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Science and Technology Policy Professor Chihyung Jeon Awarded Rachel Carson Fellowship
KAIST Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy Professor Chihyung Jeon has been awarded the Rachel Carson Fellowship 2015-2016. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society is a research center for environmental humanities and social sciences, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It was founded by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany and the Deutsches Museum as a joint initiative in 2009. Rachel Carson Center supports researches in humanities and social sciences on the interactions between the environment and the society, following the footsteps of Rachel Cason, who raised awareness on the chemical environmental damage and started global environmental movement through her published book “Silent Spring” in 1962. The center is awarding Rachel Carson Fellowships to established researchers to fund their writing and promote exchange of research. This year, 31 fellowships were awarded. Professor Jeon will conduct research on "A Dredged Nation: The Four Rivers Restoration Project and the Envirotechnical Transformation of South Korea" and will also hold an additional post of International Curatorial Fellow at the Deutsches Museum.
KAIST Opens a New Residence Hall for Students
KAIST has made a great addition to improve life for students on campus. The faculty and students celebrated the completion of a new dormitory for students on October 15, 2014. About 50 people including President Steve Kang of KAIST, the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Policy, and the Dean of the Office of Student Life, attended the ceremony. The building can accommodate up to 600 students at a time, housing such facilities as 2-or 4-person rooms, meeting rooms, gyms, and laundry rooms. The dormitory is environmentally friendly, with 60% of its heat and cooling system supported by geothermal energy. Its construction took 18 months, from January 2013 to August 2014, at a cost of 175 million US dollars.
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