[Issue 52] Former Judge Appointed Professor of Philosophy

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Former Judge Appointed Professor of Philosophy
Former Judge Appointed Professor of Philosophy
February 20, 2014 The College of Humanities announced that a graduate of SNU College of Law and a former judge at the Seoul Eastern District Court, Mr. KIM Hyunseop, has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy. In 1999, Mr. Kim passed the bar at the age of 21, becoming the youngest person to pass the bar that year, and went on to finish the Judicial Research and Training Institute in 2nd place. However, he could not hide his love of philosophy and enrolled in a master’s degree program in philosophy at SNU. His judicial career ended in 2006, when he went to NYU to obtain a doctorate degree in philosophy. This is the first time that someone with a legal profession background has become a professor in the College of Humanities. more
SNU Undergraduate Student’s Article Published by Angewandte Chemie
SNU Undergraduate Student’s Article Published by Angewandte Chemie
February 21, 2014 Mr. Kwang Hee KIM, an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Studies, had his paper published in the January edition of Angewandte Chemie, one of the two most respected chemistry journals in the world. In his article titled ‘Carbon Dioxide Capture and Use: Organic Synthesis Using Carbon Dioxide from Exhaust Gas’, he suggested the possibility of carbon dioxide’s industrial use. Carbon dioxide is easy to obtain in nature, but has not been used for such a purpose due to unstable supply. Mr. Kim sought to solve this problem by using carbon dioxide from burned candles and alcohol lamps. Mr. Kim wrote the article while interning in Professor Soon Hyeok HONG’s lab, and stated that he wishes to continue his studies in graduate school. more
SNU Professor Finds Way to Build Graphene on Top of LEDs
SNU Professor Finds Way to Build Graphene on Top of LEDs
February 23, 2014 Professor Euijoon YOON of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has developed a way to build graphene directly on light emitting diodes (LEDs). Previously, graphene could only be built on copper and had to be transferred to other boards which proved to be problematic. Also, Professor Yoon’s research team used chemical vapor deposition to prevent the LEDs from being damaged while building graphene on top of them. Two patents have been submitted for review. This research was conducted in cooperation with Sejong University, and was published in the February 8 online edition of ACS Nano. more
SNU 68TH Graduation Ceremony
SNU 68TH Graduation Ceremony
February 26, 2014 SNU’s 68th Graduation Ceremony was held February 26, 2014. 5,133 degrees -- 2,592 of bachelor’s, 1,917 of master’s, and 624 of doctoral -- were conferred. more
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