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  • January 27, 2011

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YOO Jong Pil, the head of Gwanak-gu, and Oh Yeon Cheon, the president of SNU, make an agreement on January 26 aiming for the regional development of Gwanak-gu and SNU making the world top 10 university rankings. Gwanak-gu and SNU will cooperate on 24 different projects in order to build a high-tech college town.
- Published in Seoul Shinmoon

Seoul National University will drastically revise its scholarship system to more aptly aid students from low-income families. Specific changes will be announced later this week.
- Published in University Network News

Lim HunJoung, SNU professor of Composition in the College of Music, will perform the complete Brahms' symphony this coming March at the Seoul Arts Center. This is one of the 3B (Beethoven, Brahms, Bach) series which commenced last year. The Brahms’ symphony performance will be held four times.
- Published in Chosun Ilbo

SNU professor Consumer Studies and Resource Management in the College of Human Ecology, Kim Rando's latest book 'It Hurts Because You're Young' records a 1.5 million copies sold one month after release, quickly raising its title on the bestseller’s list. The secret behind the popularity of this book is its ability to identify with the twenties of our day often referred to as “8.8 million won generation”, after the average income of the temporarily-employed.
- Published in DongA Ilbo
 
SNU Center for Multi-cultural Education (CMC) pointed out on its report dated Janurary 26 that children of multicultural families that have moved to Korea without a Korean citizenship are obstructed from receiving education due to their unstable immigrant status. In order to solve this issue the CMC advised the government to increase its financial support to education agencies for multicultural families.
- Published in Yonhap News

Two twins from a low-income family in Sooncheon, Jeollanam-do named Kang Ji-Ho and Sun-Ho were both admitted SNU this year. The attention is on how they had not received any private education as it is customary for Korean students.
- Published in JoongAng Ilbo

The Ministry of Health and Welfare awarded eight hospitals including the Seoul National University Hospital with the 'Certification of Health Care Institution', which is to accredit hospitals with superior quality of health care service and patient safety.
- Published in Hankook Economic Daily

Park Hyo-Chong, SNU professor of Ethics Education in the College of Education, writes an editorial in JoongAng Ilbo appraising the government’s recent military operation against the Somalian pirates in the Gulf of Aden. He asserted the expensive ransom paid to the Somalian pirates for the hostages of Samho Dream Ship last November must not be repeated.
- Published in JoongAng Ilbo

Lee Stephen (Seung Hoon), SNU honorary professor of Economics explains the meaning of the Doha Round and the Free Trade Agreement in his “Economics Mentoring” column.
- Published in Hankook Economic Daily

SNU honorary professor Bu Gyeong Saeng of the Department Agricultural Biotechnology, on his letter to the editor of Chosun Ilbo warned against the ambiguous connotation of “rare diseases”. He suggested scholars in the medical field to use a more neutral vocabulary such as “uncommon” or “unusual” because the word “rare” can also refer to rare, signifying fundamental minerals for industrial production.
- Published in Chosun Ilbo

Summarized by BoYoung Lee, SNU English Editor, bylee0708@gmail.com
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