Bible Lunch Every Monday for Yonseians
In cooperation with Grace and Mercy Foundation Korea, College of Theology initiated “Monday Bible Lunch” on October 1 at the Theology Hall. Dean Kwon Soo-young created this program as a way to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment to Yonseians who wish to experience and understand the teachings of Christianity. The program utilizes the Grace and Mercy Foundation Korea’s Drama Bible, an audible Bible that utilizes one hundred actors and voice actors to vividly deliver the contents of the Bible in a memorable and enjoyable way. Making use of the Drama Bible, the first meeting of the “Monday Bible Lunch” focused on discussing the Books of Samuel and Gospel of Matthew. The “Monday Bible Lunch” will continue from October 1 to December 3. Each meeting begins at noon and lasts for half an hour. Open to anyone, the program includes interpretations and discussions of the Bible followed by lunch with all participants.
|CONTRIBUTED BY THE GRACE AND MERCY FOUNDATION KOREA|
2018 Sales Expert Nurturing Project
In collaboration with Hong-hap Valley, the Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation (YESF) held a month-long training program called the “2018 Sales Expert Nurturing Project” at the Kwak Jung-hwan Hall in The Commons. The two organizations created the program after recognizing that many youths have begun to join start-up businesses, rather than established companies, upon their graduation and subsequent entrance to the professional world. Accordingly, the YESF aims to support Yonseians with specialized training that strengthens their sales competency, through this program. From attracting new customers to leading negotiations, the YESF focuses on heightening the practical skills of participants.
Writing Contest for International Students
On October 3, at the Amphitheater of Yonsei University, the Institute of Language Research and Education successfully hosted its annual Korean writing contest for international students. Held since 1992, the contest aims to spread the history and science of the Korean language to the globe, in commemoration of the *Han-guel* Day. This year, a total of 1,691 international students from 74 countries participated in the event, writing poetry and essays on topics ranging from “snow” to “mobile phones.” Other than writing, the contest also consisted of performances of traditional Korean music, K-pop dance shows, and a raffle ticket event, making the contest a venue of celebration.
Partnership Between Yonsei University and the Agency for Defense Development
On October 4, Yonsei University and the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) announced their partnership for the development of the national defense technology. Through their partnership, the ADD hopes to adapt to the changing environments of national security and implement new technologies that are emerging from the Fourth Industrial Revolution in its national defense protocol. Yonsei University equally hopes to make valuable contributions to national defense by equipping the ADD with modern warfare technology and nurturing future talents in the field.
First Domestic Self-Driving Car on the Road
For the first time in South Korea, a research team has been granted permission from the government to temporarily drive a self-driving car on the road. On October 4, SK Telecom and Yonsei University’s research team, led by Professor Kim Si-ho of the School of Integrated Technology, publicly announced plans concerning their self-driving car: Lay. According to their statement, Lay is different from other self-driving cars in that it functions similarly to a human by sensing the surrounding environment and driving accordingly, rather than relying on artificial intelligence (AI) cameras. Therefore, the accumulation of driving experiences on the road is seen to advance Lay’s driving ability. Based on the experiments with Lay, SK Telecom and the research team of Yonsei will examine the practicability of combining car-sharing services with the capabilities of a self-driving car.
|CONTRIBUTED BY ETODAY|
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future Social Transformation
On October 11, Yonsei University and the Korea Institute for Research and Development (KIRD) hosted a variety of distinguished experts in their educational forum, titled “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future Social Transformation,” at Engineering Hall III. Attended by Yonsei students and members of the general public, the forum presented talks on key scientific trends and strategies to pursue for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In the first half of the event, lectures on big data and 3D printing were presented by Daum Software Director Choi Jae-won and Tide Institute CEO Ko San, respectively. The second half of the forum featured more talks on the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Professor Jin Joong-kwon (Prof., Dept. of Design, Dongyang Univ.) and Cho Yong-min, manager of Google Korea. After the lectures, an open question-and-answer session was held, in which members from the audience could anonymously submit questions to the panel via their mobile devices.
A Switch from Yonsei Mail to Cloud Email
To improve the quality of its IT services, on October 15, Yonsei University switched its email servers from Yonsei University’s internal web-mail system to Google’s Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 (MS 365). With its inefficiency and unreliability, Yonsei Mail has given way to Gmail, which Yonsei University admits to be “superior to traditional Yonsei Mail in terms of management, capacity, and reliability.” The change includes access to unlimited data on Gmail and Google Drive, Google add-on features, collaboration tools, video conferencing, chat service, and free MS 365 for up to five personal devices.
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