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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 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

2020-05 25 Important News

[Special]2021 Online Admissions Guide for Aspiring Baby Lions

The Online Admissions Guide for 2021 freshmen has been released by the Hanyang University Office of Admissions. As all offline gatherings are restricted, the admission office decided to make what was previously only available through offline seminars accessible online. Newly constructed on the Hanyang Admissions homepage, the guide offers detailed information for students who aspire to become members of Hanyang. It also provides online counseling, campus tours, and introductions to every department in school (Click to visit). The 2021 Online Admission Guide was introduced on Hanyang University's homepage. The admissions officer Jang Eun-yeong explained that “The university put effort into making the guide because we sympathized with the immense pressure the examinees feel.” Jang said, “By revealing information in a fair and transparent way, we aimed to reduce the gap between the amount of information different students may obtain." The Admissions Team collaborated with the Media Strategy Center and Channel H in order to create an entertaining array of contents. They also re-organized the information interspersed within the website to the main screen for enhanced accessibility. The most interesting aspect of the guide is its category-based organization. Jang said, "We wanted students to consider the admission office as a 'bridge' connecting their journey to Hanyang rather than a 'gate' to overcome." Thus, a friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot, HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. A friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. The first category, 2021 Admission Process Plans, includes the details for the upcoming admission process. It also contains videos which inform students about Hanyang University’s character and strong points. The second category, Department Introduction, redirects them to the homepages of every department in Hanyang. In July, they plan to further upload introductory videos starring attending members of forty-six departments. The third category is the Online Campus Tour, which displays two tour videos on one of Hanyang University’s beautiful spring days. The videos introduce buildings where students can study as well as places where students can relax. The fourth category, Online Counseling, answers applicants' most frequently asked questions. The fifth category is the School Information Search, which allows users to search for any school-related information, such as dormitories, scholarships, and exchange programs, through the Hanyang Wiki. The last category allows aspiring students to request the admission guidebook and sign up for a university tour. Students only need to write down their address in order to receive the Early Decision guide, Regular Decision guide, and 2021 guidebook on admission by type. The Office of Admissions is aiming to further provide content titled ALIVE, which is an encyclopedic version of the introduced Online Admission Guide. The guide was made to correspond to the constantly changing paradigms and relay information quickly and accurately to the students. “Every member of the school's staff is on the arduous journey to help make the dreams of aspiring students come true,” said Jang. The office emphasized that it is vital that in the absence of offline seminars this year, students take in as much presented information as possible through the guide in order to fulfill their dreams of becoming proud members of Hanyang. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-05 04 Important News

