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2020-08 03 Important News

[Special]The Dance Company Myung

Dance Company Myung was founded in 2010 by Choi Myung-hyun ('10), after he graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Dance. Since then, his dance troupe has become widely recognized, winning awards in a Saitama dance competition and the Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival in 2018, and being selected as resident performers by the Incheon Art Platform, ZK/U Berlin, and DPAC Malaysia. This year, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Myung is performing a special show called Dong-haeng from August 13 to 16 at Arko Arts Theater. Creating Myung Ten years ago, it was extremely difficult for an individual to start an independent dance troupe. The funds for dance associations were limited because there was little, if any, recognition paid to the contemporary danc genre in the world of art. Choi explained that at the time, contemporary dance was considered “difficult and inaccessible” by the public. Naturally, his troupe experienced hardships drawing in audiences. However, that did not stop Choi. His dream was to create choreographies and performances that are thought-provoking and inspiring to all people. Thankfully, contemporary dance began to garner fans over time, which expanded the market and ultimately made Myung into what it is today. Myung’s Performances Over the past 10 years, Myung has presented 46 unique pieces to the public. Choi explained that since the dance company focuses on achieving pure art, his dance troupe does not do commercial performances. The popular theme of Myung's works are social issues. One of the most recent performances, Upcycling Dance, which will also be presented in Dong-haeng, visualizes the problem of pollution in a unique fashion in order to raise awareness about protecting the environment. The performance Upcycling Dance criticizes the current environmental state in a unique fashion. (Photo courtesy of Choi) Myung's 10th anniversary show Dong-haeng consists of 3 programs over the course of 4 days. Day one starts with Romeo+Juliet made by Professor Minayu, The Nature of Objects choreographed by Professor Park Sung-yul, and Choi’s solo piece called the Sound of Heart. The second day of the program will present Between Objects and Humans, which focuses on how we used to view AI in the past and what kind of social status the robots may have in the future society. Lastly, the Dong-haeng program ends with Upcyling Dance, which raises concerns over the over-production of resources and the increased dumping of trash. Choi Myung-hyun (Department of Dance, '10) presents Dong-haeng, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Dance Company Myung. (Photo courtesy of Myung) A scene from Between Objects and Humans, which centers around how we should regard robots in future society. (Photo courtesy of Choi) "Over the course of ten years, I think I have slowly achieved every one of my goals,” said Choi. After graduating from Hanyang University and founding Myung, he says that in order to prove his worth, he had to first go through numerous failures and much despair. Choi told the students of Hanyang not to be afraid of failure and to believe in themselves one more time. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-07 22 Important News

[Special]Visit the Writing Center When Writing Is Difficult

Writing is an effective means of communication, but one often feels difficulty in writing out one's thoughts clearly and logically. For that reason, students often decide to seek professional aid for their important writings. The Writing Center provides a free counseling program to help Hanyangians improve their writing skills. Last semester, the Writing Center was newly reorganized, combining services for graduate and undergraduate students to provide more effective and efficient assistance. A News H reporter applied for a feedback session to experience the Writing Center firsthand. Feedback is offered in Korean, English, Chinese, and Spanish on most forms of writing for undergraduate students, including essays, reports, and resumes. Graduate students can get help with journal articles, resumes, and abstracts for theses or dissertations. Students can receive feedback on completed pieces of writing as well as incomplete rough drafts or blueprints. Professors guide students to identify their problems, focusing on the topic, structure, logic, and composition strategy of their text. The couseling is offered both online and offline. In spite of COVID-19, offline counseling is in operation in Engineering Building Ⅱ, a huge space. Offline counseling is provided only in Korean and Spanish until August 27 for the summer session. Full services will resume for the fall semester. Students can apply through the Hanyang University portal. Click the Application tab, then Writing Center, and choose between Online counseling application or 1:1 offline interview application. Next, select the date, time, and instructor. To ensure an efficient counseling session, students are required to upload their writing on the application page. They should also input their goal for the consultation session. For online counseling, the feedback will arrive within five days of submitting an application. In the case of offline counseling, each session lasts for 50 minutes and there is no limitation to how many sessions a student can apply for. However, if cancellation on the day of or a no-show happens more than three times, the student will be restricted from the Writing Center for a semester. Hanyangians can easily apply for a writing counseling session through the Hanyang portal. The News H reporter applied for a counseling session to receive help with an essay written for a class. The sessions are not available on the date of application or on weekends (neither online nor offline), so having applied on Friday, the earliest session available was on Monday. The time slots in online counseling were less than offline counseling. In the screen capture, Professor Doug McIntosh was there but he was not doing this program. Therefore, Professor Adam Turner was only doing this program. Two days later, the feedback was posted in a Word document on the application site. The feedback from Professor Adam Turner. Comments were left to correct awkward sentences and weak word choices. Professor Turner did not correct the original writing as the center tries to focus on helping students improve their overall writing rather than proofreading for them. Instead he gave a detailed explanation on why and how the sentences should be fixed. A lot of the feedback focused on the coherence of the arguments, especially whether the sentence and keywords were closely related to the topic of the essay. There was feedback on the proper format of the particular type of writing as well. "One of the most informative pieces of feedback I received was about the concluding remark. The conclusion of my essay was simply a summary, but the professor advised that it would be better to finish with a remark that calls for the reader to think further about the topic or that asks them to take an action," said the reporter. "The counseling was definitely helpful. I was able to produce a higher quality essay and learn more about writing, thanks to the feedback." Kang Seung-hee, the manager of the Writing , recommended the writing counseling program to students as a great opportunity to improve their writing skills. She stressed that the center is an easily accessible place, and there is no pressure on students to prepare a well-written final writing for the counseling. "Many students feel such pressure and are reluctant to try out the program," said Kang. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 13 Important News

