Saturday, 29 March 2008

Over the next week a change will take place with KAIST Whats On. While the blogspot will still exist, it will concentrate more on events and happening in and around the campus and issues directly related to students. It will also be run and managed by a team of students within the KAIST Undergraduate Students association. For information on events in and around Daejeon, check out the new blogspot: Daejeon What's On at If you want to receive regular updates about the postings on both sites, remember to subscribe.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Workshop: Superconductivity Thursday 27th & Friday 28th March 2008 [KAERI]

The Korean Institute of Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenics will be conducting a Spring Workshop on Superconductivity in the Conference Room of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute on the 27th and 28th of March.

Organizer: Korean Superconductivity Society
Host: Korean Institute of Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenics
Location: Conference Room, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
<strong>Date: 27 & 28 March
Contact: 461-25-0015-863

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Competition: Qualcomm Headquarters Tour 10th to 28th March [Korea]

Qualcomm are pleased to announce its 2008 tour of its headquarters in San Diago, California from the 27th of JUne to the 04th of July. There is no fixed number of people who will be chosen

Qualifications: Undergraduate & POst-Graduate students who in doing science & engineering
Age: over 21 or 3over 3rd University
Application Period: 10th - 28th March
Required Documents: Professiorial Recommndation & Self Introduction, and Grades, suggestion paper
Submission Address: 137-070, Seoul, Seocho-Gu, Seocho Dong 1303-22, Kyobo Tower, B. 19flr, KOrea Qualcomm.

Opportunity: YGK Beijing Olympics Supporters Squad 3rd - 30 March 2008 [Korea]

YGK [Youth of Great Korea] is looking for supporters for the Beijing Olympics which will be held this year in China frmo the 8th to the 24th of Auhust 2008. They are looking for 1,500 people. The role of supporters will be to attend events and support the Korean Team.

Qualifications: 19 to 29
Application Deadline: 13th April

Competition: Hyundai High Speed Elevators: Interior Design 21 March - 16 May 2008 [Korea]

The Hyundai Elevator Company is happy to announce its 2008 Competition for the Interior Design for Super High Speen Elevators. The areas for the comptetion this year are: elevator car interiors, elevator entrances, elevator control panels.

Categories: (i) students (ii) general public
Prizes: 1st: Won 10,000,000; 2nd: Won: 6,000,000, 3rd: 3,000,000 4th: 1,000,000; 1st & @nd Prize winners exempted from Hyundai Job Application Exam
Submission of Work: 6th May - 9th May 2008
Announcement of Result: 20th May 2008

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Competition: KIA Global Workcamp 2008 - Volunteers 17th - 11 April 2008 [Korea]

The KIA Motors in conjunction with Korean National Commission for UNESCO is proud to call for applications from students wishing to participate in its 2008 KIA Work Camp. Successful students will have to opportunity to attend work camps in various countries in both Europe and Asia. Students can apply online at the website:

Event: KIA Workcamp 2008
Qualification: University Students [Graduate & Undergraduate]
Application Period: 17th March - 11th April
Announcement Winners First Round: 22nd April
Second Round Interview: 26th April
Final Announcement: 30th April

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Seminar: Prof. Shin Dong-Su "Secret of Genesis"Thursday 27th March 2008 [KAIST]

The Daejeon Chapter of the Korean Association of Creation Research will be hosting a talk br Professor Shin Dong Su, who is a Professor in Chemical Engineering at Kyemyung University. The title of his talk will be: "The Secret of Genesis"\Host: Korean Association for Creation Research [ Daejeon Chapter]
Place: Student Hall, KAIST [W2], Room 304
Date: 27th March 2008
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Website: href="">
Phone: 042+863-7204

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Useful Resources:'s Movie Pages

From the essential website come information about Movie Theatres in Daejeon. Kim Hogg writes:

"There are many places to go see movies in town, from a tiny art cinema to small mom and pop theaters to large cineplexes. Finding what’s playing, however, is a little more difficult unless you speak some Korean. Korea Listings has disappeared and until someone wants to step up and do it, CineCine is the best place to check it out. Their listings are complete and accurate. You can also check out what’s planned for release (Korean, but click through on the pictures to get the original name on any foreign-language/Hollywood films)"

Check out the links to the theatre programs!!

