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2020-05 12

[Infographics][Statistics] Seoul Campus 2020 Spring Semester, A Total of 22,786 Students Registered

The status of the enrolled students of Seoul campus as of April 1, 2020 has been announced. With the number of students that are currently enrolled at 15,710 and 6,015 students on a leave of absence, a total of 22,786 students were found to be registered. According to the Office of Academic Affairs at Seoul campus, out of the total number of 22,786 registered students, 68.9% are currently enrolled for a total of 15,710 students. There are 6,015 students on a leave of absence, and 1,061 students who have delayed their graduation. The ratio between male and female students was 63 to 37. The statistics according to each department shows that the College of Engineering had the most enrolled students with 5,636 students. It was followed by the School of Business with 1,715 students, and the College of Social Sciences with 1,009 students. The School of Intelligence only has 18 enrolled students, as it accepted its first round of new students just this year. The College of Medicine had the fewest students who were on a leave of absence with 25 students. By looking at the number of enrolled students in each major, the Division of Business Administration had the most with 1,494 students, followed by the Division of Mechanical Engineering (874 students), and the Division of Economics & Finance (710 students). Excluding the Major in Computer (1 Senior Student) and the newly established Department of Data Sciences (18 students), the Department of Composition had the lowest number of enrolled students with 51 students. By year, the ratio of enrolled students was around 25%, and the ratio of Freshmen to Senior students was not much different, but the number of students on a leave of absence tended to lean towards Sophomores with 33.1% and Juniors with 32%. Additionally, the 85 students enrolled in Grade 5 are from the Department of Architecture at the College of Engineering. In terms of the ratio of male to female students by each college, the School of Nursing has 29 male students and 232 female students with the ratio of male students being lower than 0.13 for each female student. On the contrary, the College of Engineering has 4,368 male students and 1,268 female students with a ratio of 3.44. The ratio based on the total number of students is 1.39. According to the overall ratio of male to female students enrolled at the university, the ratio is from 63:37, while the ratio of students on a leave of absence is 77:23, with the ratio of male students taking a leave of absence being very high compared to the female students. When referring to the official reasons for the male students’ leaves of absence, while 51.6% of them took a general leave of absence, 46.4% of the male students took a leave of absence to enlist in the military. Hanyang Wiki: https://hyu.wiki/재적생현황/2020-1 Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 06

[Infographics][Statistics] ERICA Campus 2020 Spring Semester

The status of the enrolled students of ERICA Campus was announced, as of April 1, 2020. The number of students currently enrolled is 9,176; 3,691 students are on a leave of absence; and 13,427 students in total are registered. ▲ The total number of registered students is calculated including currently enrolled students, students on a leave of absence, and students on the postponement of graduation. According to the data announced by the Academic Service Team of ERICA Campus, the number of registered students increased by 299 compared to the statistics from a similar period last year, with an increased number of both enrolled students and students on a leave of absence with 153 each, while students on the postponement of graduation decreased by 7 students compared to last year. When looking at the statistics more specifically, the percentages that make up the number of registered students are 68.3% enrolled students, 27.5% of students on a leave of absence, and 4.2% of students postponing graduation. The percentage of male and female students is 62% to 38%, respectively, equaling a ratio of 1 female student to every 1.62 male students. The statistics according to each department shows that the department with the most students registered was the Division of Electrical Engineering with 772 students. The Department of French Language & Culture had the lowest number of students with just 2. However, it needs to be taken into consideration that the department is a major that is distinct from the Department of French Studies and is expected to close. By grade, the group with the most students was the seniors, who made up 28.8% of the total number of students, while the overall percentage of students across all grades seemed to be quite even. The grade with the most students taking a leave of absence, at 39.5% of the total, was the sophomore group, showing a great difference from the students of other grades. When looking at the overall number of students taking a leave of absence, there were 2,848 male students, and 843 female students, suggesting that male students' military entrance may be having a great effect on the numbers. While the ratio of female to male students among the total number of students is 1:1.62, the deviation is quite large according to each department. While the College of Design has a ratio of 0.45 with twice as many female students as male, the College of Pharmacy and College of Engineering had a ratio of over 3.5. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

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

2020-04 28 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Resumes Offline Lectures

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all courses were switched to online for the first four weeks of this semester. However, the university resumed some offline lectures starting on April 13 – most classes were limited to experiment practice and theory practice courses. The administration is paying extra attention to prevent the community-acquired infection. The students, on the other hand, have shown varying reactions surrounding the resumption of offline lectures. The university has recently resumed offline lectures, most of which are experiment practice and theory practice courses. In order to hold offline lectures, professors need to file up the request to the Academic Service Team the week before their first offline class. The classes could be held after the approval of the students, the affiliated college, and the Infectious Disease Control Committee. According to the Academic Service Team, about 200 classes requested offline lectures at Seoul Campus. A total of 70 classes requested offline classes at ERICA Campus, 27 of which are personal lessons hosted by the Department of Applied Music professors. Still, the officials added that even after receiving permission, many classes continue to be conducted online. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, there are a number of requirements before being allowed to attend an offline lecture. Before entering the classroom, students must be checked to ensure their temperature is below 37.5 degrees and fill out a self-health checkup form in front of the main gate. They are also required to wear masks in the classroom and wash their hands using hand sanitizer. Ventilation is also an important issue, as professors are encouraged to leave the windows and doors open. The participants – including the instructor – should maintain at least two meters of physical distance. Students should turn in a self-health checkup sheet and wear masks before entering the classroom. Students have expressed mixed opinions regarding the resumption of offline lectures. Nam Hee-joo (Department of Architecture, 5th year) preferred to have offline classes as she had more opportunities to receive critiques on her architectural designs. "There were lots of environmental limitations to getting enough feedback online,” said Nam. She added that offline classes motivated her to concentrate more on the professor’s lectures and comments. However, some of the students did not feel the same way. Kim Ki-young (Department of Jewelry and Fashion Design, 1st year) said that there was no notable difference between online and offline lectures. Kim said that he would rather choose to have more online classes considering his long commute time to school. Meanwhile, school officials said that they are making every effort to find ways to ensure the safest way to resolve the confusion caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “The university believes that the health and safety of students and faculty members is the top priority,” said Oh Chae-young, a staff member of the Academic Service Team. “Please understand the inconvenience caused by online classes and the restricted access to school facilities as it is is a necessary measure to ensure our members' health and safety.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Su-ji

2020-04 27 Important News

[Special]ERICA Campus in K-Dramas and Films

Did you know that ERICA Campus is often featured in famous K-dramas and films? University campuses, all beautifully built in their own respective ways, are often seen on television as the background for various dramas and films. Hanyang University's handsome scenery, with its harmonious alignment of buildings, has also been featured in numerous media programs. On the television screen, the campus has been transformed into a romantic cafeteria where the main characters become lovers, a mysterious building haunted by an evil spirit, and even the residence of the North Korea supreme leader. Hotel del Luna The drama Hotel del Luna (호텔 델루나), which featured as main characters the popular singer and actress Lee Ji-eun and the actor Yeo Jin-gu, filmed a scene in episode 2 at ERICA Campus. Hotel del Luna follows the story of a human hotelier Gu Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-gu) who fatefully becomes the manager of a strange hotel that only caters to ghosts and is run by a mysterious owner Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun). The drama centers around the romance between the owner and the manager, and it garnered much popularity during the summer of 2019. In the introductory scene, Jang Man-wol saves Gu Chan-sung from an armor-clad evil spirit. The scene features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and the evil spirit. ▲ The 2019 drama Hotel del Luna features a beautiful view of ERICA Campus's Lake Park as the background for the fight between the main characters and an evil spirit. (Photo courtesy of tvN) On an ordinary day, Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for Hanyang students. Easily accessible from ERICA Academic Information Center and Library, Engineering Building II, and the College of Design, students use the park to rest and chat with friends. The park also opens its space for various exhibitions and activities such as Wednesday Culture Fairs. ▲ Lake Park is a famous gathering spot for the students of ERICA Campus. Uncontrollably Fond The 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) focuses on the romance between Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) and Noh Eul (Bae Suzy), two high school classmates and lovers who are tragically separated, but meet again after many years as a successful actor and a documentary producer, respectively. The drama scene was filmed in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. In episode 3, the two characters pretend to be a couple after Shin Joon-young half-jokingly threatens Noh Eul into being his girlfriend. Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast throughout the drama. ▲ Two main characters of the 2016 drama Uncontrollably Fond playfully posing as a campus couple in the student cafeteria of ERICA Campus. (Photo courtesy of KBS) ▲ Assimilating into the drama seamlessly, the student cafeteria is repeatedly visited by the main cast of the drama. Secretly, Greatly Secretly, Greatly (은밀하게 위대하게) was a 2013 box office hit adapted from the famous 2010 webtoon series Covertness, which received over 40 million page hits. Starring popular celebrities such as Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Hyun-woo and Park Ki-woong, the movie follows the story of a North Korean spy Won Ryu-han (Kim Soo-hyun). After getting through a competition against the odds of 20,000 to 1, the elite spy Won Ryu-han has been residing in South Korea, disguised as an idiot in a poor neighborhood, while waiting for orders from North Korea. The story starts when a suicide order is given to him after two years. ▲ In the 2013 film Secretly, Greatly, the Administration Building of ERICA Campus was featured as the residency of the supreme leader of North Korea. In this film, ERICA Campus appears as a building located in North Korea. The scene shows the North Korean supreme leader ordering the officers to send North Korean spies on a suicide mission. The building used is the Administration Building which houses vital offices of the university such as the Office of the President. Its architecture was used to intensify the authoritative vibe of the film. ▲ The Administration Building of ERICA campus. (Photo courtesy of Hyundai Ilbo) To the Beautiful You The drama To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) aired in 2012 and starred popular idols Choi Jin-ri and Choi Min-ho and actress Kim Ji-won. Adapted from the Japanese manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, the drama centers around Goo Jae-hee (Choi Jin-ri), who falls in love with a high jump competitor Kang Tae-joon (Choi Min-ho) and fakes entrance to an all-boy's school that he attends, getting into a love triangle with Seol Han-na (Kim Ji-won), a talented gymnast. Episode 11 depicts Seol Han-na practicing in the dance practice room just moments before she suffers an ankle injury. The place where she practices for her competition is the dance practice room of ERICA Campus. ▲ To the Beautiful You, which aired in 2012, used the dance practice room of ERICA Campus as the practice room of a female character. (Photo courtesy of topstarnews.com) The dance practice room was renovated in 2002 to provide a more pleasant environment for the students. Now, it has wider space for practice and consists of numerous hallways and an efficient ventilation system. ▲ The dance practice room of ERICA campus. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 26 Important News

[Special]Hanyang Athletes on the Court

At Hanyang University, many people do their own thing in their individual fields. Also, there are many students who play on the court as a representative player of Hanyang University. The ace players of Hanyang volleyball and basketball told us about their own stories and goals. (From left) Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) and Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year), volleyball and basketball players, respectively, of Hanyang University. Kim Sun-ho, Hanyang volleyball player Kim Sun-ho (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) started his life on the volleyball court when he was an elementary school student. Kim said he applied to the volleyball team with his friend, because he was tall for his age. As he entered Hanyang University, Kim recalls that the training level was much higher than that of high school, and it was hard to adapt. Also, he had his own minor disadvantage of being shorter than average for a left player. However, Kim could overcome his slump thanks to advice from his manager and coach. Kim learned how to train in the way that best suits him, training mostly in defense, which became his strength. Kim was especially confident that he always reacts flexibly to the opponent’s ball. Khishgee Boldsukh, Hanyang basketball player Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year) grew up in Mongolia, where basketball is the most popular sport. Boldsukh started to get interested in basketball because his cousins loved it, and it made him dream of becoming a basketball player in the future. When Boldsukh first applied to enter Hanyang University, he dropped out due to a lack of documents. He was able to join the basketball team in the second semester, but he still couldn't participate in matches for three months since he joined later than others. “During this one year, I was lonely and sad, only being able to watch the matches without playing,” said Boldsukh. He said he could overcome this period thanks to his family, coaches, and teachers. They always comforted him with encouraging words like “You will become an awesome basketball player someday, if you overcome this adversity.” Boldsukh’s explained that he mainly practices throwing the ball as a shooter. Also, Boldsukh builds his strength to resist the opponents' powerful pressure and defense. To our teammates and everyone else who has supported us throughout the years Kim: “We couldn’t do anything this year because of coronavirus, but if the games resume this year, let’s cheer up and win together. Also, I want to say thank you to my fans for supporting me despite the cancellation of the games this season.” Boldsukh: “First, I want to say I love you to my family, and thank for cheering me up. I wish to reward my coaches, managers, and fans by growing into a good player. Also, to my colleagues, I want to say that I am always glad to be with you guys. Let’s do our best to get high scores this year!” Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Hyun-sub

2020-04 19 Important News

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

On April 15, 2020, the South Korean legislative elections for the 21st National Assembly were held. In Korea, legislative elections are held every four years, and 300 members of the assembly are elected through voting, 253 from first-past-the-post constituencies and 47 from proportional party lists. This year, the turnout was 66.2 percent, the highest in 28 years. Also, it was the first election in which 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. Many Hanyang students also casted their votes that day. For many, it was their first vote as an adult. Then what were their hopes for the 21st National Assembly members they chose? Three Hanyangians talked about the past 20th National Assembly and what they want from the upcoming 21st National Assembly. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the 21st National Assembly legislative election recorded the turnout of 66.2 percent, the highest in 28 years. (Photo courtesy of Newsis) For Lee Hyeon-ji (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 2nd year), this year’s election was her first time voting. For this particularly meaningful event, Lee said she thoroughly looked up each candidate and party before voting. “I've always wanted to get rid of the endless fighting between the ruling party and the opposition party in the National Assembly,” said Lee. She also said that the previous National Assembly was too focused on the outcome, the shear number of enacted statutes, and that there were unnecessary discussions over overlapping legislations which should be improved. Shin Min-kyung (Department of Urban Planning and Engineering, 3rd year) particularly pointed out the worst enactment rate of statutes shown by the 20th National Assembly. Shin thinks the ruling party and the opposition party seemed to be fighting all the time without producing any practical results. “Even the recent political advertisements were only about criticizing other candidates. This is why our policies do not develop,” said Shin. Hwang Seok-hyun (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, 2nd year) said he has little interest in politics, but he went to vote out of curiosity. Hwang always thought the opinions of the political parties were not clear. Rather, they always prejudicially criticize and oppose each other’s ideas. “There should be a third party with a more realistic, new, and future-oriented ideology.” The three students had clear ideas about what social problems they want the 21st National Assembly to address. Shin hopes the laws related to the inflow of foreigners during the pandemic will be discussed. Through the recent coronavirus outbreak, she realized the importance of dealing with international diseases. “Also, I want some fruitful discussion regarding the youth unemployment problem,” she said. Lee thinks the 21th National Assembly should invest more in academic fields. “Seeing that there has never been a Nobel Prize winner in Korea, I realized that Korea makes very little investment in academic fields, such as basic science. Consequently, we do not have a well-prepared environment to foster great scholars.” Lee also hoped that the 21st National Assembly will try to improve the quality of the enacted statutes, rather than the quantity. As for Hwang, he hopes that the National Assembly offers policies that are for everyone, not exclusive to a few groups, which causes conflicts between different groups, especially age groups, in Korea. Hwang hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 19 Important News

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

Hanyang University’s Robot Design Engineering Laboratory (RoDEL) led by Professor Seo TaeWon (Division of Mechanical Engineering) recently won the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards with Edelstro – a robot cleaner for the exterior windows of skyscrapers. Red Dot Design Awards is one of the most prestigious design awards for design concepts and almost pre-released products, held annually by the German Nordheim Westfalen Design Center. Edelstro was selected as the Most Innovative Product of the Year out of 6500 entries. Edelstro, developed by Professor Seo TaeWon (Division of Mechanical Engineering) and nine researchers of Hanyang, clinched the Most Innovative Product of the Year in the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards. (Photo courtesy of Seo) “Edelstro was invented to replace the high-risk, extreme work conditions that window cleaners are faced with,” said Seo. Installed on gondolas, Edelstro analyzes and cleans the windows with high efficiency. The robot provides improved cleaning performance with its visual sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms. Edelstro received particularly good reviews for its user-friendly design. “Edelstro was designed symmetrically, which enhanced the ease of installation and improved the interior layout as well as its exterior design,” said Seo. Considering its need to catch people’s eyes among monochromatic skyscrapers, the robot was spiced up with a yellow-colored squeegee and brush nozzles. The control panel was placed in the center of the machine for easier user operation. The robot was put on display at exhibitions such as the Dubai International Building and Construction Show (THE BIG 5), the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the K-tech Show. It was also selected as a part of the G7 project by the National Research Foundation. Edelstro provides improved cleaning performance with its visual sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms. (Photo courtesy of Seo) Edelstro is earning a good reputation in terms of its user-friendly design. “Edelstro was designed symmetrically with its exterior design, ease of installation, and interior layout in mind,” said Seo. Considering its need to catch people’s eyes among monochromatic skyscrapers, the robot was spiced up with yellow-colored squeeze and brush nozzles. The control panel was placed in the center of the machine taking user experience into account. Seo says there are more things to be considered, however, in order for Edelstro to be used internationally. “Even aside from the diversity of buildings, the temperature, humidity, conditions, and regulations vary from country to country,” said Seo. The professor is recruiting partners to deal with related issues, with assistance from their Korean partner, CSCAM Co., Ltd. Moreover, RoDEL is working on a new model of Edelstro which does not require external appliances, such as gondolas, by adding a rope winch inside the robot. The lab is spurring the development process to meet the expected commercialization of Edelstro in 2021. RoDEL is also conducting further research on novel robotic platform design, analysis, control, and prototyping. In particular, Seo plans to develop a platform for wheel-based mobile robots that use shape-shifting wheels. The professor added that the lab has made progress in developing modular robots that can be applied in ship inspections and on the scenes of accidents. RoDEL is also working on underwater robot arms that facilitate underwater research. Hanyang University’s Robot Design Engineering Laboratory is working to develop novel robotic platforms including wheel-based mobile robots, modular robots, and underwater robot arms. (Photo courtesy of Seo) Seo emphasized community spirit, professionalism, and a sense of responsibility as the driving force of the lab's research projects. With high spirits as engineers, RoDEL is paving the way for pleasant innovations that contribute to society. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 18 Important News

