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  • November 4, 2011

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[EVENTS] On November 3, the 2011 SNU Educators Award was given to Professors CHON YoungAe (Department of German Language and Literature), KIM Sonku (Department of Economics), AN Kyungwon (Department of Physics &Astronomy), KIM Yong-Kweon (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), and YOON Seokwha (College of Business Administration). Also, the 2011 SNU Academic Research Award was awarded to Professors PARK Hee-Byoung (Department of Korean Language and Literature), CHUN, Kyung-soo (Department of Anthropology), CHUNG Young Keun (Department of Chemistry), CHON Hyo-Taek (Department of Energy System Engineering), LEE Hyong Joo (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology), and CHOI Byung Ihn (College of Medicine). SNU has been awarding these two awards since 2005 and 2008, respectively. The recipients of the SNU Academic Research Award will be giving special lectures on campus in November and December.
Published in Yonhap News

[RESEARCH] The joint research team led by Professor LEE Won-Jae of SNU's School of Biological Sciences and Dr. SHIN Seung Chul from the Korea Polar Research Institute has found that, in the case of fruit flies, the activity of the bacterium in the flies’ guts influences growth. This research is expected to become a foundation for discovering the relationship between symbiotic microbiota and host physiology. Specific results of the study were published in the November 4 edition of Science.
Published in Kyunghyang Shinmun

[FIGURES] The Seoul High Court has ruled the past decision of SNU to dismiss former Professor Emeritus Hwang Woo-suk for the fabrication of research papers on his stem-cell research to have been excessive. In overruling the verdict of the first trial, the court took into account that the original trial did not consider the fact that the fabricated parts were mostly done by MizMedi Research Center. The court ruled that dismissal was too severe a disciplinary action on the part of SNU when considering Dr. Hwang’s previous research contributions, and the fact that he canceled publication of his 2004 paper in 2005. Scientific circles are frowning on the reversal of judgment that ‘does not show understanding of the issues of corrupt research and the academic reform system.’ SNU has decided to declare its position after close examination of the ruling.
Published in Hankook Ilbo

Summarized by KIM Eun Young &LEE Ye Ha, SNU English Editors,
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor,
November 7, 2011
November 3, 2011