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2020-07 06

[Special]Finding the Sound of Hanyang

You hear this song as you walk up the stairs in Hanyang Campus at 9:00 in the morning. You can also hear it on official occasions, as well as the last song performed by the Hanyang orchestra on every stage. Can you guess what it is? It is the sound of Hanyang University’s official school anthem. The school anthem was composed by Dr. Paiknam Kim Lyun-joon, the founder of Hanyang University. Kim, along with being a successful educator and entrepreneur, was also a talented musician both as a baritone singer and a composer. Kim composed numerous vocal pieces throughout his lifetime, of which the Elegy and I Will Live Among the Green Mountains are most widely-known. His achievements were acknowledged with the Grand Prize in composition for world musicians in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the University of Tübingen. The school anthem is sung in unison on official occasions of Hanyang University and affiliated schools of the Hanyang Foundation. The song is composed of two verses and a chorus, although the attendees usually only sing the first verse. The lyrics talk about the need to practice Love in Deed and Truth, the founding philosophy of the university. Unfortunately, most of the original materials related to the school anthem have been lost, including the original score of the anthem. However, Hanyang University Archives explains that past yearbooks provide some clues to its history. They have discovered that the first mention of the anthem appears in the initial issue of the Hanyang News in 1959 as well as in the yearbook published the same year. The yearbook of 1967 is the first publication of the complete lyrics of the song. There was a small variation in the lyrics around 1982 as the word "clean (닦아서)" was changed to "sharpen (깎아서)." The score of the school anthem included in the yearbook of 1967. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The score of the school anthem included in the yearbook of 1982. There was a slight change in the lyrics. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The score of the school anthem printed in 2019 (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The school anthem is a song that connotes Hanyang’s past, present, and future. As long as the story of Hanyang continues, the school anthem will remain and convey the spirit of the school. Oh Kyu-jin

2020-07 06

[Special]The Semester as Experienced by Foreign Exchange Students

At the start of the semester, many exchange students arrived in Korea from all over the world, anticipating the opportunity to experience Korean culture and meet new friends at their new school. However, their anticipation turned to apprehension as the semester started in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. New to online lectures Most exchange student shared similar discomforts regarding the lectures throughout the semester. Cho Hana (Department of Education, 3rd year), an exchange student from Ithaca College in the United States, said she had a hard time with cyber lectures. She appreciated that lectures were available at convenient times and allowed multiple replays, but she could not help feeling disconnected from peers and professors and was thus less motivated. Another exchange student, Lee Chieh (Department of Economics and Finance, 4th year) from National Taiwan University, agreed, saying that it was hard to interact with the instructors. On top of that, due to the restricted setting, professors gave out more assignments than in previous semesters. “There were some advantages though. The schedule was very flexible, so I could, for instance, watch my lectures at night if I was busy during the day or postpone them if I had too many assignments,” explained Lee. The studying environment was another source of difficulties for the students. “I had never been to the campus, so I did not know where I could study,” said Cho. Instead, she chose to study mainly in her dormitory. There were minor issues, since she has a roommate and they were on different schedules. Lee said she usually studied in the library, knowing herself to be unproductive at home. “However, the available seats in the library were limited for the sake of social distancing, and it was hard to find a seat from time to time.” Cho Hana (Department of Education, 3rd year), an exchange student from Ithaca College in the United States, talked about the difficulties she encountered while taking online lectures and studying. (Photo courtesy of Cho) Missing out on school activities During the pandemic, what Lee missed the most were club activities like the ones she participated in during the previous semesters. “Because of the coronavirus, club members were not able to meet in person, so we were not able to get close and build friendships,” said Lee. She also could not meet her friends often since most Korean students stayed in their hometowns. Cho said she also wishes she had the chance to participate in clubs and activities inside of school. Still, her biggest regret is that she was not able to experience a Korean university festival. “The festival alone would have been enough to make my entire semester better, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen,” said Cho. When questioned about the student protests that recently took place, Cho seemed surprised. “I stayed mostly in the dormitory and was unaware of such events,” said Cho. On the other hand, Lee said she had heard about the protests. “I understand their concerns. Especially, as an exchange student, I can see why it would have been a huge inconvenience for the students who live far away and did not rent a place nearby to come to campus for offline final exams.” (Center in the front row) Lee Chieh (Department of Economics and Finance, 4th year), on exchange from National Taiwan University, said although the pandemic changed her last semester's plan, she is satisfied with the exchange student experience at Hanyang University. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Back to school? Although Cho initially planned to stay at Hanyang for just one semester, she decided to extend her stay in Korea for another semester. Her plan is to look for internships and part-time jobs. “Once the pandemic is over, I would love to take some offline classes and meet my peers and professors,” said Cho. “I also look forward to exploring the campus and experiencing what it is like to be a normal student at Hanyang University.” For Lee, she graduated this June and this semester was her last one at Hanyang. “Unfortunately, coronavirus ruined most of my plans. Nonetheless, I experienced many things last semester and met many new friends this year, so I’m satisfied with my exchange student experience at Hanyang University,” said Lee. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 06