[Special]Excavating the Ancient Ruins of Angkor Wat

Hanyang University Museum successfully revealed the archeological structures of the Terrace of the Elephants, in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, which had been buried. for a long time. Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology) proudly shared his experiences and thoughts on the meaningful discovery, while calling attention to the Hanyang University Museum becoming a cultural asset to Hanyang’s community. Hanyang University Museum has achieved many remarkable results in the research of sites, which is exemplary in comparison to other university museums. The museum conducted impressive research into some renowned archeological locations in South Korea, like the Hanam Misari Ruins and the Ansaneupseong Fortress, as well as abroad in Japan, where they contributed to the excavation of the remains of the victims of forced labor during the Japanese colonial period. Their meaningful excavation was also made into a documentary in 2015. In 2020, the excavation team is scheduled to go on yet another excavation project in Hanam, Hwasung, and Ansan, which presents them with opportunities that not many other university museums have. The members of the excavation team who participated in the research included two research professors and five students of Hanyang Graduate School alongside Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology). Their outstanding work became the foundation for what led to their participation in the excavation of the Terrace of the Elephants. The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation which supervised the participants of the research inquired about receiving the support of the Hanyang University Museum, which was a decision made based on the archeological experience that the museum possessed. The excavation team that participated in the research consisted of two research professors and five students of Hanyang Graduate School alongside Professor Ahn. The Terrace of the Elephants is located in Angkor Wat, which was the capital of Cambodia from the 9th to the 15th century under the reign of the Khmer Empire. Angkor Wat is a registered World Heritage Site, and is a huge attraction for archeologists around the globe. In particular, the Terrace of the Elephants remains a memorable location for Cambodia where national events are held. The team prepared for their journey starting in November 2019 and completed their first research expedition in March 2020. Although he had visited Angkor Wat a few times before, Ahn said it felt completely different to simply visit and to participate in research there. The apprehension about failure, unexpected problems, and the unseen competition among the institutions involved all made him feel a great degree of responsibility. “I always emphasized that our journey was not only a new opportunity for the team, but also an act of upholding the honor of South Korea and Hanyang University.” The Terrace of the Elephants as seen from the front. Ahn and his team were met hardships along the way. “The most difficult part was dismantling the Terrace of the Elephants,” said Ahn. “Other temples of Angkor Wat had been dismantled and restored, but the Terrace of the Elephants had never been dismantled – forcing us to guess where all the inner structures of the building were.” For a stable operation, the team had to go through the process of numbering every single brick. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic added to the problems. Ahn’s team had to endure countless rearrangements of flights and accommodations, reducing the time which they were allotted for research. “We couldn’t conduct as much research as we wanted. Cambodia, initially, didn’t have an issue with the virus, but there was concern that one of the local workers at the site was a possible host, so the team was on constant alert,” said Ahn. The excavated Terrace of the Elephants as seen from the side. Nonetheless, the team was able to obtain vital historical information. Ahn said, “The Terrace of the Elephants is a structure that contains Latelite, which is a brick piece created from the soil from a savanna climate. The central walls were built with Latelite and mud, and the outer walls were built with added sandstones. The fact that we were able to confirm this very structure was an important achievement of our research.” He added, “We also discovered ceramics which resembled celadon, so we believe we can also find out about the foreign exchanges made by the Angkor Empire." “This investigation is just the first of many excavations to come,” Ahn added. “There are plans to further excavate the site through the winter of 2022. It would be interesting to be able to discover historical events that occurred before the creation of Angkor Wat.” Ahn projects his hopeful vision regarding the excavation in that it will become an opportunity for the Hanyang University Museum to exhibit its capability of becoming a cultural platform for the country. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-04 27 Important News