[Special]A Semester of the Emergency Measure Committee

When the Student Union of Hanyang University is vacant or resolved to be dismissed, the student presidents from each college gather to form the emergency measure committee. The president of the emergency measure committee has the same authority and responsibility as the president of the Student Union. Successively since 2018, the emergency measure committee has been organized to stand in for the absent union. This semester, they have worked especially hard for the students’ convenience in the chaotic situation of COVID-19. Kim Seok-chan (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) served as the president of the emergency measure committee from November 2019 to July 2020. Kim said he ran for the president because previously, he had only participated as a supporting member of the Student Union, but he wanted to experience leading his own committee. Kim Seok-chan (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) served as the president of the emergency measure committee until last semester. This semester, the emergency measure committee’s main task was to minimize the inconveniences of students caused by the COVID-19, by talking to the school and delivering students’ demands. “The emergency measure committee listened carefully to the students' voices and delivered them to the school to produce results that both the school and the students would be satisfied with,” said Kim. The emergency measure committee has prepared various forms of support to help students who are struggling due to the COVID-19. They secured an additional 100 million won for scholarship programs. “With the additional budget, it was possible to hold scholarship programs including face-to-face test subsidies,” said Kim. They also tried to promote other scholarships run by the school, including ones provided for the students whose family economic situation dramatically worsened due to the COVID-19. “We tried to promote scholarships in various ways including SNS, so that as many students as possible could benefit from them,” said Kim. In addition to practical aid, the committee also planned entertaining events such as an online festival for the spring semester and an e-sports competition. Unfortunately, they were not able to push ahead due to the rapidly increasing complaints in regards to the students' safety and off-line final exam. “Seeing how many students enthusiastically participated in the online this semester.” The members of the committee delivered the demands of the students and prepared various support systems for them. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim chose the joint action with other Hanyangians, which was held on June 23, as the most memorable activity during his term as president. The joint action was held to deliver the request of students for non-face-to-face final exams and tuition reimbursement through the staging of a demonstration. On that day, Kim was surprised at the large number of students who gathered to express their opinions. “I was moved by how the students gathered together and participated in the demonstration,” said Kim. It was also impressive that the students who participated voluntarily practiced strict social distancing and cleaned up after the demonstration was over. “I’d like to thank all the students who participated in the event and Ryu Duk-kyung (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 4th year) who organized the event,” said Kim. Kim chose the joint action held on June 23 as the most memorable activity during his term as president. During his term, Kim felt both pride and the weight of being a student representative. “When I was talking with the school headquarters staff, I thought a lot whether my current thoughts were different from those of other Hanyangians,” said Kim. “As a student representative, I tried to represent the opinions of most students and act carefully.” Kim thanked the members of the emergency measure committee for their efforts to create a satisfying school environment for students. “The voices of students from last semester were delivered to the school's headquarters, and they also recognized the problems of the current situation,” said Kim. “I hope students continue to pay attention to the situation in school, and do not become easily skeptical or unenthusiastic because their opinions are not reflected right away.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 13 Important News

[Special]Gamers of Hanyang University

One of the most popular pastimes for college students in South Korea is gaming. Many Hanyangians also play games to release stress and socialize through online platforms. With the long summer vacation ahead, some special clubs at Hanyang University present diverse ways to enjoy computer games while promoting fellowship between various gamers at school. When the Lions Play Maple Story The club When the Lions Play Maple Story started from a Kakaotalk open chatroom back in April 2017. In order to help more Hanyang students enjoy Maple Story, a free online game with more than 3.9 million users, in a more systematic fashion, the open chatroom developed into an official club in February 2019. Due to the difficulty of holding an annual election for a president, the club centers around a management board which directs multiple game-related activities throughout the year. The club’s 2020 management board explained that the club’s main purpose is to “have Hanyangians share information and enjoy various in-game and offline events in order to lead a happier Maple-life. The activities held in the club are truly diverse. The management board said that before the spread of the coronavirus, the club held events such as a Maple mock-exam, Maple picnics during the fall, and Maple Story booths during school festivals. The Maple mock-exam in particular garnered a lot of attention not only from those within the school but also from gamers outside of the school. The test consisted of the expert players in the club handing out Korean SAT-like tests to assess members' knowledge about Maple Story. The Maple mock-exam gained nearly 30,000 views through SNS, earning positive feedback both from the club participants and the public who were all allowed to take the test. The SAT-themed Maple mock-exam consisted of questions to test students' knowledge about the game Maple Story. (Photo courtesy of When the Lions Play Maple Story) Moreover, the club has sold Maple Story-themed cookies and postcards during school festivals. They also entered an official festival held by the game company Nexon called NECOJE and held Maple Story tournaments with other Maple Story clubs from various universities. The members of the club visited the festival held at Nexon, the creators of Maple Story. (Photo courtesy of When the Lions Play Maple Story) The 2020 management board said any player who has one character above level 200 and has a clean playing record is welcome to join the club. The board invites all Hanyangians, stating that in their club “all players from all kinds of background come together through the game platform and become friends.” The 2020 management board said any player who has a character above level 200 and has a clean playing record is welcome to join the club. The board invites all Hanyangians, stating that in their club “all players from all kinds of backgrounds come together through the game platform and become friends. HYES HYES is another huge gaming club in Hanyang University which scouts 80 new members every semester. The club is a part of the ABC club, which is being funded by the gaming company Blizzard. The president of the club, Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Media Communication, 4th year) explained that the club does not specify the games the participants can play and that the members are free to play any games they like within the club. HYES holds various events as well, such as a PC room overnight stay, a HYES special event called Full Playthrough where the club rents a party room and starts a new game which they play until the morning in order to clear all the stages, and an HYES tournament. “For the last tournament, 60 participants competed for a grand prize of 200,000 won,” said Kim. In addition, they hold offline sessions in Hanyang university classrooms in order to bond over playing games and meet regularly. HYES often hold PC room all nighters with all members after borrowing the entire facility. (Photo courtesy of HYES) This semester, due to the spread of coronavirus, the events are being put on hold. However, Kim said as soon as the coronavirus is contained, the members would go to PC rooms together and watch live game tournaments again. “As long as one knows how to enjoy playing games, neither their age, major, or grades matter in this club,” she said. “Everyone is invited to join at any time.” OOPArts At Hanyang, not only are there clubs that play games, but there is also a club dedicated to creating games. The OOPArts club stands for Out-of-Place Artifacts, and its participants aim to create games that are ahead of their time. The club’s activities mainly consist of presentations by the members, during which they introduce the games they play, discuss the issues in the game industry, research game engines, and learn about AI and user interface design. During the first semester, the club studies the game engine Unity, along with free gaming tools such as the Unreal Engine. With the skills they learn during the first semester, the participants then move on to creating a game of their own during the second semester, completed at the OOPArts Development Conference (ODC) at the end of the semester where each member presents their finished project. (From left) Baek Jong-won and Seo Byung-gi presenting their game during ODC. (Photo courtesy of OOPArts) The enthusiasm of the members pays off through different opportunities. One of the biggest achievements was the game Frostroy, created by Baek Jong-won (Department of Computer Science, 4th year) and Seo Byung-gi (Department of Computer Science, ‘20), which won an award at the Busan Indie Connect (BIC) festival and was introduced to the public at the G-Star Convention. A former vice-president of the club, Jung Sang-yoon (Department of Computer Science, 3rd year), explained that the club deals with “difficult gaming systems no one knows what to make of at first.” There were times when the team would suffer from mysterious gaming bugs for several days and had to restructure the entire game due to the slightest mistakes. “However, when the project is finally finished and presented at the ODC, it feels like we have created a ‘universe’ of our own,” he added. “And everyone is invited to share the same feelings.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-07 12 Important News

[Special]How the Lion Became the Symbol of Hanyang

A lion is the officially designated school mascot of Hanyang University. The lion indicates the tradition and pride of the university and is used to represent Hanyang on school banners, student supplies, souvenirs, and other representative images of the university. Then when and how did the lion first establish itself as the symbol of Hanyang, and how has it changed over time? The lion is the symbol of Hanyang University and is frequently used as a representative image of the school. The statue of a roaring lion In February 1966, the lion statue in front of the Administration Building was unveiled. It was donated by the alumni of the Class of 1966 to memorialize their commencement. Although there are some mismatches between the sources, the stone statue is known to have been carved by Jeon Roe-jin, a master sculptor who won the National Art Exhibition several times. Made of granite, the statue depicts the spirit of a roaring lion. Hanyang Newspaper describes the lion statue as follows: "A lion generally implies bravery and is used as a symbol of heroes. The dignity of the Hanyang Lion corresponds with that representation." Hanyang Newspaper, March 5th, 1966 Since then, the lion has become the symbol of the university. These editorial cartoons show how it has been used throughout the history of Hanyang. The heyday of Hanyang Baseball in the 1970s (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) Celebrating the establishment of ERICA campus. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) Hanyangians on their volunteer activities for rural communities. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) Trivia on the teeth of the lion statue For a long time, there has been a myth surrounding the teeth of the lion statue. As many students of Hanyang have prepared for the bar exam and civil service exams, they often counted the lion’s teeth for good luck before their tests. As a result, a number of times the lion's teeth, as well as the tail, have been removed from the lion by the examinees. The school administration responded strongly to this issue in the early 2000s, and the lion's granite teeth were replaced with plastic ones. There was a myth about the lion statue's teeth, as they were thought to bring luck to examinees on the bar exam and civil service exams. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The lion becomes the brand of Hanyang Today, the lion is more than just a representation of the school; it is the brand of Hanyang. The university launched HYlion 1.0 as its official mascot in 2011. Its name came from the combination of the words "Hanyang" and "lion." The mascot was updated last year, reinforcing its function as a character brand. “The focus is on planning, developing, and finding various applications of HYLion to strengthen a shared sense of school spirit,” said Lee Soo-kyeong from the Design Administration Center. “It also aims to make Hanyang more appealing to future students.” (Left) HYlion 1.0 and (right) HYlion 2.0 (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University) Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-07 06 Important News

[Special]Finding the Sound of Hanyang

You hear this song as you walk up the stairs in Hanyang Campus at 9:00 in the morning. You can also hear it on official occasions, as well as the last song performed by the Hanyang orchestra on every stage. Can you guess what it is? It is the sound of Hanyang University’s official school anthem. The school anthem was composed by Dr. Paiknam Kim Lyun-joon, the founder of Hanyang University. Kim, along with being a successful educator and entrepreneur, was also a talented musician both as a baritone singer and a composer. Kim composed numerous vocal pieces throughout his lifetime, of which the Elegy and I Will Live Among the Green Mountains are most widely-known. His achievements were acknowledged with the Grand Prize in composition for world musicians in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the University of Tübingen. The school anthem is sung in unison on official occasions of Hanyang University and affiliated schools of the Hanyang Foundation. The song is composed of two verses and a chorus, although the attendees usually only sing the first verse. The lyrics talk about the need to practice Love in Deed and Truth, the founding philosophy of the university. Unfortunately, most of the original materials related to the school anthem have been lost, including the original score of the anthem. However, Hanyang University Archives explains that past yearbooks provide some clues to its history. They have discovered that the first mention of the anthem appears in the initial issue of the Hanyang News in 1959 as well as in the yearbook published the same year. The yearbook of 1967 is the first publication of the complete lyrics of the song. There was a small variation in the lyrics around 1982 as the word "clean (닦아서)" was changed to "sharpen (깎아서)." The score of the school anthem included in the yearbook of 1967. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The score of the school anthem included in the yearbook of 1982. There was a slight change in the lyrics. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The score of the school anthem printed in 2019 (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Archives) The school anthem is a song that connotes Hanyang’s past, present, and future. As long as the story of Hanyang continues, the school anthem will remain and convey the spirit of the school. Oh Kyu-jin

2020-07 06 Important News

[Special]The Semester as Experienced by Foreign Exchange Students

At the start of the semester, many exchange students arrived in Korea from all over the world, anticipating the opportunity to experience Korean culture and meet new friends at their new school. However, their anticipation turned to apprehension as the semester started in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. New to online lectures Most exchange student shared similar discomforts regarding the lectures throughout the semester. Cho Hana (Department of Education, 3rd year), an exchange student from Ithaca College in the United States, said she had a hard time with cyber lectures. She appreciated that lectures were available at convenient times and allowed multiple replays, but she could not help feeling disconnected from peers and professors and was thus less motivated. Another exchange student, Lee Chieh (Department of Economics and Finance, 4th year) from National Taiwan University, agreed, saying that it was hard to interact with the instructors. On top of that, due to the restricted setting, professors gave out more assignments than in previous semesters. “There were some advantages though. The schedule was very flexible, so I could, for instance, watch my lectures at night if I was busy during the day or postpone them if I had too many assignments,” explained Lee. The studying environment was another source of difficulties for the students. “I had never been to the campus, so I did not know where I could study,” said Cho. Instead, she chose to study mainly in her dormitory. There were minor issues, since she has a roommate and they were on different schedules. Lee said she usually studied in the library, knowing herself to be unproductive at home. “However, the available seats in the library were limited for the sake of social distancing, and it was hard to find a seat from time to time.” Cho Hana (Department of Education, 3rd year), an exchange student from Ithaca College in the United States, talked about the difficulties she encountered while taking online lectures and studying. (Photo courtesy of Cho) Missing out on school activities During the pandemic, what Lee missed the most were club activities like the ones she participated in during the previous semesters. “Because of the coronavirus, club members were not able to meet in person, so we were not able to get close and build friendships,” said Lee. She also could not meet her friends often since most Korean students stayed in their hometowns. Cho said she also wishes she had the chance to participate in clubs and activities inside of school. Still, her biggest regret is that she was not able to experience a Korean university festival. “The festival alone would have been enough to make my entire semester better, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen,” said Cho. When questioned about the student protests that recently took place, Cho seemed surprised. “I stayed mostly in the dormitory and was unaware of such events,” said Cho. On the other hand, Lee said she had heard about the protests. “I understand their concerns. Especially, as an exchange student, I can see why it would have been a huge inconvenience for the students who live far away and did not rent a place nearby to come to campus for offline final exams.” (Center in the front row) Lee Chieh (Department of Economics and Finance, 4th year), on exchange from National Taiwan University, said although the pandemic changed her last semester's plan, she is satisfied with the exchange student experience at Hanyang University. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Back to school? Although Cho initially planned to stay at Hanyang for just one semester, she decided to extend her stay in Korea for another semester. Her plan is to look for internships and part-time jobs. “Once the pandemic is over, I would love to take some offline classes and meet my peers and professors,” said Cho. “I also look forward to exploring the campus and experiencing what it is like to be a normal student at Hanyang University.” For Lee, she graduated this June and this semester was her last one at Hanyang. “Unfortunately, coronavirus ruined most of my plans. Nonetheless, I experienced many things last semester and met many new friends this year, so I’m satisfied with my exchange student experience at Hanyang University,” said Lee. Hwang Hee-won

