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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 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 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 ( 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 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

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

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 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

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 Design by Oh Chae-won

2019-12 29

[Special]Where Cinema Becomes a Field of Study

“Parasite,” directed by Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, won the Palme d’Or – the top prize at the Canne Film Festival – this year. This feat proved that the Korean film industry has developed into a world-class level with the accumulated efforts of 100 years. Here is a research institute in Hanyang who arranges these century-long achievements. Cinema has long been counted more like art rather than humanities for the past decades. It was not until the early 2000s that cinema studies have been systematically organized as an academic discipline. The Contemporary Cinema Research Institute (COCRI) is the first university-based research organization specializing in such studies. The Contemporary Cinema Research Institute (COCRI) was established in 2005 as the first university-based research organization in cinema studies. (Photo courtesy of COCRI) The institute inherits the academic tradition of Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film Studies. “Since its foundation in 1960, the Department of Theater and Film Studies has produced significant manpower in the Korean film industry through a multidisciplinary approach,” said Ham Chung-beom, a research professor at the COCRI. “Hanyang’s emphasis on cinema as a liberal art is the soil of our research.” Since 2005, COCRI is digging deeper into the contemporary status of cinema, analyzing in regards to history, aesthetics, criticism, and cultural phenomenon. The institute aims to lead the development of cinema studies in Korea and play its role as the central hub in the field. “Cinema studies were dependent on Western culture in the past,” said Ham. The research professor revealed the objective of research – to unpack contemporary Korean cinema authentically in light of the Korean context. Research Professor Ham Chung-beom highlighted the role of humanities in unpacking contemporary Korean cinema in an authentic way. COCRI issues the quarterly academic journal called Contemporary Cinema Studies. The journal covers cinema studies in a broad sense, involving both domestic and foreign scholars. Contemporary Cinema Studies is currently the most frequently cited academic journal in the discipline. Besides, the institute seeks to expand its scope on the global level. Last year, CineEast was launched towards foreign scholars who are interested in Korean cinema. The institute additionally publishes a series of books on contemporary Korean cinema which concentrates on a certain theme. Moreover, COCRI annually holds colloquia, lectures, and conferences to share the results of research. Recently, a conference was held on December 21st, 2019, under the theme of ‘Cinema and Technoculturalism.’ “We are on the halfway of a government-funded project,” said Ham, who acted as the chairperson of the conference. The organizer sought to present how cinema has expressed power, culture, and art in the medium of film. The conference was notable in that five Ph.D. students participated as the main speakers. “It is expected to be a field of communication between scholars who are immersed in different subjects of study,” said Ham. “It will help future generations of researchers gain experience through debate and criticism on their theme.” The conference was a field of communication between researchers with different cinematic and scholastic backgrounds. Some say that research is to see what everybody else has seen but to think what nobody else has thought. COCRI is pioneering the field of cinema studies with Hanyang’s tradition in humanities. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-12 08

[Special]Future Leaders Performing Love in Deed and Truth

Since 2014, the Ministry of Education hosts the Talent Award of Korea annually to recognize and encourage talented young individuals. The awards are bestowed to 100 future leaders who have proven their competence in intelligence, passion, creativity, and community spirit. Here are two Hanyang students who won this year’s Talent Award of Korea: Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) and Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year). Life is a challenge Kim carried off the award with her donation project for disabled children—inducing donations as she raised expenses to engage in off-road marathons. She gave credit to the donators upon receiving the award. “If it were not for their contribution,” said Kim, “I would have never achieved this honor.” Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) won the Talent Award of Korea with her donation project for disabled children. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim designed the project by chance. When she participated in a triathlon competition as a volunteer, Kim met Park Ji-hoon and his disabled son, Park Eun-chong. “They were running together to give hope to children who are suffering from disabilities,” said the volunteer. This moment inspired Kim to initiate fundraising that could help children surmount their handicaps. To her, marathon stands for children overcoming disability. Kim started the project by running the Sahara Desert Marathon, also known as the Sahara Race, in 2017. Her challenge continued to the Atacama Desert crossing in 2018 and the Iceland crossing this year. “I hope that people pay more attention to the issues of disabled children through my endeavor.” Kim's first donation project was running the Sahara Desert Marathon in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim is moving on to her fourth journey—crossing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)—next year. PCT is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail which lies to the east of the United States' Pacific Coast. The explorer will subsequently carry on with her long-range plan to tour the world with her bicycle working as a green activist. Kim is pioneering her unique way as a future leader by following her motto—“Life is a challenge.” Kim is opening up her way by following the motto, "Life is a challenge." Do what is honorable Kwon received the award with his contribution to people-to-people diplomacy. “I think it's too much of a prize for me,” said Kwon modestly. “I would like to express gratitude to those who work for the community in the dark.” What motivated Kwon to participate in the field was his military service in the Hanbit Unit of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces deployed in South Sudan. “I was in a sense of awe of what the United Nations does,” said the former peacekeeper. "However, ordinary people were achieving extraordinary things.” Kwon gained confidence and reorganized his career path through his experiences in Sudan. Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year) said that his experience in the Hanbit Unit provided a turning point in his career. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) After being discharged from his military service, Kwon was active in the field of national security and peacekeeping. Most notably, Kwon worked as the CEO of APOPO Korea, a non-governmental organization that trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. “Although stranded due to political reasons, APOPO played a role in healing the wounds of the Korean war,” said the leader of the NGO. Kwon made a move as a unification activist as well. Kwon volunteered at corporation aggregates such as the North Korea Reform Radio and the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association. The activist plans to dig deeper into the promotion of inter-Korean relations after getting a master's degree in international relations. “People are pursuing flex—showing off your valuables in a non-humble way—these days,” he said. Kwon advised his fellow students to do what is honorable. Kwon told Hanyang students to do what is honorable rather than showing off your valuables. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) Mahatma Gandhi said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. What made Kim and Kwon recognized as future leaders of Korea was not their talent, but their effort to practice Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-11 18