[Special]ERICA Campus in K-Dramas and Films

Did you know that ERICA Campus is often featured in famous K-dramas and films? University campuses, all beautifully built in their own respective ways, are often seen on television as the background for various dramas and films. Hanyang University's handsome scenery, with its harmonious alignment of buildings, has also been featured in numerous media programs. On the television screen, the campus has been transformed into a romantic cafeteria where the main characters become lovers, a mysterious building haunted by an evil spirit, and even the residence of the North Korea supreme leader. Hotel del Luna The drama Hotel del Luna (호텔 델루나), which featured as main characters the popular singer and actress Lee Ji-eun and the actor Yeo Jin-gu, filmed a scene in episode 2 at ERICA Campus. Hotel del Luna follows the story of a human hotelier Gu Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-gu) who fatefully becomes the manager of a strange hotel that only caters to ghosts and is run by a mysterious owner Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun). The drama centers around the romance between the owner and the manager, and it garnered much popularity during the summer of 2019. In the introductory scene, Jang Man-wol saves Gu Chan-sung from an armor-clad evil spirit. The scene features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and the evil spirit. ▲ The 2019 drama Hotel del Luna features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and an evil spirit. (Photo courtesy of tvN) On an ordinary day, Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for Hanyang students. Easily accessible from ERICA Academic Information Center and Library, Engineering Building II, and the College of Design, students use the park to rest and chat with friends. The park also opens its space for various exhibitions and activities such as Wednesday Culture Fairs. ▲ Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for the students of ERICA Campus. Uncontrollably Fond The 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) focuses on the romance between Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) and Noh Eul (Bae Suzy), two high school classmates and lovers who are tragically separated, but meet again after many years as a successful actor and a documentary producer, respectively. The drama scene was filmed in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. In episode 3, the two characters pretend to be a couple after Shin Joon-young half-jokingly threatens Noh Eul into being his girlfriend. Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast throughout the drama. ▲ Two main characters of the 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond playfully posing as a campus couple in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of KBS) ▲ Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast of the drama. Secretly, Greatly Secretly, Greatly (은밀하게 위대하게) was a 2013 box office hit adapted from the famous 2010 webtoon series Covertness, which received over 40 million page hits. Starring popular celebrities such as Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Hyun-woo and Park Ki-woong, the movie follows the story of a North Korean spy Won Ryu-han (Kim Soo-hyun). After getting through a competition against the odds of 20,000 to 1, the elite spy Won Ryu-han has been residing in South Korea, disguised as an idiot in a poor neighborhood, while waiting for orders from North Korea. The story starts when a suicide order is given to him after two years. ▲ In the 2013 film Secretly, Greatly, the Administration Building of ERICA Campus was featured as the residency of the supreme leader of North Korea. In this film, ERICA Campus appears as a building located in North Korea. The scene shows the North Korean supreme leader ordering the officers to send North Korean spies on a suicide mission. The building used is the Administration Building which houses vital offices of the university such as the Office of the President. Its architecture was used to intensify the authoritative vibe of the film. ▲ The Administration Building of ERICA campus. (Photo courtesy of Hyundai Ilbo) To the Beautiful You The drama To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) aired in 2012 and starred popular idols Choi Jin-ri and Choi Min-ho and actress Kim Ji-won. Adapted from the Japanese manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, the drama centers around Goo Jae-hee (Choi Jin-ri), who falls in love with a high jump competitor Kang Tae-joon (Choi Min-ho) and fakes entrance to an all-boy's school that he attends, getting into a love triangle with Seol Han-na (Kim Ji-won), a talented gymnast. Episode 11 depicts Seol Han-na practicing in the dance practice room just moments before she suffers an ankle injury. The place where she practices for her competition is the dance practice room of ERICA Campus. ▲ To the Beautiful You, which aired in 2012, used the dance practice room of ERICA Campus as the practice room of a female character. (Photo courtesy of The dance practice room was renovated in 2002 to provide a more pleasant environment for the students. Now, it has wider space for practice and consists of numerous hallways and an efficient ventilation system. ▲ The dance practice room of ERICA campus. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-04 18 Important News

[Special]Foreign Students' Stories During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During March, South Korea recorded the highest number of 909 confirmed new coronavirus patients in one day, which spread great anxiety among South Koreans. However, there was another group in South Korea that was subjected to the same –or perhaps worse- insecurities – foreign students. The social distancing policy, although necessary, inevitably caused certain inconveniences for citizens. The foreign students were no exception. Haoyu Zhang (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3rd year) picked the reduced public transportation operation period as one example. “The Seoul Metro System reduced the operation time limit to midnight starting on April 1, 2020, which interrupted my normal routine that requires travelling during late hours.” Haoyu Zhang (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3rd year) said the reduced time of operation of the Seoul Metro System has caused discomfort for him. (Photo courtesy of MSN news) Dalia Suliman (English Language and Literature, 2nd year) replied that exchange students currently staying in dormitories are struggling as well. Their main concern is the school’s uncertain schedule for re-opening. With many countries' borders closing up, many exchange students are at a crossroad to make instant decisions about whether they will leave the country and give up a semester or not. Due to unclear school curriculum, exchange students currently living in dormitories are having trouble choosing whether or not to return home. (Photo courtesy of TBS News) Nevertheless, the students said they are getting an apt amount of help from Korean society. Jing-ying Liu (English Language and Literature, 2nd year) explained she was able to receive ten free masks and some hand sanitizer from her study abroad institution which was provided to international students. Moreover, she receives alerts on her phone if she happens to get near a place where a confirmed patient has passed by. Haoyu Zhang added that he got a free coronavirus test when he had a symptom of the illness. He also received free alcohol sanitizing pads from his apartment's property management team and has been using them handily. Moreover, Yuen Hu (English Language and Literature, 4th year) said she received masks with filters from Hanyang International Affairs. The process was very simple and only required giving them her student identification number and signing the necessary documents. Jing-ying Liu's messages alerting her of a newly confirmed patient. (Photo courtesy of Jing-ying Liu) Haoyu Zhang received free alcohol sanitizing pads from his apartment's property management team and has been using them handily. (Photo courtesy of Haoyu Zhang) The masks Yuen Hu received from Hanyang International Affairs. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Intermational Affairs Website) Many are prone to feeling anxious and fearful during such disorderly times, especially if they are in a foreign country where their national support doesn’t seem to reach them as much as before. However, the students of Hanyang are paving their own way during this crisis with public support and living their Korean life the best they can. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-04 12 Important News

