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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 alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-05 24 Important News

[Special]Recalling the Master of Thinking

Ten years have gone by since Professor Rhee Yeung-hui (Department of Media Communication) passed away. The late professor was a journalist, a scholar, and a social activist, who remains a symbolic figure of press freedom and Korea’s democracy. Evaluated as “the Teacher of Thought” for young Korean intellectuals in the ‘70s and ‘80s, what Rhee called for is still being followed today by his students, journalists, critics, and fellow scholars. Professor Rhee Yeung-hui (Department of Media Communication) was a journalist and a scholar who symbolized the freedom of the press and the struggle for democracy. (Photo courtesy of The Hankyoreh) Rhee was born in 1929 at Unsan, North Pyongan Province. During the Korean War, Rhee served in the military as an interpreter officer. Rhee started off his journalism career by joining the Hapdong News Agency in 1957. He moved to the Chosun Il-bo – one of the country’s most influential newspapers – as a foreign news editor. However, Rhee was advised to resign in 1968 due to his series of articles opposing the authoritarian government. The journalist returned to the Hapdong News Agency as a foreign news editor, where he experienced his second dismissal in 1971 for a similar reason. With a recommendation from Professor Jang Ryong (Department of Media Communication), Rhee joined Hanyang University as an assistant professor the following year. Rhee remained involved on the front lines of the pro-democracy movement since then. As a consequence, the professor was forced out of office twice and was imprisoned three times by the government during his tenure at Hanyang. After his last return, Rhee participated in the establishment of the newspaper The Hankyoreh as a non-executive director, which claimed to be "the first newspaper in the world truly independent of political power and large capital." Rhee retired in 1995 but kept on teaching as an emeritus professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He died in 2010 at the age of 81. "The sole purpose of writing starts and ends at pursuing the truth." Rhee, in his book Idol and Reason Rhee was renowned as a prolific writer which brought him fame as the maître à penser (the master of thinking). Rhee usually published books on social issues, and they had a sensational impact on young intellectuals in the 1970s and 1980s. Of particular note, in his book Logic for an Era of Transition, Rhee criticized the sweeping trends of reckless anti-communism which were prevalent due to the Cold War. It was a paradigm shift for journalists and collegians who experienced the Korean War in their youth. Rhee received numerous awards including the Manhae Practitioner Prize (an authoritative award held by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism in commemoration of the symbolic reformer Manhae Han Yong-un) in 2000. Rhee was subjected to fierce criticism by his political rivals after the 1990s. The opposites criticized that Rhee came to hasty conclusions on controversial social phenomena. Besides, his adherence to antiwar sentiments aroused repulsion in people who gave priority to national interests. However, it is undeniable that Rhee provided new insights into Korean society. He was one of the first South Korean intellectuals to overcome McCarthyism with his famous quote – “A bird flies with both left and right wings.” Rhee was referred to as the maître à penser (the master of thinking) for his struggle for democracy. (Photo courtesy of KBS) Posterity will remember Rhee as a great journalist and scholar. “Rhee led the new generation and contributed to the fostering of intellectuals with his publications,” said Choi Young-muk (Department of Media Communication, ’85), a professor of Sungkonghoe University and a renowned media scholar who used to be Rhee’s teaching assistant. Professor Ahn Dong-geun (Department of Media Communication), who studied under Rhee, also showed respect towards his teacher. “Regardless of criticism posed upon him, Rhee’s competence and ability as a scholar will be recognized by future generations.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 28 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Resumes Offline Lectures

