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2020-06 14 Important News

[Special]The Wise Life of Hospital Trainees

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

2020-06 06 Important News

[Special]The Story of a Library Keeper

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

2020-06 01 Important News

[Special]Teaching Practicum Without Students

For students in the College of Education, the teaching internship is a mandatory requirement in order to graduate. Normally, students would visit high schools or middle schools and temporarily take on the role of teacher for a few weeks, preparing lectures and handling administrative work. However, due to the coronavirus, offline classes were stopped and teaching practicums had to change as well. Two students shared their teaching practicum experiences which were quite different from how they typically are. Handling online classes Cho Sung-hyun (Department of Education, 4th year) had his teaching practicum for two weeks at his old school, Jeonju Youngsaeng High School. Cho’s job was to analyze the textbooks and create his own lessons for the students. Since Cho could not give his lectures face to face with students, he had to record the lectures with a camera in the empty classroom. Cho edited his videos, uploaded them to Youtube, and shared the URL of his lectures through EBS Online Classes. “For my first lecture, I kept forgetting the lines and had to re-record the video multiple times - I repeated the greeting more than 10 times,” said Cho. Cho Sung-hyun (Department of Education, 4th year), during his teaching practicum at Jeonju Youngsaeng High School, had to teach his students through online Youtube videos. (Photo courtesy of Cho) “Since teachers couldn’t directly see students listening to the classes, we had to somehow make sure that students actually watched the class videos,” said Cho. He explained that they assessed the students’ learning progress through quizzes using Google form surveys. Cho also utilized Youtube to communicate with his students, holding a question and answer session through Youtube videos. “Some other teachers preferred to communicate through messages and phone calls,” said Cho. Although this year’s teaching practicum was different from the usual experience, Cho said there was a lot to gain. “It was fascinating that I could have a positive influence on a student’s life. Although my current dream is to become a producer of educational documentaries, I think I would have changed my career to teacher had I done the teaching practicum earlier.” Cho added that “My only regret is that I could not spend time with my students. I would describe my first teaching practicum as a ‘first love with regrets.’” Feeling the passion of teachers Lee Da-eun (Department of Applied Art Education, 4th year) had her teaching practicum for four weeks at her old school, Dongduk Girls’ High School. Lee also had to carry out her classes online, and she prepared art lectures for senior students, which were uploaded onto the EBS website. Lee also attended the online real-time classes of senior teachers. She was also in charge of checking attendance through simple quizzes in the morning and calling students who did not solve the quizzes. Lee Da-eun (Department of Applied Art Education, 4th year) gave online art lectures to senior students during her four-week teaching practicum. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Lee recalled that in the beginning, the teachers were very confused about how to handle the situation and that there was a limited amount of work Lee could do as a trainee. So, Lee and other trainee teachers used their spare time to practice together. They gave class demonstrations and received feedback from each other. Lee and other trainee teachers used their time wisely by giving class demonstrations and receiving feedback from each other. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Lee said the most memorable experience was when she conducted phone counseling with students who dreamt of working in the field of art. It was exciting that she was able to help them work out their problems. “It was sad that I could not experience the teaching practicum fully because of the coronavirus,” said Lee. “Nonetheless, the experience was still meaningful for I felt the passion of the teachers struggling to educate students even during this harsh time.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-05 28 Important News

[Special]We Study with Running Pace Maker

It is often tough to study for university lectures alone. Running Pace Maker is a program that supports Hanyangians in their efforts to study difficult major courses with their colleagues and seniors as a group. Students who participate in Running Pace Maker form small groups with others who are studying for the same class. Participating members are provided with scholarships as a support fund, and teams that demonstrate active participation and cooperation are selected as superb teams and receive awards. Growing together with the group members Koo Su-jin (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) and Jeong Hee-do (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) are currently participating in Running Pace Maker to study for their major class, Integrated Circuits. Their team studies online twice a week through a video conferencing system. Koo joined Running Pace Maker last year. Since then, she has recommended the program to her peers, and Jeong joined this semester as well. The two said they received a lot of help from their team members in reviewing lecture materials and learning the concepts in depth. Initially, they were worried because their major classes require understanding a vast number of concepts, but together with the group members, they can contribute different knowledge and understand the difficult details as well. Koo Su-jin (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) and Jeong Hee-do (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) are participating in Running Pace Maker to study for their major class, Integrated Circuits. (Photo courtesy of Koo) Each practice session starts with one chosen presenter explaining the concepts, followed by the team discussing additional and more detailed information. After each session, the team makes summary notes based on what they studied. Koo said they plan to share them with all the students in their department. “There were inconveniences because we had to communicate online, but we could study well thanks to the hard-working team. The members participated in the sessions even when they had a lot of assignments and were having a hard time. I feel very lucky to be part of this team,” said Koo. The team plans to record their own study results and share them with people in their department. (Photo courtesy of Koo) Running Pace Maker gave me confidence Park Chan-gyer (Department of Architecture, 2nd year) joined Running Pace Maker last year, on his friend’s recommendation. At the time, Park said he was having a hard time in one of his major classes, Design. He wondered how his peers were coping with their problems and decided to join the study group. Park Chan-gyer (Department of Architecture, 2nd year) joined Running Pace Maker last year and has been participating in it ever since. (Photo courtesy of Park) One thing he has realized through the study group is that even for the same project, students deal with the topic from infinitely different approaches. “We designed a rooftop idle space once, and each member came up with entirely different approaches and development methods,” said Park. “We spend much of our time exchanging thoughts and ideas with each other, and it definitely allows us to grow.” This study method has also changed his personality. Until last year, he was not the kind of person to share his work with others out of a fear of being compared. However, during his studies, Park has experienced more positive cheering, encouragement, and sincere advice than comparison, and it has made him more confident around others. “Right now, the lack of face-to-face experiences due to the coronavirus is a huge disadvantage, but because of that, the team is working harder on their studies,” said Park. He thanks his group members for openly sharing their thoughts and opinions, and understanding each other's ways. Hwang Hee-won

2020-05 13 Important News

[Special]Scene Stealers in Popular Dramas

In the past, only the main characters of television shows were allowed into the spotlight. Nowadays, however, the roles of supporting actors are essential in producing good scenes. These so-called scene stealers dominated many of the popular dramas early this year as well. Three actors from Hanyang have also received much attention for their appearances in much loved dramas of 2020 and have made headlines for their roles as scene stealers. Performer of unlimited genre, Kim Hye-jun Kim Hye-jun (Department of Theater and Film, '20) debuted as an actress in 2015 in the web drama The Great Lilies. Since then, she has gradually built up her career as a main and supporting actor in a number of dramas and films. Kim gained attention through the film Another Child in 2019 in which she portrayed a high-school girl who finds out about her father's affair. Her performance in the film earned her the Best New Actress award in the Blue Dragon Film Awards that year. Kim's most recent performance was in Netflix’s first original Korean series Kingdom, a historical zombie drama which received critical acclaim as a “refreshing addition to the zombie landscape.” Kim powerfully delivered in the role of the avaricious Queen Consort Cho who was desperate to secure her power over the Joseon Dynasty. “Although it was my first historical drama, it gave me a great opportunity to develop and grow as an actress,” said Kim. Kim will soon appear before audiences again as she takes on the lead role in the new drama, Sipsi Ilban. Actress Kim Hye-jun (Department of Theater and Film, '20) played the role of the Queen Consort Cho, who is desperate to secure her power over the throne of the Joseon Dynasty in Netflix series Kingdom. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) A strenuous worker, Lee Hak-joo Lee Hak-joo (Department of Theater and Film, '13) started his acting career performing in various plays and independent films. In 2015, he appeared in his first commercial film, The Shameless. After that, Lee gained increasing popularity starring in diverse dramas and films, receiving the nickname "Kang Dong-won of the independent film world." Lee’s acting shined in the 2020 drama The World of the Married, the highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history. Lee took on the role of an abusive boyfriend of another supporting character, who commits crime under the orders of the main villain. His appearance on screen created a stifling atmosphere within the storyline, perfectly playing the role of the tension trigger, and introducing himself to the audience as a scene stealer. This year, Lee is planning to make an appearance in the drama Sweet Munchies and the movie Sinkhole. Actor Lee Hak-joo (Department of Theater and Film, '13) played the part of an abusive boyfriend who commits crime under the orders of the main villain in the drama The World of the Married. (Photo courtesy of JTBC) Owner of infinite possibilities, Jung Da-bin Jung Da-bin's (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) first debut on screen was when she was 3 years-old, appearing in a famous Baskin-Robbins ice cream commercial in 2003. The commercial was quite famous and even now, many Koreans remember her as the “ice cream girl.” After her debut, Jung's childhood was filled with acting jobs in numerous dramas and movies. “I don't dislike the fact that I’m mostly only remembered as the 'ice cream girl.' Rather, I'm happy and thankful that people still remember me after all these years,” said Jung. “However, I do hope to leave a different impression through my future work and will be remembered as a proper adult actress.” Jung has received much attention for her first performance as an adult in 2020 Netflix drama Extracurricular. The drama portrays crimes committed by high-school students including digital crimes, prostitution, and school violence. Jung successfully portrays a bully who earns money through prostitution and shows the raw reality of high-school violence, shocking the audience. Jung Da-bin (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) stars in the Netflix series Extracurricular as a high-school bully who earns money through prostitution. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Hwang Hee-won

2020-04 26 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Athletes on the Court

At Hanyang University, many people do their own thing in their individual fields. Also, there are many students who play on the court as a representative player of Hanyang University. The ace players of Hanyang volleyball and basketball told us about their own stories and goals. (From left) Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) and Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year), volleyball and basketball players, respectively, of Hanyang University. Kim Sun-ho, Hanyang volleyball player Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) started his life on the volleyball court when he was an elementary school student. Kim said he applied to the volleyball team with his friend, because he was tall for his age. As he entered Hanyang University, Kim recalls that the training level was much higher than that of high school, and it was hard to adapt. Also, he had his own minor disadvantage of being shorter than average for a left player. However, Kim could overcome his slump thanks to advice from his manager and coach. Kim learned how to train in the way that best suits him, training mostly in defense, which became his strength. Kim was especially confident that he always reacts flexibly to the opponent’s ball. Khishgee Boldsukh, Hanyang basketball player Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) grew up in Mongolia, where basketball is the most popular sport. Boldsukh started to get interested in basketball because his cousins loved it, and it made him dream of becoming a basketball player in the future. When Boldsukh first applied to enter Hanyang University, he dropped out due to a lack of documents. He was able to join the basketball team in the second semester, but he still couldn't participate in matches for three months since he joined later than others. “During this one year, I was lonely and sad, only being able to watch the matches without playing,” said Boldsukh. He said he could overcome this period thanks to his family, coaches, and teachers. They always comforted him with encouraging words like “You will become an awesome basketball player someday, if you overcome this adversity.” Boldsukh’s explained that he mainly practices throwing the ball as a shooter. Also, Boldsukh builds his strength to resist the opponents' powerful pressure and defense. To our teammates and everyone else who has supported us throughout the years Kim: “We couldn’t do anything this year because of coronavirus, but if the games resume this year, let’s cheer up and win together. Also, I want to say thank you to my fans for supporting me despite the cancellation of the games this season.” Boldsukh: “First, I want to say I love you to my family, and thank for cheering me up. I wish to reward my coaches, managers, and fans by growing into a good player. Also, to my colleagues, I want to say that I am always glad to be with you guys. Let’s do our best to get high scores this year!” Hwang Hee-won Photos by Kim Hyun-sub

2020-04 19 Important News

[Special]What do Hanyangians Want from the 21st National Assembly?

On April 15, 2020, the South Korean legislative elections for the 21st National Assembly were held. In Korea, legislative elections are held every four years, and 300 members of the assembly are elected through voting, 253 from first-past-the-post constituencies and 47 from proportional party lists. This year, the turnout was 66.2 percent, the highest in 28 years. Also, it was the first election in which 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. Many Hanyang students also casted their votes that day. For many, it was their first vote as an adult. Then what were their hopes for the 21st National Assembly members they chose? Three Hanyangians talked about the past 20th National Assembly and what they want from the upcoming 21st National Assembly. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the 21st National Assembly legislative election recorded the turnout of 66.2 percent, the highest in 28 years. (Photo courtesy of Newsis) For Lee Hyeon-ji (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 2nd year), this year’s election was her first time voting. For this particularly meaningful event, Lee said she thoroughly looked up each candidate and party before voting. “I've always wanted to get rid of the endless fighting between the ruling party and the opposition party in the National Assembly,” said Lee. She also said that the previous National Assembly was too focused on the outcome, the shear number of enacted statutes, and that there were unnecessary discussions over overlapping legislations which should be improved. Shin Min-kyung (Department of Urban Planning and Engineering, 3rd year) particularly pointed out the worst enactment rate of statutes shown by the 20th National Assembly. Shin thinks the ruling party and the opposition party seemed to be fighting all the time without producing any practical results. “Even the recent political advertisements were only about criticizing other candidates. This is why our policies do not develop,” said Shin. Hwang Seok-hyun (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 2nd year) said he has little interest in politics, but he went to vote out of curiosity. Hwang always thought the opinions of the political parties were not clear. Rather, they always prejudicially criticize and oppose each other’s ideas. “There should be a third party with a more realistic, new, and future-oriented ideology.” The three students had clear ideas about what social problems they want the 21st National Assembly to address. Shin hopes the laws related to the inflow of foreigners during the pandemic will be discussed. Through the recent coronavirus outbreak, she realized the importance of dealing with international diseases. “Also, I want some fruitful discussion regarding the youth unemployment problem,” she said. Lee thinks the 21th National Assembly should invest more in academic fields. “Seeing that there has never been a Nobel Prize winner in Korea, I realized that Korea makes very little investment in academic fields, such as basic science. Consequently, we do not have a well-prepared environment to foster great scholars.” Lee also hoped that the 21st National Assembly will try to improve the quality of the enacted statutes, rather than the quantity. As for Hwang, he hopes that the National Assembly offers policies that are for everyone, not exclusive to a few groups, which causes conflicts between different groups, especially age groups, in Korea. Hwang hee-won

2020-04 11 Important News

[Special]Students Return to Hanyang from Abroad

Countries worldwide are facing difficulties in saving themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, and the exchange students in the worst-hit countries were forced to cut their studies short and come back to Korea. Many students who came back are currently self-quarantined at home. Three exchange students of Hanyang talked about their stay in other countries and the process of returning home. No notice for international students - on top of that, racism Until last month, Lee Ye-ji (Department of Chemical Engineering, 3rd year) was a student of Reutlingen University in Germany. However, she came back to Korea on March 31. Lee’s classes were supposed to start on March 16, but she soon received a notice that the start of school had been postponed to April 20. Lee said she did not receive any additional notice about the exchange program, such as whether the school will offer online lectures. The orientation was also conducted briefly because gatherings of more than 200 people were prohibited. The situation worsened in Germany. From March 18, most stores were closed, save for ones selling daily necessities. Also, gatherings of more than four people were prohibited. As things worsened, Lee said she experienced severe racial discrimination. “When I walked on the streets, children and locals called me coronavirus and said 'Ni Hao' to me." According to Lee, most people did not wear masks due to the lack of supply. However, she had seen many people wear disposable gloves. At the supermarket in front of Lee’s dormitory, only a certain number of people were allowed in the store at a time. Also, they had to maintain the distance of 1.5 meters when they paid at the counter. The empty store shelves in Germany due to hoarding. (Photo courtesy of Lee) The journey home was exceptionally hard Kim Seok-ha (Department of English Language Education, 3rd year) attended Georgia State University in America, and came back March 25th. When Kim first arrived in America, the situation was not too serious. However, the government declared a state of emergency before long. Most schools changed the rest of the semester to online. The school dormitory Kim lived in recommended students leave the dormitory, with the exception of the international students. In the end, Kim decided to return home. Even while coming back to Korea, Kim experienced many difficulties. The most stressful part for Kim was that the price of the airline tickets had skyrocketed. “It suddenly rose more than three times. I had to pay an extra million won over the usual price.” Another hardship was that he was found out to have taken the same flight as a confirmed coronavirus patient, and was classified as a "close contact." Upon arrival, Kim had to stayed at a hotel before going to his house because taking public transportation to his hometown Daegu was prohibited. Having experienced it first-hand in two nations, Kim said he thinks Korea is dealing with the coronavirus better than America, especially in regards to the examination equipment. “Also, it was impressive to see how everyone is participating in preventing the spread by wearing masks at all times,” said Kim. The arrival line at the airport is unusually long due to thorough medical inspections. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Price for airline ticket skyrocketted. 10 million won? Lee Eung-chan (Division of Business Administration, 4th year) came back from the University of Iowa in America on March 20th. During her stay, Lee said she did not see many locals wearing masks. “Iowa did not have many confirmed cases, but more importantly, most Americans think that only patients wear masks. Also, even if they are encouraged to wear masks on a daily basis, supply falls short of the demand,” said Lee. However, many other things changed. Due to the government’s policy, most public institutions were closed. Restaurants only offered delivery or take-out. Lee explained having experienced difficulties similar to those of Kim. As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in America, the number of people returning to Korea increased, whereas the number of flights decreased. Therefore, the price of airline tickets rose to two million won. “Once, I saw the ticket prices even go up above 10 million won,” said Lee. The government offered relief goods for people subjected to self-quarantine. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Although their plans as exchange students floundered, the three students expressed a strong will to follow the school curriculum in any possible way. Some are preparing to apply for the exchange program again after the coronavirus. Being more grateful for their safe returns than being disappointed about the situation, they are considering ways to spend the self-quarantine meaningfully. Hwang Hee-won