To check out the list go here: [movie theatre pages]

Monday, 24 March 2008

Seminar: Alan Oppenheim Monday 24th March 2008 [KAIST]

Allan writes: "There are many styles of doing research and of choosing research problems. In my group at MIT we have come to refer to our style as "One Plus One Could Equal Three". In this talk I will hopefully explain what I mean (even if you may not be convinced that it's a good style) and what types of topics it has led us to. In the process, I'll describe some of our current and recent research that developed out of a little bit of chaos theory, quantum mechanics, new sampling ideas and biology, not necessarily all mixed together."

Alan V. received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1961 and the Sc.D. degree in 1964, all in electrical engineering, from MIT. He is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate from he has also been affiliated with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and since 1977with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests are in the general area of signal processing and its applications. He is coauthor of the widely used textbooks Discrete-Time Signal Processing and Signals and Systems. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing.

Speaker: Alan V. Oppenheim [MIT]
Host: Professor Chang D. Yoo []
Place: Termnan Hall, KAIST
Date: Monday_24th_March-2008
Time:16:00 - 18:00
Information: 042-869-5470

Refreshments at 15:30

Useful Resources: Daejeon Tour Daejeon E Book

A useful little onlibe resource is an E-book version of the Daejeon Tour booklet that is obtainable at any of the tourist onformation outlets around town.

Go to the the website and click on the Daejeon E-Book Icon that looks like this:

Weekly Meetings: Daedeok Toastmasters Every Monday, 7:20 [KAIST]

Daedeok Toastmasters will be holding their regular Monday Meeting this evening in the Creative Learning Building KAIST. All welcome.

Time: 19:20
Date: Mondays
Location: KAIST, Creative Learning Building (E11) Room 101
Photo: DT Club
Webpage: Daedeok Toastmasters

Agenda: 17 March 2008

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Sunday, 23 March 2008

Festival: Easter 23rd March 2008 [Christians]

According to, Easter is "...celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, [and is]the most joyous occasion in Christianity. It also marks the end of Lent. The date of Easter varies each year but always falls between March 22 and April 25. The date is set by determining the Sunday following the full moon on or after the vernal equinox. According to the Gospel of St. John and other scriptures, Mary Magdalen arrived at Jesus' tomb only to find it empty. An angel told her that Jesus had risen and ascended into heaven. Many churches hold sunrise services on Easter Sunday to symbolize the return of light to the world after Jesus' resurrection. The day is observed with feasts and celebrations."

"The name 'Easter'", they note, "reflects many pagan customs that are now associated with the holiday ... The Easter egg [ed: see the picture above] is an example of the pagan origins of Easter. Pagans believed that eggs symbolized earth being reborn each spring. Christianity adapted this custom to symbolize the rebirth of humanity. Easter eggs were first decorated in the late 13th century C. E. but the most famous eggs were created by Carl Faberge.

[n.b. the eggs in the picture above are from the Ukraine]

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Saturday, 22 March 2008

Festival: Nouwruz [New Year] 21st / 22nd March 2008 [West & Central Asia]

Nowrūz (Persian: نوروز, various local pronunciations and spellings) is the traditional Iranian new year holiday celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bahrain, Armenia, Georgia, the countries of Central Asia such as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, as well as among various other Iranian and Turkic peoples in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and the Balkans.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year and Bahá'í year. As well as being a Zoroastrian holiday, it is also a holy day for adherents of Sufism and the Bahá'í Faith. In Iran it is also referred to as an Eid festival, although it is not an Islamic feast. Alawites also celebrate Nowruz. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (start of spring in northern hemisphere), which usually occurs on the March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed. [from: Wikipedia]

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CHANGE OF VENUE FOR BARBEQUEElection / Party: K.I.S.A. 22th March 2008 [KAIST]


An election for President of K.I.S.A. [the Korean International Student Association] will be held on Saturday the 22nd of March from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [for those voting remember to take your I.D. card]. After the election a Barbecue will be held for all "KAISTian foreigners" [although I am sure Koreans will be also welcome with open arms]. Both will be held [ed. I think] by the KAIST Lake (in front of the Central Library [E9]. Come along and celebrate with the winner and/or commiserate with the looser.

The message from KISA on the web site reads:

Great event oriented to encouraging democratical relations is coming. March,22 is going to be the day of KISA Presidential elections. Destiny of international community will be chosen in terms of two candidates:

Andrii Omelianovych(Ukraine, EE, sophomore)

Han Bi Cheong(China, ME, sophomore)

As I know this is the first day in the KAIST International Community history that only undergraduate students applied for presidency. This year is different from that ones before. Now your opinion is really important!

Come and vote! Be cool!

Event: K.I.S.A. Election and Barbeque
Place: KAIST Lake [near E9]
When: Election: 11a.m. - 5 p.m. & Barbeque: 5 p.m. to whenever


Friday, 21 March 2008

Seminar Series: Daejeon Humanities Forum Lecture Series Spring Semester 2008 [CNU]

Chungnam National University is proud to host 2008's The Daejeon Humanities Forum Lecture Series - this spring with the theme:

"The Humanities as the Shaping Forces for the Future"

25th March: Choi Jae-Cheon (Chair in Eco-Science Department, Ewha Woman's University) "Consilience — Crossing Boundaries between Humanities and Natural Sciences"
8th April: Ko Eun (Poet) "Time, Space, and Human Beings"
22nd April: Eun Hee-Kyung (Novelist) "Literature in the Age of Self-Expression"
6th May: Lee Ju-Hyun (Art critic) "Paintings and Creativity"
20th May: Chang Young-Hee (Professor in English Department, Sogang University) "The Power of Literature"
3rd June: Kim Gap-Su (Culture critic, poet) "Two Kinds of Life"

Time: Afternoon 2:00-4:00 (Tuesdays)
Venue: Moon-Won Lecture Hall, Chungnam National University
Sponsor: Daejeon Metropolitan City, Chungnam National University
Host: College of Humanites, Chungnam National University
Organizor: The Daejeon Humanities Forum
Enquires: 042-821-6955/6

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Festival: Purim 21st March 2008 [Jewish]

Purim is a joyous Jewish celebration which occurs on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar in the Hebrew calendar beginning at sunset. According to the Book of Esther (the Megillah), the king of Persia, Ahasuerus, was nearly convinced to kill all the Jews in his land. Ahasuerus' chief advisor Haman despised Jews, especially a man named Mordechai who had refused to bow before Haman. Mordechai's niece, Esther, was Ahasuerus' queen. Haman wanted to punish all Jews for Mordechai's actions and convinced Ahasuerus of his position. Ahasuerus, unaware that his queen was Jewish, accepted Haman's plan to cast lots, or Purim, to determine a day for murdering the Jews. Esther intervened on behalf of her people by telling the king that she was Jewish. Upon hearing this, Ahasuerus ordered Haman's death instead and Mordechai assumed Haman's position as chief advisor. During Purim, the Book of Esther is read aloud in the synagogue. When Haman's name is mentioned, the listeners stamp their feet, boo and hiss and make noise with graggers []

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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Festival: Spring Festival 1st - 20th April 2008 [DJAC]

The 2008 Spring Festival will be held at the Daejeon Center for Art and Culture from the 1st to the 20th of April. Details of the events will be posted in the next couple of days so watch this space.

In The News: KAIST Webpage KAIST To Introduce New Academic Programs

For KAIST Webpage: Professor Kim Eun-seong of the Department of Physics has been selected as the winner of the Lee Osheroff Richarson Prize for 2008.

The award was established in honor of the 1996 Nobel Prize laureates in Physics David Lee, Douglas Osheroff, and Robert Richardson for their discovery in superfluidity in helium-3. The annual prize sponsored by Oxford Instruments NanaoScience is awarded to a young scientist who has made a notable achievemnt in the field of low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

To read more go here and click on the story published on the March 18 in the news section.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Useful Resources: KAIST & Neighborhood Google Earth Map

News of a really great resource comes today care of Kim Hogg / Socius in Daejeon. Obviously [?] prepared by someone at KAIST [if someone can volunteer a name I'll give due credit]. The resource consist of a map of KAIST and surrounding area with major places of importance marked out on it. You'll need to have google earth downloade d [press the green icon at the top left hand corner of the screen] to make it work but its worth while [it takes less than 5 minutes to do it].

Check it out here

p.s. if you have any question or comments leave them in the comments section below and I'll try to answer them

Competition: LG Let's Go - Volunteers 21 March - 16 May 2008 [Korea]

The LG Electronics & the Good Neighbour's Corporation are proud to announce their support for 2008's "Let's Go" Volunteers Competition. Teams of over 5 students [graduate and undergraduate] are invited to put forward their volunteering plans by the end of March. Winning teams will be announced on the 18th of April.