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all courses were switched to online for the first four weeks of this semester. However, the university resumed some offline lectures starting on April 13 – most classes were limited to experiment practice and theory practice courses. The administration is paying extra attention to prevent the community-acquired infection. The students, on the other hand, have shown varying reactions surrounding the resumption of offline lectures. The university has recently resumed offline lectures, most of which are experiment practice and theory practice courses. In order to hold offline lectures, professors need to file up the request to the Academic Service Team the week before their first offline class. The classes could be held after the approval of the students, the affiliated college, and the Infectious Disease Control Committee. According to the Academic Service Team, about 200 classes requested offline lectures at Seoul Campus. A total of 70 classes requested offline classes at ERICA Campus, 27 of which are personal lessons hosted by the Department of Applied Music professors. Still, the officials added that even after receiving permission, many classes continue to be conducted online. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, there are a number of requirements before being allowed to attend an offline lecture. Before entering the classroom, students must be checked to ensure their temperature is below 37.5 degrees and fill out a self-health checkup form in front of the main gate. They are also required to wear masks in the classroom and wash their hands using hand sanitizer. Ventilation is also an important issue, as professors are encouraged to leave the windows and doors open. The participants – including the instructor – should maintain at least two meters of physical distance. Students should turn in a self-health checkup sheet and wear masks before entering the classroom. Students have expressed mixed opinions regarding the resumption of offline lectures. Nam Hee-joo (Department of Architecture, 5th year) preferred to have offline classes as she had more opportunities to receive critiques on her architectural designs. "There were lots of environmental limitations to getting enough feedback online,” said Nam. She added that offline classes motivated her to concentrate more on the professor’s lectures and comments. However, some of the students did not feel the same way. Kim Ki-young (Department of Jewelry and Fashion Design, 1st year) said that there was no notable difference between online and offline lectures. Kim said that he would rather choose to have more online classes considering his long commute time to school. Meanwhile, school officials said that they are making every effort to find ways to ensure the safest way to resolve the confusion caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “The university believes that the health and safety of students and faculty members is the top priority,” said Oh Chae-young, a staff member of the Academic Service Team. “Please understand the inconvenience caused by online classes and the restricted access to school facilities as it is is a necessary measure to ensure our members' health and safety.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Su-ji

2020-04 19 Important News

[Special]Edelstro Wins the Most Innovative Product of the Year at the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards

Hanyang University’s Robot Design Engineering Laboratory (RoDEL) led by Professor Seo TaeWon (Division of Mechanical Engineering) recently won the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards with Edelstro – a robot cleaner for the exterior windows of skyscrapers. Red Dot Design Awards is one of the most prestigious design awards for design concepts and almost pre-released products, held annually by the German Nordheim Westfalen Design Center. Edelstro was selected as the Most Innovative Product of the Year out of 6500 entries. Edelstro, developed by Professor Seo TaeWon (Division of Mechanical Engineering) and nine researchers of Hanyang, clinched the Most Innovative Product of the Year in the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards. (Photo courtesy of Seo) “Edelstro was invented to replace the high-risk, extreme work conditions that window cleaners are faced with,” said Seo. Installed on gondolas, Edelstro analyzes and cleans the windows with high efficiency. The robot provides improved cleaning performance with its visual sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms. Edelstro received particularly good reviews for its user-friendly design. “Edelstro was designed symmetrically, which enhanced the ease of installation and improved the interior layout as well as its exterior design,” said Seo. Considering its need to catch people’s eyes among monochromatic skyscrapers, the robot was spiced up with a yellow-colored squeegee and brush nozzles. The control panel was placed in the center of the machine for easier user operation. The robot was put on display at exhibitions such as the Dubai International Building and Construction Show (THE BIG 5), the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the K-tech Show. It was also selected as a part of the G7 project by the National Research Foundation. Edelstro provides improved cleaning performance with its visual sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms. (Photo courtesy of Seo) Edelstro is earning a good reputation in terms of its user-friendly design. “Edelstro was designed symmetrically with its exterior design, ease of installation, and interior layout in mind,” said Seo. Considering its need to catch people’s eyes among monochromatic skyscrapers, the robot was spiced up with yellow-colored squeeze and brush nozzles. The control panel was placed in the center of the machine taking user experience into account. Seo says there are more things to be considered, however, in order for Edelstro to be used internationally. “Even aside from the diversity of buildings, the temperature, humidity, conditions, and regulations vary from country to country,” said Seo. The professor is recruiting partners to deal with related issues, with assistance from their Korean partner, CSCAM Co., Ltd. Moreover, RoDEL is working on a new model of Edelstro which does not require external appliances, such as gondolas, by adding a rope winch inside the robot. The lab is spurring the development process to meet the expected commercialization of Edelstro in 2021. RoDEL is also conducting further research on novel robotic platform design, analysis, control, and prototyping. In particular, Seo plans to develop a platform for wheel-based mobile robots that use shape-shifting wheels. The professor added that the lab has made progress in developing modular robots that can be applied in ship inspections and on the scenes of accidents. RoDEL is also working on underwater robot arms that facilitate underwater research. Hanyang University’s Robot Design Engineering Laboratory is working to develop novel robotic platforms including wheel-based mobile robots, modular robots, and underwater robot arms. (Photo courtesy of Seo) Seo emphasized community spirit, professionalism, and a sense of responsibility as the driving force of the lab's research projects. With high spirits as engineers, RoDEL is paving the way for pleasant innovations that contribute to society. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 12 Important News