[Special]The President Holds a Talk Concert with Students

President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on November 12th, 2019. Under the slogan, "Discussing Hanyang’s Past, Present, and Future,” the president and the students had time to communicate as well as to navigate through the 80-year-history of Hanyang. President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on Novermber 12th, 2019. This event was co-held by the University Archives and HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, to mark the fourth anniversary of the History Museum. “Students do not have much opportunity to visit the museum,” said Jeong So-yeon, the archivist who took charge of the talk concert. “I hope the students can experience the spirit of Hanyang in this historical site.” Hwang Sun-hyeong (Division of International Studies, 3rd year), the leader of HY:D, added that the event will be a great chance for the students to learn more about Hanyang and the president. HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, co-held the talk concert with the University Archives. President Kim started the talk concert by showing his pride in the history of Hanyang. “The foundation of Hanyang was an adventure for Kim Lyun-joon as the school went through a period of hardship,” said the president. “What made Hanyang stand out as a top-notch institution was the deep faith in practicing the founding principle, Love in Deed and Truth.” President Kim urged the students to become such performers who contribute to the nation, its people, and for all mankind. Then followed a Q&A session where students freely asked questions about the president. A student asked him about his college days. He answered that he spent countless hours of effort on always doing his best. “It was maybe the first time that I took the initiative in my life,” said the president, who was deep in thought. “I set my goal to become a professor here at Hanyang University and made a commitment to achieve it.” President Kim suggested that students make a checklist that consists of their objectives, as it has paved a way to his success. President Kim is answering the questions that the students are asking. Wrapping up the talk concert, President Kim provided the following advice to the students of Hanyang. “Experience as much as you can,” said President Kim. He went on that the students should make full use of the programs that the university provides. “Don’t waste your time,” said the president. “And, also, read newspapers. It will extend how you perceive the world.” The students were impressed with the communication they had with the school’s president. Kevin Bernardo (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year) said that he was satisfied with the talk concert overall. “It was my second time meeting President Kim,” said Bernardo. “It was a good opportunity to dig deeper into Hanyang’s history. Jo Yeong-yeop (Department of English Education, 4th year) was touched by the president's words. “I felt empathy with the president’s ideas on education, and the projects he is pushing ahead,” said Jo. “I’m willing to participate once more if opportunities allow.” The talk concert was an opportunity for President Kim and the students to communicate and dig deeper into the history of Hanyang. Some people say that open and honest communication is the best thing in the world. It was a time for both President Kim and the students to double-check their strong bonds -- as they skimmed through the history and values of Hanyang together. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-11 18

[Special]A Man Who Changed the Paradigm of Korean Pop Music

Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, ’85) was a singer-songwriter who has set the standards of contemporary Korean pop music. Because I Love You – the one and only album that Yoo released – has been recognized as a masterpiece due to its successful attempt to graft pop and classical music with his outstanding musical sense. Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, '85) was a musician who set the standards of K-pop. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) Yoo, who was born in 1962, was raised in a wealthy family who could financially support his musical talent. As a teenager, Yoo listened to Nat King Cole and Wes Montgomery’s music which influenced his method of applying orchestration in Korean pop music. Yoo entered Hanyang University in 1981 where he received classical training as a composer. Yoo took his first step as a pop musician in 1984 by joining Cho Yong-pil’s band, the Great Birth, as a keyboardist. Unfortunately, Yoo’s career did not last longer than three years as he passed away in a drunk driving accident. Yoo (right) is posing with his friends in front of Hanyang's Main Building. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) There were 10 original songs released before Yoo’s death – and one posthumously. However, his music was a sensation in the Korean pop industry with his unprecedented experiment as a producer. The songs on Because I Love You were written, composed, and arranged by Yoo. In addition to that, Yoo also played most of the instruments on his own except for the orchestra – which was played by his fellow musicians from Hanyang. Because I Love You, which is the track with the same name, is well-known for the harmony of orchestra and band music. The use of synthesizers was prominent in the title song, My Image Reflected in My Heart, whereas boss nova was introduced in Gloomy Letter. Most of all, Yoo was the first composer to use the major key in a ballad which is now a mainstream K-pop genre. Sadly, Yoo could not enjoy his success as his music started to gain popularity right after his abrupt passing. Because I Love You brought sensation to the Korean pop industry and is now considered a masterpiece. (Photo courtesy of Kakao M) Yoo’s music had a powerful influence on later artists such as Shin Seung-hoon, Kim Kun-mo, Yoo Hee-yeol, and Bang Si-hyuk – who are considered the trendsetters of K-pop. The bereaved, picking up Yoo’s unrealized dream, organized a foundation to support young musicians and holds a Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest annually. The contest serves as a gateway for talented singer-songwriters, as many of the former contestants have established themselves as top-notch artists. The Concours is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) won the gold prize with her song Inconsistency. “I owe a debt to Yoo’s music,” said Song. “Becoming a musician that represents the people’s voice will be the only way to pay off my debt.” Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) is performing her song, Inconsistency at the Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest. (Photo courtesy of Song) As some people say, a tiger dies and leaves his skin; a man dies and leaves his name. Even though Yoo went on to a long journey with no return, his music will remain and shine upon us forever. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon