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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 28 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Resumes Offline Lectures

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

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 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 19 Important News

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

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

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

2020-04 12 Important News

[Special]Hanyang University 2013-2018 White Paper Published

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

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