[Special]Foreign Students' Stories During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During March, South Korea recorded the highest number of 909 confirmed new coronavirus patients in one day, which spread great anxiety among South Koreans. However, there was another group in South Korea that was subjected to the same –or perhaps worse- insecurities – foreign students. The social distancing policy, although necessary, inevitably caused certain inconveniences for citizens. The foreign students were no exception. Haoyu Zhang (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3rd year) picked the reduced public transportation operation period as one example. “The Seoul Metro System reduced the operation time limit to midnight starting on April 1, 2020, which interrupted my normal routine that requires travelling during late hours.” Haoyu Zhang (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3rd year) said the reduced time of operation of the Seoul Metro System has caused discomfort for him. (Photo courtesy of MSN news) Dalia Suliman (English Language and Literature, 2nd year) replied that exchange students currently staying in dormitories are struggling as well. Their main concern is the school’s uncertain schedule for re-opening. With many countries' borders closing up, many exchange students are at a crossroad to make instant decisions about whether they will leave the country and give up a semester or not. Due to unclear school curriculum, exchange students currently living in dormitories are having trouble choosing whether or not to return home. (Photo courtesy of TBS News) Nevertheless, the students said they are getting an apt amount of help from Korean society. Jing-ying Liu (English Language and Literature, 2nd year) explained she was able to receive ten free masks and some hand sanitizer from her study abroad institution which was provided to international students. Moreover, she receives alerts on her phone if she happens to get near a place where a confirmed patient has passed by. Haoyu Zhang added that he got a free coronavirus test when he had a symptom of the illness. He also received free alcohol sanitizing pads from his apartment's property management team and has been using them handily. Moreover, Yuen Hu (English Language and Literature, 4th year) said she received masks with filters from Hanyang International Affairs. The process was very simple and only required giving them her student identification number and signing the necessary documents. Jing-ying Liu's messages alerting her of a newly confirmed patient. (Photo courtesy of Jing-ying Liu) Haoyu Zhang received free alcohol sanitizing pads from his apartment's property management team and has been using them handily. (Photo courtesy of Haoyu Zhang) The masks Yuen Hu received from Hanyang International Affairs. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Intermational Affairs Website) Many are prone to feeling anxious and fearful during such disorderly times, especially if they are in a foreign country where their national support doesn’t seem to reach them as much as before. However, the students of Hanyang are paving their own way during this crisis with public support and living their Korean life the best they can. Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 13

[Reviews]All the Information You Need for Your Campus Life! <2020 ERICA Campus Guidebook> Published

▲ 2020 ERICA Campus Guidebook On March 17th, Hanyang University ERICA Campus published the 2020 ERICA Campus Guidebook to help freshmen with their new campus life. The guidebook presents all the essential information needed for the students to live a good school life such as a basic introduction to the university, the academic calendar, tips on how to use lecture-related websites, and guides on different degrees. With all this information gathered in one book, this guidebook is expected to easily solve some of the issues that Hanyang students may face during their school life. First of all, "PART 1. Academic Systems" deals with information such as the 2020 academic calendar, how to use the HY-in portal and Blackboard, the course credit system, graduation requirements, and leaves of absence. "PART 2. University Life Guide" provides information such as semester registration and scholarship system, and information about various support centers that can be reached at ERICA Campus. It also includes projects and education programs provided by each center, which will give helpful information to Hanyangians that are interested. Additionally, because there is information on shuttle buses, student ID registration, in-school contacts, there won't be a need to search for such information on the internet. At the end of the guidebook, there is a 2020 calendar with a notes section attached, which can be used as a notepad and a scheduler as well. The 2020 ERICA Campus Guidebook, which holds all the essential information for students, is being distributed in a book form as well as an e-Book format. ▶Go and Check the '2020 ERICA Campus Guidebook' Global News Team Translated by: Lee Won-young global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 12 Important News