[Special]How the Coronavirus Has Changed the World of Sports

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on a diversity of fields. Maintaining social distance has become an integral part of our everyday routines, and various methods have been introduced to help us minimize contact with others. In the world of sports, matches are being held without audiences as a way to both enjoy sports and remain safe from spreading the disease. Professor Sung-bae Roger Park (Department of Sports Industry) explains how the industry came to adopt this unusual method of conducting sports games. What are fanless games? Fanless games are sports matches which do not allow audiences to sit in the arena. In the past, fanless games were held when facilities in an arena were considered unsafe or when the actions of fans were considered too violent to be allowed in the audience seating area. However, he explains how the Coronavirus pandemic has most unusually changed the norm of sports games by having nearly all games played without fans. He said this was an “unfortunate gameplay” method which has resulted in general economic deficits, but more importantly, the deprivation of opportunities for fans to watch the games and their players in real life. The Hanyang University volleyball team is also conducting fanless games in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Park) Advantages and disadvantages of fanless games Park agrees that fanless games definitely help in prohibiting the spread of the disease. Also, the possibility of fanless games is what has prevented the total cancellation of entire sports leagues around the world by allowing them to continue receiving revenue through broadcasting systems and sponsorships. On top of that, the fanless games have lead to the globalization of national sports leagues. In the case of the KBO League, some of its fanless games were broadcast on ESPN, the American sports channel, consequently raising the league's status and earning a diverse audience. However, he explained that there are many disadvantages as well. “Fanless games have taken away the revenue gained from selling entrance tickets. This has resulted in tremendous economic deficits for entire leagues and sports clubs,” said Park. Moreover, the absence of audiences have seemed to decrease the morale of the players. “Fans are an integral part of the game. The players stand in concord with the fans in the arena,” said Park, further emphasizing the importance of fans by quoting Lebron James, one of the best basketball players in the world, who said “I’ll never play in an arena without fans.” Online support Following Taiwan, South Korea was the second country to open its professional baseball season. As such, America’s major league and Japan’s professional baseball league have been watching the development of the Korean baseball league during the pandemic. In particular, Park says that South Korean fans’ online support for their teams has been at the center of their attention. Online support from the fans, Park says, retains its roots in having the fans voluntarily and actively be a part of supporting their teams. Various themed programs during which fans create quiz questions and hold virtual events that help them communicate with players more easily are unique ways in which South Korean fans are currently supporting their favorite sports teams. As a part of their online support, Kakaotalk opened a Professional Baseball-bot channel so that fans can enter an open chat and enjoy the games. (Photo courtesy of The Asia Business Daily) Despite these harsh times, sports industries and their fans are finding alternative routes to push through and enjoy their lives while remaining safe. “The fanless games,” Park said, “are the best solution we have and a wise decision for the KBO and the K-League to make.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 29

