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2020-06 15 Important News

[Special]Goodbye, Professor Hwang Hyun-young

As of June 2020, Professor Hwang Hyun-young (Graduate School of Law) who conducted the popular liberal arts class Common Law is leaving the school. Upon the departure of a true professor who was an inspirational figure for all the Hanyangians that learned under her guidance, students are paying respects to the genuine love she showed towards the law and her students. Hwang calls herself “a Hanyangian down to [her] bones”. She graduated from Hanyang University’s Department of Law in the class of '98. After working as an adjunct professor and a legislative investigator in the Republic of Korea National Assembly for six years, she is now moving on to become a research judge. Professor Hwang Hyun-young (Graduate School of Law) was a beloved professor of Hanyang, teaching one of the most popular liberal arts classes, Common Law. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) When asked about how she started the Common Law lecture, she replied that getting to teach at her alma mater was so special to her that it did not even matter which subject she was asked to teach. “When I was offered the chance to give a lecture at Hanyang, I did not ask for the subject title. I just said yes.” Common Law teaches students how not to lose out to law in our everyday lives. It advises on how to take advantage of our existing rights regarding the constitutional law, civil law, criminal law, consumer law and copyright law, helping students apply the knowledge of law to situations they might encounter in their lives. The class of Common Law in practice. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) The class also dealt with ways to write a lease agreement, work contracts, certification of contents and legal complaints, and also moved on to deal with social issues such as defamation and the recent petitions for Goo Ha-ra, regarding the deprivation of the rights of parents who do not provide parental support. Using special examples in her lectures, about some of the most practical lessons students can learn, Hwang said she “tried to have students be as involved in the class as possible by utilizing dramas, news, and various images, as laws can easily become boring.” On top of interesting lecture materials, the class also conducted special activities to help make the class one of the most popular liberal arts classes in the school. Hwang and her students held mock trials during which students devised a trial topic, collected evidence, and wrote a script to act in front of the class. She said, “Due to the students’ passion, I believe everyone was able to indirectly experience what a trial is.” Moreover, she invited official law members such as Chae Yi-bae, a member of Congress; Kang Byung-hun, a judge; and Go Eun-seok, a prosecutor to her class to deliver a vivid description of how legal activities are carried out in reality. In the class Common Law, mock trials were held to deliver vivid lessons to the students. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) Students say that Hwang’s class did not only teach about law, but love and wisdom as well. Kim Dong-hee (Department of Nuclear Engineering, 2nd year) said he once missed the last train and had no way of going home, and Hwang agreed to drop him off midway with her car. He said he remembers “how she was able to give him life advice even in that short drive.” Kim thanked the professor, saying he was “grateful that Common Law was one of the first classes he had taken at Hanyang.” On her last day, her students filled the last slide of the live online class chatroom with hand-written words of love, gratitude and encouragement. “The students were also truly encouraging with their words in the semester-end surveys. They were the moments that I will never forget for the rest of my life. It made me tear up, reading what my students had written me,” said Hwang. Touching memos were written on the last lecture slide of the Common Law class. (Photo courtesy of Everytime) Former students have also paid their respects to the departing professor. “Professor Hwang instilled the law in my head and love for others and the school in my heart,” said Lee Hyang-seok (Department of Philosophy, 2nd year). He added, “You were a true professor and a true person, and so many Hanyangians will remember you on your path.” Park Hyun-soo (Department of Food and Nutrition, 1st year) also thanked Hwang and said he will always remember her words, some of which were that “one plus one is not always two, and the act of helping someone else can have a huge influence over others”. Hwang said she wants to tell all Hanyangians to “always love Hanyang and be proud of it.” She reminded them that it is not the number of students that pass the law qualification tests or get good jobs that decide the reputation of the school. “Hanyang will shine just by the students in it,” said Hwang. “I hope our students will also equally love Hanyang University as their alma mater.” Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

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 whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Ryu Seo-hyun

2020-06 08 Important News

[Special]Hanyangians with Unique Part-Time Jobs

College life can be very expensive. With books, food, and occasional gatherings to pay for, students are often left with empty wallets. So, many seek part-time jobs. The usual options are working at a coffee shop or a convenience store. However, some students have gone through unique part-timer experiences that are worth sharing. Communicating in three languages at a duty-free shop Park Jung-moon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) shared his experience of working as an interpreter at a duty-free shop. Park worked from June to December in 2018. “I spent the first three months translating and giving directions. Then I started greeting guests from the membership desk for the next three,” said Park. Park Jung-moon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 3rd year) shared his experience of working as an interpreter at a duty-free shop selling tax-free luxury goods. (Photo courtesy of Daum News) At the start, Park did not expect his job to be unique or difficult. “I thought a duty-free shop would have a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, like a gourmet store selling luxury goods,” said Park. He soon changed his mind, realizing that “due to the majority of customers being proxy buyers, infamous for hoarding goods and reselling them through online markets, the shop was very busy and hard to organize.” When asked about the pros and cons of the job, Park replied that his Chinese and English skills were enhanced at the cost of minor physical pain. “I have had very few opportunities to meet foreigners in Korea, but as I worked at the duty-free shop, I was able to meet various types of people. On the downside, controlling the crowd and standing for a long time hurt my legs and back a bit,” said Park. Park said the part-time job offered him a chance to meet new people and changed his personality. (Photo courtesy of JoongAng Ilbo) Park also said his personality changed after the experience. “I used to be shy, but after encountering so many people during the part-time job, I became more outgoing. Also, I had no knowledge about make-up materials, but after selling cosmetics, I know a lot about them now.” Reflecting on his experience, Park recommended the job to Hanyangians who are confident in speaking other languages and not afraid of meeting new people. Memories of chicken skewers Hong Gil-dong (anonymous interviewee, College of Engineering, 3rd year) also introduced an uncommon part-time job he had during March of 2018, which was to cook chicken skewers on a food truck. “I wanted to try out something new before enlisting for the army,” said Hong. Touring around Seoul and Gyeong-gi province on a truck, he served customers chicken skewers he cooked on the spot. As a unique part-time job, Hong Gil-dong (anonymous interviewee, College of Engineering, 3rd year) cooked chicken skewers on a food truck. (Photo courtesy of Hong) The work, for him, was very easy to learn. He also liked that the shift usually ended around 4 pm, earlier than the contracted 5 pm, because they quickly sold out of chicken skewers. Yet the most joyous part of the work was “getting to have chicken skewers limitlessly.” His boss was kind and always let Hong have the spare chicken skewers. He also exchanged food with other food trucks which sold sushi, soda, and other snacks. “One drawback of the job was that there was no fixated work spot for me to punch in for work,” said Hong. The chicken skewers Hong cooked. (Photo courtesy of Hong) Cooking chicken skewers was the most satisfying part-time job Hong has ever had. “The job is pretty free for the majority of the time. The shift is 7 hours but I barely worked for three.” He added –with confidence- that he learned how to cook chicken skewers better than any man on the street. “On top of that, now I know the economic workings of chicken skewers such as the initial cost and net profit inside out.” “I recommend this part-time job to all of my fellow Hanyang students,” Hong said, adding that the job was fruitful, fun and educational, especially for men who are waiting to enlist in the army and have a lot of free time on their hands. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-06 07 Important News

[Special]Tourism After the Coronavirus Outbreak

Everything has stopped due to the coronavirus outbreak. Nations across the world have imposed travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease. The tourism industry has been directly affected by these procedures, recording a 98.2 percent drop of inbound travelers in April compared to previous years. However, despite the hugely negative downturn, Professor Lee Hoon (Division of Tourism), one of the leading commentariats in the field, has a rather positive outlook on tourism. The tourism industry has directly been affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak, but Professor Lee Hoon (Division of Tourism) maintains a positive outlook on K-tourism in the long run. “The tourism industry faces crises of some form every three to four years,” explained Lee. Nonetheless, the professor acknowledged the unprecedented nature of the current condition as traveling inbound and outbound were both shut down. This is expected to create a huge economic blow as the industry is in an interdependent relationship with the visitor economy. Lee estimates a 50 trillion to 70 trillion won loss in tourism revenue this year alone as long as the epidemic continues. The government has recently provided a bailout package to maintain employment and to support the industry. Seoul paid an extra 5 million won to individual tourist agencies through stimulus checks. However, Lee pointed out the absence of holistic measures as there have only been stopgaps to prevent the industry's abrupt collapse. “The government measures disregard the blind spots of tourism, most of which are freelancers and small business owners,” criticized Lee. "They need to shape a crisis management system by viewing the tourism industry as an ecosystem." Lee said there is a huge demand in the crisis management system to support the ecosystem of tourism. (Photo courtesy of Newsis) However, Lee maintains a careful optimism about the future of K-tourism. He expects that excellence in the K-quarantine will give a positive impact on the tourism industry. “The quarantine authorities of Korea have secured trust through transparent information disclosure and active treatment of international tourists,” explained the professor. Lee added that it will provide a favorable condition for visitors when tourism is resumed at full-scale. Lee predicted that once the tourism does resume, the form of travelling will change. “Travelers are expected to rely more on foreigner independent tours (FITs) than group tours,” said the professor. Also, there would be more provocative attempts in the convergence of tourism and informational technology, as well as advancements in the management of safety and hygiene. “As people are getting more sensitive about such issues, accommodation and food culture are those that are bound to undergo improvements.” Lee expects that the excellent practice of K-quarantine will contribute to the future success of K-tourism. Lee asked for a shift of ideas, encouraging the introduction of innovations in tourism. “Travel needs will not disappear as long as people live their lives,” said the professor. “The coronavirus outbreak can be a blessing in disguise from the perspective of the tourism industry, which could eventually lead to a step-up in K-tourism.” Considering the demands for overseas travel, Lee forecasted domestic travel to rapidly increase in return. The professor expected tourist attractions that provide beautiful natural scenery with fewer people will gain popularity. Lee recommended cities along Route 7 (i.e., Samcheok, Uljin, Yeongdeok, and Pohang) for this summer vacation. “Those cities offer feasible coastal drives as well as great trekking courses along the seashore,” said Lee. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-06 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 whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

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 whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

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 whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-05 25 Important News

[Special]2021 Online Admissions Guide for Aspiring Baby Lions

The Online Admissions Guide for 2021 freshmen has been released by the Hanyang University Office of Admissions. As all offline gatherings are restricted, the admission office decided to make what was previously only available through offline seminars accessible online. Newly constructed on the Hanyang Admissions homepage, the guide offers detailed information for students who aspire to become members of Hanyang. It also provides online counseling, campus tours, and introductions to every department in school (Click to visit). The 2021 Online Admission Guide was introduced on Hanyang University's homepage. The admissions officer Jang Eun-yeong explained that “The university put effort into making the guide because we sympathized with the immense pressure the examinees feel.” Jang said, “By revealing information in a fair and transparent way, we aimed to reduce the gap between the amount of information different students may obtain." The Admissions Team collaborated with the Media Strategy Center and Channel H in order to create an entertaining array of contents. They also re-organized the information interspersed within the website to the main screen for enhanced accessibility. The most interesting aspect of the guide is its category-based organization. Jang said, "We wanted students to consider the admission office as a 'bridge' connecting their journey to Hanyang rather than a 'gate' to overcome." Thus, a friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot, HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. A friendly approach with Hanyang's mascot HYlion was used to introduce six unique categories. The first category, 2021 Admission Process Plans, includes the details for the upcoming admission process. It also contains videos which inform students about Hanyang University’s character and strong points. The second category, Department Introduction, redirects them to the homepages of every department in Hanyang. In July, they plan to further upload introductory videos starring attending members of forty-six departments. The third category is the Online Campus Tour, which displays two tour videos on one of Hanyang University’s beautiful spring days. The videos introduce buildings where students can study as well as places where students can relax. The fourth category, Online Counseling, answers applicants' most frequently asked questions. The fifth category is the School Information Search, which allows users to search for any school-related information, such as dormitories, scholarships, and exchange programs, through the Hanyang Wiki. The last category allows aspiring students to request the admission guidebook and sign up for a university tour. Students only need to write down their address in order to receive the Early Decision guide, Regular Decision guide, and 2021 guidebook on admission by type. The Office of Admissions is aiming to further provide content titled ALIVE, which is an encyclopedic version of the introduced Online Admission Guide. The guide was made to correspond to the constantly changing paradigms and relay information quickly and accurately to the students. “Every member of the school's staff is on the arduous journey to help make the dreams of aspiring students come true,” said Jang. The office emphasized that it is vital that in the absence of offline seminars this year, students take in as much presented information as possible through the guide in order to fulfill their dreams of becoming proud members of Hanyang. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-05 24 Important News

[Special]Recalling the Master of Thinking

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

2020-05 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 whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

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 cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-12 12

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