[Special]Hanyang’s April Fool’s Days Over the Years

April 1st -more commonly known as April Fool’s Day- is celebrated worldwide across international borders. South Korean college culture has also always taken part in celebrating the world’s biggest pranking holiday, and Hanyang University has a rich history of enjoying April Fool’s Day as well. Students appear on campus in high-school uniforms, military uniforms, or even school jackets of other universities. Meanwhile, the university plans a special annual prank. Out of many pranks pulled in the past years, these are the three most memorable events at Hanyang. Filming Avengers 3 on Hanyang University Campus The official SNS account of Hanyang University, April 1, 2015, uploaded pictures announcing the news that the campus was being used as a filming site for the popular Hollywood film Avengers. The pictures explained that a filming crew for Avengers had been impressed by the South Korean movie The Terror Live and proceeded to recruit the director of that movie, who turned out to be an alumnus of Hanyang, and therefore designated the campus as the filming site. Although it was a prank, it was so detailedly planned that there was even a realistic 8-second video of the university exploding as a false leaked video of the anticipated Avengers 3. In 2015, Hanyang University announced that campus was being used as a filming site for Avengers 3. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) Lions Blossom in Lion Trees In 2016, the campus met the April Fool’s Day with unique scenery. Mini Hanyang lion dolls had blossomed on the campus trees. It was explained that if one gathered 10 dolls from the trees, they could be traded for one big lion doll at the Hanyang souvenir shop. However, students were not to pick the “sleeping” lions, which were overturned with their faces in the bushes, in order not to displease the resting lions. The blossoming lions on the lion trees on Hanyang campus provided an entertaining event for the Hanyangians to enjoy on 2016 April Fool’s Day. In 2016, lions blossomed on lion trees. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) The school gave detailed instructions on how to pick the lions off the tree. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) HYnari becomes the official mascot of Hanyang Hanyang University’s mascot has always been HYlion, a cute cartoon character whose form took the shape of the symbol of Hanyang, a lion. However, on April 1, 2019, the university announced a character in the shape of a forsythia, the symbolic flower of Hanyang, would be the new official character of Hanyang University. According to the official SNS account, the school decided to use HYnari as its only mascot in the future. The post received over 1500 comments and an anonymous user had even edited a photo of HYnari standing in the place of the lion statue in front of the Administration Building as an extension of the joke. However, it was later confirmed that HYnari was not just a prank. In fact, the false announcement was a teaser to advertise the launch of HYnari as another official mascot of Hanyang University. In 2019, HYnari was introduced as the new official mascot of Hanyang University. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 30 Important News

[Special]Hanyangians Fighting Against Coronavirus

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, said “Coronavirus is the biggest challenge since WW2.” The coronavirus crisis continues to put the world in fear with force corresponding to that of war. As of March 30, the number of confirmed patients in South Korea has reached 9,583, nearing 10,000. Confronted by a pandemic, many Hanyangians have been endeavoring in their own ways to combat the disease for a safer tomorrow. Professors Kang Bo-seung (Department of Emergency Medicine) set an exemplary case of stopping the infection in hospitals. During his work at Hanyang University Guri Hospital, a patient was sent to the emergency room for a fever. He was not tested for the coronavirus because he had no record of visiting China. Kang questioned him further and learned that the patient had been in contact with Chinese people in a conference he attended. The patient was later confirmed as the 17th confirmed case. Had it not been for Kang ’s persistent inquiry, the 17th confirmed patient could have been allowed access to the emergency room and the vulnerable patients inside would have been presented with serious danger. Kang Bo-seung (Department of Emergency Medicine) was able to stop the spread of the disease in the emergency room with wise inquiries. Jung Jae-yoon (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering) is also helping to combat the disease by giving away an antibacterial fabric-rinsing solution he made for the students. By adding 2.5 percent of the bottled solution into the washing machine with fabric softeners, it can kill 99.9% of the germs on the fabric, repressing the spread of disease. The antibacterial solution was given out in front of the campus restaurant. They ran out of stock in no time. Antibacterial Rinsing Solution distributed by Jung Jae-yoon (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering) to Hanyang University students. Alumni Kim Il-doo (Ph.D. in the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, ‘95), currently a professor at KAIST, gained enormous attention for his nano-textile mask. With masks running out of stock, there was an increasing need to make disposable masks reusable for a length of time. Kim invented masks that can be laundered and reused for up to a month. While the original masks use static electricity to filter out the fine particles and loses its electricity over a day’s use, nano masks only use nano textiles to block out particles. This way, they do not need to be changed often. The masks are awaiting approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to be commercialized. The Mask made by Kim Il-doo is reusable for a month. (Photo courtesy of KAIST) Meanwhile, Kim Jin-yong (M.S. in the Graduate School of Public health, N/A) was drew acclaim from around the world for proposing a drive-thru test facility. This diagnosis process is inexpensive and extremely time-saving, reducing the 20 to 30-minute process to just 10 minutes. On top of that, it minimizes contact between patients and the medical team. The idea was officially noted by President Trump and introduced into the U.S. Drive-thru diagnosis process currently being held in Goyang-si. (Photo courtesy of Joong-Ang Ilbo) Students Students of Hanyang University have also been making efforts against the crisis. Four students in the Department of Policy Studies started a fundraiser to donate urgently needed medical supplies in the name of Hanyang students. They initially planned to raise 2 million won. The goal was met within an hour, and within days, they were able to raise 22 million won which was donated to coronavirus-related charities. From the left, Kim Do-young, Shin Hyo-jung, Park Eun-bin, and Jo Sung-jae. The four Department of Policy Studies students organized a Hanyang fundraiser, raising 22 million won. Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program) created a coronavirus dataset. The dataset analyzes the various data related to the spread of the coronavirus which has been referenced by many data scientists around the world as the basis for predicting the virus’ future spread. He has remodeled all the information presented by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) to visualize, analyze, and predict the coronavirus networks. The system is currently being observed positively by many countries, with France even having their dataset based on Kim’s program. Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program) created a coronavirus dataset. Adversities have the power to bring people together. Professors, alumni, and students of Hanyang are coming together to fight the pandemic. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 23

[Special]Professors Behind the Screen

Switching to online lectures changed many things for the professors. While students listen to lectures and study at home, professors come to school to record lectures in their various chosen ways. Behind the screens, Hanyang's professors continue to work tirelessly for students’ academic progress even during the pandemic. Interviewing Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) via video call in Skype. Heese conducts his lectures likewise. Live broadcast video lectures by Professor Klaus Heese Klaus Heese (Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering) is currently teaching Comparative Biology for undergraduate students at Hanyang University. He also teaches multiple courses in the graduate program, including Selective Lab-work, Biochemistry Laboratory, Current Topics in Neuro-Immunology, Biomedical Tissue Engineering, and Current Topics in Genetics. Currently, he teaches these subjects through live broadcast video lectures. When asked if there were any difference he had felt between teaching online and offline, he said that he generally felt no difference. He found the Blackboard system convenient and efficient for uploading textbooks and homework, which was also what he always did for his normal courses. Moreover, since he holds his classes live, there was no tangible difference in interacting with his students. Nevertheless, there were minor inconveniences while holding a live session when he was logged out of the website without notice. Because there was no sign on the screen that indicated whether he was logged in, he realized many moments later that his screen showed nothing. In addition, he said the live sessions are extremely inconvenient for foreign students. Since most international student have been staying in their homeland, the time difference often results in their having to watch the lecture during the nighttime or early morning. However, he maintained that other than that, he has been generally satisfied with the system. In addition, he said he is trying to respond to the current problems by uploading the recorded version of the class on Blackboard, and advised students to make use of the videos. "Student will be able to use them to revise or make up for missed class materials," said Heese. Comparative Biology class conducted live through the blackboard system. Youtube live stream lectures by Professor Hong Ilhan Hong Ilhan (Graduate School of International Cultures) teaches an elective course, the World of Global Entertainment and Reading Trends. His chosen medium is Youtube’s live streaming. Unlike Professor Klaus Heese, Hong said that he feels a huge difference between teaching online and offline, even saying “They do share the same class title but fundamentally, they are different in every way.” Hong admitted that not having to go to school itself was a big convenience for him. However, there were many downsides to the system as he had to learn many online technologies in a very short time and also had to fix the curriculum he had already prepared in order to suit the system. Preparing the equipment was also difficult for him, too. More than anything, not being able to interact with the students as much is what he is most dissatisfied with. In order to overcome the inconveniences caused by the online lecturing system, Hong went over the reviews of the past online lecturing videos. He is also trying out different equipment to improve the audio and screen quality and uses a separate tablet to write on the textbook to replace the whiteboard. Another problem was interaction within classrooms. “Not every student owns a camera and microphone, so we use Youtube’s "raising hand" and chatting options to interact with each other, which has solved the problem.” Hong added that a change in mindset is the key. “I try to hold the lecture session with the mindset of –rather than a professor- a Youtuber or a radio DJ. It’s not easy but I am trying.” He thanked his students for patiently understanding the situation and keeping up with their work diligently despite the inconvenience. “I really wish to meet them as soon as possible in the classroom,” said Hong. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 16

[Special]Delving into the Study Groups of Hanyang

University students aspire to many new goals - from receiving good grades to passing entry exams for their career. However, taking on these challenging goals all by oneself often leads to demotivation and procrastination. That is why many students turn to study groups and team up with others who share similar goals and levels of determination. Kim Ji-hoon's (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) study group is preparing for the annual banking corporations exam, meeting up twice a week for three hours. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim Ji-hoon (College of Economics and Finance, 4th year) is a member of a study group of seven people preparing for the annual banking corporations exam. The group meets twice a week for three hours, focusing on learning the overall curriculum of economics and practicing the economics essay-writing part of the exam. “We spend most of our time on meticulous and specific problem-solving to best prepare for the exam that is only held once a year,” said Kim. The biggest advantage of group study, said Kim, is the positive peer-pressure. “As all seven members are devoted to the same goal and are very diligent, it creates a lot of motivation for each other.” Kim said fees for tardiness were also imposed on the members to boost motivation, “however, all members, regardless of the rule, exhibit diligence since they all connect the study group activities to future employment.” Moreover, challenging subjects such as macroeconomics and econometrics, which can be stressful when studied alone, are tackled efficiently in a group. On a personal note, Kim also learned modesty from working with many partners. Chae Seung-hak (Mechanical Engineering, 4th year) is currently in a study group in which the students from Engineering Mathematics I and II have teamed up in a group with one mentor and three mentees. They meet once a week and ask each other any questions they had in class, as well as learn tips on how to solve exam problems from the senior mentor. “All curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the mentees. Thus, the mentees say they benefit from the group study in the most efficient way,” said Chae. When you have a difficult goal, whether it's preparing for future employment or studying for exams, study groups are certainly a creative and helpful way to achieve it. Presenting them with a brighter future, the participants of study groups at Hanyang are always happy to accept new members. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 09

[Special]Voices of Freshmen on the Delayed Curriculum

Due to the continuous spread of coronavirus in South Korea, most universities, including Hanyang University, have delayed the first day of classes for two weeks and substituted the following two weeks with online lectures. This unexpected change has generated substantial inconvenience for students, especially freshmen. Left to spend the confusing first weeks of university individually, what are their thoughts on the school’s management and the rapid changes in the 2020 curriculum? It is already the second week of March but the campus is still empty as a result of the delayed curriculum caused by coronavirus. How do you feel about the systematic management of the school? Jung Bo-sung (Department of Architectural Engineering, 1st year) felt the communication between the students and the school should be improved. He explained that as a freshman, without any orientation or entrance ceremony, there was a lot of trouble registering for classes on his own. On the other hand, Hwang Sung-bin (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 1st year) said she has been able to follow the school curriculum well, thanks to the department meeting and the orientation meeting organized by her seniors and colleagues. As guidance on university life is crucial during this time, many freshmen seemed to be on the lookout for their seniors' assistance, as well as information on applications such as Everytime or Campuspick. How do you feel about replacing offline classes with online classes? Jung Soo-bin (Department of Information Sociology, 1st year) expressed positive reaction towards the policy. She said the school has made a fair choice in its quick decision to delay the offline courses. Also, Jung said the timely execution of lectures should be prioritized over all else. On the contrary, Park Si-Un (Department of Chemistry, 1st year) voiced out his concern against the system. He opinionated that certain classes cannot be taken online. The lectures where experiments make up most of the curriculum need to take place offline, and as a student of a major where experiments constitute a large part of education himself, he is in doubt whether the school can offer an appropriate solution. All the freshmen, despite their differing opinions, agreed on their wishes to attend school as quickly as possible after the coronavirus outbreak has been contained. The spring campus of Hanyang University, still empty, awaits the arrival of new students. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-03 02

[Special]Story of North Korea – Not Unlike Any Other Country

Due to the media coverage of North Korea in a popular drama named Crashing Landing On You, more attention has been garnered around the everyday lives of the North Korean citizens. The drama played a significant role in breaking the existing prejudice against the seemingly militarized country. A cultural anthropologist of Hanyang, Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus), shared the first-hand experience of his visits to North Korea, offering another unexpected insight into their lives. Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus) is a cultural anthropologist from the ERICA Campus. Jung has visited North Korea 10 times over the course of 20 years. He had been strongly motivated to help the impoverished country after seeing a picture of a starving North Korean child in 1988. His research and voluntary services began around this turning point as he proceeded to direct relief groups for North Korea. When he first visited North Korea as a leader of a relief group, he admitted to being genuinely scared more than anything. Pyeongyang, as foretold by the majority, was heavily guarded with soldiers. However, his impression on them, he said, soon changed as the North Korean soldiers continuously told jokes to lighten up the mood in private situations. Jung explained that based on his experience, the North Korean people, both citizens and authorities alike, were affectionate and kind. Most presume all North Koreans live under the regime of strict policies and are totally controlled by the government. However, no matter how the system seems to the public, according to Jung, the people inside the country told a different story. "Neighbors who are supposed to watch each other for any anti-patriotic movements maintain close relations. Children play outside with traditional toys while neighbors mingle with one another like a big family." In this sense, said Jung, North Korea exhibits aspects of a ‘country’ more than any other modern countries. North Korean’s collectivistic characteristics, despite its ups and downs, define their culture as unique in the constantly modernizing world. With such stories of North Korea in mind, Jung maintained that the drama Crashing Landing On You realistically portrays the life in North Korea. He hoped for such attention on the lives of North Koreans to continue to eventually eradicate the existing prejudice against them. He has also recently written a book called A Country of Suffering and Laughter based on his visits to North Korea and the life in the said country. Lee Yoon-seo Photo by Ryu Seo-hyun