[Alumni]A Crossover of Traditional and Contemporary Music

Traditional music in Korea is called gugak, which literally means “national music” in Korean. However, as the trends of Western music have been sweeping the music industry for more than half a century, most Koreans feel a sense of distance from traditional music. Ha Yun-ju (Department of Korean Traditional Music, '09) is a Jeongga (a kind of gugak which involves vocal singing) singer who is trying to popularize traditional music through a musical crossover with Western music. Ha Yun-ju (Department of Korean Traditional Music, '09) is a Jeongga singer who is trying to popularize the traditional music of Korea through a crossover with contemporary music. (Photo courtesy of Ha) Ha explained Jeongga as a genre that engrafts music and literature which used to be enjoyed by the upper-classes. “Jeongga reveals a taste for the arts as it leads to inner peace from its slow and steady melody,” said Ha. She added that Jeongga provides a mystic experience by filling in the emptiness of people with lyrical and instructive messages. After entering Hanyang with a full scholarship, Ha started to lay the foundation for her competence as a musician. “Each lesson with the professors helped me grow to be able to meet the standards to survive in the actual field,” said Ha. With the professors’ support as well as her efforts, Ha won the Gold Prize in the 27th Onnara Gugak Competition. However, Ha aspires to more than just mastering Jeongga. She is especially interested in familiarizing other people with this beautiful traditional music. Ha chose a crossover between traditional music and contemporary music as the medium. Upon receiving the KBS Gugak Award in 2018, Ha released her first full-length studio album, Chuseon, which means “a fan in autumn." The album featured contemporary songs sung in the style of Jeongga, expressing the loneliness of a woman saying farewell to her loved one. In addition, Ha is participating in various collaborations with contemporary pop musicians including Kim Junsu, Song So-hee, and Second Moon. Ha feels that she has been tasked with certain responsibilities as a traditional musician, and the crossover is a way of fulfilling them. Chuseon is Ha's first full-length studio album which expresses the loneliness of a woman saying farewell to her loved one. (Photo courtesy of Ha) Other than the crossover, Ha has been involved in diverse projects to popularize traditional music. The Jeongga singer recently released a collection of children's songs after appearing in Who Is Good at This, a singing contest program for children. Ha is preparing to release another full-length album, The Point of Ecstasy, with the poems of Na Tae-ju. Ha also plans to participate in a singing competition program by MBN as a representative of traditional music. “With my music, I am trying to touch the emotions that all Koreans unconsciously carry in their minds,” said Ha. Ha told the members of Hanyang to keep their passion and believe in what they are aiming for. “What you believe is what opens your way to the opportunities,” said Ha. “Even when you feel exhausted, don’t give up and do your best.” Oh Kyu-jin

2020-06 29

[Special]Students on a Leave of Absence During COVID-19

While the school was experiencing turmoil caused by the coronavirus, some students were on a timely leave of absence. Although their plans for the semester were also restricted to some extent, the students spent the coronavirus-struck first semester doing various meaningful activities outside school. Importance of daily life After three years of attending university, Kim Da-yeon (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) decided to take a break from school. “I thought this would be my last opportunity to rest truly before graduation,” said Kim, having planned out a trip around the world to the last detail. However, she had to quickly cancel all of her plans following the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, Kim searched for meaningful activities she could participate in during the semester. Kim wanted activities related to children and was offered a part-time job at an art academy for elementary school students. Interested particularly in children's art psychology, she readily accepted the offer. The first class was scheduled for March, but the school postponed the opening to April. About this, Kim says, she has regrets since her time with the students was shortened. “All of my part-time jobs before this had been at an art academy for high school students. It was new and fun to be in the drawing world of elementary students,” said Kim. She said she also became more interested in child art therapy through the experience. Kim Da-yeon (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) worked at an art academy for children during her leave of absence. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim also entered a crowdfunding project contest to design a Seoul tour with a team. “I wondered if there was a way to help visitors remember their precious moments in Seoul,” said Kim. The team created a diary illustrating the special features of many areas in Seoul as well as planned a treasure hunt game through the hidden alleys of Seoul. She was mainly in charge of designing Seoul-related souvenirs. Kim’s team won the crowdfunding contest held by the Korea Tourism Organization in June. Kim and her group created a crowdfunding project which designed a meaningful Seoul tour. (Photo courtesy of Kim) During her leave of absence, Kim said she was able to spend a lot of time with her family and friends since she mostly had to stay at home. “That, I realized, is the importance of mundane daily life,” Kim said. “I highly recommend taking one or two semesters off and spending time with people you do not meet enough during busy semesters,” said Kim, adding “Although, at the same time, I do miss school and chatting with my friends during lunch breaks.” The opportunity to make one’s own decision Before taking a leave of absence, Choi (anonymous interviewee) said he was feeling increasingly exhausted, busy studying and not being able to pursue his dream. “It lowered my self-esteem and made me short-tempered,” said Choi. “Then I decided it was time to take a leave of absence.” Choi applied to work at a company, mostly because he wanted to help his parents financially, and also because he wanted to do something different from what he was studying at school. During the semester, Choi worked as an office assistant at a company in the field of cloud computing, managing the students at the company's training center. He also took part in a cloud development government project as an assistant. Based on his experiences at work and the advice of other employees, Choi started studying big data, accounting, and stocks which will all be useful in the future. He also participated in a mock investment contest. Choi (anonymous interviewee) worked as an office assistant at a cloud computing company during his leave of absence. (Photo courtesy Choi) Choi said he benefited much from the experience, which helped him gain first-hand experience of the situation in actual workplaces. “I saw how the company worked, such as how many tasks the employees were in charge of at a time.” The self-studying was also a huge advantage. “Taking a change on studying big data reduced my fear of learning something new. Now, I am more easily interested in new things and more open to new paths in career and life.” Fortunately for Choi, most of his plan consisted of studying and working, so he did not feel too inconvenienced by the coronavirus pandemic. “However, I have seen many of my friends suffer because of the changed situation and curriculum. I hope everyone stays safe.” For Choi, the leave of absence was an unexpected opportunity to see and do things he did not expect. He advised his fellow students not to miss the opportunity to widen their perspectives. Hwang Hee-won

2020-06 21

[Special]The Successful Finish of the Software-Up! Idea-Thon

The 4th Annual Software-Up! Idea-thon at ERICA Campus ended in success. From May 11 to May 30, the ERICA Campus students participating in the competition came up with innovative ideas for creative business models and presented them in front of the judges. The topic of this year’s contest was "Solving societal problems with revolutionary ideas using Software (SW) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)," and was the first of the Idea-thon events to be held online. The grand prize winner was the team who came up with "Today’s Side Dishes." The 4th Annual Software-Up! Idea-thon at ERICA Campus was held online, allowing the applicants and the judges to break free of the confines of time and space to hold more efficient mentoring sessions. (Photo courtesy of Lim) Due to the increasing importance of software during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ERICA Campus has been holding Software-Up! Idea-thons in order to invigorate SW start-ups. Lim Kum-soon (ERICA Campus SW Start-Up Support Team) explained that this year’s contest was particularly special because of the 'untact ' method it used. ERICA Campus’s Software-Up! Idea-thon is the first contest in Korea to use online platforms in every process of the contest such as team-building, idea deduction, business plans, and mentoring in order to avoid human contact as much as possible. Lim said conducting the entire contest online was not without difficulties. “Due to the lack of available equipment that was needed for seamless streaming and appropriate studios, the SW-Centered University Project Group had to invent a web platform of its own to host the contest without any lag.” Nonetheless, with the new platform, the advantages of an online contest surfaced, as applicants were able to proceed with team mentoring most efficiently without being confined by time and space. “The applicants were able to analyze their target demographic in greater depth, presenting higher-quality results than ever,” said Lim. This year’s grand prize winner was the team ACT-SOFT. Their invention was titled "Today’s Side Dishes," and it connects busy modern people with small business owners to help them be regularly supplied with side-dishes suited to their tastes. ACT-SOFT accurately targeted a niche market and helped the business owners who were financially troubled by the recent economic recess caused by the breakout of the coronavirus. The grand-prize winner of this year's contest was the team ACT-SOFT with "Today’s Side Dishes" service. (Photo courtesy of Lim) Wrapping up the contest, Lim says the SW-Centered University Project Group aims to vitalize start-ups for youths by holding SW start-up capstone design classes and initiating as many Idea-thons, Maker-thons, and SW Engineering Schools as possible in the future. He also offered words of encouragement to the students who entered the contest to always be ready to adapt to the changing times. “I hope students in their twenties are less afraid of solving problems in their own creative ways, which is the essence of initiating a start-up. Getting involved in start-ups, whether it be managing, marketing, production, or finance and accounting, will help them increase their problem-solving skills." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 15 Important News

[Special]Goodbye, Professor Hwang Hyun-young

As of June 2020, Professor Hwang Hyun-young (Graduate School of Law) who conducted the popular liberal arts class Common Law is leaving the school. Upon the departure of a true professor who was an inspirational figure for all the Hanyangians that learned under her guidance, students are paying respects to the genuine love she showed towards the law and her students. Hwang calls herself “a Hanyangian down to [her] bones”. She graduated from Hanyang University’s Department of Law in the class of '98. After working as an adjunct professor and a legislative investigator in the Republic of Korea National Assembly for six years, she is now moving on to become a research judge. Professor Hwang Hyun-young (Graduate School of Law) was a beloved professor of Hanyang, teaching one of the most popular liberal arts classes, Common Law. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) When asked about how she started the Common Law lecture, she replied that getting to teach at her alma mater was so special to her that it did not even matter which subject she was asked to teach. “When I was offered the chance to give a lecture at Hanyang, I did not ask for the subject title. I just said yes.” Common Law teaches students how not to lose out to law in our everyday lives. It advises on how to take advantage of our existing rights regarding the constitutional law, civil law, criminal law, consumer law and copyright law, helping students apply the knowledge of law to situations they might encounter in their lives. The class of Common Law in practice. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) The class also dealt with ways to write a lease agreement, work contracts, certification of contents and legal complaints, and also moved on to deal with social issues such as defamation and the recent petitions for Goo Ha-ra, regarding the deprivation of the rights of parents who do not provide parental support. Using special examples in her lectures, about some of the most practical lessons students can learn, Hwang said she “tried to have students be as involved in the class as possible by utilizing dramas, news, and various images, as laws can easily become boring.” On top of interesting lecture materials, the class also conducted special activities to help make the class one of the most popular liberal arts classes in the school. Hwang and her students held mock trials during which students devised a trial topic, collected evidence, and wrote a script to act in front of the class. She said, “Due to the students’ passion, I believe everyone was able to indirectly experience what a trial is.” Moreover, she invited official law members such as Chae Yi-bae, a member of Congress; Kang Byung-hun, a judge; and Go Eun-seok, a prosecutor to her class to deliver a vivid description of how legal activities are carried out in reality. In the class Common Law, mock trials were held to deliver vivid lessons to the students. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) Students say that Hwang’s class did not only teach about law, but love and wisdom as well. Kim Dong-hee (Department of Nuclear Engineering, 2nd year) said he once missed the last train and had no way of going home, and Hwang agreed to drop him off midway with her car. He said he remembers “how she was able to give him life advice even in that short drive.” Kim thanked the professor, saying he was “grateful that Common Law was one of the first classes he had taken at Hanyang.” On her last day, her students filled the last slide of the live online class chatroom with hand-written words of love, gratitude and encouragement. “The students were also truly encouraging with their words in the semester-end surveys. They were the moments that I will never forget for the rest of my life. It made me tear up, reading what my students had written me,” said Hwang. Touching memos were written on the last lecture slide of the Common Law class. (Photo courtesy of Everytime) Former students have also paid their respects to the departing professor. “Professor Hwang instilled the law in my head and love for others and the school in my heart,” said Lee Hyang-seok (Department of Philosophy, 2nd year). He added, “You were a true professor and a true person, and so many Hanyangians will remember you on your path.” Park Hyun-soo (Department of Food and Nutrition, 1st year) also thanked Hwang and said he will always remember her words, some of which were that “one plus one is not always two, and the act of helping someone else can have a huge influence over others”. Hwang said she wants to tell all Hanyangians to “always love Hanyang and be proud of it.” She reminded them that it is not the number of students that pass the law qualification tests or get good jobs that decide the reputation of the school. “Hanyang will shine just by the students in it,” said Hwang. “I hope our students will also equally love Hanyang University as their alma mater.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 14 Important News

[Special]The Wise Life of Hospital Trainees

Hospital Playlist is a 2020 Korean drama about the story of five doctors and their everyday lives in the hospital. The drama gained huge popularity, ranking in the top 3 of Netflix series. As its popularity has increased, many real-life doctors have reviewed the drama, commenting on the accuracy and fictiveness of each scene, and the videos have gone viral through YouTube. A few episodes in the drama evolve around hospital trainees, which leads to the question, "What do real-life trainees have to say about the drama?" Kim Jung-min (Department of Medicine, 3rd year) and Yeon Ji-min (Department of Medicine, 3rd year) gave an honest review of Hospital Playlist. (From left) Kim Jung-min (Department of Medicine, 3rd year) and Yeon Ji-min (Department of Medicine, 3rd year) reviewed the scenes in the popular drama Hospital Playlist. The five doctors playing in a band in Hospital Playlist. Q1. Most medical dramas tend to be unrealistic. How accurate is Hospital Playlist? Kim: Among the medical dramas I've seen, Hospital Playlist is the truest to reality. In particular, the medical terms used by the characters are detailed and accurate. However, one setting that is not realistic is that the five doctors play together in a band. My professor said doctors are too busy for things like that. Yeon: I was very surprised by how realistic the drama is, but I was a little offended about how the drama makes the hospital trainees look silly. The trainees do much more work than what is depicted in the drama. Nevertheless, I enjoy the drama because it overlaps a lot with my personal experiences in the hospital. Q2. In this drama, the trainees mostly go around the hospital with the residents and listen to their explanations. What do hospital trainees actually do? Kim: This is the part that I thought was fictional. In fact, residents are very busy and never have time to teach the trainees. Therefore, trainees have to do many things by themselves. Luckily, there is a book of transitions that trainees can consult, which is a manual written by former trainees. The hospital trainees observing the surgery in the operating room. Yeon: Real-life hospital trainees’ tasks are ambulatory care, making rounds, and observing the operating room. In the drama, residents, nurses, and trainees stand behind the doctor during ambulatory care, but in reality, only the trainees are there. Making rounds is when a group of hospital staff including the doctor checks the patients’ state by going around the hospital. In that situation, we trainees are the students who are enthusiastically taking notes in the back. Furthermore, the trainees in the drama only observed operations, but we actually also participate in the operations and assist in person. Q3. There is a scene where a doctor dramatically revives a patient and the deeply-impressed trainees decide to join his department. Do trainees choose their department based on the professors? How did you decide your department? Yeon: All professors take pride in their department and whenever we listen to their stories, we change our thoughts about the departments. Nonetheless, I personally consider my interests more than I do the professors. When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a psychiatrist because I wanted to cure melancholiacs. However, while studying psychiatry at university, I realized the subject was different from what I thought. After I became a hospital trainee, I became more interested in the departments dealing directly with life. Kim: I also often change my thoughts after seeing what each department does. As for me, I usually consider which department will be less difficult. At first, I excluded the department of surgery from my selection because I heard that it was the most difficult department. However, I practiced in the department of surgery once and it was better than I thought, so I might change my mind. Q4. In one episode, a gynecological resident suddenly goes missing. Do such situations really happen? Kim: Many people do in fact become skeptical about their work because it is so hard. Even so, it is basically impossible to suddenly take a rest and go missing as in the drama. If someone is gone, others get more stressed. That should never happen. Yeon: In addition, a hospital is a place where any mistakes are unacceptable. Specifically, everyone is sensitive in the operating room, so even a trivial mistake will be scolded harshly. In this sort of atmosphere, behaviors like suddenly going missing are never excused. A resident has a crush on the professor in the drama. Q5. As in the drama, do hospital staff sometimes fall in love with each other, and do residents have crushes on doctors? Kim: First of all, few professors are as young as the five main characters in the drama. Thus I heard it is usually the between the male residents and the female trainees. However, hospital staff are always busy, and it is not exactly an environment to grow romantic relationships. Even if people are dating, rumors will spread quickly and the professors will notice, so they tend to keep their relationships a secret. Q6. The doctors in the drama occasionally suffer from rude patients. Has that ever happened to you? Yeon: I witnessed it once. A professor once suggested a patient undergo a complete medical examination. The patient refused the treatment and became aggressive in the process, insulting him and shouting that the doctors hadn't done anything for him. The professor eventually gave up on the patient, saying he could not treat a patient who does not respect medical workers. Kim and Yeon commented that the drama portrays life in a hospital fairly accurately and sends out a comforting message to all the hard-working medical workers out there. Kim and Yeon said Hospital Playlist sends out a comforting message to all hospital staff with the lesson that doctors are also human. “My favorite line is ‘Patients do not live just because doctors are kind,’” said Kim, explaining that it brought out a sense of duty on his vocation.Yeon added that “People may think that the hard work of medical workers is exaggerated in the media, but doctors go through a lot of pain to save patients.” The two hospital trainees paid deep respect to all medical workers and said that they will continue their efforts to become hard-working doctors. Hwang Hee-won Photos by Ryu Seo-hyun

2020-06 08 Important News

[Special]Hanyangians with Unique Part-Time Jobs

College life can be very expensive. With books, food, and occasional gatherings to pay for, students are often left with empty wallets. So, many seek part-time jobs. The usual options are working at a coffee shop or a convenience store. However, some students have gone through unique part-timer experiences that are worth sharing. Communicating in three languages at a duty-free shop Park Jung-moon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) shared his experience of working as an interpreter at a duty-free shop. Park worked from June to December in 2018. “I spent the first three months translating and giving directions. Then I started greeting guests from the membership desk for the next three,” said Park. Park Jung-moon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) shared his experience of working as an interpreter at a duty-free shop selling tax-free luxury goods. (Photo courtesy of Daum News) At the start, Park did not expect his job to be unique or difficult. “I thought a duty-free shop would have a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, like a gourmet store selling luxury goods,” said Park. He soon changed his mind, realizing that “due to the majority of customers being proxy buyers, infamous for hoarding goods and reselling them through online markets, the shop was very busy and hard to organize.” When asked about the pros and cons of the job, Park replied that his Chinese and English skills were enhanced at the cost of minor physical pain. “I have had very few opportunities to meet foreigners in Korea, but as I worked at the duty-free shop, I was able to meet various types of people. On the downside, controlling the crowd and standing for a long time hurt my legs and back a bit,” said Park. Park said the part-time job offered him a chance to meet new people and changed his personality. (Photo courtesy of JoongAng Ilbo) Park also said his personality changed after the experience. “I used to be shy, but after encountering so many people during the part-time job, I became more outgoing. Also, I had no knowledge about make-up materials, but after selling cosmetics, I know a lot about them now.” Reflecting on his experience, Park recommended the job to Hanyangians who are confident in speaking other languages and not afraid of meeting new people. Memories of chicken skewers Hong Gil-dong (anonymous interviewee, College of Engineering, 3rd year) also introduced an uncommon part-time job he had during March of 2018, which was to cook chicken skewers on a food truck. “I wanted to try out something new before enlisting for the army,” said Hong. Touring around Seoul and Gyeong-gi province on a truck, he served customers chicken skewers he cooked on the spot. As a unique part-time job, Hong Gil-dong (anonymous interviewee, College of Engineering, 3rd year) cooked chicken skewers on a food truck. (Photo courtesy of Hong) The work, for him, was very easy to learn. He also liked that the shift usually ended around 4 pm, earlier than the contracted 5 pm, because they quickly sold out of chicken skewers. Yet the most joyous part of the work was “getting to have chicken skewers limitlessly.” His boss was kind and always let Hong have the spare chicken skewers. He also exchanged food with other food trucks which sold sushi, soda, and other snacks. “One drawback of the job was that there was no fixated work spot for me to punch in for work,” said Hong. The chicken skewers Hong cooked. (Photo courtesy of Hong) Cooking chicken skewers was the most satisfying part-time job Hong has ever had. “The job is pretty free for the majority of the time. The shift is 7 hours but I barely worked for three.” He added –with confidence- that he learned how to cook chicken skewers better than any man on the street. “On top of that, now I know the economic workings of chicken skewers such as the initial cost and net profit inside out.” “I recommend this part-time job to all of my fellow Hanyang students,” Hong said, adding that the job was fruitful, fun and educational, especially for men who are waiting to enlist in the army and have a lot of free time on their hands. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 07 Important News

[Special]Tourism After the Coronavirus Outbreak

Everything has stopped due to the coronavirus outbreak. Nations across the world have imposed travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease. The tourism industry has been directly affected by these procedures, recording a 98.2 percent drop of inbound travelers in April compared to previous years. However, despite the hugely negative downturn, Professor Lee Hoon (Division of Tourism), one of the leading commentariats in the field, has a rather positive outlook on tourism. The tourism industry has directly been affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak, but Professor Lee Hoon (Division of Tourism) maintains a positive outlook on K-tourism in the long run. “The tourism industry faces crises of some form every three to four years,” explained Lee. Nonetheless, the professor acknowledged the unprecedented nature of the current condition as traveling inbound and outbound were both shut down. This is expected to create a huge economic blow as the industry is in an interdependent relationship with the visitor economy. Lee estimates a 50 trillion to 70 trillion won loss in tourism revenue this year alone as long as the epidemic continues. The government has recently provided a bailout package to maintain employment and to support the industry. Seoul paid an extra 5 million won to individual tourist agencies through stimulus checks. However, Lee pointed out the absence of holistic measures as there have only been stopgaps to prevent the industry's abrupt collapse. “The government measures disregard the blind spots of tourism, most of which are freelancers and small business owners,” criticized Lee. "They need to shape a crisis management system by viewing the tourism industry as an ecosystem." Lee said there is a huge demand in the crisis management system to support the ecosystem of tourism. (Photo courtesy of Newsis) However, Lee maintains a careful optimism about the future of K-tourism. He expects that excellence in the K-quarantine will give a positive impact on the tourism industry. “The quarantine authorities of Korea have secured trust through transparent information disclosure and active treatment of international tourists,” explained the professor. Lee added that it will provide a favorable condition for visitors when tourism is resumed at full-scale. Lee predicted that once the tourism does resume, the form of travelling will change. “Travelers are expected to rely more on foreigner independent tours (FITs) than group tours,” said the professor. Also, there would be more provocative attempts in the convergence of tourism and informational technology, as well as advancements in the management of safety and hygiene. “As people are getting more sensitive about such issues, accommodation and food culture are those that are bound to undergo improvements.” Lee expects that the excellent practice of K-quarantine will contribute to the future success of K-tourism. Lee asked for a shift of ideas, encouraging the introduction of innovations in tourism. “Travel needs will not disappear as long as people live their lives,” said the professor. “The coronavirus outbreak can be a blessing in disguise from the perspective of the tourism industry, which could eventually lead to a step-up in K-tourism.” Considering the demands for overseas travel, Lee forecasted domestic travel to rapidly increase in return. The professor expected tourist attractions that provide beautiful natural scenery with fewer people will gain popularity. Lee recommended cities along Route 7 (i.e., Samcheok, Uljin, Yeongdeok, and Pohang) for this summer vacation. “Those cities offer feasible coastal drives as well as great trekking courses along the seashore,” said Lee. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-06 06 Important News

[Special]The Story of a Library Keeper

While most universities stopped opening their libraries or reduced operating hours due to the coronavirus, Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library is keeping their hours the same as before. “We thought that maintaining the library as the students' studying place would be safer, rather than having them gather outside,” said Professor Han Hyun-soo (Director of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library, Division of Business Administration). In order to maintain the opening hours, Han and other librarians are making extra efforts to prevent the virus inside the library. Professor Han Hyun-Soo (Director of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library, Division of Business Administration) is guarding the students from the coronavirus. As COVID-19 become more serious, it is Han's daily duty to patrol the library day and night. He guides the students to keep their masks on at all times and to practice social distancing. Han has also posted announcements around the building telling students to notify him if someone is not wearing a mask or is not following social distance guidelines. Once he receives a note, he rushes to the spot – even during our interview. Han posted announcements with his phone number, which reads "If you spot a person who is not wearing a mask, please contact the number below." Han also checks students' temperatures at the entrance of the library. If their temperature exceeds the normal (36.5 degrees), students are not allowed to enter the library. Han is also in charge of checking the students' temperaturex in front of the library entrance. Patrolling the library, Han said he feels a sense of admiration, seeing how hard the students are studying, and pride as the director of the library frequented by such great students. “I hope everyone works together and overcomes this situation safely. For that, I would like to sincerely thank the library staff, who place the students’ safety as their utmost priority,” said Han. He added, “I'm also very sorry to the students that I have had to force to leave.” Han patrols the library day and night, guiding students who do not have their masks on or are not adhering to social distance guidelines. The librarian prepared some hopeful news for after the coronavirus. “With a donation from the president, we were able to afford to build a music hall and a small movie theater on the second floor, in place of where the director's room and the president's rooms are currently located.” Construction will start once the coronavirus epidemic is over. Private lockers are also being installed on the second basement floor. “There will be more places to rest and study pleasantly by the time students come back to the library. Until then, I hope they do their best to study while staying safe,” said Han. Hwang Hee-won

2020-06 01 Important News

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Standing at the Center of Cutting-Edge Technology

Although there have been notable advances in the study of natural science, research related to high pressure has not been active in Korea due to the lack of groundwork technology. Professor Kim Jaeyong (Department of Physics) is opening up the route to high pressure research through the HYU-HPSTAR-CIS High Pressure Research Center, the hub of collaboration between the world-class institutes. Professor Kim Jaeyong (Department of Physics) is paving the way for high pressure research in Korea. The HYU-HPSTAR-CIS High Pressure Research Center was established in 2016 with support from The Ministry of Science and ICT. The research center is in a collaborative relationship with the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) of the United States and the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) of China. The three institutes are consistently sharing their research outcomes by holding joint symposiums and reinforcing researcher exchanges. Kim explained the collaboration as “a successful case of acquiring advanced technologies by bringing in world-class institutes,” referring to the research spirit of the center as “Moon Ik-jeom spirit.” Moon is a historical figure who brought cottonseed from China into Korea, allowing the country to produce and distribute cotton to citizens. Just as Moon did in the past, Kim attained three diamond anvil cells, high pressure devices that enable the compression of a small piece of material with extreme pressure, from HPSTAR in 2016. Within a short period, Kim succeeded in producing a unique version of the cell. The center’s main focus is on hydrogen energy storage. The have recently reported successful results in the reversible storage of hydrogen energy. By imposing high pressure in Ti-Zr-Ni Quasicrystals, the research team was able to keep 4.2 wt of hydrogen at room temperature. Kim hopes that the results will contribute to the commercialization of hydrogen-powered cars. Kim hopes to contribute to the commercialization of hydrogen-powered cars with his recent research. Kim has demonstrated his will to help position the HYU-HPSTAR-CIS High Pressure Research Center as the hub of high pressure research. Kim also encouraged more students to participate in the research. “Our university has sufficient human resources, research conditions, and support systems to conduct the research,” said the professor. “I hope the students can feel the sense of thrill that comes from standing at the center of cutting-edge technology.” Oh Kyu-jin