[Special]Hanyang University 2013-2018 White Paper Published

Hanyang University has published white papers - official collections of university records - every four years in order to keep track of the school’s chronology. An up-to-date white paper was released last month by a team led by Professor Park Chan-seung (Department of History). It is the third white paper published by the school. Hanyang University recently published its third white paper which covers the records from 2013 to 2018. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University) “The Hanyang University 2013-2018 White Paper collects data about the students, faculty, research, and education,” said Park. In particular, the activities of each college and research institutes were recorded in detail in the appendix. The project was started last June by four graduate students in the Department of History and the University Archive, an affiliate team of the History Museum (Old Administration Building). The white paper covers six years of quantum leap that the university has gone through. “Hanyang University has proven its excellence in education and research in terms of research performance, employment rate, and startup assistance,” the professor stated. The white paper also shows a detailed description of Hanyang’s performances in various university reviews; ranking in the top 3 among all universities in Korea. Professor Park Chan-seung (Department of History) said that the white paper recorded the success of these six years that Hanyang University experienced. Park first initiated the white paper project when he was a director of the University Archive in 2009. In the future, he said he hopes the team can receive more data from students to produce a more appealing white paper. Jeong So-yeon, the production manager, said that as a member of Hanyang it was meaningful for her to publish the university’s records, adding that she will work hard for a more complete compilation of Hanyang’s achievements. A nation that forgets its past has no future. The same is true for schools. Hanyang’s white paper is significant in that it shows the stepping stones the university has walked on throughout its long history. Park’s team is working hard to archive and publish the records to account for its progress as a world-class university. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 23

[Special]Suffering Wangsimni After Coronavirus Outbreak

The atmosphere around campus is very different compared to previous years. Wangsimni in March is usually crowded with people, but this year, it has stayed dormant as if the winter holiday has not yet ended, bringing a striking change in Wangsimni's scenery as well as in the lives of the local restaurant owners and student residents. The usually-crowded Wangsimni in March is empty due to coronavirus. Normally, Wangsimni at this time would be buzzing from morning to night with new and old friends, social outings – and perhaps a few drinks. Another feature is the many events held by departments and student clubs at the beginning of school. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, people have been refraining from going out and most events have been canceled. "This March has been a hard time to run a business,” said a restaurant owner in Wangsimni. As the virus went viral, the restaurant's sales plunged sharply. The owner anchored his hope on the quick decline in the number of patients. "Where there is a will, there is a way,” said the owner. "I just hope that everything goes back to normal as quickly as possible.” Most meetings and events have been canceled, affecting the local restaurant owners and students. Students are also feeling the change. Choi Soo-jin (Department of Education, 2nd year), a Wangsimni resident said, "When my department held an event in early February, there were quite a lot of people enjoying their night in Wangsimni.” However, towards late February, she could see a drastic decrease in the floating population. International students, on the other hand, viewed the situation differently. Liana Ivashynenko (Division of International Studies, 2nd year), who is an exchange student and was also in Seoul last summer, said that she could not see much difference. "One thing different is that people are all wearing masks,” said Ivanshynenko. Another foreign student, Zukhra Kamalova (Division of International Studies, Master's Program), said that she looks forward to the virus being contained soon and to finally see her new friends at school. Yun Hyuk-jin, the owner of Tip of the Spear, started a mask donation campaign for the underprivileged neighbors around Seongdong-gu. Meanwhile, some locals decided to voluntarily help their neighbors through the hard time, making for a heartwarming story. Tip of the Spear, a restaurant near the campus, has been featured in the media for holding a mask donation campaign. As the demand for KF masks has surged, vulnerable social groups had relatively less opportunity to buy the masks. Yun Hyuk-jin, the owner, made a donation box where people can donate their masks to the Seongdong-gu neighbors who are economically disadvantaged. The donors are offered a small order of roasted kimchi and pork in return for four donated masks. "When I was young, there was a gold-collecting campaign to overcome Korea’s financial crisis,” recalled Yun. That is when he learned that changes come from small beginnings. Yun said that approximately 200 masks were donated by the members of Hanyang and the local community. He looks forward to seeing more people participate in the campaign. “This will reflect the warmth of the community that is cooperating to overcome the coronavirus outbreak,” said Yun. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-03 16

[Special]Practicing Love in Deed and Truth through Donations

Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province were hit hard by the new coronavirus, accounting for 80 percent of the total cases in Korea. There have been reports of a shortage of supplies, especially masks and anti-contamination clothing. Hanyang students voluntarily raised funds to help revitalize the region. This is a story of 1,081 Hanyang students practicing Love in Deed and Truth. Through the fundraiser hosted by these four Department of Policy Studies students, 1,081 Hanyang students practiced Love in Deed and Truth through donations. Park Eun-bin (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Shin Hyo-jeong (Department of Policy Studies, 2nd year), Cho Sung-jae (Department of Policy Studies, 3rd year), and Kim Do-young (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) are the four students who hosted this fundraiser. They had originally planned to donate their pocket money individually. However, upon hearing student fundraisers from other universities around Seoul, the four friends expanded their donation to a crowdfunding open to all Hanyang students. “We were unsure whether we could meet the expectations we set,” said Shin. Thus, the project aimed to raise 2 million won initially. Surprisingly, it did not take longer than two hours to accomplish that goal. Another fundraiser was launched, targeting 8 million won. A single day was enough to reach their goal. For the third fundraiser, the four students only set a deadline, March 9th. 1,081 Hanyang students participated, and they were able to raise a total of 22,294,019 won. The funds were donated to the Korea National Council on Social Welfare, The Korean Association of Public Health Doctors, the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief, and the NGO Good Neighbors in the name of Hanyang University students. Hanyang students bought 300 scrub uniforms for the doctors volunteering in North Gyeongsang region. (Photo courtesy of Cho Sung-jae) The organizers first thanked their fellow students who participated in the donation drive. “It was an opportunity to feel a sense of affection for Hanyang,” said Kim. They also paid homage to the student body who assisted in promoting the fundraiser. They also spoke about some negative views that were posed by parts of the student community. "There were people who expressed mistrust of this fundraiser," said Shin. “That is the reason why we tried to keep the process as transparent as possible.” Park said that it was such an experience, serving the community as a leader. “Despite some minor mistakes, it was a time for improvement as responsible members of society,“ said Park. Cho recalled his experience as an interim president of the student body. "What came into my mind was the importance of good influence,” said the former president. Cho added that it was a great experience to personally put the school’s founding principle into action. The volunteers said that fundraising was an experience that allowed them to put the school's founding principle into action and feel a sense of affection for Hanyang. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. The members of Hanyang are creating a miracle through their small practice of Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Hyun-sub

2020-03 10

[Special]How to Get Your Alien Registration Card

All Hanyang students without Korean nationality should receive their Alien Registration Card (ARC) to be legally qualified to stay in Korea. Hanyang's Office of International Affairs has provided a guideline to get your ARC without complication. Foreigners staying in Korea for more than 90 days should get their ARC Article 31 of the Immigration Act requires foreigners staying in Korea for more than 90 days to register at their local immigration office within 90 days of entry. This implies that simply receiving your visa is not the last step to registration. Those with visas must receive an ARC to finalize their sojourn documentation. ARC acts as an ID card during their stay in Korea. Non-Korean students of Hanyang should all register at their local immigration office and get their Alien Registration Card. (Photo courtesy of Gettyimages Bank) Get prepared to get your ARC Students must prepare the following documents along with a processing fee of 30,000 won: passport, photo, ARC application form, certificate of enrollment, certificate of residence, a copy of the passport and visa page. The immigration office requires a color headshot photo taken within 6 months of registraion. If your photo does not meet the requirements, visit a photo studio near campus and ask for a "passport photo." You can get your certificate of enrollment from automatic machines in Hanyang Plaza, Paiknam Academic Information Center, or the lobby of the Student Union Building. Check the infographics below for information on preparing documents on your residence. Depending on your accommodations, the required documents are different. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Students must make a mandatory appointment before visiting the immigration office through the Hi-Korea webpage (https://www.hikorea.go.kr/ty/main_en.pt). Reserve your spot at the Seoul immigration office and confirm your reservation. Do not forget to print out the appointment receipt. Also, download your ARC application form which is on the bottom of the confirmation page. Fill it out before the appointment. You should print out both the application form and the appointment receipt on the confirmation page of the reservation. (Photo courtesy of Hi-Korea) Visit the immigration office and receive your ARC Seoul immigration office is located at 151 Mokdongdong-ro, Sinjeong-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul. It is a ten-minute walk from Omokkyo station on line number 5. Students are recommended to arrive at the office at least 30 minutes prior to their appointment. Seoul immigration office is located within walking distance from Omokkyo station. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Upon arrival, go to the ATM which is on the left side of the building. You need to pay for the government revenue stamp. Scan your passport first and pay the fee (30,000 won) by cash or card. Keep the receipt and submit it along with the application. Then, head to the right of the building that says "Seoul Immigration Residence Section." When your number is called on the screen, go to the booth and follow the instructions. Submit your documents and register your fingerprints. Submission is done in the residence section which is located on the right side of the building. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) It usually takes six to seven weeks to receive your ARC. You can receive it by revisiting the immigration office. The immigration authorities strongly advises students not to leave Korea until the card is ready. If you leave during the process, your application, as well as your visa, will be automatically canceled. Hanyang University strongly recommends not to plan an overseas trip until you receive the card. Group application for Hanyang students Hanyang University offers students a more convenient way of ARC issuance through agents. You can submit the form and upload the required documents online. All you need to do offline is register your fingerprints at the immigration office. You can pick up your ARC on campus and pay the application fee on-site. The application is held from 9 a.m. March 12 to 1 p.m. March 18 at https://kisfvisa.org. The fee is 40,000 won and only cash is acceptable. ARC group application process is an easier way to receive your ARC. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Office of International Affairs) Ask for help when you are stuck The Office of International Affairs said that they are ready to provide assistance to students who have trouble adapting to their lives in Korea. "If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Office of International Affairs," said Hong Seung-woo, a staff member of the International Office. You can also ask the student community. Global student union Hanyang One World (HOW) offers counseling sessions for international students. HOW is located in the international lounge on the first floor of the Student Union building. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 02

[Special]Coronavirus Outbreak and Hanyang University

The world is at war with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 1st, the novel coronavirus has infected 3736 people and killed 20 in South Korea. Following the government’s raising of the alert level to the highest, Hanyang University launched the Infectious Diseases Management Committee and started responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. There have been six types of coronaviruses that have infected humans. The most typical types are Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS virus) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS virus). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—previously referred to as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—is suggested to be a type of coronavirus which shows a resemblance of 89.2% to the SARS virus collected from an ant-eating pangolin. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The disease was first reported from a cluster of cases of pneumonia detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Within an incubation period of 1 to 14 days, those infected may either be asymptomatic or develop symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Some may have sore muscles or diarrhea. The disease may eventually progress to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV2 which might lead to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. (Photo courtesy of Gettyimagebanks) Facts about COVID-19 Despite the danger, there is not much known about the new virus, and many people have been exposed to fake news. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine), recently praised for his professional prevention of the Coronavirus infection in the emergency room, spared his time to fact-check the myths on COVID-19. Compared to other epidemics, COVID-19 is reported to be highly infectious and transmissible. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), each patient infects 2.2 people, which is nearly twice the rate of the normal flu. Kang attributes minor initial symptoms to the rapid spread of the virus. Although COVID-19 has a lower mortality rate than SARS, it is still responsible for twice the number of deaths compared to the normal flu. In addition, there is a sharp increase in the death rate with one’s age. There is still no cure for COVID-19. However, there are ways to treat the infected. “Preservation treatment is sufficient for 80% of the patients who show mild symptoms.” The critically ill are treated with intensive care, some involving negative room pressure. Other antiviral treatments such as anti-AIDS drugs are used throughout the process. A few days ago, a fully-recovered patient was rediagnosed with COVID-19. There have been speculations that there might be a mutation in the virus. However, Kang said that it is too early to say as such. "Diagnosis is done with the PCR test, which is a genetic amplification test of the virus," said Kang. The professor added that there is not enough data accumulated to determine whether it is a problem with the test or an antibody amorphous condition which leads to reinfection. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine) fact-checked various myths posed on COVID-19. The School’s Response Hanyang University made an announcement to postpone the start of the spring semester. The semester starts on March 16th, which is two weeks later than originally planned. The last day of the semester remains the same which is June 20th. However, June 22nd and 23rd have been designated as possible supplementary classes. The first two weeks of class will be conducted online. Hanyang’s Infectious Diseases Management Committee is cooperating with the KCDC, Seongdong-gu, and the Ministry of Education to prepare against the disease. The school has provided guidelines and student protection facilities to avoid community infections. “More information on COVID-19 will be provided through the official web page,” said Song. “With love in deed and truth, we ask for your understanding and cooperation in many controls and measures done to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.” Hanyang University provided guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What You Should Do to Avoid the Infection Experts have advised the members of Hanyang to wash their hands often and thoroughly with soap and running water for 30 seconds or longer. If you show any respiratory symptoms, stay home for five days. “If fever stays at 38 degrees or higher, feel free to call the KCDC Call Center at 1339 and visit the Selective Care Center or National Safety Hospital," said Song. Experts have also suggested wearing a mask when visiting a hospital or health care center. Song advised contacting the college administration team or the Hanyang Health Care Center (02-2220-1466) if you are self-quarantined or confirmed to be infected. Kang recommended that meetings with meals and indoor religious events be suspended for the time being or restrained as much as possible. If inevitable, attendees should wear masks and arrange enough space for ventilation. “Wearing masks is critical as the virus reproduces faster in the initial stage—which is when people do not acknowledge that they are infected,” said Kang. In general, Kang advised people to keep 'social distance' to prevent the spread of the virus. People say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The members of Hanyang should be able to keep their own health by adhering to the prevention guidelines from the university and the government. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 10

[Special]As You Are the Flower of Today

Literature appeals to modern people who suffer from constant fatigue and stress, as it provides a healing experience with empathy. Here is Kim Ye-won (Department of English Education, '18) who recently published her book of essays, You Are the Flower of Today, which builds upon the famous poet Na T’ae-ju’s poetry. Kim Ye-won (Department of English Education, '18) recently published her first book of essays, You Are the Flower of Today. You Are the Flower of Today is a book that consists of Kim’s essays along with Na’s literary work and illustration. Na is a poet who is well-known for his poem Flower. The essayist delineated Na’s poems through her lens, expressing her own emotions and experiences. “Literature is always there whenever you need it,” stated Kim. The essayist wrote down her experience of consolation after appreciating Na’s poems. “I wanted to deliver a positive impact to my readers,” said Kim. “Just like what I received from Na’s poems.” The collaboration of the two co-authors gives a sense of kinship beyond the age gap of 50 years. You Are the Flower of Today is a collection of poems and essays which provide a sense of kinship between the two co-authors. (Photo courtesy of Sigongsa) Kim’s works are mostly based on her experiences as a Hanyang student. “Hanyang is where I cultivated my set of values,” recalled Kim. In particular, what the English Education graduate learned in her English literature courses has influenced her response to literature. “I went beyond understanding meaning, associating literature to my life,” said the author. People have no choice but to live in the wheel of everyday life. Kim flashed back to her experience when preparing for the teacher certification examination. What Kim did was to make a slight change. “A shift of viewpoint provided new value to the obvious,” said Kim. “It was an opportunity to realize the importance of things that we take for granted.” “Although a literary work is written by a certain author,” said the essayist, “what the piece reflects is everyone’s story.” Kim stated that every life deserves respect and acceptance. The co-writer added that everyone is doing a big job as they influence one another. Kim seeks to encourage everyone who is living their today through You Are the Flower of Today. Kim stated that You Are the Flower of Today reflects everyone's story. She added that every life deserves respect and acceptance. The essayist—who has just finished her maiden work—admitted that it is not an easy job to publish a book of her own. However, Kim stated that she received more energy by communicating with the readers through SNS. The writer showed her will to publish a new book in the future. Kim stated that she earned energy from her readers' feedback. It will be a driving force for her next piece of writing. Youth is not a time of life, but a state of mind. Kim's essays are providing value in everyday life overcoming the agony of youth. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-01 20

[Special]YouTube Becomes a Field of Discipline

YouTube is a free video platform in which people around the world spend their pastime. It has become a vital part of people’s lives since the popularization of smartphones. Following the ripple effect of YouTube, influencers started to earn unprecedented profits through the platform. Here is Kim Eun-jae (Department of Media Communication, Master’s Program) who reflected this phenomenon into a field of study. Kim Eun-jae (Department of Media Communication, Master's Program) studied how YouTube influencers earned their profits efficiently. (Photo courtesy of Google) Kim published a paper titled 'A Study on Advertising Effect Depending on Type of Information Source and Displaying of Economic Support in Influencer Marketing: Focusing on YouTube' on the Journal of Digital Contents Society. The paper has received some media attention as it was selected as one of the most read papers in DBPia – Korea’s largest multidisciplinary full-text database platform for journal articles – last year. “The research was conducted to seek the difference in advertising effects as spending patterns in legacy media and new media vary,” said Kim. With the help of Professor Whang Sang-chai (Department of Media Communication) as a corresponding author, Kim analyzed the advanced studies and made a survey based on two criteria – whether the influencer is a celebrity and whether the economic interest emerged in an explicit way. The status of the influencer did not show a significant difference in the advertising effect. Kim attributed this to the communicating feature of new media. “I expect that both being familiar with the audience contributed to the undistinguishable result,” explained Kim. However, the overtness of advertising had a prominent effect. “As Personal Media gained popularity, sponsorship indicates one’s standing as an influencer,” said Kim. “This result was against our expectations, rather meeting the forecast of Great Library – a famous YouTube content creator.” Kim found out that influencers received more profit by showing off their sponsorship to subscribers. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim recently made a follow-up study on YouTube subscriptions. “Demanding ‘Like’ and ‘Subscription’ explicitly has become a culture as it is deeply related to the profit model,” said Kim. “I was curious about how people wear out on this phenomenon and cancel a subscription.” Some say that you can find something truly important in an ordinary minute. Kim is expanding the horizons of academics as he explores what pass by casually in their daily life. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-01 12

[Special]Startup Is a Stepping Stone to Success

People seek to relax and find satisfaction after the stressful moments of everyday life. Some may prefer to stay home, but others would prefer to involve themselves in social intercourse. As a consequence, the ‘social salon’ has gained popularity from people in their 20s and 30s. Here is Park Jun-soo (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th year) and Lee Jong-won (Department of Political Science and International Studies, 4th year) who established a social salon startup named To Be KANT. To Be KANT is a social salon startup led by two Hanyang students, Park Jun-soo (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th year) and Lee Jong-won (Department of Political Science and International Studies, 4th year). (Photo courtesy of To Be KANT) The social salon finds its roots in 18th century France. Intellectuals and artists would gather in a ‘salon’—which means room in French—and engage in discussions and debates. To Be KANT provided a contemporary definition of a social salon—a cultural space where people make gatherings depending on their tastes. The business started as a team project in one class in the Department of Entrepreneurship. “News curation was what we initially had in mind,” said Park, the co-founder of the company. “With the process of model verification, To Be KANT was launched as a social salon where people curate their ideas based on their preferences.” A social salon is a space of gathering in accordance with people's interests. (Photo courtesy of To Be KANT) To Be KANT holds get-togethers that deal with current affairs, film reviews, and pastime activities. The members meet in a dedicated space called ‘igloo,’ which implies warmth beneath the cold modern society. “The number one principle in To Be KANT is listening courteously,” said Lee, the other co-founder. “Our goal is to provide a field of communication that supports members to regain their mental composure.” Mask debate is a program that represents To Be KANT as a social salon platform. It is a get-together where participants wear masks and discuss controversial issues. The program was inspired by Lee’s experience as an intern reporter. “I was surprised to see my peers refrain from being dragged to social conflicts,” recalled Lee. Oscar Wilde’s quote—“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”—flashed across the CEO’s mind. After going through countless pilot tests, To Be KANT developed a unique type of mask debate with three players: the controller, speaker, and playmaker. The startup aims to set a stage for sharing divergent opinions, especially for the upcoming parliamentary elections. “We expect people to express their honest opinions on current events through their masks,” said Lee. Mask debate is a representative program in To Be KANT which lets the participants discuss controversial issues with their masks on. (Photo courtesy of To Be KANT) To Be KANT has benefited from the preliminary business launch package funded by the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development. As termination of the support is forthcoming, the startup is planning to apply for the next step—the early-stage business launching package. To Be KANT is building up a portfolio to get support from startup accelerators as well. Park and Lee advised fellow Hanyang students not to be afraid of challenges. “The results might not work out as expected,” said Park, passionately. “However, we are improving day by day through numerous failures.” The two co-founders gave credit to their teamwork in overcoming these hardships. “We fully acknowledge our competence and each other’s roles,” said Lee. “It is a good opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business despite the slow pace.” To Be KANT is making progress as Park and Lee relish challenges with a strong partnership. (Photo courtesy of To Be KANT) The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. The student CEOs of To Be KANT are boldly moving toward their dreams as successful entrepreneurs. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Design by Oh Chae-won