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Ewha Holds 138th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony
Ewha Holds 138th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony Ewha held its 138th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at the Welch-Ryang Auditorium on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. The ceremony, lasting about an hour, began with a commemorative speech by President Eun Mee Kim, followed by the official commendation for faculty members and staff on their 10th, 20th, and 30th year of employment at Ewha, the conferment of the Pride of Ewha Awards, and celebratory performances by the Ewha Choir and the Ewha Orchestra. The event was attended by around 2,000 distinguished guests from inside and outside Ewha, as well as current students. In her commemorative speech, President Eun Mee Kim introduced the stories of Lulu E. Frey, Ewha College student Ada Kim, and the International Foundation for Ewha Womans University (IFEWU), describing their contributions to creating the “history of miracles and gratitude” over the past 138 years. Lulu E. Frey, the fourth Principal of Ewha Haktang, led the launch of college courses at Ewha Haktang in 1910. This led to the founding of Ewha College in 1910, producing the nation’s first female college course graduates in 1914, and becoming the first Korean university to receive government accreditation in 1946 after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. The second person introduced was Ada Kim, who enrolled in the liberal arts program at Ewha College in 1928 and passed away in 1931 after a five-year struggle with illness, praying daily for Ewha College’s relocation from Jeong-dong to Sinchon to her very last moments. In memory of Ada Kim, Principal Appenzeller, the sixth principal of Ewha Haktang, established the Ada Prayer’s Chamber on the third floor of Pfeiffer Hall, a place that is often visited by Ewha students to this day. Lastly, President Kim introduced the International Foundation for Ewha Womans University, which was launched in New York in 1970 as the first official foundation among Korean universities. Since then, the foundation has provided support for Ewha in various forms, including scholarships. This year, IFEWU Chairperson Mary Ann Swensen, along with the foundation’s board members and benefactors, attended the ceremony in person to share in this meaningful occasion in Ewha's 138-year history. President Kim then outlined detailed information on the Ewha Historical Compilation Project and the Ewha Future Campus Development Project, both of which are part of the preparations for the school’s 150th anniversary. As the first outcome of the Ewha Historical Compilation Project, which aims to showcase Ewha’s history and spirit to the world, Ewha Womans University Press published a book entitled Familiar Letters of Lulu Frey (Correspondences by Lulu Frey, 1893-1921) as a collection of Frey’s quotes and letters. Moreover, under the Ewha Future Campus Development Project, Helen Hall will be converted into a cutting-edge library based on new media, and the Human Ecology Building (Morris Hall) will be transformed into the Ewha West Campus, housing the College of Science & Industry Convergence, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Artificial Intelligence to drive convergence research, industry-academia collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the 22nd Pride of Ewha Awards were awarded to Kim Taelyon, President of aicorea and Professor Emerita of the Department of Psychology at Ewha, for her long-standing achievements in psychology and education, and alumna Whang Hye Kyung, who persevered through personal adversity to found the Purme Foundation through her donations. The Pride of Ewha Award is granted to alumnae who have made outstanding contributions in various fields of society to exemplify the spirit of Ewha. Organized by Ewha Alumnae Association, the Alumnae Day event took place at the Welch-Ryang Auditorium at 2 p.m. The event commenced with remarks by President Lee Myeong-gyeong of Ewha Alumnae Association, followed by a reunion of alumnae celebrating their 50th and 30th anniversaries of graduation, the selection of Ewha Forever Family and Ewha Family of the Year, the presentation of the nineth Light of Ewha Awards, and a choir festival.
Special Lecture by Robert Gallucci, Former U.S. Special Envoy on North Korean Nuclear Issue
Special Lecture by Robert Gallucci, Former U.S. Special Envoy on North Korean Nuclear Issue Special Lecture by Robert Gallucci, Former U.S. Special Envoy on North Korean Nuclear Issue On Monday, May 27 at 4 p.m., the Graduate School of International Studies hosted a special lecture by Distinguished Professor Robert L. Gallucci on “Deterrence Theory and Practice on the Korean Peninsula” as part of the “William J. Perry Lecture” series at the ECC Lee Sam-bong Hall. The event was moderated by Visiting Professor Sohn Jie Ae of the Department of International Studies and began with welcoming remarks from President Eun Mee Kim and a speaker introduction by Dean Ihn-Hwi Park of Scranton College. Under the theme of “Deterrence Theory and Practice on the Korean Peninsula,” Professor Gallucci's lecture addressed a broad spectrum of relevant theories and practical policies in the context of the Korean Peninsula, sharing serious considerations for ensuring peace in the said region and specifically discussing strategies for nuclear deterrence and fundamental solutions for overcoming North Korea's nuclear threats. As a former U.S. Department of State Special Envoy on the North Korean nuclear issue and Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University, Robert L. Gallucci has contributed to global peace and security as a prominent U.S. diplomat and negotiator for over 20 years. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Sohn Jie Ae, presenting an opportunity for students and the public to share in Professor Gallucci’s knowledge and insights. This special lecture was organized as part of the “William J. Perry Lecture” series, a program established through collaboration between Ewha Womans University and the U.S.-based nonprofit Pacific Century Institute (PCI). Established in 2016, this program has provided insights for promoting peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula through lectures by invited experts, including the eponymous former U.S. Defense Secretary Perry. Through this lecture series, Ewha has also hosted former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in 2021, former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens in 2022, and Dr. Siegfried Hecker last year.

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