2020-07 06 Important News

[Special]How the Coronavirus Has Changed the World of Sports

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on a diversity of fields. Maintaining social distance has become an integral part of our everyday routines, and various methods have been introduced to help us minimize contact with others. In the world of sports, matches are being held without audiences as a way to both enjoy sports and remain safe from spreading the disease. Professor Sung-bae Roger Park (Department of Sports Industry) explains how the industry came to adopt this unusual method of conducting sports games. What are fanless games? Fanless games are sports matches which do not allow audiences to sit in the arena. In the past, fanless games were held when facilities in an arena were considered unsafe or when the actions of fans were considered too violent to be allowed in the audience seating area. However, he explains how the Coronavirus pandemic has most unusually changed the norm of sports games by having nearly all games played without fans. He said this was an “unfortunate gameplay” method which has resulted in general economic deficits, but more importantly, the deprivation of opportunities for fans to watch the games and their players in real life. The Hanyang University volleyball team is also conducting fanless games in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Park) Advantages and disadvantages of fanless games Park agrees that fanless games definitely help in prohibiting the spread of the disease. Also, the possibility of fanless games is what has prevented the total cancellation of entire sports leagues around the world by allowing them to continue receiving revenue through broadcasting systems and sponsorships. On top of that, the fanless games have lead to the globalization of national sports leagues. In the case of the KBO League, some of its fanless games were broadcast on ESPN, the American sports channel, consequently raising the league's status and earning a diverse audience. However, he explained that there are many disadvantages as well. “Fanless games have taken away the revenue gained from selling entrance tickets. This has resulted in tremendous economic deficits for entire leagues and sports clubs,” said Park. Moreover, the absence of audiences have seemed to decrease the morale of the players. “Fans are an integral part of the game. The players stand in concord with the fans in the arena,” said Park, further emphasizing the importance of fans by quoting Lebron James, one of the best basketball players in the world, who said “I’ll never play in an arena without fans.” Online support Following Taiwan, South Korea was the second country to open its professional baseball season. As such, America’s major league and Japan’s professional baseball league have been watching the development of the Korean baseball league during the pandemic. In particular, Park says that South Korean fans’ online support for their teams has been at the center of their attention. Online support from the fans, Park says, retains its roots in having the fans voluntarily and actively be a part of supporting their teams. Various themed programs during which fans create quiz questions and hold virtual events that help them communicate with players more easily are unique ways in which South Korean fans are currently supporting their favorite sports teams. As a part of their online support, Kakaotalk opened a Professional Baseball-bot channel so that fans can enter an open chat and enjoy the games. (Photo courtesy of The Asia Business Daily) Despite these harsh times, sports industries and their fans are finding alternative routes to push through and enjoy their lives while remaining safe. “The fanless games,” Park said, “are the best solution we have and a wise decision for the KBO and the K-League to make.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 29

[Special]Students on a Leave of Absence During COVID-19

While the school was experiencing turmoil caused by the coronavirus, some students were on a timely leave of absence. Although their plans for the semester were also restricted to some extent, the students spent the coronavirus-struck first semester doing various meaningful activities outside school. Importance of daily life After three years of attending university, Kim Da-yeon (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) decided to take a break from school. “I thought this would be my last opportunity to rest truly before graduation,” said Kim, having planned out a trip around the world to the last detail. However, she had to quickly cancel all of her plans following the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, Kim searched for meaningful activities she could participate in during the semester. Kim wanted activities related to children and was offered a part-time job at an art academy for elementary school students. Interested particularly in children's art psychology, she readily accepted the offer. The first class was scheduled for March, but the school postponed the opening to April. About this, Kim says, she has regrets since her time with the students was shortened. “All of my part-time jobs before this had been at an art academy for high school students. It was new and fun to be in the drawing world of elementary students,” said Kim. She said she also became more interested in child art therapy through the experience. Kim Da-yeon (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) worked at an art academy for children during her leave of absence. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim also entered a crowdfunding project contest to design a Seoul tour with a team. “I wondered if there was a way to help visitors remember their precious moments in Seoul,” said Kim. The team created a diary illustrating the special features of many areas in Seoul as well as planned a treasure hunt game through the hidden alleys of Seoul. She was mainly in charge of designing Seoul-related souvenirs. Kim’s team won the crowdfunding contest held by the Korea Tourism Organization in June. Kim and her group created a crowdfunding project which designed a meaningful Seoul tour. (Photo courtesy of Kim) During her leave of absence, Kim said she was able to spend a lot of time with her family and friends since she mostly had to stay at home. “That, I realized, is the importance of mundane daily life,” Kim said. “I highly recommend taking one or two semesters off and spending time with people you do not meet enough during busy semesters,” said Kim, adding “Although, at the same time, I do miss school and chatting with my friends during lunch breaks.” The opportunity to make one’s own decision Before taking a leave of absence, Choi (anonymous interviewee) said he was feeling increasingly exhausted, busy studying and not being able to pursue his dream. “It lowered my self-esteem and made me short-tempered,” said Choi. “Then I decided it was time to take a leave of absence.” Choi applied to work at a company, mostly because he wanted to help his parents financially, and also because he wanted to do something different from what he was studying at school. During the semester, Choi worked as an office assistant at a company in the field of cloud computing, managing the students at the company's training center. He also took part in a cloud development government project as an assistant. Based on his experiences at work and the advice of other employees, Choi started studying big data, accounting, and stocks which will all be useful in the future. He also participated in a mock investment contest. Choi (anonymous interviewee) worked as an office assistant at a cloud computing company during his leave of absence. (Photo courtesy Choi) Choi said he benefited much from the experience, which helped him gain first-hand experience of the situation in actual workplaces. “I saw how the company worked, such as how many tasks the employees were in charge of at a time.” The self-studying was also a huge advantage. “Taking a change on studying big data reduced my fear of learning something new. Now, I am more easily interested in new things and more open to new paths in career and life.” Fortunately for Choi, most of his plan consisted of studying and working, so he did not feel too inconvenienced by the coronavirus pandemic. “However, I have seen many of my friends suffer because of the changed situation and curriculum. I hope everyone stays safe.” For Choi, the leave of absence was an unexpected opportunity to see and do things he did not expect. He advised his fellow students not to miss the opportunity to widen their perspectives. Hwang Hee-won

2020-06 21

[Special]The Successful Finish of the Software-Up! Idea-Thon

The 4th Annual Software-Up! Idea-thon at ERICA Campus ended in success. From May 11 to May 30, the ERICA Campus students participating in the competition came up with innovative ideas for creative business models and presented them in front of the judges. The topic of this year’s contest was "Solving societal problems with revolutionary ideas using Software (SW) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)," and was the first of the Idea-thon events to be held online. The grand prize winner was the team who came up with "Today’s Side Dishes." The 4th Annual Software-Up! Idea-thon at ERICA Campus was held online, allowing the applicants and the judges to break free of the confines of time and space to hold more efficient mentoring sessions. (Photo courtesy of Lim) Due to the increasing importance of software during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ERICA Campus has been holding Software-Up! Idea-thons in order to invigorate SW start-ups. Lim Kum-soon (ERICA Campus SW Start-Up Support Team) explained that this year’s contest was particularly special because of the 'untact ' method it used. ERICA Campus’s Software-Up! Idea-thon is the first contest in Korea to use online platforms in every process of the contest such as team-building, idea deduction, business plans, and mentoring in order to avoid human contact as much as possible. Lim said conducting the entire contest online was not without difficulties. “Due to the lack of available equipment that was needed for seamless streaming and appropriate studios, the SW-Centered University Project Group had to invent a web platform of its own to host the contest without any lag.” Nonetheless, with the new platform, the advantages of an online contest surfaced, as applicants were able to proceed with team mentoring most efficiently without being confined by time and space. “The applicants were able to analyze their target demographic in greater depth, presenting higher-quality results than ever,” said Lim. This year’s grand prize winner was the team ACT-SOFT. Their invention was titled "Today’s Side Dishes," and it connects busy modern people with small business owners to help them be regularly supplied with side-dishes suited to their tastes. ACT-SOFT accurately targeted a niche market and helped the business owners who were financially troubled by the recent economic recess caused by the breakout of the coronavirus. The grand-prize winner of this year's contest was the team ACT-SOFT with "Today’s Side Dishes" service. (Photo courtesy of Lim) Wrapping up the contest, Lim says the SW-Centered University Project Group aims to vitalize start-ups for youths by holding SW start-up capstone design classes and initiating as many Idea-thons, Maker-thons, and SW Engineering Schools as possible in the future. He also offered words of encouragement to the students who entered the contest to always be ready to adapt to the changing times. “I hope students in their twenties are less afraid of solving problems in their own creative ways, which is the essence of initiating a start-up. Getting involved in start-ups, whether it be managing, marketing, production, or finance and accounting, will help them increase their problem-solving skills." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-06 15 Important News

[Special]Goodbye, Professor Hwang Hyun-young

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

2020-06 14 Important News

[Special]The Wise Life of Hospital Trainees

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