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  • February 8, 2011

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The Complex genetic patterns of Liver Cancer transformation has been discovered by SNU's professor Jung Gu Hung's team. The Complex genetic patterns of Liver Cancer transformation has been discovered by SNU's professor Jung Gu Hung's team. Liver cancer is globally the 5th most common cancer and the 3rd most common cancer in Korea. Moreover, progressive liver cancer is very violent and only 10% of patients live more than 5 years.
Published in Yonhap News

Starting from the year 2012, SNU has decided to abolish the essay writing examination for the early admission. SNU assesses that while the essay examination barely distinguishes students from each other, it is overly burdensome for the students. Now SNU will pick students purely based on the Admissions Officer System. The essay writing examinations for the scheduled admission will remain the same.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

According to the SNU's Peaceful Reunification Labatory, the percentage of South Koreans who will support North Korea if they had a soccer match with the United States has risen from 21% in the 1980's to 70% last year. The Laboratory has compiled research data from various studies since 1985 and has analyzed the Korean's attitude to Reunification and its longterm changes. The findings indicate that as time goes by less and less Koreans feel that Reunification must happen.
Published in Yonhap News

A graduate of Chungnam Foreign Language High School, KIM Chan Gi has overcome his disability and has successfully enrolled in SNU. He suffers from an inborn spinal muscular atrophy, but he has shown great character by studying hard and being a bright influence to his peers. He has always deemed his disability as an impetus to work harder.
Published in Chosun Ilbo

Law research has been under threat ever since the introduction of Law Schools in Korea. SNU's Law school will open the 1st SNU rising preliminary Law researchers scholarly tournament. It is open for those who haven't yet received a PhD, and they present and discuss their research. SNU is hoping for Law graduate students and Law school students to build an academic community.
Published in Kookmin Ilbo

According to a study conducted by Bundang SNU Hospital aspirin may cause digestive ulcers in the stomach or the duodenum. SNU's Professor KIM Na Young's team has examined 475 people with digestive ulcers and 335 people with non-ulcer digestive problems. The results showed that 22.5% of the patients had taken aspirin within a month. Only 10.7% of patients did not take a aspirin. Apparently, aspirins are worse than smoking or pain medicine in relation to digestive illnesses.
Published in Maeil Business Newspaper

Honorary professor YOON Kye Sub received a special award from the Korea Financial Investment Association for the 1st Financial Investment Person award. Professor Yoon has been recognized for his work as the president of the stock society, the financial society, and the investment society. He has assumed the role of the principal of the Stock Economy Research lab as well as constructing the theoretical foundation for the capital market and the financial investment industry.
Published in Seoul Economy

SNU students who were taking a course on starting a business have implemented the theory of price discrimination into the real world. LEE Da hoon and PARK Jae Hoon are students from the Economics department and have developed a Smart Phone application that allows people to download real-time discount coupons. The idea is an upgrade of the social commerce sites that provide people with 50% discounts but the new application has tried to overcome the problems of the original system.
Published in Donga Ilbo

SNU students are studying hard for the Maeil Economy TEST. SNU has started a 2 week course to help 107 students to prepare for the TEST exam. The Maeil Business Newspaper TEST  is a nationally recognized Economy Administration Comprehension exam.
Published in Maeil Business Newspaper

The 297 texts that were stolen from the Kyujanggak annex by the French troops during the Byeogin Yangyo (the Foreign Disturbance in the Byeongin Year) will be returned to Korea this May. Park Heung Shin, the Korean Ambassador to France signed the official statement with the French foreign ministry. President Lee had agreed with the French president Sarkozy during the G20 summit. The texts will be returning after 145 years. It's 36 years since Professor Park discovered the texts in the National Library of Paris in 1975. The Korean government started return negotiations from 1991, and in 1993 the French returned one book as a gesture. The return is in a form of a 5 year lease that will be automatically renewed once the date is expired.
Published in Hankook Ilbo

The Admissions officer system is failing to achieve its goal of promoting the autonomy of universities. According to a survey on 9 universities, the admissions officer system implemented by the government is too restrictive and hinders the autonomy of universities. Some universities only regarded the system as an advertising tool.
Published in JoongAng Ilbo

While SNU and other major universities have frozen tuition fees other universities have decided to raise tuition fees. The latter are facing fierce opposition from the student body. The Tuition fee Assessment Committee is proving to be ineffective as both the universities and the students are reluctant to compromise. As many universities are unable to make a final decision on tuition fees, a lot of students have not received a notice for the tuition payment even though the new semester is right around the corner.
Published in Hankyoreh
Also in DongA Ilbo 

Summarized by YU Minseok, SNU English Editor
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