2020-04 06 Important News

[Special][HY Talk] How’s your Online Lecture?

Four weeks have passed since Hanyang University started the spring semester online. These first weeks of lectures have been a period of trial and error. The ninth HY Talk capture students’ honest thoughts about the online classes. Q1. It has been four weeks since the online lecture started. So far, have you experienced any problems or inconveniences during lectures? A: There have been many difficulties. Because of the server problem, lectures are unstable and often get disconnected. Also, it is hard to read the professor’s notes because they are written using a mouse. B: The recorded lectures are just like the existing online lectures and are not problematic. However, the real-time lectures using Blackboard have unstable connections and several errors which make it harder to concentrate. I was also worried about whether the attendance is correctly marked. C: There haven't been any particular difficulty in getting the online lecture. It has become easier to attend the lectures on time. Q2. What are some of the changes caused by online lectures? Which changes are positive and which are negative? A: Taking lectures online had its advantages. Usually, I do not have time to eat breakfast when I have morning classes, because I am in a hurry. However, since the lectures are conducted online, I can eat breakfast while listening to the lecture and have ended up having healthier eating habits than before. Also, I can ask questions more confidently. B: Online lectures are convenient in that we can attend our lectures wherever we want. However, professors did not have much time to prepare for the classes so the quality of the lectures are noticeably poorer. The fact that most classes are heavily assignment-based also lowers the quality of instruction. C: For me, the changes are mostly negative. The quality of the lectures is low and on the contrary, the workload has increased because classes are being replaced with assignments. Moreover, online lectures are inevitably harder to concentrate on. Q3. How about the team projects and practical classes? Are there any problems? A: Our department has not experienced much difficulty because practical classes can easily be conducted through online lectures and assignments. B: I’m worried about the educational effect ofProblem-Based Learning (PBL) classes. Our department has many demonstration sessions that each student needs to carry out in front of the class, but those sessions were replaced with alternative assignments. I'm doubtful whether we can learn the necessary abilities this way. C: We had many practical classes and there have been difficulties in receiving instruction, because it has been hard to communicate with professors. Rather than continuing online lectures, I would prefer supplementary classes after we return to offline classes. Q4. What are some of the worries students have about the current curriculum? A: I'm worried about the evaluation method. If we have tests online, it may create unfair situations. B: Students are very confused because the decisions of Hanyang University have not been clear. I hope the school deals with the situation more actively and promptly so it will create less of a burden for students and professors. C: My biggest concern is the problem of tuition fee. The school should provide the details of the usage of tuition. Q5. Are there anything you wish the online lectures would improve? A: I hope professors participate more actively in making online lectures better and actually film their own voices giving lectures and themselves writing notes, so it properly makes up for the absence of offline lectures. B: It will be great if there were a way to report and communicate about the problems that occur during the online lectures, other than through Blackboard. C: There are too many assignments compared to when we had offline lectures. I want to learn from the lectures more, not do assignments. Hwang Hee-won Design by Jang Hyun-ji

2020-03 30 Important News

[Special]Fact Check: Incorrect Rumors About Coronavirus

Alongside the disease, much information about the coronavirus is spreading around our society. More often than not, the information is incorrect. However, it is not easy for us to winnow out the facts from falsehoods. Professor Lee Keun-hwa (Department of Medical Microbiology) fact checked some of the wide-spread rumors about the virus to help Hanyangians better protect themselves. Lee Keun-hwa (Department of Medical Microbiology) Q. There are many types of coronavirus. A. The viruses evolved into two major strains, the “L” type and the “S” type. Although the S-type was found to be the ancestral version, the L-type is more prevalent than the S-type by approximately 7:3. This is because the L-type is relatively more aggressive and fast-spreading than the S-type. Nevertheless, the relative frequency of the L-type decreased after early January. Human intervention may have placed more severe selective pressures on the L-type as compared to on the S-type, due to its aggressiveness in transmitting itself. Q. In Italy, the coronavirus mutated into a form that is four-times stronger, and this will prolong the epidemic. A. There is no evidence that the coronavirus mutated into a more aggressive form in Italy. Still, the epidemic curve (the frequency of new cases over time from the onset of disease) is increasing in many parts of the world including Europe, the U.S., and Africa. So, there is a high possibility that it will be a prolonged battle. Q. Only KF94 masks can prevent the virus from entering the body. A: "KF" stands for "Korea Filter," so the higher the figure next to KF, the better it prevents the virus. Although the size of coronavirus is too small to be prevented with masks, wearing masks with a high KF does increase the blocking effect. Therefore, they are recommended. Q. It is possible to reuse the mask after heating it for 30 seconds and drying it in UV rays because coronavirus is weak against heat and UV rays. A. UV rays are used to sterilize viruses. They must penetrate parts of the mask to sterilize it, because UV rays have low permeability. The part that UV does not reach cannot be sterilized. When heating masks in the microwave, it is necessary to check whether the filter is damaged. If the outer part of the mask is damaged through the microwave, it cannot prevent the virus anymore. Q. You can get coronavirus just by touching objects or breathing air that a patient has touched or breathed. A. It is possible to get the virus through the air or coming into contact with contaminated objects. The virus remains stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces. Therefore, touching the belongings of a patient could increase the chance of infection. Q. Coronavirus can infect one through their eyes. A. Several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis and possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with conjunctiva. In other words, if secretions of the infected person enter the retina of another person, the infection will be transmitted. A Hanyangian has his temperature taken before entering the hospital because of coronavirus. Q. Coronavirus is not fatal to young people. A. Coronavirus influences every age group. Statistically, elderly people are more at risk, but there will be excessive immune responses among younger people. Therefore, coronavirus can be fatal to young people as well. Q. Drinking hot water can prevent the disease. A. Coronavirus gets weaker when temperature rises, but it cannot be killed by hot water. So, drinking hot water will not prevent or cure the disease. Q. Once you get the virus, it causes pulmonary fibrosis, and you will have to be on pills for the rest of your life. A. Pulmonary fibrosis is a respiratory disease that causes severe respiratory problems due to the hardening of lung tissue. There is no medical evidence that patients of coronavirus are likely to get pulmonary fibrosis from the disease. Q. Development of medicine is difficult because the coronavirus mutates quickly. A. It is true. Coronavirus can mutate very fast, so it is a little hard to develop medicines when the mutations take place affecting the core parts of the medicine. Now, the existing medicines for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and Malaria (epidemics) are being tested to see whether they are effective against the coronavirus. Lee advises Hanyangians to prevent the coronavirus by refraining from meeting in an enclosed space, not participating in events, and keeping personal hygiene strictly by frequently washing their hands. “I hope the pandemic ends and all Hanyangians can come to school in good health,” said Lee. Hwang Hee-won Photo by Park Ji-woong

2020-03 22

[Special]Hanyang's Dataset Can Predict the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus became a global epidemic, a Hanyang student developed a coronavirus dataset to help predict the spread of coronavirus. The dataset, named Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), contains conveniently reprocessed data about the spread of the disease and is currently being shared with the world’s data scientists, conveying a message of willingness to work together in the face of this pandemic. DS4C is a structured dataset which offers reprocessed data about the coronavirus spread for easy analysis. It analyzes and visualizes the information provided by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and local governments. Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program), the project manager, explained that the aim of the dataset is to provide data in a more comprehensible format, ultimately to find meaningful patterns that can help predict the disease. The coronavirus dataset, Data Science 4 COVID19 (DS4C), developed by Kim Ji-hoo (Department of Computer Science, Master’s program). The dataset is shared on Kaggle for the world's researchers. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim started the project because despite the seriousness of the virus and his willingness to help the situation by using the data, information available was very complicated to digest. So, he developed his own coronavirus dataset as a tool for any further data analysis. The dataset organizes detailed information including patient information; patient routes traveled; Seoul’s floating population; time series data based on age, gender, and province weather; and more. This categorized information can perform various tasks, such as help predict the changes in the number of confirmed cases, visualize the data into a more legible format, and analyze the connections between the confirmed cases. The English version of the dataset is currently available on Kaggle, an online community of data scientists from around the world, in order to help other data experts who are working on similar tasks. It has become hugely popular, quoted and referred to by many scientists around the world. "A developer in France even called me to personally thank me for sharing my dataset,” said Kim. Thanks to his contribution, he received a gold medal on Kaggle as the most referenced project, making him the first Korean recipient of this honor. Kim was the first Korean to win a gold medal on Kaggle for developing the most referenced project. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim expressed his gratitude towards his colleagues who worked together on the project. “It helped me in many ways because their feedback allowed me to discover methods that I could never have thought of alone,” he said. Kim also said he is proud that his work contributed in making the data flow, reprocess, and reach other researchers and encouraged his fellow Hanyangians to help overcome the pandemic in their own individual fields. Hwang Hee-won

2020-03 16

[Special]Publication 40-year History of ERICA Campus

The ERICA Campus celebrated their 40th anniversary last year. To commemorate the milestone, the External Affairs and Development Team published The 40-Year History of ERICA Campus, a book which details information about ERICA's growth. The book is not merely a documentation of the past, but the essence of ERICA Campus, capturing its 40-year history in four sections: Prologue, "40 Years of ERICA" (further divided into 1979 to 1989, 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, and 2010 to 2019), "40 Years of ERICA's Education" and "40 years of ERICA as Viewed by the Media." To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ERICA Campus, Hanyang University published 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) The prologue “40-Year of ERICA in photos” shows chronological changes to the campus since 1980 through photographs. It shows images of an ERICA we have never known. The captions add to our imagination, reading, for instance, “When it rained, the campus used to turn into a mud puddle because the roads were not paved. Then, students went to their lectures in a pair of boots.” Image of ERICA in 1980 in the prologue "40-Year of ERICA in Photos” (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Student activities were also recorded as an important part of ERICA’s history. There is a list of all student councils since the opening of the school with a note on whether they were involved in student activism, as well as records on student movements that occurred at the time. The book also includes images of present-day ERICA, introducing the current student council, school clubs, school events, and press institutions. In the second section "student activity," information about various school activities is detailed. (Photo courtesy of the External Affairs and Development Team) Turning one page after another, we see the enormous growth of ERICA Campus over the past 10 years. Moon Mi-sun, chief of the External Affairs and Development Team said, “For us, the last 10 years have repeated brilliant growth and innovation, greater than that of any other university in Korea…I hope Hanyangians share a sense of pride by reading this book.” Moon also expressed gratitude toward the senior staffs, elder professors, and team staff who supported the making of the book. “It was difficult to collect old data and thus required a great deal of effort from the External Affairs and Development Team to successfully finish the book.” Hanyangians can get 40-Year History of ERICA Campus for free by inquiring at the External Affairs and Development Team (limited number available) or read online at 40-Year History of ERICA Campus. Hwang Hee-won