Qualifications: Teams of University Undergraduate & Graduate Students [more than 5 members per team]
Dates: 101t - 31st March: Application Period
18th April: Result
Area: volunteering both domestically and overseas
Prizes [Volunteering Support Money]: Won: 1,000.000 - Won: 3,000,000

Talk-Fest: Saeronam Church 24th - 25th March 2008 [Daejeon]

Jeon Byuong Wook a minister associated with the Saeronam Church located in Dunsan-dong, Daejeon, will be leading a Festival for Youth in the Daejeon area on the 24th and 25th of March.

Place: Glory Hall, Saeronam Church, Man-Nyun Dong, Daejeon
Times & Dates: 24th March 2008 - 7:30 p.m.
25th March 5:30 am & 7:30 pm [won't see many KAIST students at the 5:30 am one!!]
Phone: 042-470-7000

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Membership Drive: Daejeon University Buddhist Student Union 10th - 25th March 2008 [Korea]

The Deajeon University Buddhist Student Union is currently conducting a membership / recruitment drive for new members. As part of this an orientation of new members will take place on the 20th of March 2008 at 7:30 p.m., The meeting will also be a chance for new members to meet old ones.

Date: 20th March 2008
Time: 19:30
Place: 550-2, 3rd flr, Yang Woo Bldg, No-Eung Dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon [50 meters from the World Cup Stadium 6th exit]
Website: 019-296-7814, 010-8284-5512

Competition: YEPP Campus PR Challenge 3rd - 30 March 2008 [Korea]

YEPP, a Samsung brand of Mp3 Player, is currentl running a YEPP PR competition on universities in Korea.

Qualification: teams of undergraduate university and college students [teams less than 5 members]

Activities: (1) submission of Campus PR plan; (2) implementation of approved plans

Application: YEPP homepage:

3 - 30 March 2008: Submission of PR Campaign
2 April 2008: announcement of the winners of the 1st round
1 - 23 May: PR Event Impementation
30 May 2008: Final Award giving

Prizes: 1st round: Won 1,100,000 x 15 teams
final award:<em>1st:
Won: 3,000,000 x 1 team; 2nd: 1,000,000 X 2 teams;
3rd: 500,000 X 3 teams.

Competition: IE Fontier "IE Day" 21 March - 16 May 2008 [KAIST]

What is IE Frontier?: The aim of KAIST is to inspire industrial engineering related studies at the bachelor level. To focus studies on actual problems in order to strehgthen the ability of engineers.

Creative Design: software, new products, manufacting system, service system;
IE FRontier Case Study: Innovative method; optimisation, and business process

Qualifications to Participate: KAIST Undergraduate sstudents [individual or team]

Important Dates:
21 March 2008: last day submission of application forms
09 May 2008: Last day submission of work
12 May 2008: announcement of results of 1st round
15 May 2008: 2nd round examination
16 May 2008: Prize giving

Place of Submission: Industrial Enginering Office

Enquiries: Park Sang Hae (tel) X-3103

Prizes: 1st Prize Won 1,000,000 Creativity Award: Won 500,000; Case Study Award: Won 500,000

Host: KAIST Engineering Department
Sponsors: Samsung Heavy Industry Corporation & KAIST

Kim Jang-Hoon: Pop Concert Friday 21st March 2008 [KAIST]

Kim Jang-Hoon : One Man Show

Singer Kim Jang-hoon will be performing at the Woosong Arts Center in Daejeon from the 21st to the 23rd of March. Kim Jang-hoon is famous not only for his songs but also for his charity work and has won awards from the Korean National Assembly and Journalists. Since 1998, the-40-year-old singer has given more than 3 billion won for social causes. Among his cause has been KAIST and in January 2007 he donated 50 millin Won to the Institute from his concert earnings. So go and see him!!!

Performer: Kim Jang-Hoon
Where: Woosong Arts Center
When: 21st to 23rd March 2008
Tickets: Interpark & Auction Ticket
Phone: I588-2532
Video: Youtube

Regilous Services: KAIST Church Every Sunday - 12 noon [KAIST]

The people at KAIST Church wish to let the students and staff at KAIST know that a service is held on the 3rd floor in the West Student Center on Campus every Sunday. Before service there is a lunch.

Activity: Church Service
When: every Sunday
Place: 3rd Floor, West Student Center [W2}
Time: 12 noon
Phone: 042-861-3055

Campaign: MInd Leader 10th - 25th March 2008 [Korea]

The Jack and Jill in the photograph represent "mind leaders' and 'mind leaders' are role models who are supposed to do promotional actives for their product - in the case clothing produce by the Jack & Jill company. The company is currently for new mind leader to join its team. To be apply, students need to fill out the form avaible on the website.

Qualifications: born after 1884


Useful Resources: Google Map of Daejeon Kimberley Hogg /

Kimberley Hogg, the person who maintains the great Socius in Daejeon has started building a map of Daejeon utlizaing the collaboration made possible by a new feature of Google maps which she says people are "welcome to check out and contribute to" She states on the Socius in Daejeon site that she hopes to "eventually add photos and links back to Socius articles and other information sources where available".

She writes:

"If you have some time and know some places in Daejeon people might be interested in, please use the contact page and send me a message. I’ll add you to the collaborators and you can get started. Once you’re a collaborator, you can invite other people to join in the fray- so please do!

This has some very exciting potential and hope that lots of people will get involved. Please post anything and everything that other Daejeon residents might find of interest-from places expats meet in your neighborhood on a regular basis to major facilities, offices and places of interest.

Thanks so much for getting involved!"
Kimberly Hogg:
Check it out!! It looks great!!!

Socius in Daejeon:

p.s. while your there check out the site itself. It a great resource for both foreigners and Korean in Daejeon.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Community Event: Annual Red Cross Flea Market 26th April 2008 [Daejeon]

From Daejeon Access comes news of the 4th Annual FLEA / Red Cross Fundraiser which will be held this year on the 26th of April 26. Last year, they report, 2.5 million won was raised and donated to the Daejeon/Chungnam Chapter of the Korean Red Cross. They report that: "The evening will featuring a lot of activities including a movie trivia contest, slave auction, poetry contest, graffitti contest, dutch auction, raffle and much more. Last year one slave auction volunteer raised 125,000 won for 30 minutes of slave work for a successful bidder. Over 30 volunteers did a great job of room preparation"

If you would like to help out with our programs in aid of the Korean Red Cross please contact FLEA at:

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Open Lecture: Prof Shin Gong-Won"The Life of Hoe Jun" Tuesday 18 March 2008 [KAIST]

Professor Shin Dong-Win from KAIST's Department of the Humanities and Social Sciences, will be giving an open lecture on the life of Heo Jun [the subject of a popular television series] and his relationship to oriental medicine. Heo Jun was a court physician during King Seonjo's reign. He compiled Dong Ui Bo Gam, which became the foundation of traditional Korean Medicine. He became famous as a noted physician in his twenties and worked as a royal physician for a long time. [n.b. the picture above is one of Heo Jun and not Professor Shin Dong Won]

Title: "The Life of Heo Jun and his Place in Oriental Medicine"
Presenter: Professor Shin Dong-Won, School of Humanities and Social Science, KAIST
Language: Korean
Date: Tuesday 18th March 2008
Time: 16:00-15:15
Place: Rm:1125, [N4], KAIST

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Open Lecture Series: Understanding Oriental Medicine 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th March 2008 [KAIST]

The School of Humanities and Social Science is pleased to announce that they are holding a series of open lectures from people from both within and outside KAIST to understand more about Oriental Medicine. If you are interested in Heo Jun, Donyigogam and oriental music you try and make sure your are there.

18th March: - Shin Dongwon (KAIST), "Life and His Medicine of Heo Jun, the Greatest Doctor in Korean History";
20th March - Kim Namil (Professor, Kyenghee University), "Achievment of Donguibogam, the Best Medical Book in Korean History, in Traditional East Asian Medicine";
25th March - Ji Changyoung (Ph.D, Insarang Traditional Medical Clinic), "Clinical Treatment Cases Based on Donguibogam";
27th March - An Sangwoo (Ph.D, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine), "Globalization of Donguibogam and Traditional Korean Medicine"

Title: Understanding Oriental Medicine
Coordinator: Professor Shin Dong-Won, School of Humanities and Social Science, KAIST
Language: Korean
Time: 16:00-15:15
Place: Rm:1125, [N4], KAIST

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In The News: KAIST Webpage KAIST To Build Branch Campus in New Administrative City

From the KAIST Web Page: "Kaist signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency and the Korea Land Corporation on March 4 to build a campus in the city now under construction to house many governmental organizations to be relocated from Seoul.

The MOU calls for building a well-facilitated KAIST campus on 310,000 square meters of land within the planned city, about 30 kilometers west of Daejeon. The multifunctional city, named Sejoing City, is scheduled to be dedicated in 2014.

To read more go here and click on the story published on the March 18 in the news section.

Useful Resources: Daejeon

A great new resource for people wanting to know what is happening in and around Daejeon and especially valueable for long term foreign residents is the website daejeon Produced by the same people who produce the Monthly Newsleter, has news related to visa's etc..., Daejeon organisations and upcoming events.

Check it out here.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Seminar: Hyun Jae-MIn "Employed Foreigner"Tuesday 18th March 2008 [KAIST]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is proud to present a talk by Professor Hyun Jae-Min. Intriguingly entitled "Employed Foreigner", Professor Hyun will be talking about the modernization of 19th Century Japan. Professor Hyun graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Seoul National University in 1968 and a Masters Degree from Princeton University in 1972. He received his Ph.d. from Rutgers University in 1973 [ed. boy, would the KAIST President love to have more Ph.D. candidates like Professor Hyun!!!] Among his many research interests, Professor Hyun is interested in Flows of rotating and stratified fluids, convective heat transfer, and numerical solutions of complex fluid flows. While because of the subject matter and need to use Chinese characters and terminology the talk will be in Korean, Professor Hyun would be pleased to talk [in English] to anyone interested in the topic and can be contacted via email at:

Speaker: Professor Hyun Jae-Min
Event: Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series
Date: Tuesday 18th March 2008
Time: 17:30
Place: Room. 1501, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Contact: 042-869-3002 & 042-869-3702

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Seminar Series: Fauclty of Mechanical Engineering Tuesdays, 17:30, Spring Semester [KAIST]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce the program for series of presentations as Part of its Spring Semester Seminar Series. The presenations - most of which will be in Korean - will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 in Room 1501 in the Mechanical Engineering Building.

Event: Mechanical Engineering Spring Semester Seminar Series
Host: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Place: Room.1501, Mechanical Engineering Building
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 19:30
Information: 042-869-3002 & 042-869-3702

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Club Announcement: Gaji [Brances] Every Tuesday 7-9 p.m.[KAIST]

Fruit-bearing Night Classes

GAJI is a program with Christian-based values for teaching Taejon students in need. GAJI plants dreams in students and helps those dreams come true.

Meetings: Tuesday 7-9pm Student Center (W2) 3rd floor [KAIST Church]
Enquiries: 010-2956-2872 or email

[ed: thanks Yun Suk for help with the posting]

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UNEP Angel Recruitment Drive March 1 -16 [On-Line]

UNEP ANGEL (United Nations Environment Program Angel)
9th Recruitment for New Members!

What is UNEP ANGEL?: UNEP Angel consists of undergraduate and graduate students working for the environment along with UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea.

Environment - UNEP Angel members love the environment; Youth – UNEP Angel is composed of young college students
Internationality – UNEP Angel tries to save the environment internationally; Culture – UNEP Angel seeks to educate and spread knowledge about the environment on college campuses, cultivating a new culture for the environment

Activities in Daejeon: Regular meetings are held at 9pm every Wednesday in the UNEP Angel room on the 2nd floor of TaeWoolGwan (N13). In addition to the Central Event of UNEP Angel, strawberry parties, volunteer work at TaeAn, KAIST festivals, and campaigns are planned for this semester. A local PROJECT for Daejeon is carried out every semester also. Participation for events raising the consciousness about environmental problems is promoted through subscribing IDEAS. The Daejeon branch of UNEP Angel includes KAIST, Choongnam University, Mogwon University, Hannam University, Hanbat University and others.

Who Can Apply: Any college student who is ready to work for the environment

Application Date: March 1 (Sat) ~ March 16 (Sun), 23:59:59pm. Fill out the application form, which may be found on the UNEP Angel homepage and upload the completed form on the “9th Recruitment” board. Make sure to title your application as the following: “Name_School_unep9thApplication. Results will come out on March 18 (Tue) at 9pm. Results will be posted on the homepage and individuals will be contacted also.

Help Questions: Contact number for the Daejeon branch office: 011-1722-5824. For more details, refer to the UNEP Angel homepage

*The rule that acceptance may be canceled for absence at Orientation/MT does not apply to regional branches. There will be a separate orientation for each locality.

More Information here [p.s. check out the photos on the website to get an idea of what they do]

Thanks Yun Suk for help with the posting


Seminar Series: ICU: O.N.E. International Culture Program [ICU]

ICU: O.N.E. is an international culture exchange program hosted by the Global IT Technology Program at ICU [Information & Communications University]. By coming you will have the chance to enjoy exotic culture. artistic performances and the presentation of information about various countries by ITTP students. Its a great opportunity for you to improve your global network and have a good time with people from foreign lands.

March 20: Azerbaijan

March 27: Thailand

April 10: Indonesia

April 24: Morocco

May 08: Oman

May 22: Nigeria

Host: Global IT Technology Program [ITTP]
Place: L104, ICU
Address: 119 Munji-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Time: 19:00-21:00
Phone: 042-866-6390

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Sunday, 16 March 2008

KAIST House: Friday Open-House Every Friday [Hanbit Appartments]

Just a reminder that the regular dinner for foreign students and staff is held in the home of KAIST Houses' Grace and Barnabas home in the Hanbit Apartments this and every Friday [the above photo is from the meeting for last week]. A delicious dinner is served [vegetarians are catered for!!] and it is a good chance to meet other students and people from the local community.

Event: Friday Dinner for International Students and Staff
Hosts: Grace & Barnabas / KAIST House
Place: Apt 128-101 Hanbit Apartments
Time: 18:30
When: Friday_14th_March_2008
Photo: Friday 7th March
Contact: 010-7459-2251 & 042-863-1375

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Concert Series: KAIST Spring Culture Festival Selected Fridays, Spring Semester [KAIST]

KAIST's Graduate School of Culture Technology is pleased to announce the programme of its Spring Culture Festival for 2008. With concerts every couple of weeks - usually in the KAIST auditorium - the Festival is a great way to see and hear a wide variety of musical and other performers from around the world.

21 March [19:00] Ben Kim [Piano Recital]
18 April [19:00] Avante garde Jazz Orchestra
25 April [19:00] Tengo Hambre "Tango Night"
02 May [19:00] Pi Ho Young, Pi Yeo Na "Love Harmony"

Where: KAIST Auditorium
When: selected Fridays, Spring Semester [
Time: 19:00
Web Site: KAIST PR Center
Contact: 042-869-2904

concertseries; 21march2008, 18april2008, 25april2008, 02may2008, 16may2008

Daejeon Meetings: SEM International English Class Every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. [Daedeok Church]

Every Thursday mmebers of SEM International get together to have fellowship with Korean and international friends while learning English. Dividing up into small groups and led by native speakers, they read short stories and share their thoughts. Transportation is provided to people living around KAIST, Chungnam University and the Shinsungdong area. Please fell free to join them. All nationalities, including Koreas, welcome.

Yellow Mini Bus Timetable: 7:00 KAIST main gate (next to bus stop); 7:10 CNU main gate (next to bus stop); 7:15 CNU west gate; 7:20 Sinsungdong bus-stop; 7:22 KEIBB rear gate; 7:30 Daedeok Church

Host Organizer: SEM International
Location: Daedeok Church
Day: Thursday
Time: 19:30
Contact: E. J. Woo [019-515-3947

Daejeon Newletters Daejeon Access

Daejeon Access is a really great montly newsletter founded by expats living in the city. They provide current and updated news, information and entertainment guides to all [with a special interest on those living in the Daejeon Metro are. Update information can also be found on their excellent website:


More information will be provided as it comes to hand.

Copies of Daejeon Access can be obtained throughout the city at various places including, in the KAIST area, the Santa Clause Bar.

Sports @ KAIST: Volleyball Every Sunday 6 p.m. [KAIST]

If you want to play sport and burn of a bit off the fat [and hangovers] you have accummulated over the weekend how about coming to play Volley Ball? KOreans, Foreigners, Guys, Girls are all welcom to play. The moto?

Lets Make Friends and Practice!

Where: Undergraduate Gymnasium [N3]
When: Every Sunday
Time: 18:00

Daejeon Museums Daejeon Observatory

One of the great places to visit in Daejeon and one that is just a short wlak from the back gate of KAIST is the Daejeon Observatory. The Observatory offers people opportunities to observe celestial bodies is [was?] the first of its kind in Korea in terms of accessibility for ordinary people to observe astronomy. The observation of the sun can be made during the day, and during the night observations of other celestial bodies such as planets, nebulas, and clusters of stars, the Miky Way are available through its astronomical telescopes.

Facilities: Main Observation Room: A 25 cm refractive telescope with automatic searching and tracking of celestial bodies. Supplementary Observation Room: A sliding dome, 6.6 m wide and 11.7 m long; Planetarium: Planetarium shows the planets and the stars in the night sky;
Exhibition Hall; Seminar Room

Opening: 14:00~22:00 (Opening hours are subject to change due to weather) [Closed: Mondays, Days Following Holidays]
Main Observation Room: (2:10~2:30, 3:10~3:30, 7:20~7:40, 8:20~8:40)
Supplementary Observation Room:(2:30~2:50, 3:30~3:50, 7:30~7:50, 8:30~8:50)
Planetarium: (4:00~4:30, 6:00~6:30 Only during the weekends, 7:00~7:30, 8:00~8:30 SF Movies offered only during the weekends)
( 6:30~ )
Phone: 042) 863-8763, Fax. 042) 863-8761
Address: #7-13 Sinseong-Dong, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon
Location: Map

Pamphlet: side 1 side 2

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Useful Resources: Daejeon Daejeon Bus Routes Map

As you know, Daejeon is blessed with a fairly good bus service and there are numerous routes to almost all parts of the city. While a good copy of a map of Daejeon's Bus Routes can be found at the various Touruist Information Offices around town, one can also be found on the 'Travel Services' page of the 'Tour-2- Daejeon' site.

For a PDF service of the same file however, go here:

Deajeon Bus Routes Map [pdf File]

p.s. to zoom in, go to the box showing a % figure in the bar on the top left hand side of the page. The numbers in small colored boxes refer to the starting and ending points of each route.

Frank Lev: Saxaphone Saturday 15th March 2008 [Gong Dong]

The saxophonist [and former KAIST Profesaor] Frank Lev will be playing at Chocolate Cafe in Gong Dong on the 15th of March. Admission is free and the choclate is great. FRank says: "Be there or be a quadrangle with sides of equal length and angles of the same value."

Venue: Chocolate Cafe
Address: Near the Catholic Church
Phone: 010-7543-1570
Location: map

Friday, 14 March 2008

Saint Patrick's Day is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa 385–461), one of the patron saints of Ireland. It takes place on 17 March, the date on which Patrick is held to have died. The day is the national holiday of the Irish people. It is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland, and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Montserrat, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the rest of Canada and the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but is not an official holiday [].

Tour: President Roh's House / Haeudae Beach Saturday, March 29th 2008 [KAIST]

Grace and Baranabas and the good people at KAIST House are pleased to be able to invite members of the KAIST community of foreigners to a tour of the house of former President Roh Moo-hyun to be followed by a visit to Haeundae Beach [Korea's most famous]. Busan is famous for its setting and Haeundae Beach is one of the only places can enjoy the beach and the spa together. On the way to Busan, the tour group will visit the home of ex-President Roh house. While the former President received some of the lowest ratings of any leader during his five year tenure, his hometown of Jinyeong over recent weeks has made it seem as though he was the most popular ex-president. Jagalchi, one of the biggest fish markets in the Asias reguion - as well as the most famous one in Busan - will also be on the itinery.

Tour Schedule :
1. Meet in front of the Church next to KAIST's west gate.
2. Travel to Busan and Visit Ex-president Roh House (7:00-13:00)
3. Lunch at Sooyoung Roh Church (13:00-14:00)
4. Tour to Taejongdae Park (14:30-15:30)
5. Tour to Jagalchi Fish Market and Yongdu Park (16:00-18:00)
6. Dinner and Comeback to Daejeon by Bus (18:00-21:00)

Cost: Won: 20,000(10,000 for those under 13-years-old)
- Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Entrance Fee, Parking, Bus rental fee

n.b. Only 40 seats are available, so please send them you details us as follows and pay the tour fee:
Name............ Country ........
Fee ............ E-mail .......
Tel ............

Date: Saturday_29th_March_2008
Details: Barnabas [010-7459-2241] & Grace [042-863-1375]