“I want to encourage an innovative method related to education for university students to adjust to a changing 21st century.” These words were spoken by Barack Obama, president of the U.S.A. He also suggested use of the recent educational method, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Globally, many co
'I'll sever part of the long Lunar calendar November and keep it wound up under the quilt of the warm spring wind. Later, on a night when my love comes, I’ll open up the quilt.' This is a part of a well-known Korean poem, a traditional three-line verse, written by Hwang Jinyi. One studen
Ode to My Father (2014), better known in Korean as International Market portrays the life of Deoksu in Korean modern history. Deoksu returns to Korea after having gone to Germany to work as a miner. There, like a lot of other workers seeking jobs as miners, and unlike Deoksu, lots of them had to giv
The College of Science is the only college closely related to engineering at SMU. In front of the Main Library, we can see Sookmyungians heading to the laboratory or sitting on benches solving math problems. However, starting in 2016, Sookmyung will open an College of Engineering. Rather than openin
8570km. This is the physical distance from Seoul to Holzkirchen. However, despite the heavy snow and the long flight and train hours, the distance travelled by three reporters to reach alumnae at Holzkirchen felt like 0km. Welcoming us with a warm hug, they shared their experience, and life lessons
Can you think of a place where it’s always good to be lost? In Macao, even though one ends up in an unknown or unplanned area at every corner of the street there is something to expect. The whole city is full of history, and at the same time, full of life. The Sookmyung Times (SMT) visited the Histo
These days, the hot ticket item in Hong Kong is the Art of Basel Hong Kong (Hong Kong Art Fair) which will run from May 15th to 18th. The reason the event is capturing the world is it is most famous art fair in Asia. At the event, amateur artists from all over the world including Korea prepare to sh
Eating chicken with beer was once thought as an exclusive pastime of Koreans. However, chicken and beer fever has sparked across China. More amazing thing is that the fever started when the TV drama The Man from the Star actress Cheon Song-i, said, “Chicken with beer is best when snow falls.” The ph
In this city, most people are trilingual and most lectures at universities are taught in English. Also, the city has the No.1 ranking university in Asia. You may think of China or India since they are developing so rapidly; however, the city is “Hong Kong!” Hong Kong is a special administrative regi
The best inventor, Thomas Edison, was kicked out of school after only 3 months. Albert Einstein, who presented the principle of relativity, failed in several school subjects and even failed his college entrance exam. The queen ofdetective novels, Agatha Christie, was so introverted that she couldn’t speak in front of many people. However, all of them have their own brand until now and these brands have high asset value. What secrets do they have?
What is body language? The dance moves we perform in front of foreigners? The subtle hints that show you want to run away from the date in front of you? According to Professor Amy Cuddy, body language is any expression of the body which is used as a communication method. While we are normally only conscious about the messages that are sent outwards, Cuddy indicates that we should also take interest in the messages that are sent towards the senders in return. While we have always thought that our minds control our bodies, the lecturer opens up the possibility of it being the other way around.
At every single second of our lives we are forced to make decisions; from small trivial ones like what to eat, to serious ones like which jobto apply for. Before a decision is made, many aspects are thoroughly thought out, to make sure that the benefits of the choice outweighthe losses. How will it feel like, though, if after years and years of decision making, someone comes up to say that you have been doing itall wrong? This is precisely what Dan Gilbert intends to do on the podium, through his lecture, ‘Why We Make Bad Decisions.’
Buddha is the main symbol of Buddhism. However, despite the religious part of him, he is a man to be respected only by looking into him. He left many messages we could learn as human to human. If you haven’t had a chance to look into his life due to prejudice about the Buddhist religion, now listen to his story without any barrier and find your own peace.
Hi, I’m Kim Nuri from the information broadcasting department and I’ve participated in an exchange program from last fall till this summer in TUFS (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies). Let me tell you about the days I’ve had in Tokyo which beautifully colored my last year, and which somewhat different from the days in Korea.
When you first think of France, what comes to mind? Although the answer can be various, no one can deny the fact that France is the city of culture & art. In Korea, more and more people are becoming interested in culture, and a lot of cities such as Seoul publish a slogan, the city of culture. However, we still have a lack of understanding it. During the winter vacation, The Sookmyung Times (SMT) went to Paris as a part of Global Explore and could feel a thorough attitude about culture.
Clap! Which part do you use for hearing this sound? Ear? If you are a hearing-impaired person, now, which part will you use for hearing this sound? The Drummer, Evelyn Glennie, who is a hearing-impair