grand prize in the contest held by KAIST IP-CEO in three categories, robot, business plan, and business modelling. More recently, Lee became interested in live film performance genres which incorporate IT technologies like holograms and motion interactions into stage performances. "After such diverse experiences, I realized that all fields are intimately connected to one another," said Lee. A new challenge, Miss Grand Korea Miss Grand Korea is a contest to select the Korean representative for Miss Grand International, the world's leading beauty contest. "I participated in the contest because I wanted a new challenge in life to motivate my dream as an actor," said Lee. She explained the various stage experiences helped her enjoy the stage and gain the best honor of being selected as 'Queen.' Lee won the 'Queen' at Miss Grand Korea. (Photo courtesy of Lee) For now, Lee plans to work hard to prepare for Miss Grand International as the representative of Korea. "After the contest, I want to fulfill my dream as the 'all-around entertainer' and try out in the field of broadcasting," said Lee. "I am also interested in working as a newscaster and model, and I wish to try my best to achieve results in various fields." Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 22 Important News

[Special]What Grows in the ERICA Herb Gardens?

There are gardens on the ERICA Campus which give knowledge and comfort to their visitors; they are the Herb Gardens. The first herb garden is located on a hill behind the amphitheater, and the second garden is on the rooftop of the College of Pharmacy. Throughout their total floor space of approximately 6,000 square meters, 150 species of medicinal herbs thrive each season. News H followed Professor Kim Chul-young (Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy) on a tour around the herb gardens. Professor Kim Chul-young (Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy) manages the paperwork and the academic administration of the ERICA Campus herb gardens. The herb gardens were created in 2013 as a field education space for students in the College of Pharmacy practicing herbal medicine. Kim often visits the gardens during his Pharmacognosy class to show students what each medicinal plant looks like and how they are used. "In April, the class can observe various leafy plants. In June, flowering plants appear. There is no field education in the second semester, since most plants die around autumn." Each species has signposts explaining the characteristics of the plant and how it is used, so that students can visit for self-study. Each section of the gardens provides a suitable environment for different types of plants, including shade, shade wetland, and sun plants. Some of the representative plants are the Siberian chrysanthemum, Montane aster, and Saururus chinensis, which are the most numerous in number. Although not particularly grand in size, the plants are the key ingredients in numerous medicines for women's disease, antidotes, and diuretic drugs. Many people come to the herb gardens for study and comfort. These important medicinal research bases are also soothing resting places for local residents. The students and staff of Hanyang often visit the herb gardens to enjoy the fresh air. “These places must be attractive to animals as well," smiled Kim. "We often see animals like water deer wandering behind the bushes.” Kim said it is hard to maintain the perfect environment since the garden is artificially made and managing the weeds is troublesome, but he tries his best to improve the landscape gardening. "There aren't beautiful flowers because these are mostly medicinal plants, but I am proud that it provides a helpful educational space and a peaceful resting place for whoever visits.” said Kim. Kim said managing the garden is hard, but he is proud to provide a helpful place to visitors. Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 18 Important News

[Special]Hanyang University Museum’s First Donated Exhibition

Hanyang University Museum is holding its first donated exhibition, HL1AQQ Early Adopter Rhee Joong-geun’s Electronic Equipment Story. From June 8, 2020 to May 31, 2021, the exhibition displays 480 pieces of electronic equipment collected and donated by Professor Rhee Joong-geun (Division of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Sciences) on the third floor of Hanyang University Museum (The exhibition is temporarily closed and will resume with the start of school. The date may change.). The donated artifacts are important proof of the development of electronic devices over the course of the 20th century, and Hanyang University Museum introduces the most meaningful pieces in this exhibition. Hanyang University Museum holds its first donated exhibition, HL1AQQ Early Adopter Rhee Joong-geun’s Electronic Equipment Story. Starting in the early 1950s, Rhee became interested in electronic devices and decided to major in electrical engineering. He also received permission from the government to set up his own amateur radio station. The "HL1AQQ" in the exhibition name comes from the call number of his radio station. Rhee started collecting electronic devices in the '70s, and from 2006, he donated 480 pieces of his collection to Hanyang University. The donated equipment consists of commercialized products made during the old days, owned and used by Rhee for many years. Some of the representative artifacts are an Apple personal computer set, an Amana Microwave range, a video tape recorder, and a JVC VHS Video tape recorder. A portion of the exhibition displaying electronic devices that were collected by Professor Rhee Joong-geun (Division of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering Sciences) starting in the '70s. Rhee hopes that the exhibition will become permanent for many people to see. “If you see the exhibition from the point of how the field of engineering has developed, it will provide an opportunity to study the history of engineering and also improve creativity,” said Rhee. The staff members of the museum also explained that the exhibition will be an opportunity to look at the changes in modern electronic devices. "The exhibition resumes with the start of the second semester. It can be operated on a reservation system, and the opening hours may be adjusted (currently, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)." Jang added that the exhibition space on the third floor has been reorganized as a lounge for Hanyangians. “Even if it is not for the exhibition, freely visit the space and participate in various online educational programs." Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 11 Important News

[Faculty]Discovery of New Causative Gene of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that inflames various joints of the body, typically hands and feet, and possibly also the lungs and blood vessels. Swelling of the joints causes pain and stiffness, and if it persists, fatigue and weight loss will follow. Professor Bae Sang-cheol (Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine) became the first in the world to identify six novel susceptibility loci of the rheumatoid arthritis, and has thus received worldwide recognition. Bae is a pioneer in genetic epidemiological studies and the innovative research of rheumatoid diseases underlying precision medicine. Bae's primary research field was rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (a similar autoimmune disease) which are both intractable diseases. Since 2000, Bae has conducted genetic epidemiology research in order to determine the causes of the disease. The aim of the study was to discover the correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and genomic genetic drift. “The analyzation was made possible thanks to the Korean Chip, a genetic chip containing nearly one million bits of Korean genetic information, provided by the dielectric center of the Korea National Institute of Health,” said Bae. Moreover, to better understand the biological mechanisms, the research combined the computational biological analysis about the information on transcriptome, the sum of the RNA expressed in a cell or tissue, and epigenome, the sum of information in the sequence changed by genomes. Bae succeeded in identifying six new causative genetic drifts of rheumatoid arthritis that had not been reported before, named SLAMF6, CXCL13, SWAP70, NFKBIA, ZFP36L1, and LINC00158. In particular, he found a new causative genetic drift, named SH2B3, which is found exclusively in East Asian patients. “The new finding will allow a deeper understanding of the outbreak mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis, and it will be utilized to predict and diagnose the disease as well as to develop customized treatment for patients in the future,” said Bae. Professor Bae Sang-cheol (Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine) found six new causative genetic drifts of rheumatoid arthritis. (Photo courtesy of Bae) Currently, Bae is working to realize future medical science that will correctly predict and prevent rheumatoid disease. “There is still a lack of research on Asians who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis," explained Bae. "We will continue to study patients' prognoses, drug reactions, and causes of deterioration, beyond simple genetics. I hope our future study will soon be able to compensate for the inadequacy of the current information.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 02

[Special]Passion for Dreams from Sweden

In March, a special exchange student arrived from Sweden. Amanda Carsbring (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Master’s program), a student of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, came to Hanyang University to write the final thesis for her master's degree. It was a rare case of a student in a graduate program coming to research at Hanyang University, especially from one of Europe's leading engineering universities. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Carsbring safely completed her research and returned to Sweden in July. Amanda Carsbring (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Master’s program), a student of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, came to Hanyang University to write her master's thesis. (Photo courtesy of Carsbring) Carsbring said she became interested in K-pop and Korean culture a few years ago. She started learning Korean on her own, and then took a break 2 years ago to study Korean full time at a language academy in Gangnam. When she went back to her university, she was introduced to Professor Park Joo-hyun (Graduate School, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) who was a guest at KTH last year. “He introduced me to Hanyang University and told me about the opportunity of my final thesis in Korea,” said Carsbring. “I thought it would be a great chance to further explore the culture along with studying for my future, so I decided to come to Hanyang.” After coming to Hanyang, Carsbring joined the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Under Park’s supervision, Carsbring conducted her final thesis research project focusing on her major, materials science and engineering, specifically on metallurgy (the field of studying metals). There were difficulties, especially as a master’s degree in Korea is quite different from that in Sweden. “A master’s degree in Korea is more similar to a Ph.D project in Sweden,” explained Carsbring. “A Swedish master's degree focuses primarily on solving engineering problems, whereas a Korean master's degree is centered around research. This led to quite a lot of miscommunication before we found out what the problem was.” The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic was also an unexpected issue. “One of the main reasons I came to Korea was to enjoy the many cultural aspects of the country. I was disappointed that I couldn't because of the coronavirus," said Carsbring. However, in spite of these disappointments, Carsbring said she was very satisfied with her overall stay at Hanyang. "I am particularly satisfied with the amount of resource data I was able to obtain for the research. The abundant resources for experimental work helped me finish the research without much to worry about." She added that the course in intensive Korean she took over the semester was quite challenging but very fun as well. The outbreak of coronavirus stopped her from enjoying Korea to its fullest, but Carsbring said she spent a nice semester with her new friends at Hanyang. (Photo courtesy of Carsbring) Having left Hanyang University in July, her plan is to finish her final thesis and officially graduate in Stockholm. "After then, I plan to find employment in my field. I might pursue a Ph.D. in the future, but for now I wish to work for a few years. I also want to consider the opportunities of possibly working in Korea in the future," said Carsbring, recalling the semester at Hanyang as a "happy" choice. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 26 Important News

[Academics][Excellent R&D] How to Ensure Structural Safety During Remodeling

Professor Choi Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) has developed the technology to ensure structural safety when vertically extending buildings. Unlike previous methods, Choi's method strengthens the existing wall structure without adding to or thickening of the walls; thus, it does not reduce the floor space. Out of all residential premises in South Korea, 55 percent are more than 30 years old (figure from 2018). When a building is decrepit, it can either be demolished and reconstructed or partly remodeled. Choi's research aims to deal with problems that arise while remodeling, especially when doing a vertical extension. Professor Choi-Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) is explaining the reason why shear walls are important when extending a building. To increase the number of floors of a building, many aspects must be considered. These include the vertical weight that will be put on the walls and pillars, horizontal weight which is related to wind and earthquakes, as well as the flexural strength. The taller the building, the more stress is put on the importance of the horizontal weight and flexural strength. The type of wall that is designed to support these two factors is called a shear wall. Choi's method of strengthening sheer walls differs from the previous adhesion-type method in that it does not thicken the walls or increase the number of walls. He first calculates the necessary thickness of the stiffener and cuts out the same size area from the existing wall structure. The stiffener is then applied onto the vacant area. This method gives the advantage that it will not reduce the actual floor space of the living area. Choi explained that the team has successfully finished the technology development as well as completed testing on real-scale structures. The only thing left is to test it on an actual building. "We are currently facing difficulties because there are not many complexes that are willing to try out the new technology. Furthermore, apartments in general do not prefer remodeling over reconstruction, so it is very hard to find an apartment to apply our method on," said Choi. “People feel vague anxiety about reusing an old structure as the base. However, remodeling involves as much technical verification as reconstruction. I hope people can trust the safety of our remodeling method." Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 22 Important News

[Special]Visit the Writing Center When Writing Is Difficult

Writing is an effective means of communication, but one often feels difficulty in writing out one's thoughts clearly and logically. For that reason, students often decide to seek professional aid for their important writings. The Writing Center provides a free counseling program to help Hanyangians improve their writing skills. Last semester, the Writing Center was newly reorganized, combining services for graduate and undergraduate students to provide more effective and efficient assistance. A News H reporter applied for a feedback session to experience the Writing Center firsthand. Feedback is offered in Korean, English, Chinese, and Spanish on most forms of writing for undergraduate students, including essays, reports, and resumes. Graduate students can get help with journal articles, resumes, and abstracts for theses or dissertations. Students can receive feedback on completed pieces of writing as well as incomplete rough drafts or blueprints. Professors guide students to identify their problems, focusing on the topic, structure, logic, and composition strategy of their text. The couseling is offered both online and offline. In spite of COVID-19, offline counseling is in operation in Engineering Building Ⅱ, a huge space. Offline counseling is provided only in Korean and Spanish until August 27 for the summer session. Full services will resume for the fall semester. Students can apply through the Hanyang University portal. Click the Application tab, then Writing Center, and choose between Online counseling application or 1:1 offline interview application. Next, select the date, time, and instructor. To ensure an efficient counseling session, students are required to upload their writing on the application page. They should also input their goal for the consultation session. For online counseling, the feedback will arrive within five days of submitting an application. In the case of offline counseling, each session lasts for 50 minutes and there is no limitation to how many sessions a student can apply for. However, if cancellation on the day of or a no-show happens more than three times, the student will be restricted from the Writing Center for a semester. Hanyangians can easily apply for a writing counseling session through the Hanyang portal. The News H reporter applied for a counseling session to receive help with an essay written for a class. The sessions are not available on the date of application or on weekends (neither online nor offline), so having applied on Friday, the earliest session available was on Monday. The time slots in online counseling were less than offline counseling. In the screen capture, Professor Doug McIntosh was there but he was not doing this program. Therefore, Professor Adam Turner was only doing this program. Two days later, the feedback was posted in a Word document on the application site. The feedback from Professor Adam Turner. Comments were left to correct awkward sentences and weak word choices. Professor Turner did not correct the original writing as the center tries to focus on helping students improve their overall writing rather than proofreading for them. Instead he gave a detailed explanation on why and how the sentences should be fixed. A lot of the feedback focused on the coherence of the arguments, especially whether the sentence and keywords were closely related to the topic of the essay. There was feedback on the proper format of the particular type of writing as well. "One of the most informative pieces of feedback I received was about the concluding remark. The conclusion of my essay was simply a summary, but the professor advised that it would be better to finish with a remark that calls for the reader to think further about the topic or that asks them to take an action," said the reporter. "The counseling was definitely helpful. I was able to produce a higher quality essay and learn more about writing, thanks to the feedback." Kang Seung-hee, the manager of the Writing , recommended the writing counseling program to students as a great opportunity to improve their writing skills. She stressed that the center is an easily accessible place, and there is no pressure on students to prepare a well-written final writing for the counseling. "Many students feel such pressure and are reluctant to try out the program," said Kang. Hwang Hee-won