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

April 1st -more commonly known as April Fool’s Day- is celebrated worldwide across international borders. South Korean college culture has also always taken part in celebrating the world’s biggest pranking holiday, and Hanyang University has a rich history of enjoying April Fool’s Day as well. Students appear on campus in high-school uniforms, military uniforms, or even school jackets of other universities. Meanwhile, the university plans a special annual prank. Out of many pranks pulled in the past years, these are the three most memorable events at Hanyang. Filming Avengers 3 on Hanyang University Campus The official SNS account of Hanyang University, April 1, 2015, uploaded pictures announcing the news that the campus was being used as a filming site for the popular Hollywood film Avengers. The pictures explained that a filming crew for Avengers had been impressed by the South Korean movie The Terror Live and proceeded to recruit the director of that movie, who turned out to be an alumnus of Hanyang, and therefore designated the campus as the filming site. Although it was a prank, it was so detailedly planned that there was even a realistic 8-second video of the university exploding as a false leaked video of the anticipated Avengers 3. In 2015, Hanyang University announced that campus was being used as a filming site for Avengers 3. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) Lions Blossom in Lion Trees In 2016, the campus met the April Fool’s Day with unique scenery. Mini Hanyang lion dolls had blossomed on the campus trees. It was explained that if one gathered 10 dolls from the trees, they could be traded for one big lion doll at the Hanyang souvenir shop. However, students were not to pick the “sleeping” lions, which were overturned with their faces in the bushes, in order not to displease the resting lions. The blossoming lions on the lion trees on Hanyang campus provided an entertaining event for the Hanyangians to enjoy on 2016 April Fool’s Day. In 2016, lions blossomed on lion trees. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) The school gave detailed instructions on how to pick the lions off the tree. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) HYnari becomes the official mascot of Hanyang Hanyang University’s mascot has always been HYlion, a cute cartoon character whose form took the shape of the symbol of Hanyang, a lion. However, on April 1, 2019, the university announced a character in the shape of a forsythia, the symbolic flower of Hanyang, would be the new official character of Hanyang University. According to the official SNS account, the school decided to use HYnari as its only mascot in the future. The post received over 1500 comments and an anonymous user had even edited a photo of HYnari standing in the place of the lion statue in front of the Administration Building as an extension of the joke. However, it was later confirmed that HYnari was not just a prank. In fact, the false announcement was a teaser to advertise the launch of HYnari as another official mascot of Hanyang University. In 2019, HYnari was introduced as the new official mascot of Hanyang University. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University official Facebook account) Lee Yoon-seo cipcd0909@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 12 Important News

[Special]Hanyang University 2013-2018 White Paper Published

Hanyang University has published white papers - official collections of university records - every four years in order to keep track of the school’s chronology. An up-to-date white paper was released last month by a team led by Professor Park Chan-seung (Department of History). It is the third white paper published by the school. Hanyang University recently published its third white paper which covers the records from 2013 to 2018. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University) “The Hanyang University 2013-2018 White Paper collects data about the students, faculty, research, and education,” said Park. In particular, the activities of each college and research institutes were recorded in detail in the appendix. The project was started last June by four graduate students in the Department of History and the University Archive, an affiliate team of the History Museum (Old Administration Building). The white paper covers six years of quantum leap that the university has gone through. “Hanyang University has proven its excellence in education and research in terms of research performance, employment rate, and startup assistance,” the professor stated. The white paper also shows a detailed description of Hanyang’s performances in various university reviews; ranking in the top 3 among all universities in Korea. Professor Park Chan-seung (Department of History) said that the white paper recorded the success of these six years that Hanyang University experienced. Park first initiated the white paper project when he was a director of the University Archive in 2009. In the future, he said he hopes the team can receive more data from students to produce a more appealing white paper. Jeong So-yeon, the production manager, said that as a member of Hanyang it was meaningful for her to publish the university’s records, adding that she will work hard for a more complete compilation of Hanyang’s achievements. A nation that forgets its past has no future. The same is true for schools. Hanyang’s white paper is significant in that it shows the stepping stones the university has walked on throughout its long history. Park’s team is working hard to archive and publish the records to account for its progress as a world-class university. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr