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Apr 05, 2018 Team of SNU and KAIST Students Win International Robot Contest Team of SNU and KAIST Students Win International Robot Contest On March 8, a team of SNU and KAIST students won first place at the International Human-Robot Interaction Student Design Competition held in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Apr 05, 2018 SNU Library Hosts Picture Book Exhibition SNU Library Hosts Picture Book Exhibition The SNU Library is currently hosting its third exhibition on the first floor of the Kwanjeong building which is open to all members of the SNU community and their guests and will be on display through April 30. Apr 03, 2018 SNU Doctors Transferring Technology to Laos, Reminiscent of US Doctors That Helped Korea Over 60 Yea... SNU Doctors Transferring Technology to Laos, Reminiscent of US Doctors That Helped Korea Over 60 Yea... It’s February 14, 2018 at a hospital in Vientiane, Laos. Dr. Kim In Kwon, Director Emeritus of the Yeosu Ae-Yang Hospital in Korea, leads a surgical procedure in a small operating room with only a single surgical bed, a surgical light and a heart rate monitor. Apr 02, 2018 SNU Scientists Join Forces with Samsung Technicians SNU Scientists Join Forces with Samsung Technicians On March 27, the SNU College of Natural Sciences announced that it has teamed up with the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Apr 02, 2018 Student-Organized Community Warehouse in Silim-dong Expected to Stimulate the Local Community Student-Organized Community Warehouse in Silim-dong Expected to Stimulate the Local Community On March 16, SNU Institute for Global Social Responsibility (IGSR), opened a new community warehouse in Silim-dong. Apr 01, 2018 SNU President Sung Nak-in’s Three Pieces of Advice SNU President Sung Nak-in’s Three Pieces of Advice On March 2, SNU President Sung Nak-in gave a welcoming speech to the incoming class at this year’s entrance ceremony. Along with congratulatory remarks, he offered three pieces of wisdom to the newly accepted students. Mar 28, 2018 Professor Jun JongKwan, Expert in Multiple Births Professor Jun JongKwan, Expert in Multiple Births Professor Jun Jong Kwan of the SNU Hospital has helped deliver over 8,000 twins throughout his career and is regarded as the country’s leading expert in multiple childbirths Mar 22, 2018 SNU to Introduce Space Systems Major in March 2019 SNU to Introduce Space Systems Major in March 2019 SNU’s College of Engineering recently announced plans to develop a new major in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences entitled Space Systems. Having been approved by the SNU Senate, the new major is to start in the Spring 2019 semester. Mar 21, 2018 SNU Implementing Significant Changes to Grading System for First Time in 14 Years SNU Implementing Significant Changes to Grading System for First Time in 14 Years SNU is implementing significant changes to the relative evaluation grading system for the first time in 14 years. Such changes stem from criticism that the system induces competition for higher grades and undermines the quality of higher education in Korea. Mar 19, 2018 German Language and Literature Professor Lim Hong Bae Awarded for Excellence in Research German Language and Literature Professor Lim Hong Bae Awarded for Excellence in Research The Award for Excellence in Research is awarded to professors and members of the faculty of SNU who have contributed to the growth and development of their respective fields thereby raising the prestige of the university. Mar 19, 2018 Professor Baek Goo-hyun and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Professor Baek Goo-hyun and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Professor Baek Goo-hyun, a specialist in orthopedics at SNU Hospital, served as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He led a team of 104 medical staff from the university that was stationed throughout the athletes’ village, stadium, and training centers for the athletes and the spectators. Mar 17, 2018 SNU’s Introduces Sign Language to its General Education Curriculum SNU’s Introduces Sign Language to its General Education Curriculum The courses in sign language, windows into the everyday lives of people with hearing disabilities, are now being offered at SNU to a wide range of students pursuing a variety of careers.